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  • 8 days ago

    SovereignEnemy

    Superb!!..Very informative!

  • 20 months ago

    Chacku

    love it!

  • 3 years ago

    gmanlloyd

    very well put together,Cool really open  my head.

  • 3 years ago

    saw1

    Very good lecture , thanks

  • 3 years ago

    NM Royal-Gambit

    Just for the record, After ...Qc7 (along the mainline) there Nd5 is pretty good system, that gives white some small endgame advantage, and Robby Adamson played this against me as well. However, as the mainline goes with h4 and h5 immediately, blacks play is completely refuted. I am convinced that after ...Nxd4 black is basically lost.

    Nobody plays ...Nxd4 at the top level anymore, which is why all the GM games found in that database do not all contain the refutation.

    simply h4, and h5 for black followed by Bd3! leaves black hopeless.

    Cheers

  • 3 years ago

    Black__Knight

    Well done, from beginning to end. I rearly play with or against the Dragon but I've leant a lot of positional chess stuff and I love positional chess so I really did enjoyed this video very much. 

  • 3 years ago

    FabioR

    Great video, Mark really does a good job teaching!!

  • 3 years ago

    RoJac

    This was the best video I've seen here so far. Thanks!

    Btw, in the position at 17:10, isn't Rxh5 the best?

  • 3 years ago

    blitzface

    Superior lesson with someone that can really teach.......!

  • 3 years ago

    thewinner000

    great

  • 3 years ago

    MyRook

    ok ok i ran it took like ten minutes and it does say kg7 it slightly better.but says Rg8 is even better.Rg8(1.51)kg7(1.80)Nc5(2.08) all favoring white.Thx for the talking me threw that.I guess i just saw the simple Nc5 for complication but it is much more deeper than i could forsee.WoW that really helped alot.Thank you very much!

  • 3 years ago

    MyRook

    let me start over.Nc5 attacks Q and attacks several key squares.(after Qd3) so the plan of bringing rook to e6,gone and planning to move f5,for now,gone

  • 3 years ago

    MyRook

    No not after Re1..i stick the moving it Right after Qd3.

  • 3 years ago

    MyRook

    maybe i am crazy

  • 3 years ago

    MyRook

    especially after Re1 was played it forks the Rook and Queen and also opens protection on e7.

  • 3 years ago

    MyRook

    it forks the Q and the R

  • 3 years ago

    MyRook

    I would like to believe its not the best move after Qd3.But after i made my calculations i doubted also till i ran it threw rybka..it came out the same as me.I just think its more active and it does pose some immediate threats.

  • 3 years ago

    IM Nezhmet

    Dreadshadow:  current theory in the vast majority of games has black playing Rfc8.  Black wants both rooks to "attack the white king", but you see how after Rc1 for white the black rooks are huddled uselessly.  White's accurate treatment made it look silly.

  • 3 years ago

    IM Nezhmet

    myrook:  Nc5 is not a scare move, take a look.  It's not stable there and white can build up unimpeded.

  • 3 years ago

    MyRook

    no need to move the king out of the way..Qd3...Nc5

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