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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Thank you for having seen the video on the en passant move in chess!