Middlegame Concepts To CRUSH Opponents

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359 Comments

  1. when queen go to a4 was best at 2 point

  2. One the best videos for beginners on mid games

  3. Just played an epic move i had a queen attacking my undefended horse so i defended it with my bishop my opponent played some useless move so then when my horse jumped and checked him he killed it with a pawn but my bishop behind the horse killed his queen after that.

  4. this awesome- more mid game videos pleeeease

  5. you need to win material….i usually look for an opponent piece that is defending two separate squares. if you can make a n equal trade forcing that piece to capture.. you make the other square vulberable to capture

  6. i nodded happily throughout, but what i was really thinking the whole time was: "man, i'll bet some smart but inexperienced junior player is going to go beserk at just how helpful these kinds of chess insights actually are. it's like, them taking one step forward toward being part of this worldwide community of interest.

  7. I lost most of my games by running out of time. What should I do about it?

  8. You are my favorite chess youtuber, and I will tell you why. I'm sorry for being a bit harsh to some of the other guys, but you speak in a normal calm voice. No over excitement or 1930's radio-broadcaster voice that people for some reason think they have to use when speaking in a video. You also explain things very clearly. Good job. Thank you.

  9. I have won my latest 15 games after this video๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  10. Could u elaborate on queen's gambit. Thank u.

  11. London, opening for black Caro kanin and Scandinavian defense

  12. Bro Can you make a video of different types of openings, It will be very helpful and also beneficial for your channel because no one ever posted that content

  13. I really want to learn king's gambit, queen's gambit, Sicilian defence, ruy lopez openings

  14. โ€œWhat now?โ€ I always find my self asking this question after the opening ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  15. 7:40 with your queen blocking your bishop escape, P5 will lose you your bishop.

  16. Very good video, useful and interesting.
    One side note to all English native speakers: you should pronounce "giuoco piano" as "juoco piano", the "g" is pronounced here like an english "j".

  17. Please plan for French defence of higher order

  18. Well, I'm speaking in the future, but if you're going to mention Magnus Carlsen, and openings he uses, then one of his most common openings is the Giuoco Pianissimo. And if you've never heard of it, well, you already did it with your d and c pawns. ๐Ÿ˜›

  19. Nelson reminds me of my elementary school history teacher; he made things interesting using the rhythm of his voice and his hands, no rush, patience to weave a story or a particular idea. It's a gift.

  20. Fantastic video! Iโ€™ve known these concepts for a while but have failed to follow through on them more times than I care to admit. Seeing real examples with various solid or sub-par moves from a hypothetical opponent is invaluable.

  21. Great video thx so much!! Kings Indian plz:)

  22. I like it but one thing about that weakness if black moves the queen is if black ends up moving the queen back to defend itโ€™s not really a problem. You donโ€™t have to take the knight right away. So h3 is still a move preventing the knight from going anywhere and then you can think about tucking the knight to h2, pushing the pawn to g4 or g3 then f4 and at any time if black starts creating threat of counter attack you can still take the knight and if black wants to move his queen back so that itโ€™s pinned now you threaten to push your pawns and reinforce them so you set up sort of an ability to push your pawn to kick away the knight and then maybe a if protected by a pawn or if you swing the other knight over on the king side, a discovered attack on the queen, your pawn advance gets the rooks involved and you can attack both the center and kingside and get your queen involved immediately after the bishop finally takes the knight

    This is the idea of โ€œmaintaining tensionโ€ when you have a fork or a threat rather than take it right away look for otherways to build other pressures and threats.

    Of course taking the knight is still an option but as a ruleโ€ฆ when you find a good move look for a better one.

  23. First make a huge long term calculation of everything Second I trade off pieces that are protecting pawns so i am always some pawns up until we only have A queen and 3 minor pieces as well as him having 2-5 pawns while for me 6-8 pawns and with the 3 minor pieces create batteries start making forks and pins using more tactics like that creating open files and half open files like he explained Then in the endgame after trading of Minor pieces You make more queens and minor pieces take all their pawns checkmate or if you can play some other big attacks to checkmate

  24. Im a noob with ELO 100, and im glad to be a part of chess society ๐Ÿ˜…

  25. at 3:00 – why would the pawn have to take? why not move forward

  26. Im very new to chess and the middle game has been the most confusing. Idk wtf to do half the time once Iโ€™ve set up my pieces lol

  27. Oh, I get it. You mean be good at chess. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  28. Bishops are slightly better than Knights? It depends. Knights are slightly better when the board is full of pieces. Bishops are slightly better when the board is relatively empty.

  29. You are one of the best chess streamers, keep up the good work โœŠ

  30. Awesome video!!!! Thanks for the pauses to get us to look for stuff!!!

  31. I really enjoy this guyโ€™s videos – explains things clearly and to the point. Quality

  32. I watch your videos and you have covered a lot of basic theory for us lesser players. But, I've also watched you play those 10 min games against players of varying strengths, and I have lost count of the number of times you have said things like 'I really don't know what's going on here guys. I have no idea what to play.', and I can't help thinking to myself 'Welcome to my world Nelson!'

  33. I'd love to know more about the Budapest Gambit! ๐Ÿ˜€

  34. Great teaching and I think that you mentioned before, look for overworked defenders. Occasionally a queen or rook will be defending several other pieces. Plans to make said queen move via trades may lead to adventure, fun, disaster or incremental advantage.

  35. I'm sure you hear this all the time, but thank you for these videos. Chess is a new interest of mine and I enjoy learning about it especially from a great teacher.
    Currently 500 but I want to get to 1500

  36. What do you do when youโ€™re playing an opening and the opponents opening or defense is a completely opposite spectrum setup ?

  37. Much appreciated. And yes, opening specific strategies videos would be great.

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