Last time, ChessKid coach David Petty introduced you to scholar's mate, and showed you how to stop it when White plays his bishop out first.
But what do you do when White aggressively moves his queen on move two?
Never worry. Coach Petty has the answer you need to stop this crude threat.
Learn all about how to defend against these common checkmating attempts.
It's the oldest chess trick in the book - but that doesn't mean you don't have to know how to stop it!
ChessKid coach David Petty shows you the scholar's mate, which is by far the most common mating attack in the chess beginner's arsenal.
Learn how to defend against this rudimentary threat, and explore the related themes of weak squares on f7 and f2.
What do you get when you combine delicious breakfast food with one of the most feared openings of the 1800s?
The Fried Liver Attack, of course!
In this introductory video, find out what the Fried Liver Attack is and how it can spell grisly doom for the unprepared black player without precise defense.
This game is filled with many instructive mistakes, but most important is the question of how to prioritize things you want to do: to capture pieces or go after checkmate?? The answer to this question isn't always the same (it depends on the position), but this video will help you make the right decision in your games!
This game is an exciting ride from start to finish. After an early pawn sacrifice, white gets aggressive trying to open lines and attack! After some amazing tactics, an interesting endgame is reached where Piece Domination and Restriction win the game for one of the players...
If you think you've solved Puzzle of the Week #21 (found in the Articles section), then check here to see if your answer is correct! This footage is excerpted from In the PinkHamster's Wheel, where the solution was revealed.
A 20 minute video excerpt from the beginning of today's episode of "In the PinkHamster's Wheel"! The answers to Puzzles of the Week #19 - advanced studies in the theme of "Piece Domination" - are finally revealed. Make sure to check out Puzzle of the Week #20 in the Articles section and give it your best shot!
Enjoy some of the best games and clever combinations played by Chess Kids at the recent Super Nationals! In the first video we see an amazing turn-around in a game played by ChessKid.com's DancingDolphin!
If you've ever wrestled with a brother, sister, or friend then you already know all about "domination". Watch as chess pieces dominate and control each other, trapping and getting trapped in turn all over the board!