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Yes, the remarks that you gave are correct and much to the point, thank you!
Thanks, GM Bojkov, my comments are for 11:40 in the video
Very nice game- thank you for presenting and explaining it !
Thank you for the comment; it is generally useful if you point out at which moment of the video is this happening (like on 15 minute and 35 seconds). Thanks for carefully watching too!
GM Bojkov, I like the video and the way you point out typical ideas and plans (...b5 with perhaps ...Qb6; Nd5; Bxf6; play along the e- or d-file) but I must point out that you missed that it is Black and not White who is better in the 16 Bxf6, Bxf6 line where White grabs the d pawn: 17. Nd5 Qa7 18. Nxf6+ exf6 19. Qxd6? Bg4! 20. Bxg4 Rxd6 21. Rxd6 Rc7 22. Rxf6 Nd4! 23. Nxd4 Qxd4 -+.
Black looks to be winning: Black is threatening the Rook and the Pawns on e4 and c2, and in some cases has threats on g2 or on the back rank. After Rxa6 Rxc2 threatening Qxe4 and Qf2 as well as the b pawn (-+).
Your 19. f5 idea is better than Qxd6? but I don't see Black's position quickly collapsing after ...g5: 20. Qxd6 Kg7! Of course she is lost, but there are practical chances.
I like your alternative positional 16. Nd5! line, which looks very good!
Pretty good..a video to watch a couple times to see the lines again.
Great video. thanks.
Inspirational stuff... nice endgame conversion there!
Not so bad!
I like your creativeness
by GM Dejan Bojkov
After her opponent makes several nonsensical developing moves, Ahsritha grabs the initiative with an early f4-pawn push and she never looks back! Her coach, GM Bojkov explains all and provides many useful insights into the Dragon Formation, including multiple "Marco Hop" examples of Nd5! Listen in on Dejan's points about technique and her ability to maintain control over her nerves. Enjoy!
Players: Eswaran, Ashritha
vs. Songco, Florizelle
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation, Classical Variation, Normal Line (B74)
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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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