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The Deadly Transition of Move 10!

The Deadly Transition of Move 10!

FM Todd Andrews 6 Aug 8, 2013 4640 Views 9 min
FM Todd Andrews cures the pains of those who do no know how to transition from the opening to the middlegame. Around move 10, you need to see how to finish your development and what your active pieces are going to do. The MusicCityMaster shows a pair of examples of how to coordinate your pieces effectively and take down the enemy!
Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games!

Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games!

FM Todd Andrews 6 Jul 16, 2013 10448 Views 9 min
As you improve at chess, it becomes more and more important to pay attention to the different "pawn structures" that occur in your games. One very famous structure is the "isolated queen pawn position." Today Coach Todd shows a classic example from a world championship match of how to fight against an isolated queen pawn.
Decommissioned Pieces - Part 4

Decommissioned Pieces - Part 4

FM Todd Andrews 6 Oct 24, 2012 4876 Views 6 min
Even world champions get their pieces trapped!! In this video, Coach Todd teaches us about the poisonous rook pawn. Be careful before you snatch this guy, especially with a bishop.
Decommissioned Pieces - Part 3

Decommissioned Pieces - Part 3

FM Todd Andrews 6 Oct 19, 2012 5275 Views 7 min
Coach Todd, the Music City Master, returns to show us another great example of how to take your opponent's pieces out of commission! Today, we see the dangers of a rook taking the knight pawn.
Decommissioned Pieces - Part 2

Decommissioned Pieces - Part 2

FM Todd Andrews 6 Jul 19, 2012 4372 Views 7 min
Coach Todd returns to show an example from his own game on how to take your opponent's pieces out of commission and use your extra pieces to create a quick checkmating attack!
Decommissioned Pieces - Part 1

Decommissioned Pieces - Part 1

FM Todd Andrews 6 Jul 13, 2012 4781 Views 7 min
Remember how the PlayfulSquirrel said not to develop your opponent's pieces? In this new series, Coach Todd returns to show you the flip side of the coin! Learn how to trap your opponent's pieces out of the game and use your more active pieces to win!