• 11 months ago


    Excellent video on an important concept.

  • 11 months ago


    Enjoyable lesson. Unique topic!!

  • 19 months ago


    So the moral of the story is "Don't just look for activity, look for a job for your pieces and only then pick the most active option for them", right?

  • 22 months ago


    Nice informative video.Thanks

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.

  • 4 years ago


  • 5 years ago


    The video stream is gone!

  • 6 years ago

    GM dbojkov

    How was the game, aeroangel?

  • 6 years ago


    This video helped me alot and i hop i can use it for the USCHESSNATIONALS in orlando.fl this weekend from FRI.2SAT.

  • 6 years ago


    Great video cetainly makes me think how many times i play with an empty bishop !!  Thanks

  • 6 years ago

    GM dbojkov

    Yes, but please, do not forget that chess is not only a game of rules, but of exceptions, too. Good luck!

  • 6 years ago


    I enjoyed this lecture a great deal! I've noticed in some of my games, my opponents would stick their bishops (and knights) deep in enemy territory for activity sake but I'll just play around the piece thus rendering that piece worthless. In some openings, I see the bishop thrown out there to probe some weaknesses but I'll just ignore it and do fine.

  • 6 years ago


    wow. i never thought about this.

  • 6 years ago


    Thank you Alex. I like the idea of showing the overall thrust of who is going where and then explaining your point... nice idea.


    Jerry Phillips

  • 6 years ago


    a very interisting video


  • 6 years ago


    Helpful videos! Petrosian's game was very interesting, maybe you should make a video on his strong positional play?

  • 6 years ago

    GM dbojkov

    Yes, sure, Botwinnik won. Technical mistake , appologies Wink

  • 6 years ago


    In the second pposition, you said Black resigned. Didn't you mean that White resigned?

  • 6 years ago

    GM dbojkov

    Hello Alex, thanks for your remark. There is no move e4 in the fragment that I am showing, probably, it was played in a later stage of the game? At those times the defenseive skills of the opponents were significanly lower than nowadays, and I guess that you statement is correct, especially if a respected autor like GM Yermolinsky had pointed it out in his book.

  • 6 years ago

    GM AlexanderL

    In the final position showed, Yanovsky-Capablanca, where Mr.Bojkov said black is much better, I have a question, to me it seems like white can play f4 and shut all of white's play in the center down instead of e4 what was played, after which both bishops got active. I think it was mentioned in Yermolinsky's "Road to Chess Improvement. Bd7 is still a great very instructive move however! :)



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