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|Oct-11-11|| ||JoergWalter: Here is a wellknown game between 2 masters which I appreciate very much. Imo it is very close in spirit to this game:|
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914
I just added it as <LMAJ> doesn't seem to know it as far as his comments show.
|Oct-11-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: (This post got moved ... to make any sense, my original post - below - should follow his.) |
<<I said "about."
I was referring to the famous book on tactics ... I think it is still avaialble only in Russian ... that came out in the mid-1950's.
Maybe its not perfect - but I am happy with both the analysis ... and the video.
But thanks for your comment.>>
|Oct-11-11|| ||JoergWalter: Here are a few short games from this database an accurate annotator might want to look at. |
Kolisch vs Geake, 1860
D Starbuck vs NN, 1881
Karjakin vs Miguel Angel Sola Lluch, 2003
R Gralla vs S Stojanovic, 2008
A Mijovic vs D Mihajlova, 2008
|Oct-12-11|| ||AGOJ: <LMAJ: I gather that you didn't think that my video was terrible?>|
No, not terrible, but I won't lie to you, it leaves lots of room for improvement. That is a professional opinion. I have been teaching, in one capacity or another, for over 30 years now. I have ample experience with private tutoring, with small classes, with large classes, and (what is relevant for this discussion), I have experience with video teaching, taping lectures for an online audience. Each of these different delivery modes require from me a different approach to how I teach. The video format in particular was (is) the hardest one for me to master. My first videos sounded as if I was teaching a very large class. My impression of your video was that you were going over a private tutoring chess session. This is normal, and part of the learning curve, so don't interpret it as a negative comment. One thing that is already positive that you have going for you is that your voice has enough inflection to convey stresses, as opposed to some cases I know where the speaker drones on and on in monotone. Don't overuse this ability, as it can become quirky and even comical.
I am making no comment on the actual content of the video here, given that I already mentioned an issue in my last post in this trend.
So, in short, no, not terrible, and I am sure you will iron out the kinks by yourself as you go on. Good luck.
|Oct-12-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Here is one message from a YT user: "Hi! How is it going?
I like your channel very much. You've got great videos on it!" |
It went on after that, and got into other topics, such as asking about chess lessons, but this was the important part of the message.
An e-mail from a former student in Mobile (AL) called it: "The best instructional video I have seen."
|Oct-12-11|| ||AnalyzeThis: As some have pointed out, Morphy might have played 15. Bxf6, inviting 15.....Qxb3 16. Bxd7 mate. The approach he used was more artistic and made this a classic for generations to come.|
|Oct-12-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Another friend in Pensacola - he used to play tournament chess 10 (or more) years ago - said that I should point out a few things: |
# 1.) He said that he has watched many of these chess videos.
# 2.) He has never seen a chess video where the author had used or shown his analysis ... he felt it was superior to other videos in this regard.
# 3.) He did not know of ANY other chess videos where the author also had a web page on the game that he could refer you to.
# 4.) He knew of NO other videos where the author allowed you to get a copy of his analysis, FREE ... or otherwise.
|Oct-12-11|| ||JoergWalter: Another great video:
|Oct-12-11|| ||JoergWalter: And don't tell me that my version is horrible. It took me decades to outdo Merle's play:|
|Oct-12-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thnak you CG for cleaning up this page.
I am sure that you often think that it is a thankless task ... however, I (for one) deeply appreciate your efforts.
|Oct-12-11|| ||AGOJ: I agree with <DrMAL>, this page should be dedicated to Morphy's game. I didn't think of it, and posted my comments about the video here. I should have posted them directly in <LMAJ>'s page. Sorry about that.|
|Oct-12-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: No reason that you cannot post comments directly on the page with the video.|
|Oct-12-11|| ||WannaBe: < LIFE Master AJ: Another friend in Pensacola...|
# 4.) He knew of NO other videos where the author allowed you to get a copy of his analysis, FREE ... or otherwise.>
But, isn't the video itself a free analysis? Why do I need two forms of analysis, free or not?
|Oct-12-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: when it comes to free analysis and training, there I was thinking American FM Dennis Monokroussos had done it for years....|
|Oct-12-11|| ||WannaBe: I've actually met Mr. Dennis! Nice guy, too!!|
|Oct-13-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: in fact, <chesscafe> has been providing free stuff for years too -- from Dan Heisman's <Novice Nook> to the hardcore stuff by Mueller or Dvoretsky. Printing out is naughty - copyright - but every one of those articles is archived. (We can thank Hanon Russell for that free website.)|
Or what of chessbase; they provide GM analysis of recent games and training problems....
AJ's stuff isn't the only free stuff on the net. That's the point.
|Oct-13-11|| ||JoergWalter: <LMAJ: ... I did discover at least one new move, (no one has cited it - at least as far as I am aware of...>|
He is talking about 6.Qb3 which he has given <deep positional analysis>.
Unfortunately, it must be classified stuff "burn before reading" as he does give his analysis.
