22 December 2009

Chess Castling

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Chess Castling Video: The video below will help you learn Chess Castling... Chess Castling is the only move in chess where 2 pieces moves at the same time... Chess Castling is the most difficult move to understand because of many rules and conditions being applied...

The following is the recommended course to learn Castling and some additional info. You are advised to see the video first. Then you can find the explanation on this chess move in writing - just below the video. The video will give you a visible way to learn this chess move...

Within this chess video, you will see:
• What is Castling is and how to make this move correctly.
• Castling notation, types, conditions, rules, and more...

The video is designed for chess beginners. It consists of 7 short parts and displays one useful example at the end. All the statements are graphically explained and supported with the running text... To start the Chess Castling video - click the Play button below:




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The following is a reference on Chess Castling in writing:
• Castling is one move where the King and a Rook move at the same time.
• There are 2 types of Castling: Castling Short and Castling Long.

• Chess notation: 0-0 for Castling Short and 0-0-0 for Castling Long.
• Only one Castling is Allowed for one chess game for each party.
• There are 5 Conditions under which Castling is Not allowed.

• Condition 1: The King or a Rook has moved from its original position, Not allowed.
• Condition 2: There is a chess piece between the King and a Rook, Not allowed.
• Condition 3: The King is in check, Not allowed.

• Condition 4: The King would be in check after Castling, Not allowed.
• Condition 5: The King would move via an attacked square, Not allowed.
• To castle correctly, the chess player should follow these 2 steps.

• Step 1: The chess player should move the King 2 squares toward a Rook.
• Step 2: Then he should move the Rook onto the square over which the King crossed.
• Castling is handy: It provides the King Safety and Rook Development.

The following is more details on this chess move to learn: If the King has moved – Castling is Not allowed at all. If the left Rook has moved – Castling Long is Not allowed at all, but Castling Short is still Allowed, and via verse…

If the Rook is being attacked or if the Rook would move via an attacked square, Castling is Allowed. Please remember that Castling is very useful chess move espesially at the beginning of the chess game: It is recommended to castle between the 5th and 10th move.

02 December 2009

Chess Endgame Training | A Henri Rinck's Puzzle

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Chess Endgame Training | A Henri Rinck's Puzzle is a chess endgame puzzle compiled as chess video. You can find this chess video below. It will display a chess puzzle created by the famous chess composer Henri Rinch. The puzzle was first published in the year 1903.

Try to solve this video puzzle "without touching the chess pieces on the chess board." At first, the initial puzzle position will be shown for 3 seconds. Then, the video will show you the first correct move how to solve the puzzle. Play as White and Win. You will have 30 seconds.

The puzzle position includes the following chess pieces. Black: 1 King, 1 Queen, 3 Pawns. White: 1 King, 1 Rook, 1 Bishop, 2 Pawns. To win, you should catch the Queen. It looks that the Black Queen has a lot of space... But the first White move is a brilliant one...

At the end of the video, you will see the puzzle solution. All the moves are graphically explained. Within this endgame puzzle that was created by Henri Rinck in 1903, you will see few typical chess combinations. The puzzle must be useful for training chess endgame.

Level - chess intermediate. The puzzle may be also OK for the chess beginner because the first correct move is disclosed... And now you are ready to have a try to solve the puzzle "Chess Endgame Puzzle: H. Rinck-1903." To start the video - just click the Play button below:




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The following is more information on Henri Rinck. Henri Rinck is a famous chess composer. He was born in 1870, left in 1952. French by nationality, he lived in France and Spain. A chemical engineer, scientist. He published 1670 chess endgame puzzles. His name stands in the first line of the world chess composition...

You've seen the video on the Practice Chess Online topic. If you have missed the puzzle's solution, you are recommended to replay the video again.
More chess videos to follow... And thank you for your time!

18 November 2009

Video Puzzle: Win the Queen in 3 Moves

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Video Puzzle: Win the Queen in 3 Moves is one chess endgame puzzle represented as chess video. The video is designed for chess beginners and semi-beginners to practice chess online. Find this video puzzle below. The following is more information on this video...

The Win the Queen in 3 Moves video is only one chess puzzle. The puzzle solving time - 30 seconds. Play as White and Win the Queen in 3 Moves. There is only one solution to win this endgame position. The puzzle position goes after a 1-second splash black screen...

Try to solve the puzzle "without touching the chess pieces." The puzzle solution is shown at the end of the video. See the correct puzzle solution to learn... Use 2 chess combinations... White: 1 King, 1 Bishop, 1 Knight, 3 Pawns. Black: 1 King, 1 Queen, 3 Pawns.

