If the f-pawn is the weak pawn, which pawn is the poisoned pawn? The b-pawn! There are many times in the opening where the queen is aiming at your poisoned pawn, but you can simply let her take the poison!
How many different openings can give White an isolated queen pawn? At least four, and probably a lot more, as FunMasterMike shows you. More importantly, what's the number one rule when facing the IQP? Don't know yet? Watch his quick video and you'll see a grandmaster who either forget himself, or he thought he was above the law. In chess, no one is above the law!
Castling is good, right? Well, yes, usually. But all rules have exceptions. Today the SkunkFrog is back with a new series. He shows you that when all four minor pieces are on one side of the board, perhaps you shouldn't tuck your king away on the other half! You'll see some in-depth analysis of the Greek Gift. If you want to be a master, you have to know the Classics!
Go on a trade tirade with a national champ! Today Lucas allows a Greek Gift sacrifice and lives to tell the tale. It's all about defense today. Don't be greedy, grab your extra piece, simplify, and ride that gravy train into the bountiful endgame. Lucas is like a seasoned pro - watch and see him recover from an early mistake to dominate the middlegame and endgame!
Cannonball! Is Coach Todd jumping into a pool? Hardly. But he is launching a giant wave at Black's king. The technique is called the "Greek Gift" sacrifice. White offers a Trojan Horse, I mean bishop, to lure the king out of his castle. Then the knight and queen pull a quick one-two and finish off the job. It's a common pattern, and you have our money-back guarantee that you'll get the chance to use it one day!
IM Danny Rensch helps everyone prepare for their first National Chess Championship (or even their first tournament), and then reviews one of his fondest chess memories: A game and "Mating Net" that helped him, and his team, win the K-6 Elementary Nationals!
The PlayfulSquirrel is back to show you a true Castle Crush! Once we chase away those annoying defenders who keep the castle safe, we are finally ready to BREAK THROUGH, SMASH down the flimsy pawn wall behind which the king trembles in fear, and HUNT him down while we EAT everything in sight. Sound fun? It is! At the end it looks like a meteor crashed into the black castle because the only thing left is a huge smoking crater, and a Queen and Knight who look they may have had too much to eat.