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where can i find those " Dzindzichashvili's incredible videos " ?
to complement that instructive video !
it's amazing to me and I play this opening exclusively now again the sicilian ... how few players use Nd4 as black. so this video hits the vast majority of positions I've seen and I really like how you emphasize playing e5 and c4 to keep the position closed, this is the key element. Very nice work ... it's a good compliment to what Roman has put out.
nice positioning :)
Does this mean that bishop to d7 is desirable for black, in order to prevent doubled pawns?
this video inspired me to use the grand prix and is highly recommended by me.
I don't play this opening but I learned some things about positional play that should help my game. Thanks, BK.
thanks well taught
Excellant examples, clear analysis; this is an outstanding addition to a superb collection of videos. Thank you, Charles, and chess.com.
Absolutely super video.GP Attack is one of my favourite openings.
I agree with Nygren.I have been very sucessful with the GP Attack.Most players below 2000 do not seem familiar with N-d4 lines.In a FIDE tournament,I (advanced club level1674 rated) played a friend ,a very talented higher-rated junior well-versed in the intricacies of Benoni ,Sicilian .. and I beat him.Afterwards he checked up the Opening book ,grinned sheepishly at me and said,"Aha,N-d4".
Yermolinsky in his classic book says its better to avoid openings like GP Attack and analysises it critically.He is right ,I feel,so far as ambitious and talented youngsrs are concerned;they can study it but it ought not to be their main line though it can have surprise value-thats what my coach told me and he is a person who understands chess .
Locking down the opponent's doubled pawns was a tactic I didn't know about until now. Good job Charles!
I enjoyed this very much. As a casual player, the lesson for me is the importance of pawn structure and how locking down an opponent can lead to success. I don't have time for deep study of the openings. Relying on general principles such as these are how I have the limited success I enjoy.
@LadyBugger This video is a good answer to a typical amateur's question: "Why does Black move that knight for a second time in this position?" The video authors on chess.com work their asses off to produce these lectures, so those of us who learn from these videos would like to see the contributors receive a little appreciation for their work.
I thought you did a really great job with this video lesson!!!
LazyBugger:Take a look at the description and listen to Galofre first comments about the lesson.
He clarifies that this is a video about GP attack where black allows double pawns and not about the normal Nd4.If you take a look at the description of this video he also writes that this is a follow up to Dzindzichashvilis videos.
If you consider playing this opening as white, it is not enough to know the mostly played Nd4.
I don't know your rating, but if you are below 2000 you cannot rely on opponents playing Nd4 all the time, but it is even more likely that he or she will play other variations.
This video is a nuisance. Recommending a white system based on the worst possible black replies, what do you want to tell us?
The database shows an overwhelming advantage for White in the given sequences, okay. But the reader following the advice will be cruelly woken up against good opponents:
For instance, after 5. … Nd4 the chances for success are at best 33 %.
I recommend very much the videos by Melik regarding the Grand prix attack.
What you say about Roman is absolutely true. And he is always critical, analytical, impartial!
Nice video! I find the doubled pawns incredibly difficult to defend.
by FM Charles Galofre
FIDE Master Charles Galofre brings us an in-depth look at playing the Grand Prix Attack against the Sicilian. In particular, he provides excellent "follow up material" to Dzindzichashvili's incredible videos on the subject. He describes how to play against black's doubled c-pawns: Surrounding the pawns positionally; creating king-side attacking chances; using critical squares while keeping the position closed for the knights -- are all just some of the techniques you will learn from this video!
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FM Charles Galofre
Charles picked up chess in middle school after his mother bought him what was then Chessmaster 7000. The one and only chess club in town was in an establishment previously owned by his father so needless to say he felt right at home. Locally, he excelled at the scholastic level going on to become Florida's K-12 Champion and Denker representative. He currently attends College where he plays Board two for one of our coutry's top chess teams.
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