Each move within the video puzzle is graphically explained... And now you are ready to have a try to solve the puzzle "Play as White and Win the Queen in 3 Moves." To start the video, solve the puzzle, and see the solution - just click the Play button below:




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You've seen the video on the Practice Chess Online topic. If you have missed the puzzle's solution, you are recommended to replay the video again. Within this video puzzle, the following chess combinations were used: Sacrifice, Fork...
More chess videos to follow... And thank you for your time!

07 November 2009

Video: Win the Queen Puzzles

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Video: Win the Queen Puzzles is one video which holds 3 chess endgame puzzles. The video is designed for chess beginners and semi-beginners to practice chess online. You can find the chess video below. The following is more information on this chess video...

The Win the Queen video is 3 chess puzzles. The puzzles were selected to cover one chess topic: Play as White and Win the Queen. You will have 15 seconds to solve each chess puzzle. Within the video, each puzzle goes after a 1-second splash screen, black in color...

Try to solve each chess puzzle for 15 seconds "without touching the chess pieces." After, the video will display the puzzle solution. See the correct solution and compare with your own solution. Within the puzzle solutions, each move is highlighted and graphically explained.

To solve 3 chess puzzles "Play as White and Win the Queen," see the below video under the name of Win the Queen. The video is the next one within the Practice Chess series... To start the video, solve the puzzles, and see the puzzle solutions - just click the Play button below:




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You saw the video on the Practice Chess - Win the Queen topic. If you have missed a puzzle's solution, you are recommended to replay the video again. Within the video puzzles, the following chess combinations were used: Sacrifice, Fork, Pin...
More chess videos to follow... And thank you for your time!

02 November 2009

Chess Video Win the Bishop

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Chess Video Win the Bishop is one video, with 3 chess puzzles in. The video is designed for chess beginners and semi-beginners to practice chess online. You can find the chess video below. The following is more information on this chess puzzles video...

Chess Video Win the Bishop contains 3 chess puzzles. The puzzles were selected to cover one chess topic: Play as White and Win the Bishop. You will have 15 seconds to solve each puzzle. Within the video, the puzzle goes after a 1-second splash screen, black in color...

Try to solve each chess puzzle for 15 seconds "without touching the chess pieces." After, the video will display the puzzle solution. See the correct solution and compare with your solution. Within the puzzle solutions, each move is highlighted and graphically explained.

To solve 3 chess puzzles "Play as White and Win the Bishop," see the below video under the name of Win the Bishop. The video is the next one within the Practice Chess series... To start the video, solve the puzzles, and see the puzzle solutions - just click the Play button below:




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You saw the video on the Practice Chess - Win the Bishop topic. If you have missed a puzzle's solution, you are recommended to replay the video again. The chess combinations used: Sacrifice, Fork, Discovered Check, Direct Attack...
More chess videos to follow... And thank you for your time!

23 October 2009

Online Chess Practice 2: Make a Draw

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Online Chess Practice 2: Make a Draw. Please find this chess video under the name of Make a Draw at the bottom of this page. The video is designed for chess beginners, and it includes 4 useful chess puzzles. All the puzzles are dedicated to one important chess topic...

Make a Draw... Just 4 chess puzzles... You should know this combination idea which may be the only way out to save the chess game. Play as White - Move and Draw. In each puzzle you will find that your position is very close to loosing the game. Find the only saving move...

And now more information on the Make a Draw video. 4 chess puzzles, each one is a typical chess position. The solving time for each chess puzzle is 10 seconds. Play as White - Move and Draw. Each puzzle has the only solution. Practice only one combination idea...

To solve 4 chess puzzles (chess beginner's level) on making a draw, see the video below under the name of Online Chess Practice 2: Make a Draw. To start the video, solve the puzzles, and see the solutions - just click the Play button below:




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[*See also Chess Practice 1: Win the Rook]

You saw the video on the Make a Draw topic.
Please remember this combination idea.
More to follow... And thank you for your time!

15 October 2009

Online Chess Practice 1: Win the Rook

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Online Chess Practice: Win the Rook. This chess video has introduced a new series "Online Chess Practice." The series will be useful for you to practice playing chess in typical positions. All puzzles within the series are designed for chess beginners and intermediate chess players.

Each video on the Online Chess Practice series will include 3 to 5 useful chess puzzles to practice real chess tasks in the limited time environment. You will be given 10 to 20 seconds to solve each chess video puzzle. The Online Chess Practice series will include the following chess tasks:

• Online Chess Practice: Win the Rook.
• Online Chess Practice: Win the Queen.
• Online Chess Practice: Win the Knight.

• Online Chess Practice: Win the Bishop.
• Online Chess Practice: Find the Best Move.
• and more useful puzzles like this...

