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Very instructional, thanks David, I like your vids!
On Thursday July 23, 2015 I watched this video and enjoyed it. Thank you!
Most helpful! I am not particularly good in my strategies, and this is amazing. Thank you, IM Pruess!
P.S. Very humorous video!
At 12.14 also Rg3+ is possible if Nxg3 we have mate on h7 Qh7# or if he plays Bg7 simlpy Qxg7#
Pillsbury was playing Georg Marco, Paris (1900). http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1000091
Could someone post a PGN of the game or at least tell me me the cool person Pulsbury was playing so I can search for it?
Thanks! Very Helpful!
Who was Pillsbury's opponent?
Awesome video! this one of my favorite lines when playing white against blacks king side castle position.
Great video David. Thanks.
That's very helpful for beginners indeed. I'll try the Pilli Attack next opportunity for sure. Thanks
appreciate your videos david . first in series worked first time on "poor person" whom didnt see video. diamond very worth while. marc
Hey, thanks for the quick reply! I was trying to get a grasp on openings and was oversimplifying things. Since then I have put the openings explorer to use in seeing what kind of options I have in the first 2-4 moves of a given game. Great tool to have!
first part of my answer is: i wouldn't be too formulaic about your approach to chess, ever. for example, you specifically give Qf3-h3 as if it's a requirement. i see all of these things as "themes." it's *very common* that bringing the queen to h3 will be strong. but let's say black left their bishop on c8 instead of moving it to b7-- are you going to start going through contortions to try to safely play Qh3 anyway? I hope not!
Since you have a big space advantage on the kingside, you're supposed to have a few ways to attack there.
Your queen knight may not contribute the most tactical blows on the kingside, but it plays various roles: sometimes preventing black from playing Ne4 gaining space (the way you played ne5); other times exerting pressure on d5, which limits some of black's pieces; sometimes with a tactical blow like Nxd5 when the Nf6 has to defend something on the kingside, etc.
Chess is full of variety. So remember things as "themes," but don't be married to following roadmaps. the N hop to e5 is one positional theme for gaining a space advantage. Play it at the right time, and back it up with f4, and you have extremely favorable conditions for a kingside attack.
by IM David Pruess
Today International Master David Pruess continues our new video series designed for beginners to learn tactical, instructive, and particularly creative ideas. Here the legendary Pillsbury executes his own attack to perfection! Putting his opponent's "mediocre" defensive play aside, try to focus on the harmony and power that white's pieces possess as the attack reaches its enlightening climax...
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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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