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Very amazing, I just checked the Nx e6 with the computer and according to Houdini the position is equal. In reality that means black is in trouble, because of all the threats he has to deal with. I do think Berg prepared that sacrifice at home.
That was a truely amazing game! I was very impressed with all the sacrifices and how everything was explained well. Poisoned pawn indeed! :)
this was a great game ... seems like Berg was very well prepared and calculated this queen sac nicely ... it's extremely interesting to see the flow of the initiative ... great job and hats off to Berg for this masterpiece!
nice Mackenzie! :)
Great video. thanks
In such a position White necessarily didn't look very deep into sacing the queen for bishop and knight, it was simply a process of elimination: all other options weren't leading to anything, and the queen sac was the only way to keep the iniative.
How much did white see ahead in this game with the queen sacrifice verses judging that the position would lead to something?
because it tastes so good :-)
If it's poison, why do people still take it lol?
Great game in one of my favourite openings! Amazing video like the last one.
Snacking on that b2 pawn left a bad taste in black's mouth...
Great attacking style. Quite instructive on how to play with material imbalance!
by GM Mackenzie Molner
IM Mackenzie Molner brings us the second installment to his video series on the initiative today! Here we take our understanding to the next level by reviewing an exciting game between two Super-GMs. The most critical lesson from this game was the importance of creating threats, even at the potential cost of more material (especially if you've already sacrificed something to get the initiative you currently have). Enjoy!
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GM Mackenzie Molner
International Master Mackenzie Molner is one of the rising young stars in America. He has been ranked amongst the top juniors in the United States for more than ten years. Originally, from New Jersey, "Mac" recently graduated from NYU with a Bachelor's Degree in Romance Languages, with a specialty in Spanish (he also speaks German, French and Russian). Mac considers himself a Professional Chess Player/Coach.
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