And now more information on the Win the Rook video. The video includes 3 chess puzzles, each one is a typical chess position. Solving time is 10, 15, and 20 seconds. Play as White and Win the Rook. Each puzzle has the only solution. Practice the fork combination, discovered check, promotion...

To solve 3 chess puzzles (beginner's level) on winning the rook, see the video below under the name of Online Chess Practice: Win the Rook. To start the video, just click the Play button below:




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You saw the first video on the Online Chess Practice topic.
More to follow and...

[*See also Online Chess Practice 2: Make a Draw]

09 October 2009

Pawn Line Penetration

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Pawn Line Penetration: Find below the video puzzle on a typical pawn endgame. One pawn line of 3 in row against the same pawn line of the opponent. The White and Black pawns are standing in opposition. How to penetrate the line? How to break through?

This combination is called the breakthrough combination. You may already know it, and it is an useful knowledge. More on puzzle. White: The King and 3 Pawns. Black: The King and 3 Pawns. The White King is not able to help. The White pawns are on their own...

The chess puzzle's solving order:
1. See the puzzle position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second try to solve the puzzle.
4. See the puzzle solution.

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You have learned today how to penetrate the pawn line. You have learned today how to conduct the breakthrough combination. This typical position is not a rarely happening in the pawn endgame. 3 pawns against 3... The middle pawn to move first and to be sacrified...

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18 September 2009

Stalemate Yourself in Chess?

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Chess Stalemate: For sure you know that the chess game may end in Draw by Stalemate. Chess players usually use the Stalemate idea in the endgame when their positions are very bad. But is it possible to stalemate your own pieces by yourself? It happens rarely, but it is possible. Have you met the Self-Stalemate idea implemented in chess? If not, just see this video puzzle...

Today you are recommended to solve the chess puzzle on the Self-Stalemate idea. You can find the puzzle below. White: The King, Bishop, and 4 Pawns. Black: The King and 5 Pawns. Black has 2 powerful Pawns, and in few moves he is going to promote at least one Pawn. White is not able to prevent. Stalemate is the only way out. Self-Stalemate, to be more correctly...

The chess puzzle's solving order:
1. See the puzzle position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second try to solve the puzzle.
4. See the chess puzzle solution.

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You've seen a chess puzzle on Self-Stalemate. You should remember this idea. It happens rarely, but it might happen even in your real games. And now some more information... Chess Stalemate is a situation when the player is to move, the player is not in check, and the player has no legal moves, all in one. Stalemate is a powerful resource to draw and save the game...

13 September 2009

Pawn Endgame | To Take or Not

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Pawn Endgame | To Take or Not | Chess Puzzle: To find this chess video puzzle, make one click down. To take the Pawn or not to take? That's the question, and very important in this chess puzzle. White to Move and Win. Play as White and try to find the solution. The puzzle is to show you an useful idea you should be armed with in the chess endgame.

This chess puzzle: A typical endgame position... White: The King and 2 Pawns. Black: The King and 3 Pawns. All Pawns are blocked. A White Pawn is very close for the promotion, and the White King is going to help. But which move must be first for the White King? To take the Black Pawn or just bypass it? Learn the puzzle idea. The first move of the White King is...

The chess puzzle's solving order:
1. See the puzzle position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second try to solve the puzzle.
4. See the chess puzzle solution.

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You've seen a chess puzzle on Pawn Endgame. You've understood the idea. To take the Pawn or not to take? Usually this idea works when an opponent's Pawn (usually it is a Pawn, sometimes opponent's other chess piece) is an obstacle for the opponent himself... If the Black Pawn is taken, the Black King will have the way free to prevent the White Pawn promotion.

02 September 2009

Famous Chess Games

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Famous Chess Games: A Launch Page of Chess-video.blogspot.com. The page is designed to give you easy one-click access to all the Famous Chess Game videos located on this site. The topic being completed, find below the links and short information on each Famous Chess Game...

Famous Chess Games: Links and Short Information

The following is 11 links to the Famous Chess Game videos located on this site. Each link is in bold first. Click it and the link will open a separate page of this site in a new window of your browser. After you see a video, you can close the newly open window and return back to this Launch Page to see another famous game.

A 1619 Greco's Game
See A 1619 Greco's Game, which was played by Gioachino Greco in 1619. Gioachino Greco was an Italian chess player and writer. He recorded some of the first chess games for history, 77 in total. This game is one of them... White won, only 8 moves, Queen sacrifice, checkmate.

The Opera Game
See the Opera Game, which was played by Paul Morphy in 1858. This famous game was named the Opera Game because it was played at the Paris Opera House... White won, 17 moves, Philidor Defense, quick White development, Queen sacrifice, checkmate.

