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  • 19 months ago


    headachhhhhhhhhh... seems both are drunk

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  • 24 months ago


    I agree, hilarious and extremely helpful. I think videos of the coaching process or just two people analyzing together turns out to be very productive. I did not know the trick shown at the end whereby an extra tempo can easily be won. I suspect that beginner players like myself are often anxious to pull the trigger on a plan and may not recognize when their plan is not jeapordized by building it up a bit more.

  • 2 years ago


    I am surprised that at 28:10, after Rb7, you didn't just move your king. I WAS surprised that David didn't point this out UNTIL he did (I removed my explanation why that move is better after David pointed it out though) :)

  • 2 years ago


    Fellows, just for the record: stunning comments, and the opportunity to see a master teach you how to think about chess and exploit strong and weak spots on the board is simply amazing!

    Thank you all!

  • 3 years ago


     Their is a God! An amateur's analysis!

    The funniest video I have seen on chess.com. I liked seeing how a coach  improved his student's analysis and also the intentional or unintentional comedy which this brought to the video. Very good to see such a humble and unscripted lesson! In all seriousness Chess.com should do more videos like this whereby an amateur analyses his own game but with the oversight of a GM or IM.
    My favourite lines were:

    1. This is where I did a little bit of calculation.....
    2. Anyway, ummm I don't know what my plan was.....
    3. I'm not sure why I made that move.....

    PS I know the feeling of all the above!

  • 3 years ago

    WFM monika84

    nice video,good job guys!

  • 3 years ago


    in 28 mins,maybe Kf1 is better for me because there's a tempo for black king.. here's the move,Kf1,Ka7,Bxb8+,Rxb8,Rxb8,Kxb8,Ke2.. This is much better for Rxb8+.. And IM dpruess and me have the same idea!! this is a good sign for me.. :) .. B5 doesn't make any sense because the white king is gonna take the pawn on d4 and makes the endgame alot easy game for white.. Above all,this video makes my knowledge in chess wider.. Thank you so much for this free video here in chess.com.. I hope there's more free video that will make us to be a very good chess player.. :)

  • 3 years ago


    Eric..David, I don't know, you may do this all the time, but being new to Chess.com this is my first. This was totally awesome! I have learned so much in so little time listening to the two of you discuss tactics and game play in a friendly way, while playing an actual game. Awesome! Enjoyed every minute!

  • 3 years ago


    a 1707 rating for a working adult is certainly a very respectable rating.

  • 3 years ago


    Loved this video! Lots of good information not to mention that IM Pruess had me cracking up everytime he jumped in to help out.

  • 3 years ago


    Dave sounds like he's about to cry.

  • 4 years ago


    Fairly beneficial video. poor audio quality, yet a good analysis nonetheless. Also the duel commentary is comical at times.

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  • 4 years ago


    Thanks Jradis,


    You're constructive criticism is appreciated and I regret failing to mention that I heard it in a GM video.  

  • 4 years ago


    Zapster17 you are correct! 

    However you might want to add your source. In your comment it is easy to get the impression that you tried this against a friend or computer and got this result. Since it is a really complex position of course no such analysis would be correct and that's why they stated it as an amazing statement for such a lowrated player. If IM David Pruess stated the same thing it would also be considered a rather amazing statment. If you had added to your comment that GM Roman mentioned this in his video it is easier to understand.

    Regards, JRadis

  • 4 years ago


    Well its obvious that your sarcasm suggested that I am wrong and/or my information was irrelevant, neither of which is true.

  • 4 years ago


    Who said anything about you being either right or wrong ??

  • 4 years ago


    It's funny because I play unrated mostly - also I genuinely believed we still lived in a time where people criticize others or reject their arguments because they see themselves as superior because of an arbitrary value assigned to them.  This is called elitism.  In no way does a low ELO rating signify that any point I make about chess invalid - you render my opinion useless as soon as you scroll over my name but how about dissecting it for its content and not just some axiomatic predisposition you have regarding low-rated players.  Sometimes we can be right regardless of our rating!

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