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Great lecture thanks !
Yes, that famous phrase again, " The rest is just a matter of technique". As has been said, a book by that title would be an instant smash in the chess world.
Thank you GM Leonid Kritz.
Both Fischer and Kasparov would respond 2...d6 here if they were black.
terrific video the idea of forcing the opponent to create artifical counterplay is nice wish i could do that
Any lesson that resembles Karpov's style is something I want to emulate!Thanks
enjoyed it thks
Excellent video. Thank you. I'll be using this in my games. More videos, please.
"To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."
-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War (written about 2500 years ago)
I think h5 was a horrible move by black because after that he can never play f5 without weakening his king. Why didn't black play f5 before playing h5? Looks like he had several opportunities to do so (unless I'm missing something tactically) and it seemed to me the only move to gain some counterplay: attacking the center and, in case white takes the pawn, developing the bishop or the rook. I mean, almost anyone would play that move even in a bullet game. Obviously your opponent is stronger than most people including me so, what am I missing?
Problem with the video(Mozilla) stops at ~ 8:30
I really enjoyed watching this video; you made it look so easy; sort of like the Great Tigran Petrosian who was great at snuffing out counterplay even before his opponent had come up with a plan. I hope you do more videos in this series because it shows just how important a strategy like this is; it might be nice to tie it in with a particular opening line into the middlegame/endgame. Not sure if this is possible; just a thought.
I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it works fine ;)
Why i can't see this in Linux?
Hi, I can play the video for about 3 minutes and then it stops and I get an erroe message: "Error loading media: File could not be played." I have refreshed my browser several times but the problem persists. Anyone have an idea how to fix this?
Great lecture GM Kritz.
I'd also be interested in learning "technique (how to)".
Nice strategy. Can you please show a complete opening repertoire for both White and Black using this strategy.
CharlieJohnson -- Amen! I'd be first in line to buy a book "A Matter of Technique"!
(By the way, I did like this video. How often I've gone in for all-out attacks that blow up in my face, leaving my opponent with "a matter of technique." This way seems sensible.)
Terrific lecture!! I look forward to your future lectures. Are you considering any more videos on the "no counterplay strategy"? I hope so.
by GM Leonid Kritz
Making his Chess.com video debut today, GM Leonid Kritz discusses the effective strategy of winning games not by coming up with brilliant attacking plans, but rather by taking the mindset into every position that you must stop your opponent's counterplay first and foremost. He provides a wonderful example game in the Rossolimo Sicilian, and highlight the critical decisions he made (like not castling long) along the way to victory. Enjoy!
Sicilian Defense: Nyezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)
Related: Part 2
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