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The Scintillating Skewer 1: What is a Skewer?

The Scintillating Skewer 1: What is a Skewer?

David Petty 1 Mar 14, 2011 5749 Views 9 min
If you liked Piercing Pins, then you'll love the Scintillating Skewer! Skewers are very similar to pins, but they are their own kind of exotic animal. Tune in to find out just what a Skewer is, and start making them in your own games!
The Piercing Pin 12: Pin Pressure!

The Piercing Pin 12: Pin Pressure!

David Petty 1 Feb 16, 2011 5457 Views 10 min
Now that we're Pin Professors it's time to once again apply the knowledge that we've gained to our favorite Giuoco Piano opening and once again crush the black castle through long term pressure and most importantly precise use of our piercing pin!
The Piercing Pin 11: Long Term Pins

The Piercing Pin 11: Long Term Pins

David Petty 1 Feb 10, 2011 5036 Views 9 min
Sometimes quick results aren't the only way to benefit from a Piercing Pin. Pins are also super useful for putting on "long term pressure." Not sure what that means? Well, tune in to see how white uses a single pin to slowly rip open the black castle and then deliver checkmate!
The Piercing Pin 9: X Marks the Spot!

The Piercing Pin 9: X Marks the Spot!

David Petty 1 Jan 26, 2011 4956 Views 9 min
Now that we've learned the ins and outs of pins and how to use them, it's time to look at an amazing game where a series of painful pins crushes Black's game and leavings him wondering where it all went wrong. Tune in to see the pin in action, and to learn just how devastating a pin can be in the hands of a master!
The Piercing Pin 8: Absolute and Relative Pins

The Piercing Pin 8: Absolute and Relative Pins

David Petty 1 Jan 24, 2011 4786 Views 11 min
This whole time we've been talking about one thing that we've called a pin, but it turns out that there are TWO different types of pins in chess: absolute and relative pins. Watch as David explains the difference between the two, and why you have to be very careful to keep track of which type of pin you are making.
The Piercing Pin 7: Escaping the Pin

The Piercing Pin 7: Escaping the Pin

David Petty 1 Jan 21, 2011 4517 Views 6 min
Last time we learned how to "break pins" to defend ourselves from their paralyzing beams. However, there are some other techniques for wriggling out of pesky pins. Are you ready to "escape the pin"? Yes? So what are you waiting for?? Tune in to expand your defensive repertoire, and increase your knowledge of the piercing pin!
The Piercing Pin 6 - Breaking Pins

The Piercing Pin 6 - Breaking Pins

David Petty 1 Jan 19, 2011 4740 Views 7 min
Now that we've learned all kinds of dastardly, devious and utterly devastating ways to use pins to our advantage, it's about time we learned how to defend ourselves against pins, just in case they ever happen to us! Tune in and discover the secrets to "breaking the pin"!!
The Piercing Pin 4: Pin the Attacked Piece

The Piercing Pin 4: Pin the Attacked Piece

David Petty 1 Jan 12, 2011 4732 Views 8 min
We're back and we're still ganging up on poor pinned pieces. This time, instead of "attacking the pinned piece", we're going to "pin the attacked piece". The ways to win pinned pieces are just piling up, aren't they?
The Piercing Pin 1: What is a Pin?

The Piercing Pin 1: What is a Pin?

David Petty 1 Nov 12, 2010 6620 Views 7 min
Ever wish that your opponent's slippery pieces would just hold still long enough to eat them? Well, now you can use the idea of a piercing, paralyzing pin to make it happen!