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I miss one important person in video lesson.. It is IM Mark
I watched it again after the first viewing two months ago. The pawn break by white with the follow-up move of the bishop was explained in great detail. Thank you.
Very vivid explanation of the interesting game.Thank you for sharing!Good tactics ,but hard to see.
it all sounded pretty good to me however i think most of it was probably going over my head as i am nowhere near playing on that level
Thanks for really excellent lecture with a lot of good points and nice tactics. Good teacher for sure.
Some weeks back you gave us an excellent reading list. Going forward I hope for like guidance on software. Thank you.
To Mischa: post your thoughts on the article http://www.chess.com/article/view/thinking-your-way-to-chess-mastery-episode-3-the-hedgehog
The answer is that ...g6 is well motivated, but exposes the dark squares in a hidden way at this exact moment. That is why 16. e5! is so strong. The exact move order is incredibly important with white's aggressive placement of the bishops. In most Hedgehogs, the move order is not so important and white doesn't have this kind of suprising tactical resource. The resource is all about Be4, opposing the white bishops, to get to the dark squares. Very advanced stuff here.
To cryptic_cave: For database, some people like ChessBase, and others like Chess Assistant. I get the feeling they might be very close in capability.
For chess engines, both the latest Fritz and the latest Rybka are world-class.
Personally I run the latest ChessBase and the latest Rybka. For content (PGN games) I use TWIC (This Week in Chess) to get recent PGN free updates. I subscribe to Chess Today (GM Baburin's newsletter) to get, every day, PGN files (annotated by GMs such as Golubev) and once a month Chess Today sends a big CBV file (Chess Base archive file) to subscribers.
Lots of moves may have "logic" as claimed in this video, but where is the "logic" that black is lost after playing g6? All his moves made sense and seemed pretty logical to me. I sense a bit of "both ways" about this claim, or trying to have your cake and eat it. Nice analysis and some good tactics, but that is what we get in these days of computers.
good vid :)
by IM Mark Ginsburg
International Master Mark Ginsburg provides us with another very clear, clean, and instructive example of logical thinking and intuition at the highest levels of chess. In this video we see a recommendation of how white should approach the Hedgehog Opening systems, as well as some important tactical concepts regarding the common middlegame tactics and ideas that occur. Enjoy!
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IM Mark Ginsburg
Mark learned chess at age 6 but only at age 13 was he informed that tournaments existed! He received the International Master title at age 22 and had a peak USCF rating of 2578 in 1993. Mark has twice been the Manhattan Chess Club Champion, and has also played quite a bit overseas in Belgium, Holland, England, and Switzerland. Mark has a PhD in Information Systems from NYU. Mark currently resides in Tucson, AZ and has been Co-State Champion of Arizona twice. Chess is a difficult proposition to teach because it combines logic and imagination, but Mark believes that if logic is applied then imaginative ideas work better. This belief comes through in his teaching style and practices...
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