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Great video,although a little short.
Good video. Enjoyed the ideas.
It helps to understand the pawn structure and piece relationship in developing a plan. Thanks Danny! Good video.
These videos are outstanding, I have been keeping pawn structure in mind and win way more then before this video! Exclaim!
In the position you keep having white play Qc1, I'm wanting to try Rhh4, but I suppose black's still consolidating with ...e5 or ...c5?
I saw the Be7-f6 idea, but not the follow-up pressure of g6,Qf8-g7.
Nice pressure by black and nice video coverage.
WOW, that's cool!
"this is real chess, not make believe attack chess" lol
Pawn Structure is key. I have obtained a copy of Soltes.
Excellent - thanks
Good lesson. I think i better work more on my openings, so I can get to these middle games in good position.
by IM Daniel Rensch
International Master Daniel Rensch continues his never-ending "Pawn Structure 101" series with another video on the Caro-Slav Formation. Today, he reviews more of black's options when white has made the mistake of trading too many pieces in a position with a space advantage. How can black exploit this, and what exactly are white's weaknesses in this type of position? Watch and find out...
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IM Daniel Rensch
With numerous "scholastic chess accomplishments" to boast of, both as a player and a coach, Danny has been a "chess professional" since his early teens. He was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the U.S. every year from the age of 12 - 21years old, and at one point he was the highest rated 19-year old in the country. He earned the IM title at age 23. A part owner and full time Staff Member for Chess.com LLC, Danny is our Vice President of Content and Professional Operations, managing the products and "team of contributors" you enjoy here, as well as for our scholastic extension site, ChessKid.com.
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