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Sorry Ed, your suggestion of Qf3+ fails to Bxf3.
So, correct me if I am wrong, but when he asks us to stop the video at move 28. ...Rxd3, and asks how to win the game. he says its a tactical move ,29. Rc3 Qxc4, wouldn't it actually be a mate pattern for him to go 29. Rc3 Qf3 + , Kings only move would be Kg1, then Nh3 # ?
This was my first time today viewing your work. I watch the first video,
Win Equal Endings by Slowly Improving Your Pieces. And said to myself. I like how he instructs. he talks to Us , in the simplest terms. He explains and instruct , so , so simple. (In elementary terms) So all can understand.
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This video was amazingly instructive!!!
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In the final position I think Black's next move is 37 ... Qd3 no matter what White plays.
I wonder what makes GM Kaidanov's videos so superior? Perhaps its his eye for quiet, beautiful, and ultimately irressitable chess, as in this game, rather than endless reams of technical culculations.
Fascinating display of power.
Love how Kaidanov flies through the opening and gets to the "meat and potatoes" of the middlegame. It's great for those of us who play and are already familiar with the English. Definitely an intermediate to expert level video that i'll watch one more time!
Interesting game, good explanations, nice!
@wnnublaiam I don't quite see what sort of resistance white could put up after 36. Qxf1 Rd1 37. Rf2. Black's plan is simple: pick up the queenside pawns and penetrate with the king. Yes, white could cut the king off using the f4 and h4 squares, but I think the fortress can be broken. One reason for thinking so is that if black gets active enough with his king, the pawn ending that results from Qxh4 gxh4 or Qxf4 gxf4 Kxf4 will almost certainly be lost for white. Perhaps white can somehow hang onto that a pawn, but I somehow feel that black should be able to stop white from putting the pawn on a4 and the rook on f4 or h4 before the a pawn is lost. What are your thoughts?
Great video. thanks
Hope this would help anyone who studies the English Opening...
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
Kaidanov expounds upon the brilliance of former world champion Anatoly Karpov in today's video; particularly, his "lack of dogmatism", feel for the timing of when to "change the course of a game", and his strong desire to "create shapes". This amazing, entertaining, and highly instructive game will leave you yearning for more video lectures of Gregory, and inspire you to play in the center!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Gelfand, Boris
vs. Karpov, Anatoly
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GM Gregory Kaidanov
Considered one of "the" premier chess trainers in America for more than ten years, Chess.com is very proud to add Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov to its list of prestigious Video Authors. Arguably one of the strongest GMs never to have won the US Championship, GM Kaidanov's list of accomplishments does however include first place finishes in many other major events, including first place at both the World Open and US Open in 1992. A certified FIDE Senior Trainer, his reputation as a chess coach precedes him internationally. Gregory currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Valeria and their three children.
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