Comments


  • 6 months ago

    bolter41

    Very instructional, thanks David, I like your vids!

  • 7 months ago

    LeeroyJenkins1301

    Thanks

  • 10 months ago

    ongoingprocess

    On Thursday July 23, 2015 I watched this video and enjoyed it. Thank you!

  • 18 months ago

    Gor2003

    Most helpful! I am not particularly good in my strategies, and this is amazing. Thank you, IM Pruess!

    P.S. Very humorous video! Smile. Use left and right arrows to navigate.

  • 22 months ago

    sensationa

    At 12.14 also Rg3+ is possible if Nxg3 we have mate on h7 Qh7# or if he plays Bg7 simlpy Qxg7#

  • 3 years ago

    ChriO

    Pillsbury was playing Georg Marco, Paris (1900). http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1000091

  • 3 years ago

    KINGSHREYAS

    nice videoCoolSmile

  • 3 years ago

    UnscholarlyMate

    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?

  • 3 years ago

    Gert-Jan

    great video

  • 4 years ago

    wunjusing

    ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  • 4 years ago

    _Dalle_

    Thanks! Very Helpful! 

  • 4 years ago

    Beginnerkhan

    nice

  • 4 years ago

    cmd15

    Who was Pillsbury's opponent?

  • 5 years ago

    boxd4

    Awesome video! this one of my favorite lines when playing white against blacks king side castle position.

  • 5 years ago

    J_Perkins

    Great video David. Thanks.

  • 5 years ago

    chessmattisyahu

    That's very helpful for beginners indeed. I'll try the Pilli Attack next opportunity for sure. Thanks

  • 5 years ago

    winaxpc

    Nice!

  • 5 years ago

    BishopKnightRider

    appreciate your videos david . first in series worked first time on "poor person" whom didnt see video. diamond very worth while. marc

  • 5 years ago

    dereklake

    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!

  • 5 years ago

    IM dpruess

    hi Derek,

    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.

    best,

    david

Back to Top

Post your reply: