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This is an amazing lecture!! I love endgames and I enjoyed listening to your analysis and topic of discussion about chess style types. I'm definitely a fighter!
Thank you for great instruction
Great video thank for your honesty. It is nice to know that Grandmasters face the same issues as us mere mortals. Interesting topic certainly made me think about my game again many thanks
Lasker, Tarrasch another example and fear comes into it because we are all afraid of loosing. If the result could be taken out of chess things would be different i am sure. Lasker like to say "besides this fear of danger there is no danger here and he who fears this danger does deserve his fear".
Was gonna tweet you Danny b/c I knew you'd appreciate this. You've even used "we're not scientists" before. Fighters all the way!
PS self-deprecating alert
if danny doesnt know enough to be a scientist, then i guess im relegated to being a fighter:p
i certainly spend a lot of time trying to look for the best move, and i feel like this gives me the best chance to win. however, i usually find myself down on time and am not able to find those same moves as the game goes on. i usually think that the computer equals truth and therefore the best way to win the game.
so i guess im a scientist type in that im being very analytical, trying to find best move, but i dont have the knowledge to find it often
I think there is a 3rd type of player: that of the "artist". He/she is more concerned with the "beauty/asthetics" of a move or a game and neither with the validity/truth (scientist) or the outcome (fighter).
he faced slender man O.o
The title of the article got me thinking about my chess personality. Also, I got to thinking about what could be gained from determining my opponent's disposition. But the content, while informative, had nothing to do with the title.
I really liked this. I am definitely a fighter, but that's partly because I don't know enough about chess to be considered a "scientist" .
Thank you for video. When he played h4, do you think g5 would have been a good move?
Great game. Interesting topic. Thank you!
very helpful, thank u!!!!
i dont understand what does this game has to do with fighter or scientist...
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
Which one are you? Which one was Karpov? Kasparov? Perhaps most importantly for this video lecture however, is which one is Grandmaster Kaidanov? He reviews a game from his own tournament play, highlighting the different thought processes between a "Scientist" and a "Fighter" along the way. Stick around for the instructive, though error ridden, Rook Endgame. Enjoy!
Players: Ortiz Suarez, I.
vs. Kaidanov, Gregory
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Anti-Benoni Variation Geller Variation (A33)
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GM Gregory Kaidanov
Considered one of "the" premier chess trainers in America for more than ten years, Chess.com is very proud to add Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov to its list of prestigious Video Authors. Arguably one of the strongest GMs never to have won the US Championship, GM Kaidanov's list of accomplishments does however include first place finishes in many other major events, including first place at both the World Open and US Open in 1992. A certified FIDE Senior Trainer, his reputation as a chess coach precedes him internationally. Gregory currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Valeria and their three children.
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