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Alex hi thanks again for the great lecture! I learned a lot about central play from this video and also stopping counterplay before launching the k.s. attack. Nice job! and I'm looking forward to part 4 tomorrow.
Your explanation is very clear, Alex!! I like the ideas you mention as "rules", they turn things simple to understand and try in our games. Thanks !
Really enjoy the concept on space advantage... just recently started trying to implement it in my own games.
A very interesting topic: playing with a space advantage coming out of the Nimzo-Indian. Thank you for suggesting so many lines and other games to study.
Alex - I always enjoy your videos. It's amazing how taking with this pawn or that pawn, or even not taking at all can make such a huge difference in a game. I wish I had your understanding of how best to use pawns in the game to gain space and many other things. :)
Very instructive concept of prophylaxis when having the space advantage. I've lost a number of horrifyingly upsetting games against the Maroczy Bind where I suffocated for space while my opponent restricted all squares for my pieces to the point all my pieces were basically in zugzwang.
In my experience (admittedly at lower levels), I find a space advantage is very easy to "see", but very difficult to convert - and the more so at quicker time controls. Thnakfully this series is giving good advice, like "prophylaxis first". I hope GM Alex Lenderman has many other videos on this subject in the making for us. By the way, would it be possible to see space advantage based on the e5-square? For instance in the French Defense, Steinitz variation? Many thanks!
I really like your explanations Alex. it has been insightful to see your understanding and interpretations of a space advantage. I like this more than the books. thanks for sharing your knowledge.
I particularly like your mentions of having more than one space advantage ( pawn on g5 and pawn on b5) all very very interesting.
Very good video, Alex! Thank you, especially for helping me to increase my understanding of the gaining "space" concept in chess and to be aware of how it can help in a game. Look forward to the next video.
by GM Alex Lenderman
Today GM Lenderman continues his video series on the subjects of space, time and harmony in chess. "Centralization and Domination", according to Grandmaster Lombardy, are the keys to chess. Does Alex agree with this theory? From white's perspective in this line of the Nimzo-Indian, they seem like pretty good pieces of advice. The strong-hold on d5 proves as useful as ever in this game. Enjoy!
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GM Alex Lenderman
A "true" chess professional, Grandmaster Alex Lenderman learned to play the game at the age of ten, was an expert at twelve, National Master at thirteen, International Master at sixteen and a Grandmaster at nineteen years old. A gold medalist, scoring an incredible 9-of-11 score, at the World Youth Championship Under-16 in 2005. A US Chess League MVP in 2008, Alex is also the winner of multiple prestigious events in the "American Chess Scene", including: the Philadelphia International; US Open; Marshall Club Championship, Eastern Open and the National Chess Congress. Alex's peak FIDE rating was 2601 and he currently trains hard with his coach, GM Giorgi Kacheishvili.
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