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.
Who wants to play Risk the old fashioned way? No, I don't mean with armies and such, but the board game. Well, what if you wanted to play it on your wall? Then make a big game and build your own pieces, and see how to do it here. Watch the first video for making the board, the second for making the game pieces, and the third video for making the cards and dice.
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.
This will show you how to think ahead in a game of chess, from no other than "How to Think Ahead in Chess" by I.A.Horowitz and Fred Reinfeld - Chapter 14 - Lasker's Defense To Queen's Gambit Declined: I - Simplification Leads to Freedom. Watch this three-part tutorial.
This game is from 1962, Rashid Gibiatovich vs Oleg L Chernikov. This very instructive game covers the Positional Queen Sacrifice.
Watch the Capablanca vs Tartakower game from 1924. This is one of the most instructive chess games ever played. So, just watch.
Chess is a strategy and logical deduction game between two players that is enjoyed by children and adults alike, from park benches to convention halls across the world. Though the game of chess has taken many variations over its long history, today's form involves black and white teams orchestrated by players and has even entered the digital age, as games and tournaments are played online and via email. Using a square board composed of grids and smaller squares, the game pits a queen's army a...
This is an interesting chess game presented by Serguei Vorojtsov. Mate this king in only three moves!
In these three games, you'll see strategies and problems in chess, shown by the president of the Icelandic Chess Federation, Lilja (Iceland's Queen of Chess). Can you be as good as her?
Remember to take care of the squares f2 with white or f7 with black, in the opening face, so that you don't lose the queen or get checkmated early in the game.
Shogi is Japanese chess. It is a unique game of strategy. Captured pieces can be replayed and most pieces can be promoted when entering the opponent's territory.
The pawn only moves forward on the chessboard, but it captures diagonally. At first, it could move either one or two steps, then they move up the chess board just one step at a time.
Rev. Gunnthor Ingason show you the moves of the bishop. Learn how to master this piece, so you can win your next game of chess with ease.
See how the Polar Bear System works in these games of Danielsen's. You'll see how the system works, how to do it, and why you should move where you move. Each video shows a different game, to make sure you cram the knowledge in.
Grandmaster Henrik Danielsen explains the different lines in his F4-System, the Polar Bear System. If you need a new way to play chess, then this is just right for you. See what he has developed in this two-part video.
In Reti's 1924 game, the less complex it looks, the harder it can be to win. See the steps needed to win this endgame of chess.
Hasek's 1929 game -- A rook and bishop against a rook and a few pawns usually results in a draw. See how to get a win out of it.
Here is a combination of Troitski's play. See how to outsmart Black by using the knight to trap the queen and win the game.
Gorgiev's 1928 game. Black is stuck in the corner. See how to let White win with this cute trick of keeping Black stuck in the mud.
It's 1912, and Lazard has got quite a mess on the board. White is stuck in the corner, and Black will surely win. See how to stop that from happening and create a draw.
In this 1914 chess game by Holm, White needs to get a new queen with the pawn. See how White can win by chasing Black's rook around.
This is a cool chess lecture on pawn endgames. This is the very basics to learning how to use your pawns to finish the game. They're difficult, but possible, so watch carefully, so you won't have such a hard time winning.
Learn some simple, general chess opening principles. If you're a beginner, then this is the place for you! Learn fool's mate and some ordinary sacrifices to win the game.
These two videos focus on analyzing chess positions, and generating candidate move orders from the position without moving the pieces or using computer analysis. The goal is to improve the ability to generate lines and variations mentally during a game, and to try to come up with a move that either maintains equality on the board, or paves the way for a slight positional edge.
This video looks at a possible trapping line, played by black, in the King's Gambit Declined. The trap offers up a free pawn to the white player that has devastating consequences if taken. The video also covers white's best option to avoid the trapping lines and create a comfortable position from which to work from.
This video explores the Magnus Smith Trap, coined after the three-time, Canadian Chess Champion, Magnus Smith. It's a trap that white can play in the Sozin (also known as Fischer variation) of the Sicilian Defense.
This video focuses on Grandmaster level chess tactics. It features an interesting tactical idea by Bobby Fischer in a match he played against W. Birch in 1963. If you want to learn from the masters, then why not watch it?
This explores Bobby Fischer's strategies in, and versus, various openings. This video looks at Fischer's play in the King's Gambit Accepted opening (ECO C33). The match was played in 1968 against Minic Dragoljub at the Vinkovci tournament. Learn from the masters!
This video explores the Mortimer Trap, which is attributed to the player James Mortimer. This trap can be played by black in the Ruy Lopez opening. If white falls for the trap, the white player will be subject to a positional nightmare.
This video focuses on Grandmaster level chess tactics. It features a tactical line used by William Steinitz against Johannes Hermann Zukertort in the first World Chess Championship played in 1866. Try it yourself, by learning from the masters.
This is a breakthrough technique that covers how to get a pawn to pass when 3 pawns square off against 3 pawns. If you ever get into this, remember these hints to get a queen out of it.
This match has me playing against the Alekhine's Defense. As my opponent was rated significantly higher than me, I tried something a little risky in the beginning with a bishop sack. My opponent probably should have been able to win, but I think the sack through him off guard and probably made him feel like this would be an easy win, which caused him to make some positional mistakes that I was able to capitalize on. Watch and store it in your own arsenal.
This explores the Ruy Lopez Classical Defense opening (ECO C64). The video includes a match between Emanuel Lasker and Wilhelm Steinitz in the Chess World Championship rematch in 1896. See the Spanish Opening here, and learn it for yourself.
Here, see the Evans Gambit Opening book lines with possible variations. The video includes a match of Bobby Fischer's that highlights the use of the gambit. So, play like Bobby and be a master -- soon.
This video is a good match that looks at a dual fianchetto setup versus the Sicilian Defence. Don't know what fianchetto is? Well, here's a hint: It involves the bishop.
This is a match that takes a look at rapidly changing from a queen side attack to a king side attack, and how that can sometimes catch your opponent off guard. The match also shows how creating complications can sometimes mask the most deadly, yet subtle threat.
This chess match involves the use of the King's Indian Defence versus a Queen's pawn opening. See how to do it here.
This explores Bobby Fischer's opening strategies versus various openings. This video looks at his tactical use of the King's Indian Defense against a Queen's pawn game. Of particular interest is Fischer's strength in maintaining the tension of the position until an opportunity arises. The match took place in 1971 against Mark Taimanov, with Fischer winning.
Watch these four videos showcasing some certain tactics to use when playing your troubling games of chess. See if you can come up with the answers before he does.
This explores Fischer's opening strategies versus various openings. This video looks at one of his defenses against the King's Pawn Opening. The match was played in 1966 in Santa Monica against Wolfgang Unzicker.