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Welcome to the YAACATTACK Academy video lessons. Embark on a transformative journey to elevate your chess prowess. Start with our foundational video and progress through the series. As you immerse yourself, the Dacha approach—melding strategy, tactics, and color theory—will become second nature. Envision each move as laying down bricks, building your Dacha masterpiece on the chessboard, guided by the nuances of light and dark squares.

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#76 Instructive games focusing on fianchetto bishops, dacha opening traps and leverage dacha!

#76 Instructive games focusing on fianchetto bishops, dacha opening traps and leverage dacha!
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#75 Win vs Hans! Instructive dark money edge from opening thru endgame. Featuring dacha blitz tactic for dessert.

#75 Win vs Hans! Instructive dark money edge from opening thru endgame. Featuring dacha blitz tactic for dessert.
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#74 Blitz battles featuring instructive knight vs bishop endgames and the pawn endgame transitions.

#74 Blitz battles featuring instructive knight vs bishop endgames and the pawn endgame transitions.
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#73 David Bronstein displays dark sorcery! Classic back to back exchange sacrifices with dark intentions

#73 David Bronstein displays dark sorcery! Classic back to back exchange sacrifices with dark intentions
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#72 Instructive examples of Golden bishops, don't be fancy, and prediction Dacha finale!

#72 Instructive examples of Golden bishops, don't be fancy, and prediction Dacha finale!
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#71 Humble patient dacha! With classic knight Vs. bishop duels!

#71 Humble patient dacha! With classic knight Vs. bishop duels!
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#70 Instructive Bishop vs Knight duels Ft. spicy 5-0 finish vs Indian IM

#70 Instructive Bishop vs Knight duels Ft. spicy 5-0 finish vs Indian IM
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#69 Blitz battles - spicy dacha endgame mates, learning from the great Lajos Portisch

#69 Blitz battles - spicy dacha endgame mates, learning from the great Lajos Portisch
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#68 Blitz battles with symbolic dacha moments, win vs Naroditsky using important light zwischenzug

#68 Blitz battles with symbolic dacha moments, win vs Naroditsky using important light zwischenzug
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#67 Nailbiter vs Nigel Short Instructive Golden- -dark Bishop endgames!

#67 Nailbiter vs Nigel Short Instructive Golden- -dark Bishop endgames!
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#66 Exquisite display of Golden Bishop and bishop pair by Fischer

#66 Exquisite display of Golden Bishop and bishop pair by Fischer
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#65 Blitz battles with a nice win vs Danii Dubov, dark with dark intentions!

#65 Blitz battles with a nice win vs Danii Dubov, dark with dark intentions!
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#64 Immortal king walks -- an ode to Nigel Short!

#64 Immortal king walks -- an ode to Nigel Short!
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#63 Blitz Battles, Dark knights run amok, with a grand finale Bonjovi dacha!

#63 Blitz Battles, Dark knights run amok, with a grand finale Bonjovi dacha!
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#62 Vintage Logozar with light dacha bloopers featuring Fischer Spassky

#62 Vintage Logozar with light dacha bloopers featuring Fischer Spassky
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#61 Just a lil bit of light... just a lil bit of dark featuring Fischer dacha!

#61 Just a lil bit of light... just a lil bit of dark featuring Fischer dacha!
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#60 Fischer springs the light slow squeeze on Saidy, then an 11 move light shocker vs Reshevsky!!

#60 Fischer springs the light slow squeeze on Saidy, then an 11 move light shocker vs Reshevsky!!
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#59 Fischer!!! First light, then dark. Neither a coincidence.

#59 Fischer!!! First light, then dark. Neither a coincidence.
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#58 The legendary Spassky shows us how to use a hidden light advantage!

#58 The legendary Spassky shows us how to use a hidden light advantage!
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#57 blitz battles; Hardcore match vs top Peruvian GM followed by Dark Dacha win vs Nigel Short! Comin' around the mountain!

#57 blitz battles; Hardcore match vs top Peruvian GM followed by Dark Dacha win vs Nigel Short! Comin' around the mountain!
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#56 Blitz battles - Epic match vs Australian GM -- the queen keeps acting as a dark bishop!

#56 Blitz battles - Epic match vs Australian GM -- the queen keeps acting as a dark bishop!
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#55 Petrosian gives us a clinic in Golden Bishop

#55 Petrosian gives us a clinic in Golden Bishop
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#54 Blitz! Trapping rooks in broad daylight, battling GingerGm and a spicy knight Vs. bishop endgame!

#54 Blitz! Trapping rooks in broad daylight, battling GingerGm and a spicy knight Vs. bishop endgame!
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#53 Welcome back Hans! Featuring YaacAttack dark with light intentions

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz. A blast from the past!  Wacth IM Yaacov square-off with Hans over the board in 2019.  Two strong players head-to-head. Yvette Fannell was live.

