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Thank you Grandmaster.
Excellent video! Very instructive!
your a very practical player with strong positional skills. thanx for the insight.
Thank you for the Video very informative!
One cannot mention enough the importance of Averbakh for the endgame theory. By the way, he was an outstandiing practical plyer, too, and his games, as those of Furman, are still a source of joy and light bulb moments.Best regards,LazyBugger
Good lecture, thanks
Nice job! Very informative. Thank you.
bishops werent added to chess until 1923,befeor than they were called arch bishops ans cardinals
Great video, gave me some insight on bishops and pawns!
Thanks for the video. I don't know much about bad bishops. The video tells you all about it.
I agree. I would like to see pawn moves in the end game and more on trading endgame pieces.
Thank you not only for the theme of the bad bishop but of the many explanations you give us about the pawns moves because they often reflect deep insight. For instance, the f3 move (and not f4) to support g4 move who come a lot of moves after. I Think f3 was also for the c rook don't go to d4. Why not now a video about pawns moves ?
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan shows the repercussions of one poor bishop trade... in a brilliant endgame display by Grandmaster Averbakh. Along the way we are treated to insights into color complexes, pawn structures, exchange strategy, gaining space, and zugzwang.
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GM Melikset Khachiyan
Melik began playing chess at the age of 8, won the Baku Junior Championship two years later and became a Soviet Candidate Master two years after that. He began coaching early in his career and has brought up three Junior World Champions (among them Levon Aronian). In 2001, he immigrated to the US, where he qualified to play in the U.S. Championship several times. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2006.
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