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I guess somebody hit me with a stupid stick.
Anyway, with more experience I discovered that counting is essential to dynamic play, as important as any positional understanding.
Very interesting video. I have been trying t understand, tempo and how to decide who has more of it in my chess games. You have successfully made that clear to me. Thank you and good day.
While Development is very important, I fail to see much practical value in "counting". As you say, it depends on alot of factors. "Space and control" over the board is, for me, more practical in my games.
Haha, "the rooks will never see each other because one has...died"
Great first video to this series!Thanks
Nice and helpful tip! This is my first time! Thank you for the free diamond membership! ;)
@zoom_4T That's an incredibly subjective and ridiculous standard. First, how could you objectively judge how "agreeable" a person's voice is? The answer is you can't; it's going to be different for every person. Second, if the teacher is understandable and informative, why is the sound of their voice relevant in any way to the lesson? The value in this video is that the instructor is an international master; not that they have an "agreeable" (whatever that means) voice.
for didactical purposes, it is important for a video that the "teacher" has an agreable voice, this is not the case hera, although the competence of this teacher is great! So i can refer to Kevin (in thechesswebsite.com) or the videos of kingscrusher (you find on youtube). these voices are much more pleasant to ear, find them and appreciate the difference! I therefore suggest that chess.com find such a teacher.
I first heard about Tempo in chess Years, maybe even Decades ago now!
It is really nice to finally have some sort of appreciation of what it actually means!
Lol, errr.. we won't count the king because he isn't supposed to be out there.
Thanks for these very interesting videos, I really appreciate them all. David, very good at explaining.
That said, NN stands for the latin Nomen Nescio, that means Unknown.
What I understood here is that in the process of developing the pieces at the beginning of a chess game, there are two main issues that will influence the power or quality of development of your pieces. One is the speed of moving all your pieces, and the other is coordination, relevancy and effectiveness of the pieces to attack/defend as necessary. All this go together , you have to get your pieces fast and to the right squares, and you have to be able to understand how you pieces are developed in relation to your opponent and use this knowledge to your advantage.
A general rule of thumb would be if ahead in development to open the position and if you are behind you want to keep it closed?
I'm such a beginner at chess although I've been playing for years. I'm so glad to have found this site as I've been improving so quickly and the game has actually become enjoyable. Also, maybe it's the philosophy grad in me, but I appreciate the intro to chess theory; that in itself has opened up a whole world of possibilities to explore. Thank you...
by IM David Pruess
The first video in IM Pruess's series about strategies surrounding development advantages. In this video he explains what development is, and how to measure the size of a development advantage. After mentioning some things you can do with a development advantage, he provides an example of the most common.
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense, Fried Liver Attack (C57)
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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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