08 December 2010

Knight Bishop Mate

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Today's chess video is "Knight Bishop Mate". This video will show how to checkmate the lonely king with the king, knight and bishop. The knight bishop mate is the most difficult, and they consider that the chess beginner is not able to deliver such mate in a game.

According to the rules, if the chess player is not able to checkmate the opponent's lonely king with his king, knight and bishop within 50 moves, the result of the chess game is a draw. And sometimes, even Grandmasters miss the knight bishop mate for 50 moves...

The knight bishop mate is possible only at the corner which matches the color of the bishop. To checkmate, you should follow these 2 steps: 1. Drive the opponent's king to a correct corner. 2. Checkmate at the correct corner. Be careful to avoid stalemate at play.

Driving the opponent's king to a correct corner is a difficult task - very difficult... The video will show you which tactics to use. The video will show you the mating theory and a Grandmasters real game example. To start the video, click the Play button below:




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This mate is a nice coordinating practice in moving the king, knight and bishop.
For exact techniques of checkmating with the knight and bishop, see this video:
A YouTube Video - Knight Bishop Mate

01 December 2010

En Passant

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This page presents a chess video on the en passant chess move which is made by the pawn. The title of the video is "En Passant." First you are welcome to read the below information which gives you more on the en passant move and prepares you for seeing the video.

En passant is the most rare and misty move in chess. "En Passant" is a French word. In chess, it means taking the "in passing" pawn. The en passant move or en passant capture is possible only on the pawn which has made the 2-square move from its start position in 1 go.

The en passant capture is made as if the taken pawn had moved only 1 square on. En passant may be made only at its first opportunity. No way back. This move is not mandatory - Mostly. But en passant is mandatory when it is the only way out of stalemate or check.

The en passant chess notation is usual (for example: dxc3, sometimes dxc3 e.p.). This move was introduced in the 15th century. In a game, there might be few en passant moves of White and Black. And now - the video. To start it, click the Play button below:




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08 November 2010

Queen Endgame: 4 Chess Puzzles

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The name of today's video is "Queen Endgame: 4 Chess Puzzles". You can find this chess video at the bottom of this page. The video is a chess practice on playing the Queen endgame. Short description of this video with 4 chess puzzles follows...

The video "Queen Endgame: 4 Chess Puzzles" is made up of 2 Parts. Part 1 is Introduction and Part 2, the main part of the video, is 4 chess puzzles on the Queen endgame. The video runs 2 minutes and 33 seconds. Play as White and Win each position.

For each Queen puzzle, you will have 12 seconds to solve. Then you will see the puzzle solution. The 4 Queen puzzles were selected to be interesting. Each puzzle has a typical solution: 2 moves to win, each begins with a check, the 2nd move is a checkmate.

Puzzle 1: Queen and bishop vs Queen. Puzzle 2: Queen and bishop vs Queen. Puzzle 3: Queen and knight vs Queen. Puzzle 4: Queen and knight vs Queen, knight, and 2 pawns. Puzzle 2 has 2 lines... To start the video - just click the Play button below:




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13 October 2010

Windmill or See-Saw Chess Combination

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The name of today's video is "Windmill or See-Saw Chess Combination": This chess video will show you a beautiful chess combination. The combination is usually conducted by the rook and bishop as a series of regular and discovered checks.

When conducting the Windmill or See-Saw chess combination the queen may replace the rook or bishop, but it happens rarely. The aim of the Windmill or See-Saw combination is winning massive amounts of chess material in effective way.

The combination is sometimes forerun by a sacrifice. In using this chess tactic, it is important to follow the correct sequence of moves: regular check - taking the opponent's piece at the discovered check - going back to check again...

Now you are ready to see this video. The video consists of the following 2 parts: Part 1 is introduction to the Windmill or See-Saw combination. Part 2 is a real example of the combination. To start the video - click the Play button below:




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28 September 2010

Chess Calculation: The Square Rule

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The name of today's video is "Chess Calculation: The Square Rule": This video will show you a chess calculation rule. The rule is named the Square Rule. The rule is used for quick calculation in chess and is useful in the king pawn endgame.

The king and pawn against the king. The pawn being supported by the king sometimes can be promoted, sometimes not. Sometimes the pawn can be promoted even unsupported... The Square Rule allows to quickly calculate if the Unsupported Pawn Can Be Promoted or Not.

The Square Rule works in the following way: 1. Build the Square. 2. If the king of the weaker party can enter the Square - No Promotion. 3. If the king of the weaker party cannot enter the Square - The Pawn is Promoted. You need 1-2 seconds to calculate.

