• 5 weeks ago


    Tres bien!

  • 20 months ago


    Not bad for his first video

  • 21 months ago


    Thank you very much, GM Leonid Kritz!

  • 2 years ago


    great video

  • 2 years ago


    a really helpful video, thanks

  • 3 years ago


    Great lecture thanks !

  • 3 years ago


    Yes, that famous phrase again, " The rest is just a matter of technique". As has been said, a book by that title would be an instant smash in the chess world.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you GM Leonid Kritz.

  • 3 years ago


    Both Fischer and Kasparov would respond 2...d6 here if they were black.

  • 3 years ago


    terrific video the idea of forcing the opponent to create artifical counterplay is nice wish i could do that{}

  • 4 years ago


    Any lesson that resembles Karpov's style is something I want to emulate!Thanks

  • 4 years ago

    NM isthatso

    enjoyed it thksSmile

  • 4 years ago


    Excellent video.  Thank you.  I'll be using this in my games.  More videos, please.

  • 4 years ago


    "To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the  opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."

    -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War (written about 2500 years ago)

  • 4 years ago


    I think h5 was a horrible move by black because after that he can never play f5 without weakening his king. Why didn't black play f5 before playing h5? Looks like he had several opportunities to do so (unless I'm missing something tactically) and it seemed to me the only move to gain some counterplay: attacking the center and, in case white takes the pawn, developing the bishop or the rook. I mean, almost anyone would play that move even in a bullet game. Obviously your opponent is stronger than most people including me so, what am I missing?

  • 4 years ago


     I really enjoyed watching this video; you made it look so easy; sort of like the Great Tigran Petrosian who was great at snuffing out counterplay even before his opponent had come up with a plan.  I hope you do more videos in this series because it shows just how important a strategy like this is; it might be nice to tie it in with a particular opening line into the middlegame/endgame.  Not sure if this is possible; just a thought. 

  • 4 years ago


    I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it works fine ;)

  • 4 years ago


    Why i can't see this in Linux?

  • 4 years ago


    Hi, I can play the video for about 3 minutes and then it stops and I get an erroe message: "Error loading media: File could not be played." I have refreshed my browser several times but the problem persists. Anyone have an idea how to fix this?


  • 4 years ago


    Great lecture GM Kritz. 

    I'd also be interested in learning "technique (how to)".

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