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A great insight to the dark squares! I hope we see a light square strategy as I like playing on the light squares as black via the queenside fianchetto
Thanks for this instructive game. I play the same strategy but sometimes cannot follow up in the middlegame. This game helps me to plan my middlegame better. I was afraid of the long diagonal of White but now I know how to play. Thanks a lot.
I understand the tactic better now, thank you Euegene
At 9:15 would it make more sense to play Na6 instead of Nbd7? With this move you can prevent the b4 move one extra time and allow your light-squared bishop to retreat along the h3-c8 diaganol if h3 so it can maintain more control on the f5 square. Or is it better to want to exchange the light-squared bishops?
Awesome video lessons. Thank you for explaining intention behind every move. Loving your series.
Damn I have learned I know nothing..... ha ahah ah Thanks for the video
i love this series . it's one of the only ones i watch multiple times . Great job and keep them coming . double exclam.
Fantastic video series ! Thank you very much !
Nice video, but I am not convinced.
As usual in the opening advocacy genre, I knew this would be a win for black, and as I watched the game progress, I figured out long before the end that White would lose because he was allowing the c5 square for the Black knight.
My feeling is that he HAD to play b4 immediately after Nd7, and not allow the c5 square - by the way it is incorrect to call it an "outpost", an outpost is not a square from which a piece can be chased out by a pawn, let alone a square that can be defended in advance by this pawn !
But the knight got into c5, and when b4 came, it jumped into e4.
I don't want to deny Black's merit, only to point out White's mistake : lack of prohyplaxy.
And indeed, the Nh5 combined with Kf7, nullifying White's counterplay on the diagonal that he was so obviously and crudely counting on, was a beautiful concept.
Good job :)
I am starting to understand this strategy better. Thanks for the lecture.
I start loving your lessons, thanks
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
GM Perelshteyn's series on controlling the dark-squares, via a thematic opening repertoire approach, continues today with a surprising turn: He proves that you don't even need the dark-squared bishop to make this dream a reality! He highlights variations from his co-authored book with one of our own (GM Dzindzichashvili) and shows how a main line of the Nimzo Indian can work as well.
Intermediate | Advanced
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation, Milner-Barry Variation (E33)
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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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