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Thank you, GM Gregory! Can't reinforce that mantra too much: Always, always try to figure out what your opponent will do or might do or can do . . . before you get too involved in what you're going to do.
The black knight had a penthouse at c4 with swimming pool, beautiful women and a ferrari.
Then he lost his entire fortune at the casino and ended up begging on the street.
excellent video, tyvm.
Wow! This was really cool and instructive.
Enjoyed the game and the commentary
A display of deep board wide understanding. I'm going to watch it at least one more time to learn more and more from its in depth planning and execution.
Thank You Grandmaster Kaidanov!
GM gregory ur d best
Excellent lesson on prophylactic thinking
Early in the game you said black could not play a check. Why not bishop to b4? Thanks.
don't try this at home =D
another fantastic video, thanks a lot!
What pieces and board did you use to make this video.
I love your videos. Your ideas are subtle yet very useful.
wish I could play even close to that well.
Slowly improving my pieces, or my position? Seems this video has 2 different names.
Awesome positional play! Great lecture and analysis
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
Grandmaster Kaidanov provides a great lesson for the tournament player today. A tale of patience, perspective, and virtue! He reviews the game of the one time Super-GM Valeri Salov, and he highlights Salov's ability to gain space quickly but always with an eye on controlling the entire board. Black struggles to find any kind of consistent plan, and Salov finishes the game off in style...
Players: Salov, Valeri
vs. Akopian, Vladimir
Trompowsky Attack (A45)
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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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