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Thank you GM Gregory. Your insights about the Greek Gift weren't anything like I've seen on other videos about it. Your examples and explanations about the variations were clear and will give me pause to calculate more deeply when next attempting to use it.
I also appreciated your explanations on how your opponent can escape the clutches of the gift. Bravo! Well done!
Thank you for that lesson
at 15.19; i would play the sacrifice. the revealed check of the white knight moving off of g5; assuming the usual position here; would be decisive. Well, I got that completely wrong.
at 10;46 I stop. the attack won't work. black's development is too good. you have to have an advantage in development to use this sacrifice. I was wrong; the example went beyond me.
at 6,24; I stop. say; yes the attack is good. because blacks development isn't good enough.
at 2.19; I stop and say no. black development is good. too many defenders.
At 8:40, even if the f-file wouldn't be opened, Qxf7+ is easier no?
GM Kaidanov it would be really interesting if you did a video of your thought process that helped you find the great tactics in this game.
Brilliant video! I really enjoyed this, you are a great teacher - not suprized you're a GM at all... ultra-deep understanding, I'd love to be able to play that deep one day...
Loved the clarity and simplicity in GM Kaidanov' teaching method. And most importantly for me, he restored a beauty to the game. More than remembering patterns, he impressed creativity's importance! I hope to see more vid lessons from him.
at 7:17, cant Ne4+ work also?
I see why GM Gregory is GM. His insight is outstanding.
It has been said about many disciplines that to understand them, you have to be able to teach them. GM Gregory and IM Danny are over the top in teaching chess.
Awsome kirrak one
Great video. Good theme and well executed. This type of video kept me thinking actively and calculating the whole time, while also delivering an important message. Well done!
Agree!! I've learned from this video.
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
Maybe the Trojan Horse (Bishop on h7) can be taken? With his second installment, GM Kaidanov continues to show you all the tactical motifs/patterns you "thought you knew", and he blows your mind by revealing all the minor details and intricacies that players at the highest level must think about before executing a given combination. With one idea building on top of the other, it can be hard to keep track of everything... but Gregory is here to help!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Polugaevsky, Lev
vs. Tal, Mikhail
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch, 5.cxd5 (D41)
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GM Gregory Kaidanov
Considered one of "the" premier chess trainers in America for more than ten years, Chess.com is very proud to add Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov to its list of prestigious Video Authors. Arguably one of the strongest GMs never to have won the US Championship, GM Kaidanov's list of accomplishments does however include first place finishes in many other major events, including first place at both the World Open and US Open in 1992. A certified FIDE Senior Trainer, his reputation as a chess coach precedes him internationally. Gregory currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Valeria and their three children.
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