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Thanks for the explanation.
1.d4 ftw!! Great series David!
Great series. David uses pacing and clear speech that is easy for beginners to understand. At the same time, important principles are taught, which can immediately improve games.
Another great video!! Thank you sir!
At 10:24; after black moves to b5; wouldn't that lose on the spot to a4 by white?
Enjoyed the video - thanks!
I like 1...e6 and 1...Nf6 most to against 1.d4, just wait and see what's White does in next move and choose a flexible plan :)
Yes, it was awesome. Very clear, logical explanation, good coverage of main variations - even though you did not mention my favourite Chigorin Defense will all these dangerous knights . I am looking forward to seeing your original video (answers to 1.e4).
Please continue in these high-quality general opening explanations.
Thanks a lot
I'm definately no beginner but I had to watch it as it was titled "1.d4" which is my own main weapon. I genuinely enjoyed watching this lecture for a few reasons... 1.d4 is king , I'm not a fan of 1.e4 unless I know I'm gonna play a King's Gambit, and 1...Nf6!! (double-exclam lol ) is THE best way to play for black!
That was a really good recap for me of the basics of 1.d4 - you're a very good teacher David, awesome lecture
i'd like 2 c more about 1... Nf6 without getting 2 technical
Another great video David!!!
What about defenses to 1. c4, the English Opening? I run into this fairly often.
by IM David Pruess
To conclude his "mini-series" on what all beginner players need to know in order to start the first few moves of every chess game "on the right foot" -- IM Pruess brings us all of black's main line options against 1.d4. He focuses again on the most logical pluses and minuses of each move, and makes a bold claim about 1...Nf6! Enjoy and take notes...
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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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