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  • 13 months ago

    wormtownpaul

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  • 3 years ago

    salomon

    where can i find those  " Dzindzichashvili's incredible videos  " ?

     

    to complement that instructive video !

  • 3 years ago

    dzindzifan

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    Fighter4Christ

    great video

  • 4 years ago

    kasimyar

    good video

  • 4 years ago

    MGdonalds

    nice positioning :)

  • 4 years ago

    flatseven

    Does this mean that bishop to d7 is desirable for black, in order to prevent doubled pawns?

  • 4 years ago

    DarekD

    this video inspired me to use the grand prix and is highly recommended by me.

  • 4 years ago

    pyrta

    good video

  • 4 years ago

    Black__Knight

     I don't play this opening but I learned some things about positional play that should help my game. Thanks, BK.

  • 4 years ago

    FRC960

    thanks well taught

  • 4 years ago

    dashkee94

    Excellant examples, clear analysis; this is an outstanding addition to a superb collection of videos.  Thank you, Charles, and chess.com.

  • 4 years ago

    Thesaint8x

     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 .

  • 4 years ago

    Musikamole

    Locking down the opponent's doubled pawns was a tactic I didn't know about until now. Good job Charles!

  • 4 years ago

    robertdrees

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    GMby2012

    @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.

  • 4 years ago

    jdm

    I thought you did a really great job with this video lesson!!!

  • 4 years ago

    Nygren

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    NicoHaag

    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!

  • 4 years ago

    WilsonYiuWahWong

    Nice video! I find the doubled pawns incredibly difficult to defend.

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