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This video really shows how the trades can set up the successful end game. Worth a second look. Thanks.
Thanks for the great video!!!
Really good lecture yes! I'll probably be watching this again to make sure I absorbed as much material as my current level allows...
The solution to the puzzle!? I knew the bishop was a dud, last lecture I predicted Bxd5 so something was gained for it... I knew the f-pawn must be protected but I would never have guessed a king march for the solution!!
i would have moved the bottom rook under the horse this way i would have covered my rook and then gained a pawn with my next move.
The word you need to use is "example" not "sample." You're a grandmaster but not a grammatician!
This is really a great lesson on how to control open files!! Thanks!!
So, in view of what came next, black should have declined the queen trade and let white win a pawn, right? This reminds me of a topic I would love to see a video series on: defensive material sacrifices.
Great video. thanks.
So helpful! Thanks! GM Dejan Bojkov.
Sterlin18: a refresh usually does the trick.
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I really like the video, thanks.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Before delivering the amazing answer to the homework he assigned in Part 4, GM Bojkov lectures on the idea of trading off your opponent's pieces in order to clear squares for your own pieces. Trading off a key bishop to free a diagonal for your own, trading off your opponent's "majors" in order to gain access to open files, and eventually the 7th rank, are just a couple of the key pointers.
Players: Botvinnik, Mikhail
vs. Sorokin, Nikolay Tikhovic
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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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