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Congratulations, IMRensch. You just changed my "this is how I always play" 1 d4, d5 with ideas of the Slav to the "I can still get to a structure I like" with 1 d4, Nf6!
I'll blame my affinity for 1 d4, d5 on opening book authors, who often rewrite the early moves of actual games in order to avoid confusing students with transpositions. Me, no problem with transpositions, I was just being lazy in my thinking in my early days of learning a new opening (the aforementioned Slav).
Many thanks for waking me up to the possibilities.
QB joins the party! LMFAO! Funny how you describe things.
Nice game but not too useful for me as I play 1. ...d5
Still I liked the ...g5 plan, a Part 2 with 1....d5 would be nice though
Thanks Danny ! Great video, understand the concept,reason & drawback of stonewall.. really helps.
Eye-opener for me thanks for that Danny!
I always play a Nf6 d5 e6 c5 setup against these systems and those games are always very boring and I usually end up a little worse because of the knights on e5.
What surprises me is that on 1 f4 1 d5 seems to be a very popular response, that actually contradicts to what you pointed out. It gives up control on e5 right away on the first move.
Well next time I'll go with your system, it seems very solid and I like the option of castling queenside.
I love the stonewall on bullet games, not many variations, and attacking is alot easier.
THANKS from a Stonewall player & good stuff!
exclamaviatch. Dude. please stop,
Another great video. I agree that the kings indian structures are the easiest way to fight the stonewall. There is a very strong player 2500+. Yaacov Norowitz, who plays the stonewall all the time, and with excellent results. He plays Colle or zukertort against KID setups and this seems pretty good for white.
My rating is 2190, and I play the stonewall.
My questions are: Would playing the stonewall be a hindrance to my future improvement in chess? Also, do you like the Suns or Lakers?
awsome job dan
Nice emphasis placed on this stonewall formation.
I've come in late to this pawn party, missing out on the earlier videos. Even so there is much upside for me watching the continuation of this series. I will try to dig the earlier stuff out if there is an archive. If not I will just have to make do from here on out.
I am improving , what a great feeling , thanks very much!
Excellent video Danny. I now know how to handle stonewall players! Looking forward to the rest of the series.
These are extremely helpful. Thanks!
Danny are you sure your not a scientist? lol. Great vid, really look forward to these.
by IM Daniel Rensch
In the fourth video of what will likely become our never-ending "Pawn Structure Series", Danny discusses the Stonewall and related systems/patterns. He focuses heavily on how each side should develop their pieces, in regards to anticipating the strong points, weaknesses, and possible changes in the given structure. If you are playing these positions as white or black, hopefully these points will serve to solidify your planning skills in a real game.
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IM Daniel Rensch
With numerous "scholastic chess accomplishments" to boast of, both as a player and a coach, Danny has been a "chess professional" since his early teens. He was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the U.S. every year from the age of 12 - 21years old, and at one point he was the highest rated 19-year old in the country. He earned the IM title at age 23. A part owner and full time Staff Member for Chess.com LLC, Danny is our Vice President of Content and Professional Operations, managing the products and "team of contributors" you enjoy here, as well as for our scholastic extension site, ChessKid.com.
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