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Really good video!
no, the best part was the giggling when he was talking about how fast the pawns were disappearing
david is agreat teacher love his courses
The best part was the "OHH-LALA" so sexy and educational at the same time ...LOL
nice saw benko gambit for the first tym thnx Mr david even i wanna be a IM one day
I fell asleep.
im new, but after black opened the bishop for attacking the knight on c3, the queen protecting the knight, and the rook, why doesnt white just move its dark squared bishop to attack c3. Then after the capturing takes place, both sides lose a Q, and a B, and white loses a knight and the d5 pawn, but, it keeps both rooks, to blacks 1 R and 2 knights...? lost here, please help
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Great video! The best part............ IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was a great video! Tactics were great!
I am exactly looking for these kinds of videos.
Excellent video on the Benko Gambit!
Great video thanks
Thanks David...Well Presented Video! I think I could use more and more of this type of instruction and will look forward to hearing more from you in the future. Very much appreciated!
really awesome video, i already saw it before but still verry good
by IM David Pruess
"Tactics are the servants of Strategy" -- Some Chess "Nut-Job". Oh wait, that was former World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik! This weekend our own IM David Pruess tells a similar story, as he literally paints a picture of cohesive development, structural planning, and tactical foresight. This incredibly instructive video displays the tactical power your pieces possess when they work together towards a common goal... 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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