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But wait; in the e4! line after ..Rc3 there is Rc4!! and bxc4 b4!, winning!
JGambit: That is very true, but I still pat myself on the back for even considering such options, it shows that at least I have tactical awareness ingrained in my brain now!
Padrino I find myself often thinking what you think, The difference between us and GM's is they can often see when these moves dont work as well ;)
Good time of day to you.
What a nice video and such a wonderful presentation.
Thank you so much, sir!
All the "Carslen" moves mentioned in this video (including the rook sac) were moves I considered almost immediately when looking at the different positions. At first I thought I was just considering suicidal attempts that wouldn't work. Imagine my surprised when GM Yermolinsky showed them a minute afterwards!
The sound should improve as I'm upgrading my computer equipment.
The voice of a russian don (in hollywood movies.. )... love it
Doesn't this voice just put you in a happy place?
Welcome Alex. Excellent 1st video. Perfect pace. Very understandable. very interesting.
I am interesting it crazily.
Oh man...Rc4 is outstanding. I completely missed that
Haha.. I can almost imagine #WWMD trending as a result of this lecture series. Looking forward to it!
This really is going to be a great series.
I will now start living my life by the simple rule of: WWMD!
Never mind; you did it at ~17:56; you tricky guy you!
@ ~ 11:50 can't white play:
And the c-file is blocked and the pawn Queens?
It's the Yerminator! Maybe he can get Ronen to defect to chess.com and make some videos too.
by GM Alex Yermolinsky
Do tactics serve positional chess or the other way around? Probably both, as GM Alex Yermolinsky argues in the first part of his new series on modern chess. Instead of analyzing more Magnus Carlsen games, he looks at Carlsen's main rivals in the near future and in this video it's all about Sergey Karjakin! A quiet, 'positional' positing turns out to have lots of hidden tactics, and the question is: would Magnus have gone for them?
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King's Indian Attack (A07)
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GM Alex Yermolinsky
Since his arrival in the United States in 1989, Alex Yermolinsky has won numerous major swiss events including the World Open and U.S. Open multiple times. He was the U.S. Champion in 1993 and 1996. Alex cherishes his recollections of the glory days of the now aging, but underrated U.S. Olympic Team of the 1990's. Alex is the author of "The Road to Chess Improvement", his magnum opus that threatens to become the most sought after out of print chess book on EBay.
Other authors need not worry, Alex has left chess writing behind him. These days he's more interested in online chess media. His "What Every Russian Schoolboy Knows" instructional weekly show on the Internet Chess Club has a large following. Alex is hoping to further his online presence here on Chess.com.
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