#53 Welcome back Hans! Featuring YaacAttack dark with light intentions
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#52 Blitz Battles--Soft light touch in pawn endgame, and queen sacrifice vs young Hungarian prodigy GM Gledura

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess. In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#52 Blitz Battles--Soft light touch in pawn endgame, and queen sacrifice vs young Hungarian prodigy GM Gledura
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#51 Blitz battles featuring Black and White Cookie dacha with a pawn endgame & a swindle finale!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#51 Blitz battles featuring Black and White Cookie dacha with a pawn endgame & a swindle finale!
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#50 Golden Anniversary!! Featuring the Gold Coin dark dacha brilliancy, and it's successors

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess. In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#50 Golden Anniversary!! Featuring the Gold Coin dark dacha brilliancy, and it's successors
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#49 Blitz battles Featuring fancy knight dacha, 3 pieces vs queen (!!) and some instructive rook endgames

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#49 Blitz battles Featuring fancy knight dacha, 3 pieces vs queen (!!) and some instructive rook endgames
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#48 Blitz! The ultimate knight vs bishop duels

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#48 Blitz! The ultimate knight vs bishop duels
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#47 Petrosian vs. Smyslov - Light and Dark!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#47 Petrosian vs. Smyslov - Light and Dark!
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#46 A Colorful Grunfeld

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#46 A Colorful Grunfeld
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#45 Blitz battles -- some light tickles , an extreme dark inspiration from Petrosian , and battling vs 3(!!) Queens successful

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#45 Blitz battles -- some light tickles , an extreme dark  inspiration from Petrosian , and battling vs 3(!!) Queens successful
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#44 Queen sacrifice extravaganza... Tigran Petrosian queen sacrifice for dark, Bent Larsen repays the favor on light!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#44 Queen sacrifice extravaganza... Tigran Petrosian queen sacrifice for dark, Bent Larsen repays the favor on light!
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#43 Blitz Roller coasters , we find the recipe of humble and pure dacha style with a side dish of Budapest!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess. In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#43 Blitz Roller coasters , we find the recipe of humble and pure dacha style with a side dish of Budapest!
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#42 Nezhmetdinov aka Super Nezh Digs Deep for Dark Gems and Treats us to a Beautiful Queen Sacrifice

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#42 Nezhmetdinov aka Super Nezh Digs Deep for Dark Gems and Treats us to a Beautiful Queen Sacrifice
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#41 Blitz Battles, Featuring the Slow Squeeze Babysitter Dacha + Budapest Gambit move 4 Accidental Novelty!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#41 Blitz Battles, Featuring the Slow Squeeze Babysitter Dacha + Budapest Gambit move 4 Accidental Novelty!
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#40 Ding Liren vs. Ian Nepomniachtchi, World Championship Round 4

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover an example of Dacha style in the 2023 World Championship!

#40 Ding Liren vs. Ian Nepomniachtchi, World Championship Round 4
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#39 Dynamic Dark Money

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover the "currency" of Dark Money, Dacha style.

#39 Dynamic Dark Money
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#38 Isaak Birbrager vs. Mikhail Tal

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#38 Isaak Birbrager vs. Mikhail Tal
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#37 Queen sacrifice saga! The Golden Dark Bishop is worth a Queen... By the great Mikhail Tal

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#37 Queen sacrifice saga! The Golden Dark Bishop is worth a Queen... By the great Mikhail Tal
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#36 Botvinnik vs. Tal, 1960

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#36 Botvinnik vs. Tal, 1960
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#35 Blitz Battles including a sneak peak into Budapest Yaac Attack!! Taking 2900 IM's queen on move 10

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#35 Blitz Battles including a sneak peak into Budapest Yaac Attack!! Taking 2900 IM's queen on move 10
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#34 Showdown vs Daniel Naroditsky Doubled pawns adding Harmony + a taste of Cheesecake for dessert

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#34 Showdown vs Daniel Naroditsky Doubled pawns adding Harmony + a taste of Cheesecake for dessert
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#33 Blitz Special -- A Bit of Style!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#33 Blitz Special -- A Bit of Style!
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#32 Blitz Special - Yaacov versus Caruana!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#32 Blitz Special - Yaacov versus Caruana!
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#31 Blitz Battles, Color Wars and hopping knights with a Bulgarian Female Phenom!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#31 Blitz Battles, Color Wars and hopping knights with a Bulgarian Female Phenom!
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#30 Max Euwe springs one of the most iconic moves in chess history teaching us light faith

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha play.

#30 Max Euwe springs one of the most iconic moves in chess history teaching us light faith
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#29 The Great Reshevsky shows the beauty of trades and vigilant harmony, with light at the end of the tunnel

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover color-themed harmony and trades.

