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Thank you. You have the most useful videos for chess beginners in chess.com.
Thank you so much. It helped me a lot!
From a beginner's point of view, you're a one awesome teacher. Some people a just born teachers... truly willing to share what they know.
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Nice opening and early middlegame so far I'm gonna watch the finale part now! Looks to be a deep and complex endgame!
Thanks, Elliott. I really like this series.
Thank, I try to pick up a few pointers on each video lesson.
Aloha, FM Elliott! Welcome back and thank you for the series you have started. I'm not saying this to be nice, but I have learned a lot from this video, and, I know that I will learn a lot from your coming videos. What I especially like about this video (and I know will like about those to follow) is that they introduce to me what I have missed learning so far and reinforce what I have learned in the past. Great teaching: to introduce and reinforce valuable material. Mahalo!
@kielejocain: Thanks for the informative reply, it really gave me some good things to consider for upcoming games.
cant only see comments on all videos on this website, what is wrong!
I've been a premium member for about a year now, and this is by far the most instructive (yet accessible) video I've ever seen. Please keep posting more!
For me the audio is very low. I can hardly hear the instruction. Other than that its a great job of breaking down all the plans and way of thinking. Very good!
Thank you very much for the video, I learned a lot. I look forward to the next video!
@Forss: Not the best player myself, but it seems to me the problem is that you're destroying your own pawn structure with that move. And not just the h6 pawn; the natural following moves are going to either compel additional pawn-move responses by Black or blow the center open in a way for which Black is not prepared. What you want to ask yourself when making an ...h6-type move are questions like:
Hi guys I'm really new to chess so please bare with me on my question ;)
Why do don't black threathen the G5 bishop (white) with his H7 pawn when the bishop travels to pin the knight in front of his queen?
That is my standard play in a situation such as that so if someone could tell me if this is a bad idea, and why, I would greatly appreciate it.
I love situation where there are multiple logical plans. As soon as I saw 6....Bd6, I immediately saw 7. c5! I am familiar with those structures in the Panov and knew I was getting an improved version. But your explanation of 7. Bg5 was compelling as well. Nice video.
Too short, part 1 should be at least 25 minutes for a long game
i can only see the comments, thier is no video, it was fine a few days ago
One thing that should be mentioned with regard to trading pieces in a material up game and that is, make sure the trades you offer are forced and all of Elliot's trades are definitely forced as he explained. If you move pieces to offer a trade, many times the trades are not forced and because of that, your opponent can simply improve their position while you have weakened yours to offer the trade. It's the easiest way to lose a material up game. If you can't find forced trades, you should make your extra material count by improving all your pieces until your opponent begs you for the trade. Elliot does this brilliantly in the game. His opponent must make the trades or be punished severely.
by FM Elliott Liu
After a long hiatus, FM Elliott Liu is back, this time with a game from his childhood that instructs in all facets of the game. The location (Budapest) may be exotic, but the ideas are pragmatic - trading when you are ahead, doubling on the open file, carefully calculating variations. Still, the adage of "the hardest game to win is a won game" applies, and his opponent keeps enough chances to force him into a multi-part series. Here he gets us up to the endgame.
Beginner | Intermediate
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack, 4...Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 (B14)
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FM Elliott Liu
April 25 is actually "Elliott Liu Day" in San Diego County! The young FIDE Master from San Diego earned that special distinction by winning the 2005 U.S. Cadet Championship, 2006 Pan-American Games U18, 2 IM norms, and playing in one U.S. Championship and three World Youth Championships. The 19-year old is just completing his freshman year at Stanford University.
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