The Immortal Game
See the Immortal Game, which was played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky in London in 1851. White won, 23 moves, King's Gambit, Queen sacrifice, 2-Rook sacrifice, checkmate. Adolf Anderssen was also playing another famous game, which is next in the list...

The Evergreen Game
See the Evergreen Game, which was played between Adolf Anderssen and Jean Dufresne in 1852. The game was named the Evergreen Game by Wilhelm Steinitz... White won, 24 moves, Evans Gambit, powerful attack, Queen sacrifice, checkmate.

The Game of the Century
See the Game of the Century, which was played between Bobby Fischer and Donald Byrne in 1956. Bobby Fischer named this game as the best in his chess career, and he was playing this famous game at the age of 13... Black won, 41 moves, Grunfeld Defense, Queen sacrifice, powerful attack, checkmate.

The Petrov's Immortal
See the Petrov's Immortal, which was played between Alexander Hoffmann and Alexander Petrov in Warsaw in 1844. Alexander Petrov was a famous Russian chess player, chess composer, and chess writer... Black won, 20 moves, Italian Game, Queen sacrifice, King hunt, checkmate.

The Polish Immortal
See the Polish Immortal, which was played between Glinksberg and Miguel Najdorf in Warsaw, Poland, in 1928. Miguel Najdorf was a Polish-born Argentine chess grandmaster, famous for his Najdorf Variation... Black won, 22 moves, Dutch Defense, sacrifice of all minor chess pieces (2 Knights, 2 Bishops), checkmate.

The Peruvian Immortal
See the Peruvian Immortal, which was played in 1934 by Peruvian chess master Esteban Canal. Esteban Canal was awarded the IM title in 1950, and he became a GM in 1977... White won, 14 moves, 2-Rook sacrifice, Queen sacrifice, checkmate.

The Immortal Draw
See the Immortal Draw, which was played between Carl Hamppe and Philipp Meitner in Vienna in 1872. Both chess players are not well known, but the chess community is enjoying this famous draw... Draw by agreement, 18 moves, Vienna Game, Queen sacrifice, Black King having a funny walk across the chess board.

The Octopus Knight
See the Octopus Knight, which was played between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov as Game 16 of the 1985 World Championship Match. The game was named the Octopus Knight because of the dominating position of the Black Knight on d3... Black won, 40 moves, Sicilian Defense, dominating Knight, White resigned.

Deep Blue vs Kasparov: 1996, Game 1
See the Deep Blue vs Kasparov: 1996, Game 1. This game has upset the chess world: A computer named Deep Blue challenged the reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov and won. Deep Blue was specifically designed by the IBM company to take on Garry Kasparov... White won, 37 moves, Sicilian Defense, Black resigned.

The topic on Famous Chess Games on Chess-video.blogspot.com has been completed. There will be more chess videos categorized by different chess topics. As of 2 September 2009, the topic on Useful Chess Endgame Puzzles are being developed. The topic on Useful Chess Endgame Puzzles will display many great ideas how to win endgame.

24 August 2009

Knight Fork Maker | Endgame Problem

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Knight Fork Maker | Chess Endgame Problem | Short Video: To find this chess video puzzle, make one click down. The Knight Fork Maker Puzzle is an useful one to learn the Knight's power in producing chess forks. White to Move and Win. Play as White and try to find the only solution...

More information on this chess knight problem. The endgame position... White: 1 Pawn, 1 Knight, 1 King. Black: 1 Bishop, 1 King. Neutralize the Black Bishop and promote the only White Pawn. Knight against Bishop. Learn the puzzle ideas. Pay close attention to the first White move... Diversion, zuzwang, fork...

The video puzzle's solving order:
1. See the puzzle position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second try to solve the puzzle.
4. See the puzzle solution.

To see this short Puzzle under the name of Knight Fork Maker, click the Play button below:



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On this site, you can find more chess puzzles - short endgames. Each puzzle idea must be useful for chess beginners to learn endgame. 30-second try and you will win or save the game, or you will go for nothing... Try to understand the puzzle hints. See the combination ideas once to remember forever...

To see more videos on chess-video.blogspot.com, click the next links:
Rook Endgame Puzzle
Bobby Fischer: The Game of the Century

To see more chess endgame puzzles with the hints on www.chesselo.com, use this link:
Online Chess Puzzles

22 August 2009

Pawn Queens | Chess Endgame Puzzle

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Pawn Queens | Chess Endgame | Short Video Puzzle: To find this chess video puzzle, make one click down. The Pawn Queens Puzzle is a typical endgame, in which a White Pawn and a Black Pawn, both, are going to be promoted to the Queen Rank. White to Move and Win. Play as White and try to find the only solution...

