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  • 13 months ago


  • 2 years ago

    NM FrederickRhine

    An excellent video! Very helpful to me (2200 OTB, 2400 correspondence) and I'm sure to other players at a broad range of strengths, both above and below mine.

  • 3 years ago


    Great video. Straight to the point with very good examples

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you, it's good to know (and practice) about prophylactic thinking.

  • 3 years ago


    Excellent Series! Thank You!

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks very much for this very helpful video.  It really teaches a life-long, good habit to form, in chess.

  • 3 years ago


    99.9! loved it. change my way of thinking about what move to play.

  • 3 years ago


    Found Qg1 :D

    Actually found them all!

  • 3 years ago


    what a wonderful tip!! it helps me a lot. thanks

  • 3 years ago


    I FOUND QG1!

  • 3 years ago


    At 07:39, does anyone know who the players were in the example from an endgame?  If so, please let me know.  Thank You.

  • 3 years ago



    "Benzochess,  The last problem, I think Nd3 fails to Rd8 to be followed by unstoppable Rd4 to take the winning pawn. "

    If you read my comment correctly, I did say horrible square d3. So you are correct but you did not correct my comment!

  • 3 years ago


    Marvelous video, its very helpful for me, thanks for upload

  • 3 years ago


    Benzochess,  The last problem, I think Nd3 fails to Rd8 to be followed by unstoppable Rd4 to take the winning pawn. 

  • 3 years ago


    This is a great video because Kaidonov clearly gives the viewer the right questions they should be asking themselves before deciding on a move. The concept clicked very early for me in the lesson, and I correctly guessed each move after that. Now I have one more important mental checkbox in my head before going forward with a plan.

  • 3 years ago


    I really enjoyed this! The examples were very well explained! Thanks very much. =)

  • 3 years ago


    A great lecture, I was able to follow it and correctly work out all the ideas shown, this lesson for me was packed with fresh practical advice that I can begin to apply more in my own games. Thanks Cool

  • 3 years ago


    GM Shankland used your position shown at around 15:00 in a video on his preparation for the US Championships last year.  I remember it well, and thank you for showing it from this perspective

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  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for explaining the method behind this kind of thinking.

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