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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.
well, glad to hear your development is on track now :-)
Had I become a Diamond member at the start, allowing me access to these video lesons, my development would have been accelerated to say the least. But, no, the big genius here decided it would be better to pretty much skip over the beginning and proceed directly to the intermediate
level. Picture, if you like, a grown man pounding his head against his computer screen. This Pruess fellow not only understands the game but he can explain it as well. A combination of skills, I have reason to believe, possessed by very few. Thank you.
hi scope80, this is one of the first videos we recorded, maybe about 3 years ago; we still had a lot to learn with equipment, recording, editing, etc. the audio quality on our current videos is much better.
Hi thanks for the great instructional videos!! I'm finding the sound quality really bad on your videos though and they are very quiet! perhaps you are just a quiet guy but if there is anyway to get these to play louder that should make it clearer as I wont have to have my speakers and volume up so high! thanks
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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