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At the beginning of the video I am using the same definition: the amount of squares the pieces have behind the pawns. The endgame situation is indeed a different one. There are no longer many pieces, so how many squares you have for them has become less relevant. Thinking it over again, it's more about "having advanced pawns" than about "having a space advantage" at that point. But this is one of the transitions you can make from a middlegame with a space advantage, to an endgame where you have some breakthrough possible with your advanced pawns, so it makes sense to cover it here.
Excellent vid, thanks
it is one of the standard uses of a space advantage :)
BTW David, I have never considered a successful breakthrough determined by a space advantage and I don't remember having heard something like that. Quite interesting! Is this the standard way of considering it or is it something like a conclusion of yours?
(pionblanc on Chesskid.com)
I'm speechless. Being an IM or a GM is one thing, but being skilled enough to provide such learning material is something that few people are. Thanks, David!
Very well explained. I hope I will remember it when the time comes...
upgrading my account just to see this video
hey Dave i live in CA to and awesome video
Great lucid explanations, David...thanks !
Thanks a lot! I think this will really improve my middle-end game! :D
Love yer vids dude!
you're welcome; glad you liked them!
I really enjoyed all of these videos and will be looking for more. Thanks Dave!
you mean, as shown at 4:39? yes.
at 4:35 could you also do nd5-e7?
Great stuff Dave! Thank you, keep them coming! V
ok, the last examples are endgames, so i believe you mean the game with the two-bishop sacrifice, Lasker-Bauer. that is called the "bird larsen attack" characterized by the pawn on f4 (Bird's opening) and the b3-Bb2 on the queenside (which on its own is sometimes called "Larsen's Opening").
What is the opening played by white in the last game? Or is it outside of common opening theory?
by IM David Pruess
In the climax to his mini video series on space in chess, IM Pruess summarizes for us what it really means to "build strength", displays the potential of a space advantage when it exists on one side of the board, and finally, he reviews two excellent examples that show the power of space (or advanced pawns) in the endgame.
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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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