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  • 2 years ago

    chesseydaniel_2012

    i tried this method on my friend and he losed 

  • 2 years ago

    Elubas

    Doesn't c5 make it possible for black to play ...e5 as well? I guess it's not automatically good, but now that the c4 pawn doesn't pressure the d5 pawn, black can consider gaining space in the center.

  • 2 years ago

    anshutiger

    IT s good

  • 2 years ago

    EN-mapquestboy

    Can't wait for Part 3!Smile

  • 2 years ago

    DRcheckmate

    Can you convert to stonewall with caro kann if both players play a reasonable opening

  • 2 years ago

    jflores33

    elindauer poses a critical question.  When I was active in chess, years ago, I had a 100% result against the Stonewall and would always play the c5 plan he mentions, with great results.  But in this specific position (Avrukh's plan), 10.c5 (instead of 10. b4) could lead to 10...Bc7, 11. b4 b5!

    Black has slowed down White's assault.  If White does not play a quick a4 (which can be answered with ...a6), then Black might later play ...a5.  If White goes 12. bc then ...ab is a fine answer.  Black looks to have the advantage in this final variation, and might plan ...b6-b5 followed by moving one of the Knights to d7 and b6-c5.

  • 2 years ago

    SimpLEthaL64

    It is so great when you authors focus on black.  You are a terrific teacher GM Eugene!

  • 2 years ago

    elindauer

    Great series!  I like the approach of describing the strategic plans and then dealing with the specifics.

     

    I'm curious about your defense to white's queenside expansion plan with Rb1 > b4 etc.  It seems your defense is based around playing dxc4, including some cool exchange sacrifices in some lines.  However, what happens if white simply plays c5 before playing Rb1 b4 etc?  This seems to dodge all of this preparation while letting white continue to execute the idea of using their queenside space advantage to play for an initiative.

     

    Thanks!

  • 2 years ago

    masoud22

    what is next move?Wink

  • 2 years ago

    Semsudin1930

    NiceTongue out

  • 2 years ago

    AM37

    thanks, it was amazing

  • 2 years ago

    bmatan007

    Firepower8, how do you know if the other's ar going to play the same thing so what are you going to do if they do not do that. 

  • 2 years ago

    greither

    Thank you for the presentation and I hope to try this opening sometime in the future.

  • 2 years ago

    ChenGJ

    nice

  • 2 years ago

    dzindzifan

    nice job!!
  • 2 years ago

    shady4life

    Great video! thanks

  • 2 years ago

    NM NoRematch

    Here's some games from the video:

  • 2 years ago

    jflores33

    I loved it but this was short for all that was covered.  I really wish you would go through a complete game or two in the b3 line and Qc2 lines.  Thanks for the ideas like ...dc and ...Nd5 as well as the neat ...a6! (I wish you had discussed what happens after the natural a4; I guess that black gets the a file which has some value.)

     

    looking fwd to part 3!

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