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Very instructive :) Thank you, IM Rensch! :)
@fredou_79 -- Yeah, I think some of these ideas (for white) can be applied to certain variations of the Morra... BUT I don't claim to be a Morra expert.
Send MarcEsserman a message and say you want him to take me up on my offer to do a few videos on the Morra, promoting his book
What to you think about Smith-Morra Gambit having very similar pawn structure with Sheveningen, but the white pawn on c2 ?
How that would affect blacks minority attack with rook on C file if there is no c2 pawn to attack ?
I know Morra for white doesn't usualy use f4 type attack, but is there a way to connect since structure is so much alike in pawn structure but plans seem to differ ?
Nice TY :) i understand somethin about pawn structure ..guess got somethin to think in the middle game ..XD ...hope would make game more interesting :)ll see other videos too ..best one ^^
The wiki pawn
excellent lecture, thank you for explaining the points so well pertaining to white's extension of a4 and the timing of black's d5 as indicated in the pgn, quite excellent, appreciate it. again, thank you for that awesomeness --- very well done!! also, thank you for pointing out the advantages of delaying nc6, or the alternative positions or plans possible by delaying this move.
i thought the tactics associated with white's Pe5 and the manuever of the queen to g2 in a later line very cute. interesting stuff.
ACE lecture Danny - this is gold for my repertoire and tournament prep, I hope there's a part 7 coming soon!
Another fantastic video Danny! This series is a great one, and you do a fantastic job of not only explaining what needs to be done, you make it easier to understand so that successful plans can be made against many common opening pawn structures. Thanks again and hopefully I will be able to play you again sometime on the Big Show! It was very exciting for me to be playing one of my chess heroes in a live game.
@JHBlack -- Well, 6...e5 is simply another option. Not any "better" than e6 or "worse", but simply a completely different type of position and structure... and yes, not within the scope of this particular video .
Nice video...@ 321 Sat ...PlanetEarth...wheeew, its HHHHHOOOOOOTTTT
Good stuff, Danny.
I'm curious though why play 6. Be2, e6 when 6. Be2, e5 takes the center with tempo? Is it simply to maintain the flexibility and solidity of the Scheveningen, i.e., preference of move order for move 6? And also because this is a Scheveningen pawn structure video, of course.
Yay, a new one!! Haven't watched it yet. Actually, I'm going through the whole series again so I might wait until I've rewatched the others. But so excited to see another Pawn Structure 101 episode!!
Great series! thanks.
Kudos Danny! Awesome. I look forward so much to this series and I'm learning more than ever about this opening having grown up with Kasparov playing this, for the first time I'm really starting to understand the keys. Also your summary at the end was superb. Thanks! You are a Saint!
You rock Lindauer !!! When I asked that question, I really did need to be reminded, and I had a thought you would be the man for the job ...
by IM Daniel Rensch
This weekend IM Rensch gets back to the never ending, on-going, "Energizer Bunny" that is the Pawn Structure 101 video series. He continues to review the Scheveningen structure, and he reveals some of the deepest points about playing these positions at a high level. We learn that white must establish kingside pressure before black gets to e4, among many other critical ideas!
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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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