• 19 months ago


    After 9. b4 Nd7? 10. c5, what do we do if Black plays 10... f5?

  • 2 years ago


    Everyone here is invited to join...
  • 4 years ago


    At 16:02, can't black play Bg4?

  • 5 years ago

    IM Nezhmet

    To lgbarn: 9.... a5?! 10. bxa5 Rxa5 11. a4 and Ba3. I beat Biyiasis once in this line.
  • 5 years ago


    Nice vid , plays w3ell with '9, b4 main line with chess mentor

  • 6 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    Very interesting and I liked the explanations, easy to follow and illuminating.  This c5 idea is good to know and the typical Nf4 response leads to some unpleasantness for Black. ...f5 instead looks more palatable, which leads to a game with mutual chances in my analysis.  I also looked at ...h6, but Black seemed to have problems here.  Anyway, after the opening, I thought both sides played very well.  Perhaps Black could have maximized resistance by keeping things closed after he played f6 although probably too many weaknesses in the position.  In any case, White had the better pieces and could expect to make further progress via the a -file or by targeting d6.  A clever effort by both players and an enjoyable lecture.

  • 6 years ago


    very instructive

  • 6 years ago


    @vladiminduce: after 25...Ree8? 26.Rc7 gives white a major advantage, for example 26... Rxc7 bxc7 and now there is no stopping Bb6, and Rd1-d8.  Since black cannot take on c7, then something like 26...Rb8 leaves white with much more active pieces and a great game, probably winning.


    Black has blundered in a fairly drawish line to allow this though.  For example, 25...Rec6 is a much better move that should draw, and rybka says 24...Rd6 (with Rad8 coming) is completely equal.


    good luck.



    ps. Nice video, very useful for me.  Where can I find the forum for game discussion?  That sounds interesting.

  • 6 years ago


    nice video

  • 6 years ago


    You going into commonly questioned lines make you very unique and a remarkable video maker =]

  • 6 years ago


    Very well exposed. Thank you.

  • 6 years ago


    Great session. Thank you so much!!!

  • 6 years ago


    You know, I do use 1.c4 to keep out the Gruenfeld, and that is a nice little nuance of this presentation.

    Another very significant theme that runs through this approach is White's willingness to part with the dark squared Bishop.  This is the kind of decision that I'd never make OTB because it's a bit antithetic to a principled approach to White's side of a King's Indian.  Opening preparation is the place to make decisions that you couldn't make during play. 

    I'll have to try this.

  • 6 years ago


    hi there mark. great video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was wondering if you could give me some advice on improving my game? im better than a begginer bt a good way but cant seem to make the next step up? iv been playing for just under 2 months. could you give me any advice on wgat to do next?

  • 6 years ago


    always a good look homie.
  • 6 years ago


    An awesome explanation, some another opening explanation please ?

  • 6 years ago


    Great video - the opening advice is good and the explanation of the tactical ending was great - what a time scramble that must have been!

  • 6 years ago


    #10, gives black time. c5 seems more forward for white,much like closing the position. w/ b. and r. pawn to advance or pxp     w/ bishop on r. file

  • 6 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    This video was really clear and instructive...

  • 6 years ago



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