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What have I learned today? Attention to your opponent's move and seeing his threats! Very useful!
very useful tips.
This is a fantastic video, thanks for this!
Excellent video master...thanks!
Good video.I missed too many of them!
Thank You for a great video!
GREAT VIDEO! NOT JUST THE NEXT MOVE, BUT THE COMBINATIONS THAT ARE POSSIBLE. WE TEND TO PLAY TO SHORT MINDED, BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE ONLY MOVE ONCE EVERY 2 OR 3 DAYS IN ONLINE CHESS. THANK YOU!
I like the suggestion that you could do that small change to the tactics trainer, to be able to flip the board to train the the seens of danger. Great video more like this, thanks :-)
Hey chess.com! How about honoring this video with a new mode in Tactics Trainer! Change the setting "white on bottom" checkbox to, say, "orientation" with a dropdown:
- white on bottom
- attacker on bottom
- attacker on top!
Now we can solve tactics with the attacker coming down the board and really develop our sense of danger! An easy change that would really help us out.
Great video, more like this!
Sorry for thr typo. Extremely Instructive is the proper spelling.
EXSTRMELY INSTRUCTIVE!!! As usual Kaidanov gets straight to the point and TEACHES. Good Job!!!! This GM is one of the main reasons I became a Platinum Member.
Chess is all about our ego .pause a moment and think about out opponents thoughts too,!!
Excellent lesson. Thanks a lot Gregory!
Thanks Grandmaster for another excellent video.
Excellent lesson. Thanks very much Gregory!
In the last position, is Bd3 not an option?
This lesson has already been published on this site under a different heading perhaps. I remember these puzzles exactly. Deja Vu! Still good material.
Thanks very much GM Gregory Kaidanov....this lesson shows the difference between intermediate players and strong players....
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
Look up - is that an anvil on a cliff above your head? If cartoon characters have a sense of danger, so should you! GM Kaidanov will help you cultivate this necessary skill so you'll see bad things happening to you before they hit you on the head. He wants you not to fall in love with your position, but instead to focus just as much on your opponent's responses. Test yourself and see how many traps he successfully set for you!
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GM Gregory Kaidanov
Considered one of "the" premier chess trainers in America for more than ten years, Chess.com is very proud to add Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov to its list of prestigious Video Authors. Arguably one of the strongest GMs never to have won the US Championship, GM Kaidanov's list of accomplishments does however include first place finishes in many other major events, including first place at both the World Open and US Open in 1992. A certified FIDE Senior Trainer, his reputation as a chess coach precedes him internationally. Gregory currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Valeria and their three children.
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