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i tried this method on my friend and he losed
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.
IT s good
Can't wait for Part 3!
Can you convert to stonewall with caro kann if both players play a reasonable opening
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.
It is so great when you authors focus on black. You are a terrific teacher GM Eugene!
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.
what is next move?
thanks, it was amazing
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.
Thank you for the presentation and I hope to try this opening sometime in the future.
Great video! thanks
Here's some games from the video:
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!
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
The wall returns today! You can keep throwing stones, but you aren't going to break these brick bones, according to GM Eugene Perelshteyn at least. Today he covers the more natural Nf3 development for white, and in particular, offers advice on how to deal with white's queenside fianchetto. Play active chess, capture the c4-pawn, and never look back!
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GM Eugene Perelshteyn
GM Perelshteyn learned chess from his father, a professional chess coach. His record of accomplishments is long; some of his honors include: 2000 US Junior Champion, represented the U.S. in 5 World Jr. Championships, led UMBC to 5 national college titles, and first place in 2003 Generation Chess Invitational, 2006 Foxwoods Open, and 2007 Spice Cup. As a chess teacher, he is the author of two bestsellers: Chess Openings for Black, Explained and Chess Openings for White, Explained (with GMs Dzindzihashvili and Alburt).
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