Do you like to draw?
In chess, sometimes a draw is a very good result for a worse position.
FM Mike Klein teaches you how to force a draw in this must-see lesson if you’re serious about competing for every last half-point in chess.
Would you trade a pencil for a race car? Of course you would! That trade is easy, but what about trading ice cream for cake? That one you probably have to think about a little more. In chess, knowing when to trade bishops for knights, knights for bishops, bishops for bishops, or knights for knights are four separate chess skills. Watch IM Rusa Goletiani explain how the World Champions do it!
Welcome IM Rusa Goletiani to the ChessKid author family! Rusa is a past U.S. Women's Champion and the co-founder of the Westchester Chess Academy. Today she shows us when you'd like to have opposite-colored bishops, and what happens when you reach an endgame with them. Watch and learn how different parts of the game demand different sets of principles!
WFM Amanda Mateer got her high rating by knowing some of the subtleties of chess. Today she shows you one of the most important ones - when to trade. Through a collection of positions in which one side is under attack, Amanda illuminates why trading can save your king, and your rating.
When the PinkHamster finds himself on the ropes after just 14 moves, he decides that simply defending his position won't work and sacrifices an exchange to launch a counter attack. Make sure to see this game, which the PinkHamster claims was his favorite from the whole tournament!