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Thanks, David. This was an excellent video. Your comments regarding 1.f3 made me laugh!
Thanks Mr.Pruess, this was a very interesting lecture. With my limited exprience, it seems that I wouldn't play most of the more risky openings. But do think they are good to understand, because I've exprienced people playing these opening lines. That said I think I try one of the more balanced non-popular openings in some future casual games.
Nice! Very helpful.
Nice video! <3
I had fun watching this. A lot of these openings I've never even considered. Thanks for taking time to make this video.
and i quote, "there is nothing you can say wrong about checkmate"; (such deep insight). Thank for the video.
haha... I like the part about the King Merry go-round!! :-)
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Firstt video I have watched, very informative. Thanks.
1. a3 is a bad move because 1... a6 puts white in zugzwang.
I can watch on ipad
by IM David Pruess
Calling all "beginning" Chess Players! Have you ever wanted to invent your own Opening? Or have you at least wondered why "X" move is never played at the top levels of chess? IM David Pruess goes through every single possible first move of a chess game from white's perspective and then discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each. There is no dogmatic "e4 or d4 is best" here, as this weekend David "open-mindedly" considers every option!
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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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