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  • hace 5 meses


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

  • hace 21 meses


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

  • hace 22 meses


    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.

  • hace 22 meses


    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?

  • hace 22 meses


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

  • hace 22 meses


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

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  • hace 23 meses


    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?

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  • hace 23 meses


    Great video! Great series!

  • hace 23 meses


    I love these vids, they helped me sooooo much

  • hace 23 meses


    Great vid!

  • hace 23 meses


    Good Good Good

  • hace 23 meses


    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?

  • hace 23 meses


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

  • hace 23 meses


    Clear-cut instruction and good analysis.Thanks

  • hace 23 meses


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

  • hace 23 meses


    Thanks Elliot - very helpful!

  • hace 23 meses


    Great Elliott

  • hace 23 meses


    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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