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  • 4 months ago

    zetromax_2011

    "getting satisfaction by missing to hit your finger with hammer" - Something like this, but you really made me laugh for the day.  You a very sensical lecturer. Thanks

  • 10 months ago

    NM BrianWall

  • 10 months ago

    Kriptacular

    "This is like hitting yourself with a hammer on your leg or your ankle and sometimes getting great satisfaction by missing." LMAO!

    His quotes are legendary.

  • 18 months ago

    TigerLearns

    Probably the most hilarious chess video! One game was finished after 5 moves!..... All they have is a totally lost position!..... Personal vendetta against pawns! .... Oh my Roman... Who says chess is a dull game?

  • 19 months ago

    iamdeafzed

    @ uhohspaghettio

    From a purely philosophical standpoint, white has two ways of meeting a Sicilian Defense: 1.) contest black directly over control of the d4 square, or 2.) don't. Things like the Open Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit, Wing Gambit and Alapin Sicilian both fall under the first category while (most notably) the Closed Sicilian lines tend to fall under the second.

    Hence, the point of the wing gambit is to deflect the black pawn at c5 away from control of the d4 square. It's based on the (very old) classical idea that white wants pawns on e4 and d4...the "ideal" center. Given that wing pawns tend to be less valuable than center pawns in the early/middle game phase of chess, the gambit actually has a sound basis to it...at least in theory.

    In practice, concrete analysis is the only thing that can rightfully determine whether or not a certain idea actually has any merit to it and in the case of the Wing Gambit, GM Dzidzichashvilli rightfully shows that it does not.

  • 21 months ago

    Expertise87

    I think the position around 4:40 is winning for White, yet he seems to think White is lost!

  • 3 years ago

    kapishreshta

    Absolutely hilarious stuff. Thank you, Dzindzi!

  • 3 years ago

    nociceptor

    Roman, these are great videos.  

  • 3 years ago

    mattjay

    "You should seek psychiatric help.." Gotta love Dzindi

  • 3 years ago

    michailangelo

    He didn't tell us what he thinks about the Wing Gambit! Tongue Out

  • 3 years ago

    coconutfarmer

    great points, even better delivery... awesomely entertaining lesson.

  • 3 years ago

    Kingpatzer

    "Almost any legal move is good for black." Brilliant!

  • 3 years ago

    Czechman

    Roman, you are the Rodney Dangerfield of the chess world! Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    This is brilliant! Not the opening the lecture Laughing - people at my club play this wing gambit against me quite a lot... I often win... I've never liked this opening and I've never once played it... I never will Wink

  • 3 years ago

    killer-2

    WINNER WINNER

  • 3 years ago

    mrxpibb

    The last two comments are pretty hilarious. You know he's bashing the gambit, right?

  • 3 years ago

    Anonymous_U

    Come on, stop teaching all these guys all the evil anti-sicilians.  This is disrespectful to us sicilian players.  Teach them how to play the sicilian correctly, not how to counter it.  

  • 3 years ago

    infinex

    This might be the funniest video I have ever seen.

  • 3 years ago

    yoavb2

    wow i like that...

  • 3 years ago

    Chessyellow

    crap,you should tell me that earlier

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