14115 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?
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!
Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
I'm only just getting the hang of using the queen properly in my own games, I rarely bring her out before moves 10-12... me and my friends used to call it "chase the lady" when someone bought their queen out too early! Good lecture :)
I see clearly that the queen should not be developed early. The basic reason is that the nominal power of the queen is greater than her attackers. As a consequence an exchange sacrifice in terms of material is great. Further, an organized response to early queen development leads to a loss of tempo as the queen is chased around the board, and development of pieces for the opponent doing the chasing.
Thank you too, ilmago
Thanks for a very instructive video, Dejan!
And congratulations for winning the Groningen tournament
This is what I am referring to
The idea of the video is not to show opening lines.
@David 9.b3 traps the queen, I hope this answers your question
I am talking about a completely new line he did NOT go over. Notice I have a new line.
GM Bojkov went over this line:
What would happen if...
yeah...maganda yung attack yong mga opensa na may kalakip na depensa...
may natutunan ako...thanks for sharing this video...
lolz im only seein the rhymez now nice
excellent as usual, you explain chess ideas very well and the format of this series excellent too , one of the best ever.
Excellent video.Nothing wrong with accent.Understood every word.
Thanks . this video helped me to understand not only the bad move of the early queen, but also to get more confident in early white attacks with white bishop and queen in c2. It always skare me ....
Another excellent video! Your explanations of the theme and principles are clear and to the point. Very instructional.
Sidenote: Your english is very good and lucid. Don't be concerned about any accent problems.
Great video! Can't believe people are complaining about the accent.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Developing the queen early was always considered "naughty" by the chess greats of the past; however, it seems that in our modern day, materialistic, "computer-engine-evaluation driven" chess society -- anything goes. Not so fast, says GM Dejan Bojkov on this Christmas Eve. To stay on his "nice" list, the queen better watch out, she better not cry, and she better not develop too early... Why? Because the initiative will be coming to town and taking her down!
Related: Video: Claustrophobic Rook
Video: General Strategy: The Bishop Pair
Video: Couples In Chess; Queen and Knight
Chess Mentor: Misplaced Pieces
Chess Mentor: Silman's Lessons in Strategy 1
Chess Mentor: Silman's Lessons in Strategy 2
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 Dejan Bojkov
Dejan Bojkov is a Grandmaster, originally from Bulgaria. As a youngster, Dejan was the winner of numerous Youth Championships -- including Boys Under 14 and Boys Under 18 Bulgarian Champion. This translated to success on the international stage, with his most recent victory coming at the Sydney International Open in Australia (2010). As a trainer his work has known little failure, and some of his students include Antoaneta Stefanova-former World Womens Champion.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!