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Not So Minor: When to Trade Pieces!

Not So Minor: When to Trade Pieces!

MI Rusa Goletiani 1 5 avr. 2014 Vu 6855 fois 6 min
Would you trade a pencil for a race car? Of course you would! That trade is easy, but what about trading ice cream for cake? That one you probably have to think about a little more. In chess, knowing when to trade bishops for knights, knights for bishops, bishops for bishops, or knights for knights are four separate chess skills. Watch IM Rusa Goletiani explain how the World Champions do it!
Not So Minor: Knight vs Bishop!

Not So Minor: Knight vs Bishop!

MI Rusa Goletiani 1 1 mars 2014 Vu 7796 fois 6 min
Knights and bishops - they look different, they move different, they're of course spelled different. So why should you treat them the same? I know that coaches (us included!) begin by teaching you that they are both worth three points. But depending on what is happening in your game, they go up or down in value. Today IM Rusa Goletiani shows you that outposts make knights jump for joy!
Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

MI Rusa Goletiani 1 30 janv. 2014 Vu 8228 fois 6 min
Welcome IM Rusa Goletiani to the ChessKid author family! Rusa is a past U.S. Women's Champion and the co-founder of the Westchester Chess Academy. Today she shows us when you'd like to have opposite-colored bishops, and what happens when you reach an endgame with them. Watch and learn how different parts of the game demand different sets of principles!