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Very nice smooth win. Would be good to see some more square highlights and arrows but fantastic clear commentary.
Great game. Enjoyed the video, especially since I play this line! :)
Nice to see that chess.com's newest video author is a 1.d4 player!! 1.d4 rules, and this game did too - good to have you with us! Thanks for showing this great game
The game is reminding me of the great 19th. century slugfests and clever checkmate endings. The sacrifice on f7 is a classic left over from those days; never mind the end game position; just kill the king!
Good to have you onboard, I like your style.
Excellent lesson. Thank you very much! :-)
Very good! Thank you. Possibly showing the moves with more visuals would help a lot. For example, arrows, lighting up squares, etc. Sometimes it is hard to visualize them as you teach. More videos.
The comments Grandmaster Mikhalevski made between 01:45 and 02:30 regarding why .....b5 driving White's knight from c3 is a "dubious move" were well worth the price of admission alone! I play this line as White and have studied what the theory says in books and DVD's, but this is the first time I've seen the reasoning and idea beyond White's future play explained. Finally I understand what the weakness black accepts is. Am looking forward to more videos with their move by move clear explanations and invitations to study the position to find advantageous move sequences.
Thank you very instructive video,and easy to understand I hope to see more.
Very good! As with the others I look forward to more instructive videos.
okay first video.thanks
*I liked how you explained the critical lines two.
But you should describe what the peice you are focosing on a little better.
Good job on winning!
Thanks for the video. Great win. Much of it was forced. You got a hold of the initiative and wouldn't let go.
Well done this game reminds me of a Petrosian or Karpov type of build up with great foresight and patience ... before you lower the hammer! Nice work!
by GM Victor Mikhalevski
Our second featured author making his Chess.com debut today is Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski! In this mini series he reviews the power of the long term sacrifice. He explains how to judge long term compensation, especially when your opponent's pieces are not ideally placed. He finishes off his opponent in style with a pawn storm for the ages. Enjoy!
Players: Mikalevksi, Victor
vs. Rabinovich, A.
Queen's Gambit Declined (D30)
Related: Part 2 »
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GM Victor Mikhalevski
He started to play chess at the early age of 4! He was coached by his brother, IM Alex Mikhalevski. While in school, he won innumerable championships of Belarus for his age group, and played not less than five Soviet Junior championships with world famous players Kramnik, Svidler, Shirov and many others taking part. In the beginning of 1991 Victor immigrated to Israel, where he won two Israel Junior Chess Championships in 1991 and 1992. Skipping ahead of many great accomplishments to January 2008, Victor achieved his peak rating of 2632 and was placed 92nd in the world and fourth in Israel. In 1989 Victor started coaching and his students won medals in the World and European Youth chess championships. Mikhalevski was awarded the IM title in 1993 and the GM title in 1996. In 2013 Victor published his first book Grandmaster Repertoire 13- The Open Spanish.
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