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    • 20/20 chess calculation for beginners

      Chess video looking at the process of calculation and how it can be utilized to evaluate positions in a chess game.1. We ascertain candidate moves from the most forcing moves in the position, a) checks (the most forcing)b) captures c) attacking ... | Read More

    • chess master v chess amateur game 1

      One of the aspects that differentiates a chess master from a chess amateur is the masters ability to refute weak moves. Furthermore it is the masters skill in choosing moves which may refute the opponents position without neglecting his own posi... | Read More

    • chess game analysis

      One of our chess friends asked if it was possible to do a little analysis of their game, the video demonstrates how accurate play can thwart one move threats and how ignoring real threats leads to disaster.  Watch in HD to do the video justice ... | Read More

    • Open Files

      You have probably heard of the chess adage, 'Put your rooks on open files', but like any well meaning piece of advice it only tells half the story for chess is far too dynamic a game to be held in such simplistic terms.  Other factors influenci... | Read More

    • Weak Pawns, Fischer v Petrosian, 1971

      The video features a famous game played in Buenos Aries, Argentina in 1971, where Robert Fischer plays former world Champion, Tigran Petrosian on his way to winning the Chess world title himself a year later in 1972. | Read More

    • Simple Chess: Outposts

      Chess game featured is Tal v Bronstein, 26th Soviet championship, Tiflis, 1959.Normally Mikhail Tal is associated with outstanding combination chess but here he demonstrates the latent power of an outpost in the centre of the board which tied bl... | Read More

    • White squared strategy

      After the early exchange of a Queens bishop for a white knight, Michael Botvinnik demonstrates how to exploit the absence of the light squared bishop by systematically undermining and controlling the light squares.  As early as move 16 he recogni... | Read More

    • fun chess extension for lichess.org

      Want to hear the sound of GM Dmitry Komarov's vioce when you make your moves, check out this fun chrome extension for lichess.org,  | Read More

    • How to try to avoid draws

      Perhaps you have met players either at the chess club or online who have a preponderance of draws.  Sometimes its either because of their style or because they employ drawing weapons.  Chess video lecture features some little advice on how to pl... | Read More

    • Caro Kann - mainline for black

      Video lecture on mainline Caro Kaan for black. Video features many games from master level play | Read More