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glad you liked it, and that you will take the time to watch it again and think through it all to really absorb the ideas.
Thank you for the informative video. I am really starting to see how calculating tempi can affect what moves you make in a closed/open game. I will have to watch this video again more times to fully get it all, but I have to say good video. Also thank you for clearing up that semi-open positons are just positions that lead to open positions. I look forward to learning more about "fluid opening games" that is a new concept to me.
what do you mean?
hey david do you do full lessons without gold or platinum memberships?
yeah, bullet point slides are a good addition to videos. this one was recorded very early on :-)
Great video! Keep them coming. :) Adding a quick summary/recap slide with a few bullets at the very end might be a good addition.
thanks for the compliments. no, i've never done a full analysis of the final game in any other video lesson.
"Some kind of, arrogant jerk like me"
I find that coming back to your videos for second and third helpings yields increased rewards with each viewing.
Do you ever go over the game at the end in a subsequent video? I would like to see the brilliant play by black.
glad you learned something from it :)
Hi David, this is really a highly instructive video session. I did not expect such a video in the beginners course, because i think it is already very high niveau. However, as an already 1500 ELO player, I am now convinced that it was worthwhile not to skip. Thanks a lot!
sorry, gert, i answered you several weeks ago and now i came back here and my response did not post!
those are two different measures you can count to get a sense of development, that are pretty similar.
nice video....thank you for these..
great video, I have one qestion, sometimes you count the number of moves to castle and sometimes the number of moves to connect rooks. Look at the 22:00 minutes and further. Why is this difference?
you're very welcome :-) glad it was helpful!!
Thankyou very much for the video, it has changed the way I see chess.
I always knew that tempi was very important but was astounded to see what just 1.5 tempi can do when you sacrifice the b2 pawn in the position you showed.
by IM David Pruess
In his second video on the strategy surrounding development advantages, IM David Pruess examines how the value of a development advantage varies depending on how open or closed a position is.
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IM David Pruess
At the age of twelve, David was lucky to be brought by his mother to a session of the Berkeley Chess School's Friday night kid's chess club, where he met NM Robert Haines, who showed him what chess was. Eighteen years later, he is still in love with the game. He has shared first in a few major tournaments, eg: American Open, North American Open, and Open Rohde (France), and played in several US Championships.
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