In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the hardwood board game, Marble Solitaire. This board comes in 2 different sizes, 11" and 16". This is only a 1 player game. The game starts with all 36 marbles outside of the field, leaving the empty hole in the middle of the ...more
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In this series, Matt will examine the Stonewall Attack for White and display defenses which he thinks are challenging and/or interesting. Here's a prototypical Stonewall game where everything goes right for White.
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This is a discussion of a tricky line against the Stonewall, the Horowitz Defense (2...Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6). White allows Black to spend three moves capturing the light squared Bishop and bringing White's pawn from c2 to d3, preventing a ...Ne4 invasion. This makes for very dynamic ...more
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Check out this chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, presented by guest star Almira Skripchenko. Here, you will see the end of the game Robert Fontaine vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, in Aix-les-Bains (2007). It's Black's move, and he has to find a way to ...more
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The move order 1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nd2 c5 5.c3 Bd6 is very annoying because it discourages the key move f2-f4. Instead, White should play a different opening. He can enter a reversed Meran Defense with 6.dxc5, or a Colle System with 6.Ngf3. Matt talks a little bit abo ...more
Marble Push is a marble game resembling Abalone in which the objective is to crowd six of your opponent's marbles off of a hexagonal marble board. Lose your marbles with this lovely & ludicrously ludic lesson.
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It's 1956 and Isaac Boleslavsky just played Georgy Lisitsin. What happened? Well, see for yourself, but I'll let you know this - you'll see the power of the knight outpost on d5. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.O-O-O Nxd4 10.Bxd4 ...more
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What is the deadliest attack? Well, it's from a position from a game played by Duras and Spielmann. If you want to be a chess master, then you're going to have to learn the secrets of the game, the strategies, the chess maneuvers. Learn how to play the deadliest attack known i ...more
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Play the top-ranked strategy board game Puerto Rico (yes, Puerto Rico), with Scott. Who knew games could be so fun, or hard to explain. But try it out, cause maybe you're just getting tired of Monopoly.
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See in this Italian Game lesson how to do the Two Knights Defense and the Hungarian Defense in your game of chess. Come on, you know you need to watch this. Everyone should watch this. Everyone who wants to be good at chess anyway.
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