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The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

IM Daniel Rensch Jun 13, 2015 31546 Views 8 min
Are you ready for a bonus video on the chess piece who swallowed a fly? IM Daniel Rensch is back with another look at how your own pieces can block in your chess army - but this time with a twist. Learn when it is OK to "swallow a fly" (in chess, not real life!) when it achieves a greater goal on the 64 squares.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: The Old Pony

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: The Old Pony

IM Daniel Rensch Feb 18, 2015 18616 Views 9 min
Knights can jump right over pieces, but they can still get in the way of their teammates! IM Daniel Rensch is back with another example of a chess piece who swallowed a fly - blocking in its own army. Learn how to avoid common opening blunders by following the simple rule of never blocking in your own pieces. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

IM Daniel Rensch Feb 4, 2015 18404 Views 4 min
Queens aren't the only pieces that can block in their teammates. Bishops can be the ones swallowing flies, too, as IM Daniel Rensch explains with an old song. You don't want to treat your bishop like an oversized pawn, do you? Watch this video to find out where not to put your piece. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly

IM Daniel Rensch Jan 28, 2015 19007 Views 5 min
What happens when a chess piece swallows a fly? IM Daniel Rensch shows you how players make this common beginner's mistake. The error of blocking your own pieces creates a cascade of more blockages, reminding IM Rensch of the famous children's song about an old lady who swallowed a fly. Stick around for IM Rensch's spoken-word chess rendition of the classic Burl Ives song. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed a Fly -- Part 1

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed a Fly -- Part 1

IM Daniel Rensch Jan 6, 2015 13704 Views 6 min
What happens when a chess piece swallows a fly? IM Daniel Rensch shows you how players make this common beginner's mistake. The error of blocking your own pieces creates a cascade of more blockages, reminding IM Rensch of the famous children's song about an old lady who swallowed a fly. Stick around for IM Rensch's spoken-word chess rendition of the classic Burl Ives song. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!