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How To: Setup and play the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate becomes unavoidable.

How To: Use the Sicilian Dragon opening in a chess game

Learn how to play chess with 2005 Missouri Scholastic Chess Champion Joseph Garnier. If you know nothing of the board game, then you might want to check out this video tutorial. Actually, you need to know a little bit about the game. You really need to know how to play chess, because this is an advanced lesson. You'll learn about an advanced opening called the Sicilian Dragon. You could learn the tricks to using this opening for tournament play, and learn how to win.

How To: Play the board game Go

You know how to play the board game Go, but not really. You just started, you're a beginner, you know nothing of this game that originated in China. You know nothing of strategy, you know nothing of defense, you know nothing about winning the Go game. Sometimes, you can't even figure out how to move those white and black stones on the Go board, but don't you fret, you might just be able to help yourself out...

How To: Checkmate your chess opponent more dramatically

This is Chess Magic, folks. Watch this video tutorial to see how to checkmate your chess opponent more dramatically. Basic checkmates are presented with the aim of setting the stage for a fantastic idea of a more dramatic mate. Then, watch to see three fantastic positions with the corridor mate. Nobody said you had to be a chess Grandmaster. but you can't be an idiot either.

How To: Play xiangqi, also known as Chinese chess

Chinese chess is the world’s most popular board game. Chinese chess, also known as xiangqi, has been played throughout East Asia for over 1000 years. The playing pieces have traditionally been identified using Chinese characters, so only those who could read Chinese characters could play. Now, Chinese chess is available in a set in which the pieces are identified by symbols on one side and Chinese characters on the reverse side so that anyone can enjoy this challenging strategy game.

How To: Make a retro steampunk hardware chess set

Steampunk, a vintage Victorian mechanical style, is one of the hottest design trends to date since faux bois. Get in on the trend while creating many hours of fun for yourself and friends by making this awesome steampunk style chess set. This chess set is comprised of various pieces of hardware, a found table, and common household chemicals.

How To: Play chess with concrete tactics

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess in this chess video tutorial, but wait, where's Alexandra? For this chess master class, guest star GM Laurent Fressinet from France will be filling in to show you how to play one of his games from Warsaw (2005), Fressinet vs Postny.

How To: Pin your opponent from the chess middle game

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you in this chess video tutorial, how to pin your opponent down from the middle game of chess. This chess example is from the game Kosteniuk vs Gaeva in Verdun (1995). White plays and wins by checkmating with the queen and rook. To see how to master the chess move, just watch and see.

How To: Keep a criminal pawn at bay in a chess middle game

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you how to play a real game of chess in this video tutorial. From the game Onischuk vs Carlsen in Biel (2007). Black plays and wins, by first taking white's rook and checking the king. The white king then takes the black queen, and so on. This will show you how to keep a criminal pawn at bay in a chess middle game, causing your chess opponent to resign like the loser that he/she is.