More information about this short puzzle. The endgame position is as follows. White: 1 Pawn, 1 Bishop, 1 King. Black: 3 Pawns, 1 King. In a moment there will be 2 Queens on the board, with the Black Queen to be promoted first. Find the only way to take the Black Queen and to save You Own Queen... The puzzle is provided with the hints.

The video puzzle solving order:
1. See the position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second solving try.
4. See the puzzle solution.

To see this short Puzzle under the name of Pawn Queens, click the Play button below:



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On this site, you can find more chess puzzles - short endgames. All are specially selected: Each puzzle will give you an idea what to do in the chess endgame. 30-second try and you will win or save the game, or you will go for nothing... See the combination ideas once to remember forever...

To see more videos on chess-video.blogspot.com, click the next links:
Rook Endgame Puzzle
The Game of the Century by Bobby Fischer

If you are a chess beginner and have no any idea how to play chess openings, you can test the following link on the sister site of this one:
Chess Openings for Beginners

20 August 2009

Bishop vs. Bishop | Chess Endgame Puzzle

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Bishop vs. Bishop | Chess Endgame Puzzle. To find this chess video puzzle, make one click down. The puzzle will show you a typical endgame where a White Bishop plays against a Black Bishop in order to promote a Pawn. White to Move and Win. Play as White and try to find the only way to promote the Pawn...

More about this video puzzle... Bishop ending: Sometimes it is difficult to break through the Bishop's "fire". There are some combination ideas how to overcome the Bishop line. This video puzzle will show you one of them how to neutralize the Black Bishop... The puzzle is provided with the hints and designed to improve your chess.

The video puzzle's solving order:
1. See the position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second solving try.
4. See the puzzle solution.

To see this chess video puzzle under the name of Bishop vs. Bishop, click the Play button below:



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On this site, you can find more chess endgame puzzles - short chess video. All are specially selected: Each puzzle will give you an idea what to do in the chess endgame. 30-second try and you will win or save the game, or you will go for nothing... See the combination ideas once to remember forever...

To see more videos on chess-video.blogspot.com, click the next links:
Rook Ending. Endgame Puzzle
Bobby Fischer and His Best Game. The Game of the Century

If you are a chess beginner and have no any idea how to play chess openings, you can test the following link on the sister site of this one:
Chess Openings for Beginners

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19 August 2009

Fork | Pin | Chess Endgame Puzzle

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Fork | Pin | Chess Endgame Puzzle. To find this chess video puzzle, make one click down. The puzzle will show you an endgame where Black has the Queen, and White only a Bishop and a Pawn. White to Move and Draw. Play as White and try to find the only way to save the position and draw...

More about this video puzzle... Analyze the position. Pay special attention to the exact locations of Black's Queen and King and for White's Bishop, Pawn, and King. For White, it is possible to draw only now. Next moment it may be too late... Sacrifice, fork, pin: Sacrifice to fork and pin to draw... This chess video puzzle is provided with the hints and designed to improve your chess.

The video puzzle's solving order:
1. See the position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second solving try.
4. See the puzzle solution.

To see this chess video puzzle under the name of Fork | Pin, click the Play button below:



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On this site, you will find more chess endgame puzzles - short chess video. All are specially selected: Each puzzle will give you an idea what to do in the chess endgame. 30-second try and you will win or save the game, or you will go for nothing... See the combination ideas once to remember forever...

To see more videos on famous chess games, chess puzzles, learning opening mistakes, and for better navigation within this site, use Chess Video Sitemap:
Chess Video Sitemap

To see chess puzzles at www.chesselo.com including chess endgame puzzles with the hints (only online), and to download as PDF ebooks chess puzzles on checkmate, endgame, typical combinations, use the following link:
Chess Puzzles: Online and PDF eBooks

If you are a chess beginner and have no any idea how to play chess openings, you can test the following link on the sister site of this one:
Chess Openings for Beginners

16 August 2009

Promote Pawn | Chess Endgame Puzzle

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Promote Pawn | Chess Endgame Puzzle. To find this chess video puzzle, make one click down. The puzzle will show you a typical endgame position with 2 pawns on both sides. White to Move and Win. Play as White and try to find the only way to promote the White Rook's Pawn. The promotion is the only way to win for White...

More about this video puzzle... The Pawn ending. The Black King is close enough to reach the White Rook's Pawn. The second White Pawn is neutralized by 2 Black's. Try to find the only solution to promote a Pawn and win. The puzzle is not difficult by itself. Pay special attention to the combination idea "Block the Line"... This chess video puzzle is provided with the hints and designed to improve your chess.

