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The Fianchetto 2

The Fianchetto 2

GM Bryan Smith 30 13/10/2010 4530 Visualizações 11 min.
Last time we learned how to "fianchetto" our Bishops on the long diagonals. This time, Bryan shows us how to attack a King who thinks he is safe, hiding behind a fianchetto castle wall!
The Fianchetto 1

The Fianchetto 1

GM Bryan Smith 30 11/10/2010 4658 Visualizações 14 min.
Rooks, Queens, and Bishops are called the "long-range" pieces because they can shoot their laser beams all the way across the board from a safe distance. Rooks thrive on open files, but what about Bishops? Bryan explains the "Fianchetto", a way to use your Bishop's long-range power to the max!
Defense!

Defense!

GM Bryan Smith 30 27/09/2010 3651 Visualizações 6 min.
Even the most brilliant attacker will be as helpless as a sleeping baby if he doesn't learn to defend himself. Bryan discusses important defensive ideas using the "Philidor Position" as a model.
The Opera Game Part 2

The Opera Game Part 2

GM Bryan Smith 30 05/05/2010 7219 Visualizações 8 min.
It's here! The wild, super-exciting, oh-my-gosh did he just do that second half of the most famous game of chess EVER. Watch how Morphy uses the fact that he got his pieces out first to sacrifice and sacrifice, until the black king is trapped in the middle of the board!
The Opera Game Part 1

The Opera Game Part 1

GM Bryan Smith 30 30/04/2010 7727 Visualizações 13 min.
Bryan takes a look at the most famous chess game ever played. Everyone else knows this game, so you should too! Watch for part 2 to see the thrilling conclusion.