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Nice video, GM Lenderman. Like you expressed in an earlier post, you probably should have been a little more prepared to cover some of the lines that came up here, but that personally didn't bother me much when watching the video.Your stuff still beats the pants off most of the other video authors anyway.
I agree Joe. Lenderman, Khachiyan, and Rensch are my favorite video authors so far.
This is a great series. Well worth getting a membership just for this one!
Yeah, for some reason I thought he looked just like Kasparov.
what the heck? Are you sure you've seen Kasparov?
When Lenderman was talking about the final move, [having, in his first pause, calculated the variation up to Bh7+ and quite assuredly and nonchalantly concluding white has nothing, and thus analyzing early alternatives,] I finally realized it and my mouth was wide open; I couldn't believe that should work. It's just that, when you have such little firepower, and it seems black is getting his defenses in, it's just very surprising that white would have Qh6 mate in response for some reason! You'd assume black would have some way out of it! Very tricky little move! Very nice use of space in the beginning, and wonderful attack later on, by Giorgi!
I believe I have actually seen him at a tournament before; if I'm remembering the right guy, when I first saw him I was thinking "What's Kasparov doing here?!" :D
Irakli Ke7, f4 wins the knight.
WOW! Thanks for posting your videos on this site. Great game and very helpful as always.
Man what a beautiful ending!!!
Looked up on the data base and here is the game which is discussed in the video ... what I discovered is that the move order in the actual game is different from the move order shown in the video ... but this not the point I want to make ... what I couldn't understand in the actual game is move 26 .. Kg7?? played by Sakaev ... why Kg7 and not Ke7?
Good video. Good explantions. Learned a lot.
bigdoug, I'm not completely sure, I'd guess they're dynamically about equal, I'd guess both exd5 or cxd5 is an advantage, because counterplay is now shut down, I'd guess cxd5 to open the c-file but I'm not 100% sure.
You always produce amazing videos. Thank you!
I took the time to pause the video and found most of White's moves, the rook removing the defender (Black's knight) and even the last one where White gives up everything but his last piece for the win. :)
Very good lecture! I have a question about the point where White played d5. if black had played ed, I assume White would have replied cd with pressure on the c file? It is always a puzzle to me to decide how to recapture in situations like this.
Salute, GM Alexander Lenderman
Dougmosteller, You don't want to think that. YOu want to think positively every game and take every game and play one move at a time. That's why we lecture givers give you a chance to pause your video where it is hard so you can practice it. But in less critical positions, the moves are more or less logical, you will see when you play, you will usually come up with these moves, just always stay confident. You might not play perfectly, but you want to learn every game. I had a game vs Kamsky recently played which I lost, and I might show in a video, where I blew a space advantage, but I had to realize it in a subtle way. So dont feel too bad if you make a mistake, just try to learn from it and not make that mistake again
dont listen to them alex it was a brilliant lecture. sometimes its not easy to convert the space advantage, which happens a lot in my own games. its a good the series
Great instructional video.
I have heard about space advantage many times, but when I think I have achieved some, nothing good ever seems to come out of it.
As this video shows, if space advantage is not utilized without delay by a hard attack, it can evaporate very quickly. I don't have the ability to bring off these devastating attacks involving sacs. How can space advantage be converted by us lower mortals?
This game is actually played on a very high level, which could've been played on the highest level too. However, I apologize for at times stumbling with my analysis; I should've prepared this one more carefully. This was my worst video so far, so very sorry for that, I promise next ones will be clearer. Like I said I just wanted to show how to play with a space advantage rather than show analysis. But for anyone who thinks this game is unconvincing, I suggest you to find this game in chessbase, and analyze it by yourself and then with a computer, and everything wil l become clear to you.
by GM Alex Lenderman
GM Lenderman continues his video series on the advantages of space with another great example from the play of his "Sensei", Grandmaster Giorgi Kacheishvili. Today we see lack of space lead to "dynamic problems" in the placement and activity of black's pieces. These issues inevitably lead to a crushing combination from Giorgi that effectively ends the game. Enjoy!
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GM Alex Lenderman
A "true" chess professional, Grandmaster Alex Lenderman learned to play the game at the age of ten, was an expert at twelve, National Master at thirteen, International Master at sixteen and a Grandmaster at nineteen years old. A gold medalist, scoring an incredible 9-of-11 score, at the World Youth Championship Under-16 in 2005. A US Chess League MVP in 2008, Alex is also the winner of multiple prestigious events in the "American Chess Scene", including: the Philadelphia International; US Open; Marshall Club Championship, Eastern Open and the National Chess Congress. Alex's peak FIDE rating was 2601 and he currently trains hard with his coach, GM Giorgi Kacheishvili.
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