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thx for the video!! It really helped me understand tactics and intermidiate moves!
great example of how powerfull the scandinavian is when white tries to hold on to the pawn
Its weird how you can just pick up one point which has a massive impact on your learning. You put these videos across in such a way that it is impossible not to see an improvement somewhere in your personal game. Thanks David... keep this fantastic series going.
just realized this video was published... wow Rh3 is a sweet move at the end of that first game!!
Level2, no smothered mate will be coming there, although it's clear that black is winning. Smothering the King is impossible, as the queen would still cover f2 from g1. So Nxh3+ Kh1 Qg1+??? would be a terrible blunder.
David, terrific video, and this hybrid series is probably my favorite of the site. They are so instructive, and I get a chance to sort of play along while having an International Master whispering in my ear what the thought process should be. Keep these coming !!
Great video! thanks.
good find madhatter! I think I just saw one mate and went with it ... but keep my missing mate in two in mind, because its not the first time! Thanks for the comments everyone :)
I really like this format. Thank you! Go Gambit Gareth
Love the ending to that last game! If white decides to keep his queen then black gives a smothered mate!
yea at 7:45 Rh3+ is forced mate in 2 after gxh3 and Qf2# as mentioned by madhatter5 (the knight is pinned so gh is only move) sadly this was missed in the game, would have been a pretty finish I think.
very nice, thanks
Is Gareth in the same room as you? Is that why you're whispering? I feel like you're in between telling a bedtime story volume and NPR book show volume. All the same, always a great video DPruess, keep them coming!
Brilliant games and brilliant analysis I'm a big fan of this series!
This is a great format. Love it!
Great! Please keep them coming.
good vid, instructive games.
huge blunder with Rxg5 though.
Total disaster for white!
by IM David Pruess
IM Pruess and his "study subject" are back again today with another Live Session Hybrid! Member GambitGareth's success in the two games here not withstanding, IM Pruess begins to wonder if Gareth is not sometimes too aggressive, neglecting the use of all his pieces for a more "polished approach". However, it's pretty hard to argue with how quickly Gambit knocks em' out. Enjoy!
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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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