30 May 2011

Chess Video | The Power of Zugzwang

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This chess video is dedicated to a chess tactic called zugzwang. Do you know what the chess zugzwang is all about? Have you used the zugzwang in a real chess game? See the video below to learn more on this chess tactic. The video is named "The Power of Zugzwang."

Before seeing the chess video, you are recommended to read the following information which will give you more general data on the zugzwang... What does the word of Zugzwang stand for? The word of Zugzwang is a German word. From German, it means "compulsion to move."

Zugzwang is a combination of 2 German words. Zug is "a move" and Zwang is "compulsion" or "force." Now you are closer to getting one of the best chess tactics. In chess, zugzwang is a chess tactic used to create the position in which the opponent has only bad moves...

Now you are ready to see this chess video on the zugzwang tactic. The video runs 3 minutes and 45 seconds. First read a definition of zugzwang, then learn the power of zugzwang on the example of 3 chess puzzles. To start the video, click the Play button below:




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24 February 2011

Chess Practice | Unknown Way of Draw

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This chess video is a chess practice. The name of the video is "Chess: Learn Unknown Way of Draw," and it will show a chess puzzle that you have never seen before. Try to solve the puzzle and learn unknown way of draw in chess. The puzzle must be useful to be learn.

The following is more information on the puzzle. White to move and draw. White: King and 4 pawns. Black: King, 4 pawns and bishop. White cannot draw this position using the stalemate idea. White cannot draw the position using the idea of threatening the pawn promotion.

How can White draw the above position? You will learn the unknown way of drawing in chess, and it is better to see once... The video runs 2:53. At first, it will display the chess puzzle in question. White to move and draw. Play as White and try to solve it by yourself.

The video provides 30 seconds for solving the puzzle. Then you will see the correct solution. Don't worry, if the correct solution to the puzzle is not found... At last, you will see why the final position is a draw. To start the video, just click the Play button below:




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You have seen the chess video on unknown way of draw in chess. Pushing out, blockage, the bishop of different color. You learned - You know this method now. It happens rarely, but it's better to know it before. Thank you for visiting chess-video.blogspot.com!

01 February 2011

Chess Tactics All

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This chess video is devoted to chess tactics. The name of the video is "Chess Tactics All," and it will give a general picture on all tactics used in chess with the real examples on each tactic. To get it visible, it is better to see the below video once.

What are chess tactics? Chess tactics are to limit the opponent options and get quick chess profit. Usually, it is extra chess material. Chess tactics are the opposition to chess strategy which has long time tasks. All chess tactics are build around the following 14 blocks:

• Fork. • Pin. • Skewer. • Discovered Attack. • Battery.
• Undermining. • Overloading. • Deflection. • Interference.
• Sacrifice. • Zugzwang. • Zwischenzug. • Stalemate. • Windmill.

Zugzwang is a German word which means "compulsion to move." In chess, it is a tactic used to create the position when the opponent has no good moves to move. Zwischenzug is a German word too. In chess, it is a tactic of using the intermediate move to win.

Another name of skewer is X-ray attack. Another name of undermining is removal of the guard. Pin is similar to skewer. But unlike pin, in skewer the more valuable piece is first on row. See examples on each tactic. To start the video, click the Play button below:




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31 January 2011

Rook v. Rook & Pawn | Main Position Black to Draw

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Today's chess video is dedicated to the rook v. rook & pawn endgame, which is the most common ending in chess. The name of the video is "Rook v. Rook & Pawn. Main Position Black to Draw," and seeing it is important for learning how to play the rook endgame.

The video shows a fundamental position in the rook v. rook & pawn endgame. The position is as follows: The weaker Black King is before the pawn - not behind it. The pawn and the stronger White King did not cross the 6th rank (3rd rank for Black, if Black is stronger).

In the above position, Black can draw this rook endgame in several ways. Under his move, Black has 2 ways of draw. The video will show only way 1, which is easier to learn. Way 2 is not shown because of many complications. If White to move, Black has only 1 way of draw.

The video runs as one unit. At the beginning, it introduces the initial position. Black: king and rook. White: king, rook and pawn. The video shows 2 ways of how Black can draw under 3 different scenarios... To start the video, just click the Play button below:




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See the links to all chess videos on rook v. rook & pawn endgame:

Rook Endgame and "Building a Bridge"
Rook & Pawn v. Rook. How to Win 2 Positions
Rook v. Rook & Pawn. Main Position & Black Blunder

21 January 2011

Rook v. Rook & Pawn | Main Position & Black Blunder

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Today's chess video is dedicated to the rook v. rook & pawn endgame, which is the most common ending in chess. The name of the video is "Rook v. Rook & Pawn. Main Position & Black Blunder." The video is not completed - It is only part I, and part II of this video will follow.

