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I like your presentation style. Quick and to the point.
That was helpful; thanks
Thank you Daniel!
Pawn promotion is only possible to a piece of the same color! In the video this isn't clearly described. Anyway thanks for the good video!
thx alot you help me alot!
This was so helpdul for me to understand Chess basics
Thanks for all, very clear and precious
Make sure to tell them that when castling, if either of the 2 squares that the king would move through would move him through a check, like if the enemy had a bishop that would put the king in check if he moved to that square normally, then castling is not available.
Extremely clear! Thanks a lot!
Thanks..this video is really helpful for a beginner player like me
When you castle, is there a rule cannot not move past a landing square for opponent? If say your opponents piece is camped out on a file with his rook. Does this negate the chance to castle? Seems to say that above but not say also. I understand your castle can not move you into a check situation, so rank 1 or rank 8 can not currently be an option to land on any square, while you execute the castle? Also if King was put in check earlier in time, he can still castle if the other pieces have remained stationery, correct?
Wow, great video for a beginner like me. Covered alot? Cant wait to watch the second video. Thanks
Two notes (I've just started to watch this series...): When castling, the king cannot be in check, nor can it put itself in check while castling. Just saying. Other than that, I like it! I'm going to enjoy this series! :D
Thx my first step to my dream of becoming a chess master
Excellent, great video.
and so on and so forth.... : )
Daniel, one rule you did not make clear is that in the "en passant" situation, the passed pawn must take the passing pawn on the very next move, or lose the opportunity forever.
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