However, 6. Qb3 was played in:
Amsterdam vs The Hague, 1834
A Kunte vs H Fidaeyee, 2005
K Denny vs H Fidaeyee, 2006
|Oct-13-11|| ||chessgames.com: We just removed a large number of posts from this page, mostly for being off-topic and/or being personal attacks. How this page descended into a debate about the Petroff Defense is beyond us. We left behind a few comments which seemed to be at least superficially sincere.|
There are many YouTube videos that discuss this game, and if anybody wants to share links to them here that is encouraged. However if you want to really pick apart a specific YouTube video, addressing specific details with video times and everything, please use YouTube itself.
|Oct-14-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Paul Morphy - Carl Isouard [C41]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4? [3...Nc6?! 4.d5 (4.Nc3 --> Olmeda-Orosso; 4.dxe5 dxe5 Ramirez-Opuama) 4...Nb4 --> Craig-Marie] 4.dxe5 Bxf3 [4...dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Nxe5 ;
4...Nd7 5.exd6 Bxd6 6.Be2 (6.Nc3 --> Frommel-Nathe) 6...Ngf6 --> Szigeti-Deak(6...Qe7 --> Rodriguez-Fernandez) ] 5.Qxf3 [5.gxf3 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Kxd8 7.f4± Pachman] 5...dxe5 6.Bc4 Nf6? [6...Qf6 --> Sulliman-Bernschutz 7.Qb3 Bc5 8.0-0 Bb6 9.a4 a5 10.Nc3 Ne7 11.Be3 Nd7 12.Rad1f;
6...Qd7] 7.Qb3 [7.Bg5 --> Fievet-Touati] 7...Qe7T [7...Qd7 8.Qxb7 Qc6 9.Bb5] 8.Nc3! [8.Qxb7 Qb4+ 9.Qxb4 Bxb4+ 10.Bd2 ;
8.Bxf7+! Kd8 (8...Qxf7 9.Qxb7 ) 9.Qxb7 Qb4+ 10.Qxb4 Bxb4+ 11.c3 Bc5 12.Bg5 Nbd7 13.Nd2 Rf8 14.Be6 h6 15.Bxd7 hxg5 16.Bc6 Rb8 17.Nf3 Rxb2? 18.0-0-0+ 1:0 Tenk-Egert,Brno 1930] 8...c6 9.Bg5 b5? [9...Qc7] 10.Nxb5! [10.Be2 Qb4=] 10...cxb5 11.Bxb5+ Nbd7 [11...Kd8 12.0-0-0+] 12.0-0-0 Rd8 13.Rxd7! Rxd7 14.Rd1 Qe6 15.Bxd7+ [15.Qxe6+ fxe6 16.Bxf6 ] 15...Nxd7 16.Qb8+!! Nxb8 17.Rd8# 1-0
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The (old) CB analysis of this game ... its a little different than mine, if you wish to compare the two ...
(This comes from a "Mega-DB" that was first released around 2003, although they have updated it many times since then.)
|Oct-14-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: The above does not even examine 6.Qb3. Nor does Hubner's famous analysis of this game. (And its NOT in any of my books, nor does ECO mention it.) And when I checked the DB (at the time), it came up blank. However, when I checked tonight, (the on-line DB ... NOT the one on my hard drive); it comes up with an astounding 21 matches! |
Below is best example:
Neverov,Valeriy (2543) - Chahrour,Mohamad [C41]
Third Beirut Open (R#1), 17,10,2009.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4 4.dxe5 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 dxe5 6.Qb3 b6 7.Bc4 Qf6 8.Nc3 Bc5 9.Be3 Bd4 10.Nd5 Qd6 11.0-0-0 c5 12.c3 Bxe3+ 13.Nxe3 Qe7 14.Bxf7+ Qxf7 15.Rd8+ Ke7 16.Nf5+ Kxd8 17.Qxf7 1-0
|Oct-14-11|| ||JoergWalter: <LMAJ> There must be a good reason why high class analysts don't even mention 6. Qb3. What does your <deep positional analysis> reveal? Provide the details, please.|
|Oct-14-11|| ||Sneaky: 6.Qb3, hmmm, kind of interesting even though it doesn't look aesthetically pleasing. I can believe it also works, but it's hard to believe it's actually better than Morphy's move. White is clearly better--so simple development 6.Bc4, why move a piece twice and risk seeing Black equalize? |
This much I know to be 100% true: <4.Bg4? - This is a weak move already.> Fischer said it, and you can take it to the bank. So discussion of what the best way to punish the patzer who plays 4.Bg4? is a tertiary opening discussion anyhow.
BTW maybe we should discuss this on the Philidor Defense (C41) page.
|Oct-14-11|| ||JoergWalter: <LMAJ> btw the variation|
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4? 4.dxe5 Bxf3 5.gxf3 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Kxd8 7.f4± [Pachman] from CB
is already in Bilguer's Handbuch from 1843 and considered better than 5. Qxf3 which is recommended against weaker players.
What were your findings on 5. gxf3 - you don't mention it in your analysis. Just this:
<5. Qxf3, ('!')
Most of the time, it is bad to bring out the Queen early. But since Black's light-squared Bishop has already been exchanged off, (No ...Bg4 to worry about.); the lady is quite safe here.>
|Oct-14-11|| ||JoergWalter: <Sneaky: 6.Qb3, hmmm, kind of interesting even though it doesn't look aesthetically pleasing.>|
Thanks for the link and I agree with your assessment.
6. Lc4 develops another piece threatens mate in one, can bring about another mistake 6. ... Nf6? and creates a double threat after 7. Qb3.
6. Qb3 is not so convincing imo. However, I would like to see Goldsby's arguments.
This here is mainly a discussion of Goldsby's analysis of the entire game which includes the opening.
|Oct-14-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <<So discussion of what the best way to punish the patzer who plays 4.Bg4? is a tertiary opening discussion anyhow.>> |
I agree with this, although there was a case of the 2500 who could not defeat another player who tried this line ...
A Kunte vs H Fidaeyee, 2005.
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