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  • 22 maanden geleden


    In the third game why not ...Kh6?

  • 2 jaar geleden


    Tactics literally means ways of touching. In chess, it translates to the ways of attacking your opponents pieces, because the word attack (a-tack) literally means to touch repeatedly or continuously.

    A fork, attacking two or more pieces simultaneously, is one way of attacking, one tactic.

    A skewer, attacking a piece which is on the same line as a less valuable piece, is another way of attacking, another tactic.

  • 2 jaar geleden


    Coolcool video

  • 3 jaar geleden


    yes it succeeds. there's no one to attack the queen on g4?

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Immense!! Cool

  • 3 jaar geleden

    NM Bab3s

    1. Bxh7+ Kxh7 2. Ng5+ Kg6 (2...Kg8 3. Qh5 Rd8 4. Qxf7+ Kh8 5. Qh5+ Kg8 6. Qh7+ Kf8 7. Qh8+ Ke7 8. Qxg7#) (2...Kh6 3. Nxe6+ +-) 3. Qg4 f6 (3...f5 4. Qh4 transposes) (3...Ne3 4. Bxe3 Bxe3 5. Nxe6+ +-) (3...Nf6 4. exf6 Kxf6 5. Ne4+ +-) 4. Qe4+ f5 5. Qh4 (threatening Qh7#) f4 6. Qh7+ Kxg5 7. h4+ Kg4 8. Qg6+ Kxh4 9. g3+ fxg3 (9...Kh3 10. Qh5#) 10. Qxg3+ Kh5 11. Qg5#

    You have to highlight the blank space above to see my answer to the puzzle at the end of the video. I think I got everything. This specific pattern works thanks to the e5 pawn, which divides the board in two, and to Black's undeveloped queenside, which keeps 5...Rh8 from working.

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Great advice....try to identify and understand the details!

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Excellent.  Question: How do I go about setting up my own studies in this way?  That is, how can I find a number of games with similar endings?


  • 3 jaar geleden


    Great video. I have used this specific combination many times, sometimes I won, sometimes I lost. Now I understand how to judge in advance whether or not the sacrifice will succeed. And I can extrapolate this idea to other "speculative" sacrifices as well.  

  • 3 jaar geleden


    I enjoyed it very much.  I could never feel the nuances of the slightly different positions.  For me, a piece sacrifice always seems to get me beat, except if I can see checkmate in a couple of moves.  I find that the "feel" I thought I had for the position was just a toilet urge.  Wink

  • 3 jaar geleden


    perhaps the first 6 minutes spent talking is a bit much

  • 3 jaar geleden


    thanks Gregory, another brilliant video. not only highly instructive but highly entertaining too.

  • 3 jaar geleden


    another helpful tactics on blitz game

  • 3 jaar geleden


    very helpful

  • 3 jaar geleden


    @JonnyTurgi- Horrible spelling of specifically.

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Wow very instructive indeed pattern recognition is an important fctor in chess but i think what makes a exeptionnal player is when he recognize the pattern but he is able to EVALUATE and JUDGE the resulting position specifictly with the position on the board by visualizing it carefully before going there. In that field a player who paved the way is Alexander Alekhine he was very strong positionnaly but tacticaly he would makes lets say a three moces combo and visualize the resulting position with clockwork precision and more important evaluate and judge it acurately. I think that in life and in chess judgement is what makes people smart and computing abilities are of course important but even caluating 12 moves ahead is useless if we cannot judge the result at the end. Thanks Gregory!

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Enjoyed the insights!Laughing

  • 3 jaar geleden


    I liked this presentation about pattern recognition at various levels.

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Great Vedio GM Kaidanov.Smile

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