The Language of Chess: Zugzwang
  • The Language of Chess: Zugzwang

  • IM Daniel Rensch May 6, 2010 7849 Views 7 min
  • The Language of Chess-- Danny admits that these "chess words" won't open any magic caves for you, but they will allow you to read chess articles, and talk about chess with other people! Here you get to learn one of his favorites-- "Zugzwang." With a special bonus included too!! "Pin!"
The Opera Game Part 2
  • The Opera Game Part 2

  • GM Bryan Smith 30 May 5, 2010 6814 Views 8 min
  • It's here! The wild, super-exciting, oh-my-gosh did he just do that second half of the most famous game of chess EVER. Watch how Morphy uses the fact that he got his pieces out first to sacrifice and sacrifice, until the black king is trapped in the middle of the board!
The Opera Game Part 1
  • The Opera Game Part 1

  • GM Bryan Smith 30 Apr 30, 2010 7308 Views 13 min
  • Bryan takes a look at the most famous chess game ever played. Everyone else knows this game, so you should too! Watch for part 2 to see the thrilling conclusion.
Alekhine's Amazing Attack
  • Alekhine's Amazing Attack

  • NM Matan Prilleltensky 1 Apr 22, 2010 7592 Views 10 min
  • Matan's favorite player is Alexander Alekhine, the 4th Champion of the World! Here Matan introduces you to the terrific chess that Alekhine played, with a truly Amazing Attack of his.
The Square Rules!
  • The Square Rules!

  • NM Matan Prilleltensky 1 Apr 20, 2010 6525 Views 6 min
  • At the end of the game, it's really important to be able to see if a pawn can make it to the end of the board (and promote!). Matan is here to show you a quick way to figure out if a pawn can make it.
The Weakest Square 1
  • The Weakest Square 1

  • David Petty 1 Apr 17, 2010 14923 Views 8 min
  • One of the most important things you need to know about in order to play the opening is The Square of Doooooom! Find out which square it is in this video, then stay tuned for more videos showing you all the ways this square can be used.
Tricky Tactics 1
  • Tricky Tactics 1

  • IM David Pruess 1 Apr 9, 2010 8988 Views 10 min
  • This series of videos will teach you a lot of game-winning tricks to use on your opponents. We start off with some ways to turn your pawns into new queens near the end of the game.
The King Fights!
  • The King Fights!

  • IM David Pruess 1 Apr 4, 2010 5738 Views 11 min
  • When was the last time your king ever did anything for you? All day long your other pieces run about frantically trying to protect him from the enemy. It's time you found out that your king is more than just a burden...
The Best Game Prize
  • The Best Game Prize

  • David Petty 1 Apr 3, 2010 9293 Views 11 min
  • Last week, David worked as tournament director, coach... and judge! Here is the game he judged to be the very best of the whole tournament. Ooooooh, pretty!
Oooooops! Episode 1
  • Oooooops! Episode 1

  • IM David Pruess 1 Apr 2, 2010 12200 Views 12 min
  • Prepare to see a true opening disaster! Then we will look at the game together, and figure out what mistakes lead to this disaster so that you won't fall into one like it.
The Curious Case of Copycat Claire
  • The Curious Case of Copycat Claire

  • David Petty 1 Mar 31, 2010 10519 Views 11 min
  • Ever play against someone who copies every move you make? Does it make you go cuckoo? After you see this story, you'll be very ready for the next Copycat to come your way.
  • Consequences

  • IM David Pruess 1 Mar 29, 2010 11759 Views 8 min
  • 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!