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The Chess Aquarium - Heavy Pieces [30:00] 
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 The Chess Aquarium - Heavy Pieces [30:00]
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Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:39 pm

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3d Boards are just so irritating

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:03 pm

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Thank you for this excellent lesson. Your approach to increase the complexity of the position step by step works beautifully. Very, very good, I'd love to see more.

luctor & emergo

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:39 pm

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Great lesson but it would be easier to follow on 2D boards.

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:04 pm
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Great Lesson! All the examples of the actual games were remarkable.

I didn't mind the 3d board either. Looks pretty good to me.

Some minor technical things though: I guess there were some animations when moving the pieces, that turned out looking horrible in the video (maybe because of the encoding). Also the sound was suboptimal. I enjoyed the nice touch with the soothing classical music in the background. However I don't think it's a good idea: combined with your commentary (which was good btw) it created a lot of background noise, this effect might have been created by mic problems though, dunno.
Anyway, great vid!

Lemon curry?

Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:48 am

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For this kind of exercises, I also agree that it's better to use a 2D board. A virtual 3D board is not exactly the same as a real board, and it usually distorts the positions on many occasions. Good lessons though. :)

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Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:07 am

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Thanks for the feedback. I've switched to the 2D boards for later recordings because of the unsightly blotches that occur during encoding with the 3D board. I don't know why the audio is so poor. I even bought a new mic but it didn't do any good. I only put the music in the background afterwards so the scratchy audio isn't so annoying.

Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:24 pm

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one of the best videos i've seen so far, you've got the progressive build up in complexity really down pat which is the hall mark of the best teachers

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Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:23 am

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Nice lesson. Easy to follow and beautifully presented

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Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:25 pm

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 Re: The Chess Aquarium - Heavy Pieces [30:00]
I think the mate in 4 is can be mate in 3. Very nice done

Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:47 am

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 Re: The Chess Aquarium - Heavy Pieces [30:00]
Nicely done! I do think a 2D board is better in this case.

Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:07 pm
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