The video puzzle's solving order:
1. See the position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second solving try.
4. See the puzzle solution.

To see this chess video puzzle to find the only way to Promote Pawn, click the Play button below:



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On this site, there will be more short chess puzzles on endgame positions. You are recommended to remember the main ideas of the puzzles for real chess play. In this puzzle, you are to block the Black King approach line to secure a White Pawn promotion... See the combination idea once to remember forever...

To see more videos on this site including famous chess games, chess puzzles, learning opening mistakes, use Chess Video Sitemap:
Chess Video Sitemap

To see and download chess puzzles at www.chesselo.com, use the following link:
Chess Puzzles: PDF and Online

14 August 2009

Chess Endgame Puzzles: Rook Ending

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Chess Endgame Puzzles: Rook Ending. More about this endgame video puzzle... The Rook against Rook ending. Black has 2 extra Pawns and is very close to win. Try to find the only solution to save the game. White to Move and Draw: Use the Stalemate idea and crazy Rook effect... The chess video puzzle is provided with the hints and designed to improve your chess endgame.

The puzzle solving order:
1. See the position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second solving try.
4. See the puzzle solution.

To see this chess video puzzle on Rook Ending and a short story about crazy and smart Rook, click the Play button below:



More short chess puzzles on endgame positions are to follow. You are recommended to remember and learn the main ideas of these endgame video puzzles for real chess play.

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Good Chess Puzzles: Hints Provided

12 August 2009

Chess Endgame Puzzles: Zuzwang

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Chess Endgame Puzzles: Zuzwang. This chess puzzle is designed to improve your chess endgame skill. More short chess puzzles like this are to follow. This one: White to Move and Win. The Rook against the Queen. The chess video puzzle is provided with the hints.

The puzzle solving order:
1. See the position.
2. Read the puzzle hints.
3. Have a 30-second solving try.
4. See the puzzle solution.

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12 July 2009

Famous Games: Deep Blue - Kasparov. 1996-1

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"Famous Chess Games Ever Played". Deep Blue vs. Garry Kasparov. 1996, Game 1. This game has upset the chess world. A computer named Deep Blue challenged the reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov and won. Deep Blue was specifically designed by the IBM company to take on Garry Kasparov. White won, 37 moves, Sicilian Defense, Black resigned... To see this game between Deep Blue and Garry Kasparov, click the Play button below:



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Famous Game: The Opera Game.

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FIDE Chess Rating Calculation.
Famous Chess Puzzles.
Chess Links.

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Please read the below information to better understand the purpose and design of this chess blog chess-video.blogspot.com.

Blog Concept
• To promote chess.
• To provide only chess videos.
• To have chess videos simple in design.
• To give short explanation on each video.
• To categorized videos by chess series.
• To have the Sitemap for quick navigation.

Chess Video Series
• Famous Chess Games Ever Played.
• Chess Game: Avoid Blunders.
• Chess History.
• Chess Puzzles.
• Chess Tactics.
• Chess Rules.
• Other Chess Topics.

Note: Chess topic "Chess Openings for Beginners" is to be covered on a separate chess site (you can find its address in the list below).

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The blog is supported by the ChessElo Team which also runs:
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http://www.chesscalculatorprogram.com
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I. Famous Chess Games Ever Played:
The Octopus Knight
Deep Blue vs Kasparov: 1996, Game 1
The Game of the Century. Bobby Fischer and His Best Game
The Immortal Draw
The Immortal Game
The Polish Immortal
The Petrov's Immortal
The Peruvian Immortal
A 1619 Greco's Game
The Opera Game
The Evergreen Game
Famous Chess Games - A Launch Page
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II. Chess Puzzles Endgame:
Chess Endgame Puzzles: Zuzwang
Chess Endgame Puzzles: Rook Ending
Chess Endgame Puzzles: Promote Pawn
Chess Endgame Puzzles: Fork and Pin
Chess Endgame Puzzles: Bishop vs. Bishop
Pawn Queens | Chess Endgame Puzzle
Knight Fork Maker | Chess Problem Endgame
To Take or Not | Pawn Endgame
Stalemate Yourself in Chess?
Pawn Line Penetration
The Most Famous Chess Puzzle in Chess
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III. Online Chess Practice:
Win the Rook
Make a Draw
Win the Bishop
Win the Queen
Win the Queen in 3 Moves
Chess Endgame Puzzle: H. Rinck - 1903
Winning Chess Endgames - Queen vs Pawn
Endgame Study - Queen vs Rook
Queen Endgame: 4 Chess Puzzles
Chess Practice | Unknown Way of Draw
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IV. Other Chess Topics:
Chess Piece Values
Chess Castling All Rules
How to Checkmate with a Rook
How to Checkmate with Two Bishops
How to Checkmate with the Knight and Bishop
The Square Rule in Pawn Endgame
Windmill or See-Saw Chess Combination
En Passant Move
Bishop v. Bishop & Pawn | Same Color
Rook Endgame and "Building a Bridge"
Rook & Pawn v. Rook. How to Win 2 Positions
Rook v. Rook & Pawn. Main Position & Black Blunder
Rook v. Rook & Pawn. Main Position Black to Draw
Chess Tactics All
Chess Video. The Power of Zugzwang
Chess Website for Mobile Devices
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09 July 2009

