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When To Trade Pieces: To Defend Yourself!

When To Trade Pieces: To Defend Yourself!

Amanda Mateer 1 17 черв. 2015 р. 28122 перегляди 12 хв
One of the most important reasons to trade pieces is to defend yourself. In chess, you can't win without protecting your own army, and sometimes trading pieces is the best way to do that. WFM Amanda Mateer gives you a must-watch lesson on trading pieces in self-defense.
When To Trade Pieces: Remove The Defender!

When To Trade Pieces: Remove The Defender!

Amanda Mateer 1 10 черв. 2015 р. 22677 переглядів 10 хв
So when should you trade your pieces? WFM Amanda Mateer continues her series with two of her favorite reasons to trade material: to remove a crucial defender, or to create a specific weakness. You must understand these two important ways to gain an winning advantage in chess, so watch closely.
When To Trade Pieces 2: To Simplify!

When To Trade Pieces 2: To Simplify!

Amanda Mateer 1 25 лют. 2015 р. 17064 перегляди 8 хв
It's one of the most important questions in chess: when do you trade pieces? Coach Amanda lets you know when it's a good idea to exchange your pieces, and when it's not. In this video, learn how to trade pieces to simplify the position and press your advantage. Remember to take our ChessKid lesson on square counting in the related links.
When To Trade Pieces 1: To Get Ahead

When To Trade Pieces 1: To Get Ahead

Amanda Mateer 1 23 груд. 2014 р. 16406 переглядів 11 хв
It's one of the most important questions in chess: when do you trade pieces? Coach Amanda lets you know when it's a good idea to exchange your pieces, and when it's not. Start with a refresher course on the value of the pieces, then jump onto the trading floor! Remember to take our ChessKid lesson on square counting in the related links.
You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

Amanda Mateer 1 25 лист. 2014 р. 26064 перегляди 17 хв
Can chess fireworks explode out of nowhere in what looks like a normal position? Sometimes they can! Akiba Rubinstein's immortal game is one of the most beautiful and spectacular attacking masterpieces in chess history. You won't believe how this game ends, as each move seems crazier than the last! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links.
When to Trade Pieces 5:To Escape Cramped Positions

When to Trade Pieces 5:To Escape Cramped Positions

Amanda Mateer 1 16 груд. 2013 р. 5217 переглядів 9 хв
WFM Amanda Mateer knows exactly what to do when she's feeling like the walls are closing in. The name of the games is T-R-A-D-E. Trade! By exchanging pieces for your opponent's pieces, you'll feel comfortable again. It's like after a garage sale - your house feels twice as big!
When to Trade Pieces 4: To Defend Yourself!

When to Trade Pieces 4: To Defend Yourself!

Amanda Mateer 1 25 лист. 2013 р. 6671 перегляд 12 хв
WFM Amanda Mateer got her high rating by knowing some of the subtleties of chess. Today she shows you one of the most important ones - when to trade. Through a collection of positions in which one side is under attack, Amanda illuminates why trading can save your king, and your rating.
The Language of Chess: Tension

The Language of Chess: Tension

Amanda Mateer 1 14 жовт. 2013 р. 8205 переглядів 8 хв
WFM Amanda Mateer is not usually a tense person, but today she is! She shows us what "tension" means in chess, and it is different than in real life. You can be relaxed and still have tension! The term comes from two pieces aiming at each other, and Amanda shows us what to do when you have this happen in your games!
When To Trade Pieces 3: Remove the Defender!

When To Trade Pieces 3: Remove the Defender!

Amanda Mateer 1 2 лип. 2013 р. 7472 перегляди 9 хв
Sometimes an "even trade" can be a good idea if it changes the position in a good way for you...like if you trade away an important defender, or leave your opponent with a long term weakness. Learn how!
When We Were Chess Kids: Learn the Rules!

When We Were Chess Kids: Learn the Rules!

Amanda Mateer 1 15 лют. 2013 р. 8324 перегляди 9 хв
Amanda (StrongHeart!) returns to tell a funny story about one of her first tournament experiences as a young chess kid. This story will teach you why it's a good idea to learn the rules of chess before competing in a big tournament!
Taste the Sicilian 6: Sveshnikov Style

Taste the Sicilian 6: Sveshnikov Style

Amanda Mateer 1 22 серп. 2012 р. 5524 перегляди 11 хв
Today, StrongHeart shows us another amazing Sicilian game, this time in a famous variation called the "Sveshnikov." And who better to show us how to play the Sveshnikov than Sveshnikov himself?
Taste the Sicilian 4: A "Classic" Ending

Taste the Sicilian 4: A "Classic" Ending

Amanda Mateer 1 15 серп. 2012 р. 6238 переглядів 10 хв
Amanda returns with more Sicilian goodness! This week, we change things up, looking at a new (or perhaps I should say "old") version of the Sicilian -- the Classical Sicilian. This time, rather than a tactical, checkmating blowout, the game veers into an endgame.
Taste the Sicilian 3

Taste the Sicilian 3

Amanda Mateer 1 2 трав. 2012 р. 7709 переглядів 8 хв
StrongHeart brings us a sharp Sicilian struggle played between two of the best players in the world: current world champion Vishy Anand and Alexei Shirov. Enjoy this sharp battle in the Najdorf Sicilian!
Taste the Sicilian 2

Taste the Sicilian 2

Amanda Mateer 1 24 квіт. 2012 р. 8503 перегляди 6 хв
StrongHeart is back with another exciting, but slightly different "taste" of the Sicilan. This time around, we see an action-packed game in the "Sicilian Kann."
Taste the Sicilian 1: Accelerated Dragon Madness!

Taste the Sicilian 1: Accelerated Dragon Madness!

Amanda Mateer 1 21 квіт. 2012 р. 14481 перегляд 7 хв
StrongHeart starts her new series on "Tasting the Sicilian." In this series Amanda will show games played in the Sicilian Defense, which is black's most popular response to 1. e4. Learn some common patterns, plans, and ideas in the Sicilian!
The Language of Chess: Imbalance

The Language of Chess: Imbalance

Amanda Mateer 1 28 лист. 2011 р. 4153 перегляди 10 хв
A chess game starts with perfect balance: both sides have symmetry of material and piece placement. However, once the chess game starts, many different types of "Imbalances" can be created, and it is important to be on the lookout for them as they crop up in your games.
The Language of Chess: Repetition

The Language of Chess: Repetition

Amanda Mateer 1 21 лист. 2011 р. 4656 переглядів 9 хв
StrongHeart goes over the very important concept of "3 time repetition of position" today. Make sure to pay close attention, as repetition is a very precise rule, and most people who know about the rule, get it wrong!
The Combination 4: A Checkmating Combination!

The Combination 4: A Checkmating Combination!

Amanda Mateer 1 9 лист. 2011 р. 4113 переглядів 8 хв
StrongHeart returns to help us practice with more Combinations. What's on the agenda this week? Combining a "discovered double checkmating" idea with a crazy sacrifice! By the end, we will have whipped up a beautiful checkmating combination.