• 6 months ago


    Terrible... Waste of 24 min (just kidding) it was pretty good.

  • 18 months ago



  • 21 months ago


    Remember when Rubinstein played the Gunsberg? He just traded everything and went after h3/h2.

  • 3 years ago


    Excellent video just the right pace and clarity

  • 3 years ago


    A very instructive video and I'm a big fan of these backward knight moves I have used them in my own games with success! Great lesson on positional play Cool

  • 3 years ago

    FM arna

    Interesting game.

    With the help of the engine, we should add that :

    - on 25.Qd2 Qg6 26.dxe5 Rxe5 27.Nd3 a crazy computer line is 27...Rxe3! 28.Nf4 Qb6 29.Qf2 Bc4 30.Ra3 Rae8 31.Rxe3 Rxe3 with a small edge for Black ! Working but very dangerous ! (pin, back rank mate and so on)

    - it's not so clear if 31...Qe7 is really better than 31...Qg6, theorically speaking. Probably it's a better practical chance, but even in the game Black had a lot of chances to draw the rook endgame (39...Rc7 or 40...fxe5 for example). After 31...Qe7 32.Rd6! Bc8 33.Rf1! White is better.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you for taking the time to share.

  • 3 years ago


    thank you sir

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov.

  • 3 years ago


        4 weeks ago


    what is a backward knight, i mean i have heard one on the edge...but what is it?

    The phrase Gregory used was "backward knight move" - which means to regress the knight or move it back to its starting square.  Usually as a knight advances up the board, especially to an outpost on the fifth or sixth rank, it becomes more powerful so when you look for moves, it is more difficult to see moves that take the knight back to weaker squares, especially to the starting square.

  • 3 years ago


    Real good lesson ....ya, I was once mated with the help of the enemy king.

  • 3 years ago


    Mrdan2013: a backward N is simply a N moving backwards. Could be to its original position. He simply coined the term backward so you could visualize the movement better.

  • 3 years ago


    Kaidanov brings the clarity. Excellent, as always!

  • 3 years ago


    Good video.

  • 3 years ago


    Your usual clear and concise presentation.  Thank you and looking forward to the rest of the series.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you for another brilliant video! I enjoy your videos very much and better, I learn from them.

    Also, thank you for playing my children in the simul at the 2013 Queen City Chess tournament. They enjoyed that very much.

  • 3 years ago


    thank you kind sir

  • 3 years ago


    At 17:35 you say that you should have played Qe7 and follow it by a5,undermining the knight on c5.But after Qe7 he could have quite easily manuevered his knight to d6 which I think is stronger than the post on d6.Thank you.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you very much. I love your slow speak beside your teacher task, of course.

  • 3 years ago


    what is a backward knight, i mean i have heard one on the edge...but what is it?

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