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This is a stunnnig video and I'll likely watch it again. Well done.
Petrosian is brilliant but I wonder if he's the best champion to use for such illustrative purposes. He plays these inscrutable moves like g3 which make deep prophylactic sense but are not germane to the immediate example of how to handle the pawn structure and attack. Brilliant? Absolutely. Clear? Not as much.
Finally got time for this series of Your's, GM Dejan:-)
Superbly organised lecture and a well chosen game for sure!
-Great! Dec 24 2014.."Pawn Structure"..must know to grow! -the "Queen side attack"
Perhaps Carlsen is the modern Petrosian, but at a much higher level as the defenders are so much better. Nice game. See Carlsen-Adams 2007 World Cup for an incredible lesson in squashing counterplay
The difference between Petrosian and I, so much positional understanding
thanks for the great lesson. You did an excellent job. Excited to see more
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Carlsbad. Clear and incisive commentary as always. Looking forward to part II.
very well explained Sir!...
Great video on the Carlsbad structure. Also loved the little nugget about mathematics of dark and light square piece play on the light squared backward pawn.
Thanks GM Bojkov! Interesting stuff!
Excellent video! Thank you for explaining why certain moves were good or bad in relation to the carlsbad structure. I really appreciate the attention to concrete details and using an actual game. Thanks!
Excellent video! Thx!
That was awesome!
Minority attack excellence!ThanksPlease be relevant, helpful & nice!
Lovely explanation young man
This is a very nice video.U are a very good instructor.
well done . is there anyone playing today like petrosian?
by GM Dejan Bojkov
GM Bojkov is back! Today he begins a well-researched series on a pawn structure that will surely occur in your games sooner or later. Make sure you're good with the Carlsbad. In today's part 1, he focuses on the infamous minority attack. How can two pawns defeat three? With the help of an open c-file, that's how. Bojkov shows all the permutations of the attack on the c6-pawn, including a World Champion preemptively attacking the pawn even before it gets there!
Gruenfeld Defense: Petrosian System (D91)
Related: Learning From the Best: Tigran Petrosian, Part 9
Lessons on Positional Play - Part 2: Pawn Structur
Practical Pawn Play: Ideas in the Carlsbad System
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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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