• 5 months ago



  • 20 months ago


    After 6.Nb3, Roman seems to overlook 7.a4 following 6...a5. 7. a4 seems to refute Roman's continuation and, in fact, results for white in the 7.a4 line are quite good according to Game Explorer.  

  • 22 months ago


    greatly instructive

  • 2 years ago


    yeah those holes are always messing up that english radio show but I'm clearly biased against the english. this system seems to be like lead to nerve cells or daxamites. 

  • 3 years ago


    I agree, he had to poop.

  • 3 years ago


  • 3 years ago


    Full ON Matie

  • 4 years ago


    Roman you are a true chess God! I don't even play the English but this lesson, everything just made so much sense! Brilliant Cool

  • 4 years ago


    No problem. While an advantage like this might not neccesarily be decisive at a lower level, in a GM game it would almost invariably prove a win for white. 

    If you want to improve your chess vision, try playing through the lines on a board until you get used to it and then start doing it in your head. You will get better at calculating more complex variations and determining what the results will be.

    Of course the final step is doing it in the game and actually springing this play on someone but I'll leave that to you :)

  • 4 years ago


    Thank you gpacx.  I am new to chess and am still learning about the importance of material advantage and how to look for it and such.  I kept looking for a impending trap checkmate and was not finding it.

  • 4 years ago

    GM Konavets


  • 4 years ago


    The GM resigned because he is going to lose one of his bishops and go down material with no compensation, with either:

    7...bxc6/dxc6 8. Qxb4 (taking the advanced pawn and losing the b4 bishop) OR 7...Be7 (retreating the bishop) 8.cxb7 Bxb7 9. Qxb7 (winning the bishop).

    Obviously if black's light square bishop doesn't recapture then the pawn will promote and capture on a8 so the position is lost and black resigned.

  • 4 years ago


    Maybe he just had to go to the bathroom really bad.

  • 4 years ago


    I don't understand why that GM resigned after 7 moves.  What am I not seeing?  What was so powerful about the pawn being on c6 and the queen being moved to b3?

  • 4 years ago


    could you do a little more videos like qenns gambit,thanks

  • 4 years ago


    roman im waiting for part 3.thanks

  • 4 years ago


    can't wait for part 3! i always want to play 1. ...e5 against english but don't understand the ideas behind it

  • 4 years ago


    Roman is the Don. Great lecture thanks

  • 4 years ago


    Roman is really a brilliant guy.

    thank you for the part 2!

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