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  • hace 4 meses


    Great lesson...hopefully I can get to 1300 with these tactics.

  • hace 14 meses


    Excellent stuff. Thanks, GM Kaidanov, I'm going to try the Alapin.

  • hace 20 meses


    Thanks for this video, GM Gregory Kaidanov, it was quite enlightening. Now I will watch part 2 which I hope will be as good as part 1.

  • hace 23 meses


    can you please tell me what happens when it is 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 Qc7 but thank you it was an excellent video

  • hace 3 años


    at 23:11; blacks e5 is bad because of Re1? Ah, yes; I forgot about the finochetto bishop.

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  • hace 3 años


    In the intro when I heard 1.e4 I almost stopped the video, but then I carried on... because I always like your lectures... and because I play Sicilian's against 1.e4 I thought I can invert the lesson in my favour and see what white's plans are and how black can stop them, and I now know what I need to look out for Wink

    Like I said, I almost stopped it when I heard 1.e4 but not only was I in need of a little Sicilian refresher, I got an amazing cagalogue of great analytical info that I can now use. Top lecture! Cool

  • hace 3 años


    This video convinced me to try diamond.  Well worth it!  Look forward to more lessons from Kaidanov!

  • hace 3 años


    plz do some vids on the Danish Gambit!


    great video

  • hace 3 años


    Great. Looking much forward to the next in the series. Thanks.

  • hace 3 años


    lol he says if you lose with an extra piece then ill have to do a video on how to win with an extra piece, classic chess humor.

  • hace 3 años


    Hey, why did you say smith-morra was bad. Dzidzi said that the Smith-Morra gambit is a legit opening and that black only equalizes with perfect play. White always has sufficient compensation for the pawn. I don't know where you get your information but I know one thing: Dzidzi's word is law. 

  • hace 3 años


    Excellent video.  Just the right pace and clear descriptions and ideas.

  • hace 3 años


    Great video!!  Cool

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  • hace 3 años


    Great video.I was more interested in blacks moves against the c3 sicilian.Thanks

  • hace 3 años

    MI DanielRensch

    @modonohue and others -- I'm pretty sure Gregory said he would be reviewing other lines (like your 2...d5 request) of the Alapin in future videos. 

    Thanks all!


  • hace 3 años


    Nice game.

  • hace 3 años


    Thank you for a very lucid discussion of the ideas involved in this variation of the Alapin.  I used to play the c3 Sicilian but never considered the g3 line.  I look forward to future insights.

  • hace 3 años


    Excellent lecture GM Kaidanov.  Keep them coming!  A very interesting, and under-utilized, opening tool.

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