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There are a lot of sports that aren´t in the Olympics... perhaps Chess is not there mainly for organizational purposes... it needs lots of days which the olympics don´t get. Maybe, as Rugby, which will enter the Olympics in the Seven format, maybe chess has better chances with Rapid or Blitz rather than with standard
Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
Bojkov, you are an amazing teacher!!!
It is a sport as there is a sport result, training and competition. As for the Olympics, it might soon be there, it depends on us.
"A sport for the mind" as Fischer would say.
Chess is not a sport. Chess is a game and requires a lot of attention. It would be in the olympics if it was a sport.
very nicely done. keep them coming
Yep, chess is a sport like any other and concentration is required till the very, very end.
i realey enjoyed this video. :)
Seems like the Inititave was not enough. Future calculation and awarness of whites own weakness (First game) was needed. The back rank hindered the attack and left black with counterplay. There is Tactics and then there is long range strategy
This happened to me in a game. I thought I was winning but I let my opponent get his rooks onto the 7th rank and before I knew it the game was over. Excellent video! I truely enjoyed this video very much. More, more, more... Keep em coming!
Absolutely fantastic lecture. The first game is amazingly beautiful and terribly painful for the white player. But it shows that chess is like football - you have to score that "penalty kick" - ie, find the winning combinative blow - otherwise your brilliance will not translate into points at the score board. All my sympathies to White, although we have to recognize Black only did his duty - to hang out as best he could.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Now that we know our Rook's can dream (or at least you should after watching GM Dejan Bojkov's first video on the subject) -- it's time to see more of what they dream about! Today we see a couple advanced examples of how the Rooks can find the 7th (or 2nd) rank very early in a chess game. Even as the position transfers from the Opening to Middlegame, there are clues and patterns within the pawn structure that guide your Rooks to open files... Find these clues and master your rooks!
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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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