This chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to catch the black queen in a chess game. This example is from the game Najdorf vs Reshevsky.
In this chess video tutorial, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, with guest star Almira Skripchenko, will show you how to checkmate in just two moves that the Fritz 10 software program doesn't even recognize. Fritz 10 just can't solve this mate in 2 chess problem.
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you in this chess video tutorial how to checkmate your opponent in just three simple moves. This mate in three moves problem is by Carlo de Grandi.
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.
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.
Solve this chess study by Schultz (1941). Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you just how to do it in this chess video tutorial. White plays and wins. In order to win, white needs to promote his pawn down the board -- the unstoppable pawn, to get a queen in this chess endgame.
Check out this chess video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk on how to play chess like Napoleon Bonaparte. This chess game is from Napoleon vs General Bertrand in St. Helena (1818). White plays and wins, but how? Well, see for yourself. Let's just say that Napoleon wins the chess game with his queen.
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you how to play from the Saavedra position in endgame chess. White plays and wins, but remember to look for the best defense for black. Your rook and kings will get a workout, but if you do it right, you might just get out of a chess jam and win the endgame. You'll have to advance the pawn to get a rook, yes, not a queen, a rook.
Learn from this chess video tutorial, hosted by Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, on how to solve the chess game study from the Book of Salvio (1604). White plays and wins by sacrificing his rook and moving his pawn up the chessboard to get queened. It's as simple as that. Endgame chess is a great thing to learn to become a master.
Check out this chess video tutorial Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk on how to win the game. This game is taken from the Book of Stamma (1737). White plays and wins. You will see a good example of a smothered mate in the chess conundrum. Here, you will learn how to smothermate the king, which is just like checkmating, but smothering it, causing one sacrifice after another.
This is a very informative video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk on how to use opening moves game strategy in chess. What happens after 2...f6? You'll find out in this chess how-to. Find out how to take out the rook quickly with the knight.
This chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to use an important postition in rook endgmaes. It's important to know the Philidor Position which shows the easiest way to draw as the weaker side in R + P (rook and pawn) vs. R (rook). Black plays and draws the chess game. How can black save the game?
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play a real game of chess in this video tutorial, showing you how to checkmate the king with two variations in endgame/middle game chess. This example is from the game DesChapelles - De Labourdonnais, Paris 1836. White plays and wins the chess game by first playing the knight to check the king, with a sacrifice. Then the queen moves in for the endgame/middle game chess kill.
Enfilade is a concept in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire. Well, the same concept applies in a game of chess. Check out this video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk that shows you how to use the technique called enfilade. This chess position was taken from a 1737 chess book. White plays and wins by playing the rook and sacrificing it. See how the endgame of chess is really played.
Do you like games like Monopoly, Risk, Stratego, Dungeons and Dragons, Chess, Checkers, Uno, Battleship and Connect Four? If so, this board/card game could be next for you.
Check out this video review of the board game "El Grande." El Grande is a game for two to five players. Set in 15th century Spain, each player attempts to extend his or her influence over as many regions of Spain as possible.
Check out this video review of the board game "Puerto Rico." Puerto Rico needs between three and five players. When you choose your role in Puerto Rico, you want it to benefit you more than your opponents.
Learn how to play the Tigris and Euphrates board game with this how-to video. This how-to video features Tigris and Euphrates designer, Dr. Reiner Knizia. The Tigris and Euphrates are not just rivers in the Middle East, you know.
Check out this instructional video on how to play the German 2007 game of the year, Zooloretto. (No, you don't have to know German to play Zooloretto). You play Zooloretto with coins that come in the box.
Learn to play the board game "Plunder" with tips from this how-to video. To play Plunder, you need six players at the most. It is targeted mostly toward adults but even kids as young as eight like to plunder.
Check out this how-to video to play "Arkham Horror," the board game. You need between one and eight players. The game lasts eight hours! Wow! You play "Arkham Horror" with investigator sheets.
This how-to video provides a brief overview of the popular board game, Settlers of Catan. Learn how to play Settlers of Catan from Tim. You get to handle all kinds of fun things with Settlers of Catan.
Check out this video review of the 2-player abstract strategy game, Hive. Also, watch this how-to for tips on actually playing Hive. Oh la la! Hive is great if you like bees.
Check out this how-to video to play the board game "Goa." Goa is for two to four players and lasts for ninety minutes. In Goa, each character takes on the role of a 16th century Portuguese spice trader (pretty specific, huh?) To win, you have to be the most efficient at growing your spice export business.
Play the new co-operative game Pandemic with tips from this how-to video (no, the game Pandemic has nothing to do with Valentines Day, but don't hearts and flowers always remind you of communicable diseases?).
Here is a video introduction and review of a strategy game, it's Ingenious (no, really--the game is called Ingenious). This Ingenious game is for one to four brains, or players (depending on how you prefer to see it).
Learn how to play the newest LDS card game by James H. Fullmer by watching this video. This quick start tutorial is a fun way to get right into the game. This board game video will take you through the basics of: set-up, card structure, and game play. Role-playing doesn't get any more fun!
Check out this clip courtesy of National Geographic Channel's new series, What Would Happen If? You could be a master of the board game Monopoly (or at least the UK version of Monopoly) just by watching this video tutorial. Money and hotels and jail spells fun!
Have you ever heard of Jamaica? Of course you have. It's that island right next to Cuba and Haiti. Well, that's not really what I'm talking about though. I'm talking about the board game Jamaica. This video series will show you how to play the board game with a presentation of the playing cards, the game round, the action types, combat, cost of spaces, penury, treasures, and the end of the game.
CongaLineBuffet presents, How to win Guess Who? the board game... in one move. Need a hint: MiltonBradley might be racist.
Do you like chess? Well, you just might like this board game: Ricochet Robots. What is that, you ask. Good question, very good question.
This video teaches the basics of chess and puts you on the path to being a great chess player. It focuses on the functions of the pieces and the object of the game.
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.
In this chess lesson, you'll learn how to do Greco's Attack in the Giuoco Piano, in an Italian Game. Everyone chess master should learn this, because you're middle game isn't getting any stronger.
Ever wanted to play an Italian Game? Well, here you can learn it with this introduction to the chess game. You'll see the most common 2nd and 3rd moves for White and Black after 1.e4 e5 from the Masters.
This two-part chess lesson will get you up to date on the opening terms of the game, along with the positional concepts. This is perfect if you are in need of perfecting your skills.
This chess lesson will show you the most common first moves made by White and Black in Master level games. Not quite a master? Well, that doesn't mean this won't make you better.
Want to "remove the guard" in your chess endgame? Well, look no further, you are saved. Watch this to see how to do the great chess move. An enemy piece may become undefended or underdefended if the piece (or a piece) guarding it is removed (e.g., captured, forced to move away, etc.).
Ever here of the "overworked" defender" chess move? Of course you have, but that doesn't mean you know how to pull it off. See how to do it, right here. A chess piece is overworked when it has more than one defensive job (guarding pieces or squares) to do. Typically, the overworked piece is exploited by capturing one of the pieces it's defending or occupying a square it's defending. This forces it to leave one of its defensive jobs usually resulting in material loss or checkmate.
Need some more chess tactics for your arsenal? Well, why not try out this "skewer" tactic from this video lecture. A skewer is an attack on two pieces on the same line. The opponent moves the more valuable piece exposing an attack on the second piece. The skewer is a reverse cousin to the "pin."