• 10 months ago


    Great lessons! Wish you would continue with more recent games as examples.

  • 3 years ago


    Another brilliant video - I love this guy!

  • 3 years ago


    This has been a great series, really well explained and eye-opening.

  • 3 years ago


    v is goodInnocent

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you for the very nice instructive series.

  • 4 years ago


    I watched all four lessons, and the point is made that DSOS=good.  In vid#4 the White player is completely hamstrung and crushed.   Maybe Eugene could parse a game in which DeathStarOpeningStartegy failed, and he was crushed--another in which DSOS failed as a primary strategy, yet he fights through for a win. These two games in a fifth video would deliver a comprehensive, objective, and instructive tutelage on DSOS.

  • 4 years ago


    very interesting but we need more information--how about some more lectures on dark and light square strategies?

  • 4 years ago


    I don't quite follow the dark square strategy in the accerated dragon under discussion, as black also has most of his pawns on light squares, though I understand his piece placement allowed him better control of the dark squares, most obviously at the conclusion of the game.  If I had played that game, I would have been a bit concerned about my own dark squares in case of an accident, but that shows a gap in my understanding.  I did enjoy the game very much.

  • 4 years ago


    WHAT!!! LOOK

  • 4 years ago


    Great video. This whole series has demonstrated how to make consistent choices, not just in a single game, but in a whole repertoire.

    Tactic Alert!  Right before 13:00, GM Perelshteyn mentions he can't play 22... Rh5  because of 23 f4, hitting the bishop and rook. However, there is an incredible winning tactical sequence following 23... Qg5!!. White is lost whether he accepts or declines the queen. Work it out. (I found it only with computer help, so I'm not criticizing GM Perelshteyn. I mention it only because it is a fantastic sequence I think you will enjoy seeing.) 

  • 4 years ago


    very helpful!  thank you!

  • 4 years ago


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