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  • 2 years ago

    NM SasaK

    Nice job Sam. You admitted your mistakes like a man and thats cool. A good chess player must always be able to make the correct evaluation of the position, if the position is equal, its equal. This is a lesson that we can all learn from this video.

  • 3 years ago

    Templetonkaka

    nice try

  • 3 years ago

    sollevy10

    i like the way the video was done. instructive, concise but meaty, and not boring. keep up the good work and thanks.

  • 3 years ago

    EP_Chess

    Thank you for the video. I wish you had won.

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    It's never nice going for a draw when you want to win... I lost my first game for my club last week when I could have offered a draw in a sterile position, but I wanted to find the win... I can sympathize, don't kick yourself too hard, it was unlucky ;)

  • 3 years ago

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  • 3 years ago

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  • 3 years ago

    doubledouble

    Nice video Sam, some interesting variations in there and it was fun to hear your thought process throughout the game.

     

    You made two very quick judgments about positions that really highlighted why you are a GM and I am a 1900... one was at 8:30 where black's pawn structure is wrecked by you say simply "this is not going to turn out well for me, his bishops on the open board are going to be really nasty".  I would have liked to hear more about just how black is going to use the bishops there.  OTB I might have intuitively evaluated that position as a slight advantage white, with the bishop pair offering some compensation for the wrecked pawns but not quite enough.

     

    Also at 9:25 after Bxc3 Nd5 you seem quite confident in sacrificing the material suggest Bf5 and Bg5 are coming for white.  To me, these moves seem ok but not exactly crushing, I would not have been able to make this move OTB myself.  I would have seen perhaps Bxc3 Nd5 Bg7 Bf4 e5 and said to myself, hmm, don't think I have enough for the pawn here...  it would be great to hear more about how you were able to so easily dismiss Bxc3.

     

    Very nice job over all.

  • 3 years ago

    ewanyengi

    do you know the karaoke singer called Gupta Shing?

  • 3 years ago

    gnuandspeedo

    Thanks frOggE!! That clarified things and I am impressed with your help...

  • 3 years ago

    DavidPetty

    @gnuandspeedo: a weakness is typically a piece that is hard to defend, and hard to move, most typically a pawn. Backward pawns are frequently weak, as well as isolated pawns. Weaknesses don't have to be pieces. They can also be certain squares that one player has trouble controlling, and so the other player can use them for his pieces. A quick google search yielded this post from chess.com:

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/how-to-identify-weakness

  • 3 years ago

    shady4life

    Great Video! thanks.

  • 3 years ago

    wissem88

    very interessant

  • 3 years ago

    gnuandspeedo

    Interesting explanations about the second game. I would like to know more about what is a weakness and how to improve it and will go to the video library and Chess Mentor functions...

  • 3 years ago

    superishi

    I'm second!

  • 3 years ago

    vidhan

    i m the first one to write the comment whooooo hoooooooo !!!!!!

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