9877 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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.
I think this series is going to turn into a modern classic. Although I have heard these concepts before, I never understood them. But the way you explain them both rigorously and by going back to basic building blocks means that I can relate them back to my own simplistic way of playing.
Last week, I found myself ahead in development, did a pawn sac to open the position and then ended up with my opponent againt the ropes and checkmated him.
How cool is that?
You have made an old man very happy.
Right, now for video number five!
you are very welcome :-) glad you enjoyed. part 5 is one of the next three videos
Thanks for these tutorials. They have taught me so much and I've already started to practice some of the ideas behind them with success!
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.
Related: << Previous Video
Next Video >>
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
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.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!