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Chaining

Chaining:
While Sergei lacks a large list of +frame moves on block, the moves that he does have allow for a series of pressure strings called “chaining.” By mixing in +frame moves on block with standard hit confirming as well as CH confirming, it's possible to continuously chain your opponent looking for a clean opening for KND.

+/even Frame Attacks on Block: (in descending order)
iWR 2 - +4 on block
b+4,2,1 - +4 on block
b+1+2 - +3 on block
f,f+3 - +3 on block
4,4 - +3 on block
1 - +1 on block
2 - +0 on block
d+1 - +0 on block

Example Block Chains:
iWR 2 (+4) d+1 (+0) 1,2 (hit confirm, -7/KND)
b+1+2 (+3) 4,4 (+3) WS 1+2 (safe-ish w/ push back, -14/KND)

Example Block+Hit Chains:
4,1 (hit, +8) iWR 2 (block, +4) f,f+3 (block, +3; hit, W!) 1,2 (hit confirm, -7/W!) w/ opp's back to wall
d/f+3 (hit, +6) b+4,2 (hit confirm, -7/+8) <= start new chain on CH