• 8 mesi fa


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

  • 18 mesi fa


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

  • 2 anni fa


    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.

  • 2 anni fa


    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

  • 3 anni fa


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

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  • 3 anni fa


    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

  • 3 anni fa


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

  • 3 anni fa


    plz do some vids on the Danish Gambit!


    great video

  • 3 anni fa


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

  • 3 anni fa


    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.

  • 3 anni fa


    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. 

  • 3 anni fa


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

  • 3 anni fa


    Great video!!  Cool

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  • 3 anni fa


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

  • 3 anni fa

    IM 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!


  • 3 anni fa


    Nice game.

  • 3 anni fa


    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.

  • 3 anni fa


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

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