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Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
Awesome video!! Thanks!
The video was OK (maybe little shorter than usual). I knew already Kasparov-Adams, the "corner" study and even the F. Marshall game. But, definitely, I enjoyed them again
Thank you Dejan for this work
Kasparov-Adams was indeed a masterpiece of how to make use of a single corner pawn. Btw, in the recently ended Tal Memorial, Mamedyarov played a very interesting game against Eljanov, and won thanks a blow Nxg7, planning to promote his corner pawn ;)
I enjoyed this a lot.Kasparov-Adams was great.
Very interesting and instructive. You really showed how powerful the Knight can be and how it can be put to great use and make unexpected moves. It would have been helpful to me if you had slowed down just a bit. But that's me and others might not have felt that way. Would you do something like this with Rooks. I am not using them well somehow and am losing games because of this lack of skill on my part. Thank you.
it's good for beginners like me lol...thank you
I'm a beginner, it help me................
I consider this Video is for beginner.
that last example made me watch it four times lol
Dejan, an awesome video! The pace was just right and it seemed entertaining and instructive at the same time. Really liked the lecture! Hope to see more of these from you
Lawdoginator, thank you for criticizing. Please, make me know how can I improve the videos. Best regards
great end games ideas!!
Thanks Dejan, its always good to know how to create and play against a weak piece. Very interesting how white doesn't even need to queen to win in these knight/pawn vs. knight endings. I wouldn't have thought of these tactics on my own. good work and keep them coming please!
I thought this was excellent with something for everybody. The N endings were very instructive and the middle game examples useful. A bit of entertainment at the end. Obviously a great amount of research had gone into this.
Another very clear and systematic lecture. I really enjoyed the game with the knight stuck on a8 and the way White creates a new "weakness" on the other flank (the King!) and then uses his better communication lines to transfer the heavy pieces quicker than the opponent.
Really textbook and instructive! My only regret is that maybe GM Dejan could have used 10 more minutes to to show another serious game.
Anyway thanks for your very instructive series and keep up the good work!
No, I think the most interesting and instructive part was the knight endgames.
Unfortunately, this video was not so good. Very low energy and uninspiring.
That Marshall game at the end was funny.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
GM Dejan Bojkov continues his systematic breakdown of every chess piece, their strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. Today's video, instructive for beginner and advanced players alike, highlights the Knights struggles in dealing with passed pawns, lack of effectiveness on the edge of the board, and its inability to create/deal with zugzwang.
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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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