Famous Games: The Octopus Knight

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"Famous Chess Games Ever Played". Anatoly Karpov vs. Garry Kasparov. The Octopus Knight. The game was played between these two famous chess players as Game 16 of the 1985 World Championship Match. The game was named The Octopus Knight because of the dominating position of the Black Knight on d3. Black won, 40 moves, Sicilian Defense, Dominating Knight, White resigned... To see and enjoy The Octopus Knight, click the Play button below:



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03 July 2009

Game of the Century | Bobby Fischer

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Game of the Century | Bobby Fischer. Today you will see the famous chess game, which was played between Bobby Fischer and Donald Byrne in 1956... There are no more than 10 games which are widely recognized by the chess community as famous chess games. The Game of the Century is present in all the lists.

Bobby Fischer, a chess genius, named this game as the best game in his chess career. By the way, Bobby Fischer was playing this famous chess game at the age of 13. Black won, 41 moves, Grunfeld Defense, Queen sacrifice, powerful attack, checkmate... To see and enjoy The Game of the Century, click the Play button below:



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Famous Game: Petrov's Immortal
Famous Game: The Opera Game

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27 June 2009

Famous Games: The Evergreen Game

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A chess series "Famous Chess Games Ever Played". See the Evergreen Game, which was played between Adolf Anderssen and Jean Dufresne in 1852. This Chess Game was named the Evergreen Game by Wilhelm Steinitz. White won, 24 moves, Evans Gambit, powerful attack, Queen sacrifice, checkmate... To see and enjoy the Evergreen Game, click the Play button below:



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Famous Game: The Opera Game.

23 June 2009

Famous Games | The Immortal Draw

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Famous Chess Games: The Immortal Draw. This game was played between Carl Hamppe and Philipp Meitner in Vienna in 1872. 18 moves: Draw, Draw by Agreement, Vienna Game, Queen sacrifice, Black King having a walk across the chess board... To see this famous Chess Game, click the Play button below:



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Famous Game: A 1619 Greco's Game.

22 June 2009

Famous Games | The Immortal

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Famous Chess Games: The Immortal Game. This game was played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky in London in 1851. 23 moves: White won, King's Gambit, Queen sacrifice, 2-Rook sacrifice, checkmate... To see this famous Chess Game, click the Play button below:




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Famous Game: A 1619 Greco's Game.

21 June 2009

Famous Games | Polish Immortal

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Famous Chess Games: Polish Immortal. This game was played in 1928, in Warsaw, Poland. 22 moves: Black won, Dutch Defense, sacrifice of all minor chess pieces (2 Knights, 2 Bishops), checkmate. To see this famous Chess Game, click the Play button below:




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19 June 2009

Famous Games | Petrov's Immortal

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Famous Chess Games: Petrov's Immortal. This game was played in Warsaw in 1844. 20 moves: Black won, Italian Game, Queen sacrifice, King hunt, checkmate... Petrov's Immortal is considered one of the most famous chess games ever played. To see more games of this chess series, use the navigation links of this site. To see and enjoy Petrov's Immortal, click the Play button below:




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Famous Chess Game: A 1619 Greco's Game.
Avoid Blunders: Chess Game 1.

29 May 2009

Chess Games | Peruvian Immortal

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A chess series "Famous Chess Games" is designed for chess lovers. See "Peruvian Immortal", which was played in 1934 by Chess Master E.Canal... 2-Rook sacrifice, Queen sacrifice... White won by checkmate, 14 moves... A chess series "Famous Chess Games" in full will be available at this chess site. To see and enjoy the Game, click the Play button below:



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Famous Games: A 1619 Greco's Game

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A chess series "Famous Chess Games" is designed for chess lovers. See A 1619 Greco's Game, which was played by Gioachino Greco in 1619. White won, 8 moves, Queen sacrifice, checkmate... A chess series "Famous Chess Games" in full will be available at this chess site. To see and enjoy A 1619 Greco's Game, click the Play button below:



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28 May 2009

Famous Games | The Opera Game

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A chess series "Famous Chess Games" is designed for chess lovers. See the Opera Game, which was played by Paul Morphy in 1858. This Chess Game was named the Opera Game because it was played at the Paris Opera House. White won, 17 moves, Philidor Defense, quick White development, Queen sacrifice, checkmate... A chess series "Famous Chess Games" in full will be available at this chess site. To see and enjoy the Opera Game, click the Play button below:



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07 May 2009

Chess Board Set Up

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For chess beginners. How to correctly set up the chess board to play chess? It's very easy to set up the chess board correctly if you know these 2 simple rules. Otherwise, you may easily place the chess pieces on the board in a wrong way...

