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Very, very good, Dejan!
More endgame lessons, please and more Greatest Minds cause these are now pretty old!!
I really enjoyed the series. Thank you for sharing those games with us. Very enlightening!
Rook endgames rule
Amazing game to finish off the series! I'm definitely looking forward to the next series of yours!
IMHO, maybe the best series so far on chess.com. Thank you very much Dejan.
Thanks again for a great series
amazing stuff! well done and thanks, i really learnt a lot!
Thanks, Clippi, it s still me, the author
Great video, I just wanted to point out that on the video site, the video author is wrongly mentioned as Sam Shankland - maybe this should be corrected. :)
loved this series
Masterful and enjoyable!!
Is there any way the postings by tejas11 can be deleted? What a waste of space.
Excellent video as always.
I found this video to be really interesting, and I enjoyed it. Thanks!
One thing... In the position at 20:15, it seems white can defend with Ra4+, planning to meet Kb3 or Kb5 with a6! The point is that white does not have time to capture the rook and stop the passed pawn. After looking on my own, I gave up and turned to Houdini, who confirms that the game is still very interesting. Perhaps ...Rh2 was a mistake for black? It seems black must pay a bit more attention to the passed pawn and be ready to retreat the rook to blockade on a8 in several lines.
Thank you, too for your support!
Dejan - thanks a lot for your highly enjoyable video series on Akiba Rubinstein. Clearly there is much to be learned from such brilliant chess minds from the past! Looking forward to your next series.
Rubinstein was a true chess genius tx to share analysis of his masterpiece in the rook endgame with us!! I did not knew that the best blockader in pure rook endgame was the king it makes sense now i know it!
And tejas11 u should quit chess.com. lol Tx m.Bojkov for the lesson!
TY :) need more tarrasch too ..he is too tactical ;) wanna see his lines..Nice one ..more work on the field by king and rook XD..we can say n...hehe ..number of active works by king when it exceeds a certain value ...Game fails for the opponent XD
by GM Dejan Bojkov
All good things must come to an end. Sadly, perhaps mostly for GM Dejan Bojkov, his coverage of the great Akiba Rubinstein must also have a stopping point. We reach that mark this weekend. No collection of "Dr Rubi's greatest hits" would be complete without a look into his Rook Ending play. It was because of Rubinstein that the term "all rook endings are drawn" came about. As we observe in this video lecture however, he was as creative with his winning plans as he was stubborn in his defense!
Players: Rubinstein, Akiba
vs. Spielmann, Rudolf
Benko Gambit (A57)
Related: « Part 11
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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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