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  • 5 maanden geleden

    belgyash

    I know 1st and 3rd game of positional strangulation.

  • 21 maanden geleden

    dee_wu

    After the critical move Ne4, couldn't black play f5? The knight moves and black follows up with c5 freeing his position. 

  • 21 maanden geleden

    JamieKowalski

    I immediately thought that Nxd5 was the answer to Black's b5, and I was wondering why it wasn't discussed in the video. I tested by plugging into my engine (Critter), and it's clearly favored over Be2. Looking on the Fritz "cloud," I now see that it's also already been evaluated as best by Houdini and Fritz 13. White gets a clear pawn without giving up anything.

  • 21 maanden geleden

    ericminwang

    Wonderful video series! I am pausing and thinking hard over each critial moment.

    Question for FM Elliot and other chess lovers: the combination/tactic on 25:40 (Bd3) and a few subsequent combinations were too hard for me (a ~1450 level player). I practice tactics on Chess.com, Shredder almost daily. But these in the video seem harder. Do you recommend any app, program, or book (in that other) to improve my tactics further?

  • 21 maanden geleden

    MSteen

    Very fine video. Wonderfully instructive and thorough. Now, if I could only play as logically as that. So say we all!

  • 22 maanden geleden

    robby35572

    Great video, thank u and please keep em coming....

  • 22 maanden geleden

    11112011

    الجزيرة

  • 22 maanden geleden

    cROOKed_KNIGHT

    I dont think that the proposed checkmate sequence at the end (about 41:30) is a forced mate in 3... after Qg7+ Ke7 Rxe6+ what if black retreats with Kd8?

    The game is pretty much over anyway, because the queen falls with Rxe8, follwed by a couple checks which win the b4-pawn.. but its not quite "mate in 3" as was suggested. or am i missing something?

  • 22 maanden geleden

    aravindu

    Thanks.

  • 22 maanden geleden

    sfriedman71

    Great video! Great series!

  • 22 maanden geleden

    XxSkullxX

    I love these vids, they helped me sooooo much

  • 22 maanden geleden

    Roger1892

    Great vid!

  • 22 maanden geleden

    Shkbar

    Good Good Good

  • 22 maanden geleden

    saetti

    After black's b5, it seemed tempting to try Nxd5 when white can win a pawn. Does black have too much counterplay in this line?

  • 22 maanden geleden

    alanzoro

    Great video!  Even though it is long by chess.com standards, I really appreciate the detailed and cogent analysis.

  • 22 maanden geleden

    john-warner

    Clear-cut instruction and good analysis.Thanks

  • 22 maanden geleden

    DrFrank124c

    Great video, an interesting and instructive game clearly explained in plain simple English, no foreign accents, no phony  accents, no jive.

  • 22 maanden geleden

    Clubber_Lang

    Thanks Elliot - very helpful!

  • 22 maanden geleden

    Wzntz

    Great Elliott

  • 22 maanden geleden

    dzindzifan

    ok first for all those complaining about the sample videos ... hey become a subscriber it's worth it.  This video instruction is valuable, worthwhile, entertaining and just plain fun.  If you love chess, it's art and beauty ... well don't be disappointed do something about it and subscribe!  Elliot ... thank you so much for another GEM!  Awesome instruction.  Wish I had you for a chess teacher when I was a kid!  

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