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😒 video does not work
doesnt work like doesn't play? it plays fine when i test it.
There's a problem with this video... Doesn't work !
Nice clear video!
Thank you...I have decided to actually study the game now, so that my performance and enjoyment and understanding of the will improve. This "basic video" has opened my eyes...Thank you again...
Thankyou, from a grateful beginner, very helpful : )
it is there. (if you are talking about this http://www.chess.com/article/view/video-guide )
it's in the strategy section, and the series is "playing with a space advantage"
Is it possible to put this series in the video guide? It is much more helpful to study if things are put together there, I only accidentally found this video and think it is so great it needs more attention (just like the rest of the series on working with space adv)
its the clearest explanation of space i have seen. thanks
yeah, or like judging other things in chess. i put my knight on a good square, and then i ask: how much is this knight worth? one person says 3.2; another says 3; yet another says 3.06, and another says 3.6. it's not easy to judge, but it still has meaning, and we can try to refine our ability to make accurate judgments.
So it's like judging beauty: there are enough commonalities in people's perspectives to say there is a consensus on what is or is not beautiful, but the consensus isn't absolute.[/philosophical]
If you let the above analysis stand, I'll consider myself to have comprehended the element of space. Thanks again for your timely responses.
sort of. but i would say the fact that it depends on your judgment, and that there are nuances does not make it entirely subjective. if you there is an undefended square on b5, that you could put your knight on, and your opponent has a pawn on a7, you have to ask yourself if it's good or bad for the opponent to play a7-a6. if it's really bad for him, you can consider b5 to be yours. if it's really good for him, don't count b5 at all. if it has pluses and minuses, then i count b5 as about half a square.
Thank you for your timely response. Your proposed definition seems to make space subjective to each individual player's criteria for a "safe" square, but you add that my flawed-yet-objective definition works for nearly all situations. Is that what you're trying to say?
[Edit: Corrected my mistake in spelling your username.]
by IM David Pruess
International Master David Pruess is back with a bang, and today he provides some "must have" knowledge for all beginner chess players! Today he provides a basic definition of space that even some intermediate players could use as review. Pay attention to his literal definition of the term, how it affects the pieces, and where/when it's useful. He then sheds some light on the potential dangers of space, and finally, he summarizes it all just for you!
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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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