• 15 months ago


    Great Series,

    I look forward to your return with stem ideas and games for Black against the English & Yugoslav Attack.

    Thanks Danny for the insightful instructions.

  • 21 months ago


    Very instructive :)  Thank you, IM Rensch! :)

  • 23 months ago


  • 2 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @fredou_79 -- Yeah, I think some of these ideas (for white) can be applied to certain variations of the Morra... BUT I don't claim to be a Morra expert.

    Send MarcEsserman a message and say you want him to take me up on my offer to do a few videos on the Morra, promoting his book Wink

    Thanks everyone!

  • 2 years ago


    What to you think about Smith-Morra Gambit having very similar pawn structure with Sheveningen, but the white pawn on c2 ?

    How that would affect blacks minority attack with rook on C file if there is no c2 pawn to attack ?

    I know Morra for white doesn't usualy use f4 type attack, but is there a way to connect since structure is so much alike in pawn structure but plans seem to differ ?

  • 3 years ago


    Excellent,as usual!Thanks

  • 3 years ago


    Nice TY :) i understand somethin about pawn structure ..guess got somethin to think in the middle game ..XD ...hope would make game more interesting :)ll see other videos too one ^^


  • 4 years ago


    Great Video.

    The wiki pawn Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    excellent lecture, thank you for explaining the points so well pertaining to white's extension of a4 and the timing of black's d5 as indicated in the pgn, quite excellent, appreciate it.  again, thank you for that awesomeness --- very well done!! Cool also, thank you for pointing out the advantages of delaying nc6, or the alternative positions or plans possible by delaying this move.

    i thought the tactics associated with white's Pe5 and the manuever of the queen to g2 in a later line very cute.  interesting stuff. 

  • 4 years ago


    ACE lecture Danny - this is gold for my repertoire and tournament prep, I hope there's a part 7 coming soon! Cool

  • 4 years ago


    Another fantastic video Danny!  This series is a great one, and you do a fantastic job of not only explaining what needs to be done, you make it easier to understand so that successful plans can be made against many common opening pawn structures.  Thanks again and hopefully I will be able to play you again sometime on the Big Show!  It was very exciting for me to be playing one of my chess heroes in a live game.

  • 4 years ago


  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @JHBlack -- Well, 6...e5 is simply another option. Not any "better" than e6 or "worse", but simply a completely different type of position and structure... and yes, not within the scope of this particular video Wink.



  • 4 years ago


  • 4 years ago


    Nice video...@ 321 Sat ...PlanetEarth...wheeew, its HHHHHOOOOOOTTTT

  • 4 years ago


    Good stuff, Danny.

    I'm curious though why play 6. Be2, e6 when 6. Be2, e5 takes the center with tempo? Is it simply to maintain the flexibility and solidity of the Scheveningen, i.e., preference of move order for move 6? And also because this is a Scheveningen pawn structure video, of course. 

  • 4 years ago


    Yay, a new one!!  Haven't watched it yet.  Actually, I'm going through the whole series again so I might wait until I've rewatched the others.  But so excited to see another Pawn Structure 101 episode!!

  • 4 years ago


    Great series! thanks.

  • 4 years ago


    Good video..thanks!

  • 4 years ago


    Kudos Danny!  Awesome.  I look forward so much to this series and I'm learning more than ever about this opening having grown up with Kasparov playing this, for the first time I'm really starting to understand the keys.  Also your summary at the end was superb. Thanks!Innocent  You are a Saint!

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