Now you are ready to see this chess video. The video consists of the following 3 parts. Part 1 is introduction. Part 2 is explanation of the Square Rule. Part 3 is 4 examples how to use the Rule and quickly calculate. To start the video - just click the Play button below:




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Thank you for seeing this video on the Square Rule which is useful for chess calculation.
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01 July 2010

Chess Puzzle: The Most Famous One

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This chess endgame puzzle is considered the most famous in chess... Only 2 kings and 2 pawns on the chess board. Learn the Reti maneuver. White to Move and Draw. Author: Richard Reti. Year: 1921. To view this chess puzzle video, click the Play button below:




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22 May 2010

Checkmate with Two Bishops

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Video - Checkmate with Two Bishops: This chess video will show you how to checkmate with two bishops. The video is designed for chess beginners. The king and two bishops against the king. How to checkmate? It's better once to see than to hear 100 times about...

Before you see the video, please read the following. The checkmate with two bishops is easy, but it may take a dozen of moves to checkmate. The checkmate with two bishops is always possible. But this checkmate is possible only in a corner of the chess board.

The next is simple checkmate procedures. First, put the two bishops at adjacent lines. Second, push your opponent's king towards a corner of the chess board - in which you want to checkmate. Third, checkmate in the corner but be very careful to avoid any stalemate.

Now you are ready to see this checkmate video. Its name is Checkmate with Two Bishops, and the video consists of 2 parts. Part 1 is general provisions and checkmate procedures. Part 2 is checkmate example. To start the video - just click the Play button below:




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You saw the video, and you have got how to checkmate with two bishops. After this, you are recommended to have a short practice on the chess board. Just the short practice of checkmating with two bishops from different initial positions... Thank you!

05 March 2010

Queen vs Rook

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Queen vs Rook Video: This chess video will help you learn the Queen vs Rook endgame. You can locate this video on this page, just 1 click down. The video runs 3:35, and it will show you in a visible way almost all you need to know on playing this chess endgame. Queen vs Rook...

Before seeing the video, you are recommended to read this short introduction. The Queen vs Rook chess endgame is considered as winning for the stronger party. In some rare positions the weaker party is able to draw using the stalemate idea. You'll see these 3 typical positions.

At the chess master level, they don't play this endgame to the end at all. One of the chess player say, "I quit" or "I propose a draw", depending on the position. For the chess beginner, the Queen vs Rook endgame is not an easy one. Even if you plays with the Queen...

Now you are ready to see the video. Within it, you'll see 3 rare typical positions when the weaker party is able to draw. You'll see how to win for the stronger party. Please pay attention to the "Watch This!" sign... To start the video - click the Play button below:




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The following is 3-step memo guide how to win this endgame:
• Approach Your King first.
• Make the Rook leave its King.
• Pick up the Rook or Checkmate.

Now you know how to win, now you know how to draw. Please try to remember 3 typical positions, which were shown in the video, when stalemate is possible. The Queen vs Rook endgame has been learned... Thank you!

19 February 2010

Winning Chess Endgames - Queen vs Pawn

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Winning Chess Endgames - Queen vs Pawn - Video: This video covers the Queen vs Pawn chess endgames. The video will show you how to play the typical endgame positions in which the Queen fights against a Pawn, and the Pawn is just 1 step before being promoted...

What are the results of the Queen vs Pawn endgame? Is it easy to win it for the stronger party? Is it difficult to draw this endgame for the weaker party? It depends on the position. There 3 typical endgame positions you should consider: Bishop Pawn, Rook Pawn, Other Pawn...

The endgame positions Queen vs Bishop Pawn and Queen vs Rook Pawn must be drawing for the weaker party. The position Queen vs Other Pawn must be winning for the stronger party. The winning probability is 50/50. Position permitted, winning this endgame is not difficult...

The Winning Chess Endgames - Queen vs Pawn video will show you 3 typical positions, how to win this endgame for the stronger party, and how to draw it for the weaker party... To start the video and to learn the Queen vs Pawn endgame, just click the Play button below:




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The following is some knowledge on the Queen vs Pawn endgame:
• The endgame's result depends on the type of the position.
• The positions with Bishop and Rook Pawns are drawing.

• The positions with Other Pawns are winning.
• To win, make the opponent's King block its own Pawn...
• To draw, use the Stalemate idea...

07 February 2010

How to Checkmate with a Rook

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How to Checkmate with a Rook Video: This chess video will show you how to checkmate the opponent's King with your own King and only one Rook - no more chess pieces on the board. The video will display the checkmate technique and one real checkmate example.

Checkmating with only one Rook may be difficult for chess beginners. And it is important to learn the topic before you sit down at the chess board... Please see the video first. Then you can find the explanation on the checkmate technique in writing - just below the video.

The video will give you a visible way to learn the Checkmate with One Rook topic. All the moves are graphically explained and supported with the running text... To start the video How to Checkmate with a Rook - just click the Play button below:




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The following is the rules How to Checkmate with a Rook:
• Drive the opponent's King to the edge of the board.
• Cut off the opponent's King with your Rook.

• Place your King at opposition to the opponent's King.
• Note: At a corner, you may checkmate without opposition.
• In any position, it takes no more than 16 moves to checkmate...