To learn the topic, you are recommended to see this short video on Chess Board Set Up. To see the chess video, just click the Play button below:




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You have seen the video and understood how to correctly set up the chess board. The following is just to remind you the set up procedures:

• Place the empty board so that "the square in the lower right-hand corner is white."
• So, remember the 1st memo rule regarding the chess board "white on right."
• Place 8 white pawns on the 2nd rank, and 8 black pawns on the 7th rank.
• Place 2 white rooks and 2 black rooks on the corners.

• Place 2 white knights and 2 black knights next to the rooks of the same color.
• Place 2 white bishops and 2 black bishops next to the knights of the same color.
• Place the white queen on the white center square, the black queen on the black.
• So, remember the 2st memo rule "queen on color."
• Place each king next to the queen of the same color.

To correctly set up the chess board to play chess, please always remember these 2 memo rules:
• "White on right."
• "Queen on color."

05 May 2009

Chess Test: Are You Chess Beginner or Not?

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Chess Test: Are You Chess Beginner or Not? If you solve 7 of these 10 chess puzzles, your real chess level is higher than Chess Beginner's... To view this chess video on Chess Test, click Play below:



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The Most Famous Puzzle.
Learn the Legal's Mate.

02 May 2009

Find Checkmate Move: 10 Puzzles, Mate in 1

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Checkmate Move: 10 Chess Puzzles. Mate in 1. Solve the checkmate puzzles. For chess beginners. Each puzzle has only one solution. To view this chess video on Checkmate Move, click Play below:



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The Most Famous Puzzle.
Learn the Legal's Mate.

01 May 2009

Chess Piece Values

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Chess Piece Values: All chess pieces except for the King have their own values, which can be calculated in relative points. By which factors are the values calculated? What are other factors to consider? How to compare the values of Queen, Rook, Bishop, Knight, and Pawn?

Is it possible to increase the chess piece values? Is it good for you to exchange the Queen for 2 Rooks? The Bishop and 3 Pawns for a Rook? 2 Pawns for a Knight? You should know this chess knowledge because it is very important for successfully playing chess...

To find the answers, you are recommended to see a video on Chess Piece Values. The video will explain you in simple the topic. It will also provide you with the Table of Chess Piece Values. To view this chess video on Chess Piece Values, click the Play button below:




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You saw the video and understood the topic. Just to remind you, please find below the Table of Chess Piece Values and some additional information on the topic:

Table of Chess Piece Values
Queen = 10 Points
Rook = 5 Points
Knight = 3 Points
Bishop = 3 Points
Pawn = 1 Point

Additional Information
• 2 Bishops are stronger than 2 Knights.
• If developed, the chess piece has more value.
• If locked or at the corner, the chess piece looses its value.
• At the endgame, the value of the Pawn is higher.
• The closer promotion, the more value of the Pawn.

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27 April 2009

Scholar's Mate

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Scholar's Mate: Learn. To locate the Scholar's Mate video, make one click down... Please be aware that Scholar's Mate is the most common trap chess beginners fall into. If you are one of them, you are recommended to learn this mate first.

The following is more information on Scholar's Mate. In different countries, the mate is known under the following names: Children's mate, Shoemaker's mate, Shepherd's mate, Schoolboy's mate, or Barber's mate. The mate is very short, just 4 oves.

The Scholar's Mate idea is to attack the weak square f7 (at the beginning, being defended only by the Black King) with the White Queen and a White Bishop. There are many ways of defending against Scholar's Mate... And the below video is to show you the best way of doing this...

Learn once to remember forever... To see the video under the name of Scholar's Mate: Learn, click the Play button below:



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You have just seen the video and must remember: The best Scholar's Mate defense is to cover the f7 square with the Black Queen and then attack the White Queen. Also, it is not recommended to move on the Queen too early in the game, because this may result in getting worse opening position.

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Learn the Legal's Mate

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25 April 2009

Learn the Legal's Mate

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Learn the famous Legal's Checkmate. Study how to conduct and how to avoid the Legal's Mate at the beginning of the chess game. Good for chess beginners. To view this chess video, click Play below:



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