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The Fianchetto 2

The Fianchetto 2

GM Bryan Smith 30 Oct 13, 2010 4480 Views 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 Oct 11, 2010 4600 Views 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 Sep 27, 2010 3595 Views 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 May 5, 2010 7126 Views 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 Apr 30, 2010 7644 Views 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.