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just the right amount of side lines and explainations not to make it confusing, first video I memorized after just seeing twice.
Great video. Thanks! I'll be sure to watch the rest of them
I will get play yugoslav on the dragon next time I need to do intercept it. Its a great attack to meet the dragon
He sounds like he is bored.
First of all a very good video and series which I am learning a lot from.
On the topic of how black should have played I think I found a flow in your proposed continuation instead of the mistake 19... R4c5:
19...Be6 20.g5 Nh5 21.Nf4 Rxc3 Rxc3 and black is at least drawing...instead 22.bxc3 looks just winning for white to me.
All I can see as "holding" the position for black in this line is 21...Qe5 maybe.
What do you think?
Sound of his keyboard is annoying!
At 10:46 I checked the line you gave and it is wrong
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0–0–0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.h4 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Bh6 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 Rxd4 18.Qh2 Rxd1+ 19.Kxd1 Bxb2
Move 20. instead of Bxf8, instead he plays Bc1 and white is simply winning. Therefore, 19...Be5 is the only move for black to fight for an advantage in this position.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0–0–0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.h4 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Nde2 Qa5 17.Bh6 Bxh6 18.Qxh6 Rfc8 19.g5 Nh5 20.Nf4 Rxc3 21.Kb1 Rxc2 22.Nxh5 gxh5 23.Qxh5 Kf8
23...Kf8 is the right move here, if instead of that black plays 23...Rxc2+ as you suggested then he loses a big advantage and is only good enough for perpetual.
Also worth pointing out is that instead of 19.Rd3 that Karpov played in the actual game, 19.Rd5 is also a valid alternative.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0–0–0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.h4 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Nde2 Qa5 17.Bh6 Bxh6 18.Qxh6 Rfc8 19.Rd3 Be6 20.g5 Nh5 21.Ng3 Rxc3 22.Rxc3
the engines I checked this line with do not like the exchange sack idea and think that it favors white. Instead of 22.Rxc3 which it considers to be a mistake, it is recommended to recapture with 22.bxc3 and white is the side that has the advantage. 21...Qe5 is what the engine suggests.
Of course at 11:00 black needs to move his queen or white wins the black bishop with:
1. Qh8+ Bxh8 2. Rxh8+ Kg7 3. Rxd8
lol the mouse is probably made of wood :)
Great video. I'm beginning to use the dragon more and was hoping to see a series such as this one. Definitely planning to view all of them.
Not a dragon player usually play ...a6; but after this may give it a go! Really enjoyed the video excelllent.
Finally viewed this one...very helpful. Please keep your videos coming!
Good video, just one tiny request.. could Chess.com buy him a nice wireless mouse or a quieter one, at least? It's brutal with headphones. :)
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IM-Elect Keaton Kiewra makes his chess.com video author debut today with the first in a series about fire-breathing beasts! The introduction video into the Yugoslav Attack brings us one of the original "stem games" in the 9.Bc4 variation with a battle between Karpov and Kortchnoi. Bottle up some of Keaton's knowledge in the Dragon, and see how Korthcnoi could have improved in this legendary game...
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