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How To Know What To Do

How To Know What To Do

IM David Pruess 1 Sep 16, 2015 43617 Views 11 min
Have you ever been playing a game of chess and suddenly had no idea what you should do next? Everyone feels lost sometimes in a game of chess, but now you can do something about it. IM PlayfulSquirrel shows you what to do when you don't know what to do!
Magnus' First Moves

Magnus' First Moves

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 9, 2014 29590 Views 13 min
How good was Magnus Carlsen when he was just nine years old? Find out in this video, as IM PlayfulSquirrel reviews one of Carlsen's earliest games. Check out the related links for your chance to play Carlsen yourself!
Don't Develop Your Opponent's Pieces!

Don't Develop Your Opponent's Pieces!

IM David Pruess 1 Nov 11, 2014 13234 Views 14 min
We all know it's important to develop your own pieces quickly, but one thing you never want to do is help your opponent develop! IM PlayfulSquirrel shows you how to be careful and avoid doing your opponent's bidding in the opening. Check out the related links for some awesome lessons on opening principles.
How Masters Think: The Middlegame 6

How Masters Think: The Middlegame 6

IM David Pruess 1 Jan 24, 2013 7000 Views 22 min
The PlayfulSquirrel shows another highly instructive and classic example of slowly increasing a space advantage and ultimately using his space advantage to conduct a deadly checkmating attack on the kingside.
How Masters Think: The Middlegame 5

How Masters Think: The Middlegame 5

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 31, 2012 7162 Views 17 min
Today the PlayfulSquirrel talks about how to use a "space advantage" ... to your advantage! Notice how slowly the Squirrel plays, and how little his opponent is able to do as he stares at the Squirrel's unassailable center.
From Branch to Branch - Episode 22

From Branch to Branch - Episode 22

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 13, 2012 4571 Views 67 min
The PlayfulSquirrel gives us a "tournament report" from the recent National tournament in Florida where two ChessKids brought home the gold! The Squirrel then shows examples of chess played at the highest level from a recent Super Tournament.