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Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
Thanks for The Rooks Dream, will try to use it.
I tried to create some off these active rooks against GM Jan Timman in a Simul a while ago. (I've uploaded it on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rksZK2h-M2Q) Despite my rooks beeing on the second he succeeded in defending against them and then crushed me.
I wish I got tutored by one off your videos, just perhaps I could have succeeded then.
Keep up the good work
Excellent lesson. Thanks
Ясно... Благодаря за информацията :)
По принцип две глави винаги са по-добри от една, и най-малкото спестяват много време за търсене и обработка на материала. Почти всички професионални играчи работят с някого (приятел(и), познати, секунданти). А иначе треньорът е най-вече нужен да научи състезателят какво да работи, чете и най-вече как да работи сам. Поне според мен
:D Мелник ми е фамилията. Роден съм в Украина и за това се казвам така :) Бих искал да попитам: тъй като Вие сте професионален играч и учител по шах, до колко е важно за някой който иска да играе шах на високо ниво (професионално ниво) помощта на учител и до кога един учител може да бъде полезен на учениците си? Има ли ниво след което всеки вече сам започва да се развива или две глави са винаги по-добре от една? :) Благодаря.
Благодаря, Сергей! Мелник или Кремона?
Браво! Много добро видео :)
The Rooks "cherish" the 7th rank. One of the most beautiful lines I've heard on Chess. Thank you.
Very nice lesson on how to use your rooks.
i like the lesson
I liked this lesson very much! Thank you.
@ VLMJ Once again, thank you for the nice words. These lectures are part of the piece coordination understanding (rooks on the seventh rank are very well coordinated), and we shall keep on producing videos that will help people understand better their pieces. Thank you for the suggested theme, I will have it in mind!
@ Candleintherain- Two rooks are usually better than the queen, especially in open position. When they are on the seventh (second) rank they are even better, so make the conclusions for yourself
It is interesting to know the power of the rooks when they are in the seventh rank. Thanks Gm Dejan for the very instructive video. Hope you can have another video lesson on other topics to improve my play. Again thank you.
no one is saying.. two rooks equals a queen on the 7th rank!
Thanks, Dejan! Another very helpful and instructive video. Would you perhaps consider doing a chess video for us on "Coordination of Pieces"? I understand the basic concept, but it would be greatly helpful to me and, I believe, to many others, for you to expand on that theme with one of your great videos. Thank you, again.
It was too fast. :)
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Do you ever wonder what your rooks dream about? Well, you're about to find out! We have an excellent presentation prepared for you this weekend, suited perfectly for Beginning to Intermediate level players. GM Dejan Bojkov breaks it down for us in spectacular fashion, displaying some very instructive examples of (spoiler alert!!) 7th and 2nd rank domination... Enjoy!
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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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