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Thanks, Dejan you are awesome!
This video definetly shows you what can happen if you play without a plan!
Thanks very much, GM Dejan Bojkov.
are u stupid yossilonke, it was a great video
I can't see any natural connection between the title of this presentation and it's content.
great lesson for me! thanks
Thank you GM Bojkov for the fantastic insight. I had never thoroughly analyzed this game as my notation invariably rivals the scribble of a crayon-wielding 5yr old. I was quite amazed by g5! as well as Paul's saving Bh6+! Keep up the great videos & thanks for choosing this game!
Thank you coach! IT WAS VERY USEFUL TO ME TO SEE THE THE NECESSITY OF A PLAN. I am way out of my skill level here but I also gained some insight from your comments on the end game...how easy it is to make 'not always the best move'...thanks
Will be Helpful !!!
If I could only hear coach Bojkovs voice in my head while playing... But I guess
they don´t allow for telepathy Excellent video.
Thanks again for the positive feedback!
Very complex middlegame, usually hard to choose a concise plan... nice lesson
very well done
As usual, GM Bojkov displays the mark of a great teacher: he makes the game seem easy!
Impressive. I have sooooo much work to do in learning positions and plans....
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Whether it's a good plan or a bad plan, any plan is better than no plan at all! As Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov explains today, having a plan is the most important thing you can do in a chess game. His student emerges victorious in today's game, but chances existed for both sides throughout this sharp game -- only the player who chose the right plan when it mattered, eventually came out on top!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Tomaino, Paul
vs. Mandelkern, Jeremy
Pirc Defense: Czech Defense (B07)
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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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