The PlayfulSquirrel wasn't always an International Master of chess. He wasn't always a squirrel, either. Once upon a time, David was just another little kid who liked to play chess. A chess kid, just like you! Listen as David shares the story of his very first tournament game. You'll never guess who he played!
The PlayfulSquirrel returns, this time at the request of a ChessKid user. Will this kid be able to develop all of his pieces, castle, and not lose his army within the first 10-15 moves in order to claim the delicious prize? There's only one way to find out!
The Playful Squirrel plays again, this time ready to "pounce like a squirrel." Perhaps in one of his toughest games yet, the Squirrel faces a kid who develops his king-side very well, and successfully castles early. However, due to the slow development of the queen-side pieces, the Squirrel whips up a lightning fast check-mating attack that seems anything but Playful!
The Playful Squirrel returns to ChessKid.com to do battle with kids and talk about the all-important opening stage of the game. Will the prize be claimed by a kid strong enough to develop their pieces, castle their king, and not lose anything in the first ten moves? Watch to find out!!
The PlayfulSquirrel is back, challenging all comers on the ChessKid.com "Blitz Chess" server. This time, he faces his most prudent opponent yet! Is it too late for you to get the prize?? Or has the PlayfulSquirrel once again managed to crush all opposition within ten moves?
The PlayfulSquirrel returns to battle against the members of ChessKid.com in a contest of development, castling, capturing free pieces, and control of the center. Be the first to get all your pieces out and castle against the PlayfulSquirrel before move 10 to win a prize!
Sometimes an attack on the Square of Doom is so strong that you're willing to sacrifice a whole bunch of material just to get it rolling! Amanda describes a sharp variation in which white sacrifices a whole Rook in order to pounce on the weakest square. Exciting!
One of the most important things you need to know about in order to play the opening is The Square of Doooooom! Find out which square it is in this video, then stay tuned for more videos showing you all the ways this square can be used.