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  • 10 days ago

    IM dpruess

    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.

  • 13 days ago


    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.

  • 2 months ago

    IM dpruess

    what do you mean?

  • 2 months ago


    hey david do you do full lessons without gold or platinum memberships?

  • 7 months ago

    IM dpruess

    yeah, bullet point slides are a good addition to videos. this one was recorded very early on :-)

  • 7 months ago


    Great video!  Keep them coming. :)  Adding a quick summary/recap slide with a few bullets at the very end might be a good addition. 

  • 10 months ago


    good video

  • 12 months ago

    IM dpruess

    thanks for the compliments. no, i've never done a full analysis of the final game in any other video lesson.

  • 13 months ago


    "Some kind of, arrogant jerk like me"


  • 14 months ago


    David excellent video. I have completed only the first three and it is just like the fog is lifting and I can see for miles. Thanks much
  • 15 months ago


    I find that coming back to your videos for second and third helpings yields increased rewards with each viewing.

  • 17 months ago


    Do you ever go over the game at the end in a subsequent video? I would like to see the brilliant play by black.

  • 18 months ago

    IM dpruess

    glad you learned something from it :)

  • 18 months ago


    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!

  • 20 months ago


  • 21 months ago

    IM dpruess

    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.

  • 21 months ago


    nice video....thank you for these..

  • 22 months ago


    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?

  • 23 months ago

    IM dpruess

    you're very welcome :-) glad it was helpful!!

  • 23 months ago


    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.

    Thanks alot

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