13888 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
you are simply the best teacher on this website for self-diagnosis. Learning a lot, keep them coming.
Wouldn't b5 cover against Ba7!
@lallino: At 12:59 Black takes the rook on a1 with a check, therefore White cannot give a check himself and has to take the queen first.
Nice video. The only thing not clear to me is why at 12:59'' wouldn't white do cheque on b8 before taking the queen. This way he would not lose the rook. Miseed opportunity or did I miss something?
Ahh...thank you Phlegias.
@Hendr1x: I think the reason that Black should not take the pawn on e4 after White moved d3-d4 is that White has a nice check on e6 with the queen. Black can only answer Rd7 and then White already has choices on how to continue, e.g. with d5, locking the Black queen away from the queen side or simply Qxf6 and a second pawn will fall.
No one can answer my question?
Yeah I saw the Ba7! move I was pretty suprized I actually spotted it. Great game you showed and excellent instructive analysis
Wow nice bishup block i would never see that becuase imn only around rating 1370
Post the picture :D
I agree with fagenbecker - I've spent way more on books and don't use them nearly as much.
Haegemon, I understand your complaints, but over a year's time it's MORE than worth it. If you use the site to all of its capacity once you're a member you will indubitably become much stronger. They're not being rude... it's a matter of quality and the demand for it. Good luck!
i want to subscribe....but guys you are to expensive...to expensive...why not 40 dollars a year...or 5-6 dollars per month?
why 80? why 11?
i dont like to say it...but i feel you treat us like customers more than chesslovers....and that i think is rude
I dont' understand why when white advances his pawn for d3 to d4 blacks queen can't take e4.
ha i guess Ba7
I like these "how to improve your thought process" videos. They are rather abstract but I think they provide a good plan in reflecting on your weaknesses and then improving them. Thanks!
nice game and commentary.
ty. watching professional chess is as thrilling as watching any kind of game or sport being played at this level.
I was like, only 5 minutes and he's talking about dudes personality? Then I was slapped with that demo garbage lol.
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
Today GM Kaidanov reviews a highly instructional game from his past, and offers his best advice on how to not only find your weaknesses, but attack and cure them! What do you do when your opponent's seem to consistently find "more creative" solutions to their problems than you do? Gregory reveals all in this video, and suggests that it certainly doesn't hurt to have lots of time to think about your issues, while you wait in line for food...
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Petrushin, Alexander
vs. Kaidanov, Gregory
Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation (C68)
Related: « Previous Similar Video
« How to Improve Your Chess
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
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.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!