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?
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!
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.
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!
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!