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How Masters Think: The Entire Game 5

How Masters Think: The Entire Game 5

David Petty 1 Nov 18, 2011 6230 Views 25 min
The PinkHamster plays a long and difficult game against FirstDream that goes all the way into the endgame! Follow the PinkHamster's thoughts as he considers how to attack weak squares, establish a knight on an outpost, deploy his army, and ultimately attempt a checkmating kingside attack! Will he be successful, or will FirstDream turn out to be the PinkHamster's First Nightmare?
The Language of Chess: Outpost Square

The Language of Chess: Outpost Square

Amanda Mateer 1 Nov 4, 2011 4303 Views 8 min
When conducting an attack, it is good to put your pieces on good squares, and then be able to depend on them to stay there. Enter the "Outpost Square," a special type of square upon which you can post your pieces. StrongHeart explains what an outpost square is, and then shows a powerful example game, where a powerfully outposted knight helps crush the enemy king!
How Masters Think: The Entire Game 2

How Masters Think: The Entire Game 2

David Petty 1 Oct 1, 2011 7018 Views 18 min
The PinkHamster continues his "Match of the Century" against NateB. OK, fine, they only played 5 games, not 85, and they aren't the two best chess players in the world. Still, tune in to learn from this very instructive game in which the Hamster systematically destroys poor Nate's pawn structure and then talks about how to convert a material advantage to a win in the endgame.
What to Do 3: Improving Pieces Quiz!

What to Do 3: Improving Pieces Quiz!

IM David Pruess 1 Jun 15, 2011 6213 Views 9 min
IM David Pruess is in a "tricky mood" in his latest "What to Do" video. Take this quiz and see if you have what it takes to not only recognize your bad pieces, but find the the right way to improve them. Get your focus shoes on and solve PlayfulSquirrel's questions!
How Masters Think: The Opening 6

How Masters Think: The Opening 6

IM David Pruess 1 Mar 2, 2011 5085 Views 12 min
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!