#29 The Great Reshevsky shows the beauty of trades and vigilant harmony, with light at the end of the tunnel
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#28 Blitz Special!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#28 Blitz Special!
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#27 Nimzovitch shows knight vs bishop light Dacha... knight on rim -- not so grim! Featuring rare DOUBLE triangulation

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover unique color-themed play by Nimzovitch.

#27 Nimzovitch shows knight vs bishop light Dacha... knight on rim -- not so grim!  Featuring rare DOUBLE triangulation
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#26 Blitz Special!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, Yaacov applies Dacha color theory live in real-time blitz.

#26 Blitz Special!
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#25 Richard Reti vs. Peter Romanovsky Light vs Dark -- Dacha Showdown

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#25 Richard Reti vs. Peter Romanovsky Light vs Dark -- Dacha Showdown
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#24 Botvinnik invents the Dacha exchange sacrifice dark with light intentions

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover exchange sacrifice, Dacha style!

#24 Botvinnik invents the Dacha exchange sacrifice dark with light intentions
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#23 Richard Reti vs. Peter Romanovsky

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#23 Richard Reti vs. Peter Romanovsky
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#22 Alekhine vs. Yates

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#22 Alekhine vs. Yates
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#21 Stapfer vs. Capablanca

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats.

#21 Stapfer vs. Capablanca
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#20 Brick or Bug the age old question Capablanca shows us there is light (and dark!!) at the end of the tunnel ...

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a very interesting game by Capablanca the great!

#20 Brick or Bug the age old question  Capablanca shows us there is light (and dark!!) at the end of the tunnel ...
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#19 Capablanca grabs dark $ and takes it straight to the (endgame) bank

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover the power of color-themed play and its impact on the endgame, with IM Elijah Logozar

#19 Capablanca grabs dark $ and takes it straight to the (endgame) bank
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#18 Capablanca Light Square Tease Dacha

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a color-themed game by Capablanca on the light squares.

#18 Capablanca Light Square Tease Dacha
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#17 Capa the sleeping giant shows off his shiny bishop pair

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover playing with the bishop pair Dacha style!

#17 Capa the sleeping giant shows off his shiny bishop pair
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#16 Dark with light intentions , immortal Zugzwang and sleeping bishop!!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover the power of the "sleeping" bishop and the immortal Zugzwang.

#16 Dark with light intentions , immortal Zugzwang and sleeping bishop!!
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#15 Nimzovitch shows us how a blockade is done -- with a smooth dacha twist!

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover the famous blockage technique – Dacha style!

#15 Nimzovitch shows us how a blockade is done -- with a smooth dacha twist!
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#14 Akiba Rubinstein vs. Karel Hromadka

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover a classical color-themed Dacha battle between two greats, with IM Elijah Logozar.

#14 Akiba Rubinstein vs. Karel Hromadka
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#13 Akiba Rubenstein's Slow Squeeze and Fireworks

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover playing with the bishop pair.

#13 Akiba Rubenstein's Slow Squeeze and Fireworks
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#12 Frank Marshall Introduces Pipe Dacha

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover inspirational color trades.

#12 Frank Marshall Introduces Pipe Dacha
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#11 Maroczy Shows Off His Knights and Dark $

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover outplaying the bishop pair.

#11 Maroczy Shows Off His Knights and Dark $
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#10 Schlechter's Dark Dacha

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll cover some color-themed Schlechter games with NM Elijah Logozar.

#10 Schlechter's Dark Dacha
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#9 Lasker Shows Off His Sleeping Knight

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll share lessons on a sleeping knight's influence on color dynamics and positional color sacs.

#9 Lasker Shows Off His Sleeping Knight
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#8 Lasker Shows His Dacha Chops

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll share lessons on keeping faith in your "golden bishop" and using trades to grow a color advantage.

#8 Lasker Shows His Dacha Chops
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#7 More Tarrasch

Continue learning IM Yacaov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll share lessons on the magic of extreme color swings and the quiet but deadly "golden bishop."

#7 More Tarrasch
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#6 Old School Tarrasch

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll share lessons on space advantage and color dynamics with a splash of leverage Dacha.

#6 Old School Tarrasch
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#5 Old School Positional Masters

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll share lessons on "Dacha Sprinkle Harmony", the bishop pair, and "golden bishops."

#5 Old School Positional Masters
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#4 Famous Morphy Games

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess. In this lesson, we'll go over some old school magic with "golden bishops."

#4 Famous Morphy Games
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#3 Old School Dacha

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll show Morphy and Anderssen digging for gold (bishops)!

#3 Old School Dacha
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#2 Dacha Fundamentals

Continue learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  In this lesson, we'll introduce the concept of "color money" and discuss, knights vs bishops, trades, and "investments."

#2 Dacha Fundamentals
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#1 Dacha Fundamentals

Begin learning IM Yaacov Norowitz's unique "Dacha" style of chess.  We'll begin with "golden bishops" and "mini-bishops."

#1 Dacha Fundamentals