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  • 6 months ago


    inviting the Rook to the party! exclam! awesome as usual

  • 11 months ago


    great video...thanks! I'm working on strengthening my dark square play and my whole repertoire is focused on this so these videos are perfect for me!

  • 13 months ago


    I don't understand how the dark squared black bishop sprung to life?

  • 20 months ago


    suggestion for KarlPilkington-

    I don't play the King's Indian but i know some ideas for black

    In the King's Indian Defence, you can try the maneuver Nf6-h5-f4 with a good outpost. If black removes the knight with his dark squared bishop, then when you capture with the f-pawn, your dark squared bishop opens up and can wreak havoc unopposed( white's dark squared bishop has been exchanged with your knight)

    Other ideas include f5-drawing away the e-4 pawn, allowing you to play e4 yourself if the f-pawn is exchanged, which again opens up the diagonal for the bishop. If your opponent does not exchange on f5 then you have chances of creating a kingside attack by pushing on with f4 and f3(if possible).

    Hope this was helpful

  • 22 months ago


    Thank you.  You have a great teaching style.  I hope you will supplement your videos with Chess Mentor courses.Smile

  • 23 months ago


    great video. This added even more to my understanding of the Na6 KID I got from your excellent series. The 4 pawns attack video was also great. Are you going to be doing videos on the other KID variations (Averbakh, g3, Samisch)?

  • 23 months ago


    You said "don't be fooled that my dark-squared bishop is blocked.  Later on it will spring to life." 

    It never did!

    My problem with these openings is the dark-bishop is always blocked.

    Can you respond to this concern?

  • 2 years ago


    at 9:50, why doesn't the grandmaster swap the knight on b3 for the dark squared bishop immediately if he is seeking to control the dark squares?

  • 2 years ago


    Although I don't play the KID myself it was a very instructive game and great lesson! It's good to see inside the mind and thought processes of a GM! Cool

  • 2 years ago


    really brilliant, many thanks, I also like the dark squares, you people dont know the power of the dark side!

  • 2 years ago


    But isn't it true the kings indian defense is sort of refuted at top level gm play nowadays. Who really plays it

  • 2 years ago


    Not sure I understand all of this but the idea is interesting. Thanks for the video.

  • 2 years ago


  • 2 years ago


    its to hard

  • 2 years ago


    Looking forward to the next installment of your repertoire series Cool

  • 2 years ago


    Thank you for speak slowly.

  • 2 years ago


    please, sorry have you turkısh chess lessons?

  • 2 years ago


    this really is a nice line in the kid, there's another series on this line here. But I don't see this a lot for black in games

  • 2 years ago


    Well this video was absolutely fantastic!  Very informative, Eugene!  For me it sort of tied together a whole series of Dzindzi lines ... thanks!!

  • 2 years ago


    Great new idea!

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