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Thanks, Ben, it's very flexible!
i like it
Excellent demonstration, thanks
What a great insight thanks
As usual, a fantastic video, GM Finegold.
@teashare, Almost any video on chess.com is better than Yermolinsky's videos.
Do you have a problem if I like this video much better than that?
Nice video Finegold, the Bxf7 sac was really interesting in the second game. I couldn't believe he played Rf6 though, giving you Qxg7. That position just screamed Bf6 to me
Thank you! Ever since I bought a book on the QGD from the black side, I've been wondering about how to meet the Anti-Tartakower. This is a nice little recipe. (The book is Cox's _Declining_the_Queen's_Gambit_.)
Also, the book mentions that Vaganian is well-known for winning some fine attacking games from the black side of the QGD. Interesting to see that his excellent preparation extends to the white side as well.
Great games, great video. Again, thank you!
I love Ben, I love Yermo. I agree with teashare.
We all have our likes & dislikes, but IMO you shouldn't post negative unless you can back it up with something concrete. Smoky seems to dislike Yermo (I have no problem with that), but his reasons are vague.
If Yermo's not to your taste don't whine, just don't watch.
Thanks Ben, great video. look forward to playing this line.
I loved it. Great video, thanks Ben!
Smoky doesn't stop attacking Mr. Yermolinsky. Ben Finegold's video is a story of two twenty-move games, one of them amounting to a trap and the other an outright swindle, which a computer says the other side should have won.
Alex Yermolinsky, on the other hand, describes how the greatest player in the world recovered from a misstep in the opening and executed a much subtler swindle -- and he SHOWS how the opponent could have won, which Smoky calls an unnecessary digression!
Both videos are excellent, both are wonderful to have on chess.com, but Smoky wants chess to be a lot simpler than it usually is.
i like this video a lot
Nice vid. Definately to go into my repertoire
great video , i always get into those positions with my kings indian and i am completely puzzeled for moves , oftenly i just dont go into the kings indian queens gambit de4clined , if i am playing advanced players but now i can be bold and just go for it , thanks.
Very imformative - great!
Yeah, Smokydarkv1, not a little better, MUCH, MUCH better!
a great video with some good lessons can anyone else notice the quality between this video and the last chess.com video with GM yermonlinsky.This is the quality of lessons i subscribe for keep them coming finegold it was funny hearing you say tartakower every couple of seconds at the start of the video. The lessons was straight to the point didnt get off topic the lines you mentioned where clear and quick to explain i really enjoyed this
by GM Ben Finegold
Why play the main line when you can instead play a perfectly reasonable move that confused your opponent? GM Finegold is full of these tricks, and today he illuminates one more - the "mysterious" Qd2. Where is she going? Why does she want to be there? Apparently there's a method to the madness since in both of these games the queen invades Black's castle quickly. In game two, Ben "accidentally" copies a famous GM for most of the game. That's a nice surprise!
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Queen's Gambit Declined: Neo-Orthodox, Anti-Tartakower Variation (D55)
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GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
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