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Qf8 Rf6, and black won't be able to support the knight on h6, but again, if it moves, Rxf7 is killer.
dpruess with the kings gambit when we played Qh5 attacking the knight why not black to play Qf8?
glad to hear it :)
nice videos, thanks
Your phone sounds just like my phone. I left the room the same time you did to see who was calling. Around 25:50.PS Great video, btw! :D
Bd7 for who at what move?
why not Bd7 in game one?
Right. And also a pseudo translation of "Yves" which is my first name. :-)
very glad you liked it Yifu! (which by the way means "clothes" in Mandarin)
I was looking for great "opening" lectures till I've watched your serie. This is just what I was looking for! I am looking forward for the rest of it.
Specifically your comments on the "magical" tactics part and how did you choose your examples. It was great.
Sometimes I am desperate , when watching at GM videos. And just, from time to time, remembering us that "tactics do grow on Strategy", it reassures me a little bit. (hu .. I am not sure "reassuring" is the right word, but everybody understood me).
Thank you mister Pruess.
yes, panderson, really a really really good position for black! i promise :-)
Thank you for teaching us how to think about weaknesses in helping us make judgements about development. Very useful!
9:37 Uncastled king stuck in the center with queens on the board. Is it really a good position for Black?
This was really a fantastic King's Gambit video masquerading as a development lesson!
will smart move david
I have been following all your videos, and find them very instructive and full of value. Your teaching skills are excellent.
Keep up the good work.
Good video! Particularly found the phone call comical
i'm so glad to hear that. thank you very much for the praise, and i hope you'll enjoy the further videos.
by IM David Pruess
In his fourth video on the strategy surrounding development advantages, IM David Pruess talks about the role of weaknesses in the less-developed player's position. Two highly instructive examples are examined: one where a player far behind in development, but without weaknesses, opens the center themself; another where a slight lead in development has a great impact because of a clear weakness in black's position.
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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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