• 16 months ago


    very good!

  • 2 years ago


    At exactly 13:00 what about 1...Qc2 ?

  • 3 years ago



  • 6 years ago


    I miss one important person in video lesson.. It is IM Mark

  • 6 years ago


    I watched it again after the first viewing two months ago. The pawn break by white with the follow-up move of the bishop was explained in great detail. Thank you. 

  • 6 years ago


    Very vivid explanation of the interesting game.Thank you for sharing!Good tactics  ,but hard to see.

  • 6 years ago


    great, thanks.

  • 6 years ago


    Outstanding teaching! Smile

  • 6 years ago


    it all sounded pretty good to me however i think most of it was probably going over my head as i am nowhere near playing on that level Smile

  • 6 years ago


    Thanks for really excellent lecture with a lot of good points and nice tactics. Good teacher for sure.

  • 6 years ago


    Some weeks back you gave us an excellent reading list. Going forward I hope for like guidance on software. Thank you.

  • 6 years ago

    IM Nezhmet

    To Mischa:  post your thoughts on the article


    The answer is that ...g6 is well motivated, but exposes the dark squares in a hidden way at this exact moment.  That is why 16. e5! is so strong.  The exact move order is incredibly important with white's aggressive placement of the bishops. In most Hedgehogs, the move order is not so important and white doesn't have this kind of suprising tactical resource.  The resource is all about Be4, opposing the white bishops, to get to the dark squares.  Very advanced stuff here.


    To cryptic_cave:  For database, some people like ChessBase, and others like Chess Assistant.  I get the feeling they might be very close in capability.

    For chess engines, both the latest Fritz and the latest Rybka are world-class.

    Personally I run the latest ChessBase and the latest Rybka.   For content (PGN games)  I use TWIC (This Week in Chess) to get recent PGN free updates.  I subscribe to Chess Today (GM Baburin's newsletter) to get, every day, PGN files (annotated by GMs such as Golubev) and once a month Chess Today sends a big CBV file (Chess Base archive file) to subscribers. 

  • 6 years ago


    Very instructive

  • 6 years ago


    Nice video!

  • 6 years ago


    Lots of moves may have "logic" as claimed in this video, but where is the "logic" that black is lost after playing g6?  All his moves made sense and seemed pretty logical to me.  I sense a bit of "both ways" about this claim, or trying to have your cake and eat it.  Nice analysis and some good tactics, but that is what we get in these days of computers.

  • 6 years ago


    good vid :)

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