The video shows one of the most important positions in the rook v. rook & pawn endgame. The position is as follows: The weaker King is before the pawn - not behind it. The pawn and the stronger White King did not cross the 6th rank (3rd rank for Black, if Black is stronger).

For the weaker player in the rook v. rook & pawn endgame, it is important to keep his or her King before the opponent pawn but not behind it. The weaker player must draw such positions. Also, the weaker player must avoid a typical blunder which is shown in the video.

This chess video includes the next 2 parts: Part I is titled "Main Position." It shows an important position for the rook v. rook & pawn endgame. Part II is titled "Black Can Draw It." It shows the first correct moves to draw. To start the video, click the Play button below:




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You saw a video on the rook v. rook & pawn endgame. You learned a main position that is very important for this ending. You learned the Black blunder. You understood that the weaker player could draw this position in several ways... The next video will show you how to draw.

14 January 2011

Rook & Pawn v. Rook | How to Win 2 Positions

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This chess video is dedicated to the rook endgame - and namely to the rook and pawn v. rook ending. The name of the video is "Rook & Pawn v. Rook: How to Win 2 Positions." The video will show in a visible way how to win 2 typical positions in the rook endgame.

The following is short description of 2 typical positions. White is stronger in both. Position 1. White: King, rook and a pawn. King outside, the rook on a8 blocking from promotion its own pawn on a7. Black: King and rook. The rook is attacking the White pawn from a1.

Position 2. White: King, rook and a pawn. King outside, the rook on a8 blocking from promotion its own pawn on a7. Black: King and rook. The rook is attacking the White pawn but from b7, the Black King is closer. Position 1 and Position 2 have 2 different ways of winning.

The chess video is simple in build and includes the following 2 parts: Part I is titled "How to Win Position 1." Part II is titled "How to Win Position 2." The introduction points out the importance of both positions. To start the video, click the Play button below:




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You have seen the chess video on rook ending - rook & pawn v. rook - and how to win 2 typical positions in this endgame. You are recommended to learn the winning tactics for the above 2 typical positions because the rook endings are the most common in chess.

10 January 2011

Rook Endgame and "Building a Bridge"

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Today's chess video is dedicated to the chess endgame - and namely to the rook endings. The name of the video is "Rook Endgame and Building a Bridge." This chess video will show you in a visible way how to win some rook endings using the building a bridge techniques.

What is the building a bridge tactics in chess? This is a maneuver used by the stronger player in some rook endings (rook and pawn vs rook) to win the endgame. "Building a bridge" is using the rook to shield its own King from upcoming checks and promote the pawn.

It was the legendary Nimzovich who was the first to call this maneuver as "building a bridge." Building a bridge may be success only when the opponent King is apart of the pawn by 2 columns at least. To get the idea, you are recommended to see the next video.

The video in question is made up of 3 parts. Part I will propose you to win a rook ending position in "usual way." Part II will explain what is "building a bridge." Part III will show you how it works in real. To start the video, click the Play button below:




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It is better to see once than to hear 100 times. You have seen the video on rook endgame and on the building a bridge techniques that is used in the rook endgame. You should learn this tactics because the rook endings are the most common in the game of chess.

05 January 2011

Chess Endings | Bishop v. Bishop & Pawn | Same Color

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Today's chess video is dedicated to the chess endgame - the bishop chess endings. Its name is "Bishop v. Bishop & Pawn. The Same Color". The video will show a few rules how to play the bishop endings where both chess players have the bishops of the same color.

The following is more to read in short on the topic before you see the video... The chess endings with the bishops of the different colors usually end in a draw. The chess endings with the bishops of the same color usually is a win or draw with 50/50 possibility.

When entering the bishop v. bishop & pawn (bishops the same color) ending, it is important to have the King close enough to the promoting pawn. If you a weaker party, more chances to take the pawn and draw. If stronger, more chances to promote the pawn and win.

The video below includes the introduction. It will show a chess game between 2 grandmasters on the bishops ending. Black has lost but missed a draw. Learn now how White has won and see how Black could draw... To start the video, just click the Play button below:




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