• 2 years ago

I enjoyed this because it's refreshing to see engine evaluations put to the test and the fact their numbers aren't always correct. Human intuition can be more powerful!

• 2 years ago

If black plays Rd8, white can play Be3--breaking the pin and defending the queen. Black could capture the queen with Rxd4; white would play Bxd4. Black would win the exchange with a queen for a rook, but not quite a full rook up.

• 2 years ago

whoops Roman at 19:42 you suggest Rxc2 but Ithink Rd8 wins the game immediately (a full rook). Nevertheless a great video!

• 2 years ago

That was a really great explaination. Thanks!

• 2 years ago

the calculation video is and was the life saver for the game today.  the g square of the knght using the bishop is the best.. i think for some seeing this move would help and probably use the calculated move for a gain in the car and perhaps a taken rook. i have used the rook lately and won and lost. i preform the evil candian rock team using prolterqust or intemidation for a a purpose i think a possible lost would and could happen.. i like reading the current advice according to the so call candian rocker suzey. she played a meany game and always broke the rook opening..!!!! great game

• 2 years ago

Below is the position from 19:42. The queen on d4 is pinned by the queen on b6 to the white king and so Rd8 cannot be captured...

• 2 years ago

Very interesting lecture. It explains a lot about computer evaluations.

• 2 years ago

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• 2 years ago

good lecture about the sisian and thinking that the bishop and knight are the way to go, but perhaps more of pawn play may benifit the bishop perhaps if looking to the center. the knights are useful but keeping a couple of pawns in the center with some movement would work and more than moving the knight to either side.  thanks  mike

• 2 years ago

Great lecture, as usual another excellent video from GM Roman! In the position at 19:42 though, instead of black playing Rxc2, I think Rd8 is just winning. Either way, thanks again for the lectures!

• 2 years ago

nice lecture

• 2 years ago

Very interesting

By the way, after 12.Ne2, my Houdini 1.5 x64 in deep 22 is saying only 0.15 for White, not 0.50.

Another try for White is 12.Ne2 Bg4 13.Bg5, with the idea of not playing weakening move f3. Even if I'm not sure it would change much evaluation of the position.

• 2 years ago

whoa wasted five moves to take that bishop

• 2 years ago

Dear Roman, why are you so awesome?

• 2 years ago

or for example

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or this

Many question not clear , the Big question of chess is how to evaluate

• 2 years ago

how to evaluate this is the big question of chess

• 2 years ago

mr romain we try to know how to estimate because the problem is on some position like that this on eof hard position how you evaluate

or for example trying to draw or i do kon really

• 2 years ago

oh master guru you rock,what an inspiration,intuition over engines,ha