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Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
I love bishops so much that I always choose them over knights. I just wish I could play like Tarrasch did with the double bishop sac. Thanks for the vid Dejan.
@ VLMJ I was afraid once of the Exchange Ruy Lopez for along time, but once that I discovered the strenght of the bishop pair, he fear disappeared
Excelent demonstration. Thanks.
Great and valuable video. I'd read about the value of "the bishop pair" and saw, to some extent, their value in some of my games, but seeing just how awesome they really are and what they can do working together was really impressive. Your video inspires me to really try working with the bishop pair and perhaps achieving some success, hopefully. Thanks, Dejan.
Great Video, GM Dejan! Thank you for sharing your secrets!
what a nice bishop
some great examples of bishop pairs. nice video
I want to play chess.
nice. i love the bishop pair
that last game was absolutely legend though... just literally throwing everything but the kitchen sink at his opponant for the attack
a very impressive display
Such entertaining selections, so well explained; thank you!!!
Yes, indeed the black bishop in the Dragon for Black is usually a very important piece, and people try to avoid speding it even for an exchange.
ya sure i could do all of that and more with my knight pair
Very impressive demonstration of the bishop pair! I've chosen to keep my dragon bishop on numerous occasions when given the decision to take a rook but engines would disagree with me. The bishops are remarkably powerful when the rooks don't have the open files while the diagonals are open.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
GM Dejan Bojkov brings us the sequel to his video displaying the raw power of the bishop pair in chess. Where as the former revealed the potential domination of the bishops in the endgame, today's video examines the pure awesomeness of the bishop pair in the middlegame! The classic "double bishop sacrifice" is only the beginning, as watching the bishops befuddle the rooks in our final example is perhaps the most enjoyable of all...
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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.
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