You've probably heard of the tricky "En Passant" rule before, but aren't exactly sure what it is, when it applies, and how to use it! The PinkHamster delves a little into chess history to explain the origins of this mysterious rule, and clarify when and how to put it into action!
Do you know why the pawn is the most magical piece? That's right, it's because of "Promotion," a special power that only pawns have. Not only is promotion super fun, it's a very very important part of chess strategy, especially in the end game. Tune to learn about not just "Promotion", but also the sneaky "Under Promotion!"
Everyone knows that a game of chess usually ends in mate...but did you know that Checkmate is not the only kind of "mate?" Stalemate is an important way that a game of chess can end, so tune in and learn well of the Stalemate, Grasshopper, because you really want to finish off your games with a Checkmate if you're ahead.
Today we learn a very important word: "Tempo". This word goes hand in hand with Development, as well as forming plans, and so understanding this word and what it means in chess will help to make you a much stronger player. What are you waiting for? Hurry up and watch the video (and you may get to hear some beautiful music while you're at it).
In this crucial Language of Chess video, Dr. Squirrel discusses the two main ways of improving your position in chess: the Terrifying Tactic, and the Stealthy Strategy! Tactics and Strategies come up constantly in each and every game of chess you play. So, learn the difference, and then go and begin trying Tactics and planning Strategies today!
I hope you're ready to learn some new chess verbiage...and some German, too! What on earth does "Zwischenzug" mean? And more importantly, how do you even pronounce that word?? Watch this video to find out the answers to these questions, and many more with Professor Squirrel!
You can win chess games and you can lose them, but did you know that you can also get a tie? In chess, we call a tie "a draw", and there are many different ways this can happen. In fact, at the highest levels, chess "Grandmasters" get draws all the time in their games! Tune in to learn some of the most common types of draws in chess.
There are more ways to win and lose in chess than checkmate, and one of them is the important word "resign." Tune in to find out what resigning is, how it is done, and some advice on when and when not to use it in your own games!
Just what does it take to win a game of chess? If you've ever taken all your opponent's pieces, but couldn't put the final nail in their coffin, then tune in to find out how to finish off your chess games.
What do asteroids, comets, and starships have to do with chess? Nothing! Because in chess, "space" isn't "outer space", it is an important type of advantage that everyone should know about. Tune in, and learn what "chess space" is all about.
The great Philidor once said that "Pawns are the soul of chess." At the end of the game, "Passed Pawns" usually decide the game, and David is here to show you what a "Passed Pawn" is, and how to use it to win your endgames!
International Master David Pruess talks to you about the importance and weight of every move you make. The lessons to be learned in chess are often good for the rest of your life; don't forget everything you do has consequences!