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A truly exceptionally valuable lesson because it gives you the opportunity to "exercise" by applying your own thinking skills and compare them to a master player's approach. Improvements you identify should be memorable and helpful in the future!
Nice job Mark, I enjoyed your lecture. I'll check out your bibliography as well.
Super good lecture!Thank you!It was feeling that it was a life chess lesson,not on line!
I find the technique of asking endless, unanswered questions with reference to some written material which must be checked later to be quite distracting. I finally stopped watching the video prior to the answer. The video would have been very instructive had the questions been answered as they were asked. I would have liked to have stopped the video, thought about the material while it was fresh in my mind, and come up with my answer prior to continuing the video. I will skip the rest of what I find to be a frustrating approach to the material.
Very instructive, thank you.
Please no homework , You are too good to explain , but please make it same time during the Vedio otherwise no gain .
very good instruction - looking forward to more
The answers have been posted.
To answer the cadaz question, Bxb3 is usually not a good idea since it permanently gets rid of a defender of the white squares that black has already weakened with the early e7-e5 move.
hi could you please answer my question?
Great video, hope to see more from you. I am USCF 740... but today I used these tips and both drew with a 1770 and beat a 1487!
These are great features on chess.com. Real value. i liked the four step process of inspect, infer, check and decide.
Answer the questions in the "Article" companion to this video, here:
Don't answer them in comments to the video itself. Thanks.
I will post the "master template" answer in that article soon. The next video will appear in about a week.
I really like this video and this is a great way to teach. I would like a *.pgn file of the game so I can I answer your questions. Please do more of these videos.
Very good. Thanks for this.
I agree with others, this is an outstanding edition to Video Lessons. I'm starting to feel like I'm enrolled in chess university, and Mark is the new Professor on campus.....lol This is really good stuff!
Chess.com just keeps getting better and better. Thanks Mark, definitely looking forward to more of your lessons.
by IM Mark Ginsburg
International Master Mark Ginsburg makes his debut for Chess.com videos! Continuing with his excellent lecture topics, this time he guides us through our thinking processes while showing a fine example of Grandmaster play. Where would we be? Let's follow along!
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IM Mark Ginsburg
Mark learned chess at age 6 but only at age 13 was he informed that tournaments existed! He received the International Master title at age 22 and had a peak USCF rating of 2578 in 1993. Mark has twice been the Manhattan Chess Club Champion, and has also played quite a bit overseas in Belgium, Holland, England, and Switzerland. Mark has a PhD in Information Systems from NYU. Mark currently resides in Tucson, AZ and has been Co-State Champion of Arizona twice. Chess is a difficult proposition to teach because it combines logic and imagination, but Mark believes that if logic is applied then imaginative ideas work better. This belief comes through in his teaching style and practices...
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