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  • 3 weeks ago

    dccyclist001

    I love the comment: "Don't just sit there and wait for them to catch up, get out there and kill them!" :)

  • 6 months ago

    cdowis75

    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.

  • 6 months ago

    EmptyBelt

    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.

  • 7 months ago

    EasonZhao

    Stupid

  • 9 months ago

    cdowis75

    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.

  • 12 months ago

    TexanCanadian

    Haha, "the rooks will never see each other because one has...died"

  • 12 months ago

    AbiodunBalogun

    Excellent piece!!

  • 13 months ago

    john-warner

    Great first video to this series!Thanks

  • 14 months ago

    djinnm

    Nice and helpful tip! This is my first time! Thank you for the free diamond membership! ;)

  • 14 months ago

    AtomicJoshh

    @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.

  • 18 months ago

    zoom_4T

    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.

  • 19 months ago

    AdamRhetoric

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  • 21 months ago

    LJames23Heat

    Nice Video!!!

  • 21 months ago

    98cbr900

    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! Laughing

  • 22 months ago

    MikeyRawks

    Lol, errr.. we won't count the king because he isn't supposed to be out there.

  • 24 months ago

    saintloop

    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.

  • 2 years ago

    ShutUpAndPlay

    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.

  • 2 years ago

    Bachiconicid

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  • 2 years ago

    Kolob68

    Good video.

    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?

  • 2 years ago

    Nietzsche_Keen

    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...

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