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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.
Thanks :) I'm counting on your vids to build a solid foundation in chess. Please don't let me down! lol. Great vid.
you have a good narrating (or whatever) way lol it makes new comers excited to know about chess xD
My first step on chess. Thanks.
Amazing tutorial on how to start playing chess!
If you capture a pawn using en passant, it counts as a move, just as it would if you captured the pawn without en passant. You don't get an extra turn for using en passant.
This is my favorite video, I have come back to watch it a few times, when I can't remember how pawns move: they Can't move like Kings, and I like the part where the narrator says "it is not checkers." And then he tells the King to "take the checker"...just a little while later. I am also thinking, that maybe at the end they should say whether or not it counts as a turn if you take the other's pawn en passant. Or do you get to take their pawn and get a turn too? That sounds like it would be unfair, on the surface anyway, not knowing for sure.
Very well done, thank you.
very nice one !!
great, thanks a lot.
Thanks, a very good review for me!
Here's an easy link to all 5 videos
thx a lot.
Hi sarveshd, you cannot move your king into a check for sure. Also, it's not allowed to move a piece of your own which blocks a chess. For example, if black's king is on e8 with a Pawn on d7 and a white bishop on b5, you can't move that pawn because that move would open the diagonal for the white bishop attacking the king. The pawn is 'pinned' to its position in this situation.
You can move your king onto a square where it might be attacked in the next move, though, if that's your question.
excellent but one question is the king allowed to make a move irresepective of getting a check or not from any of the opponent's objects (like pawns, rook, bishop,etc.)
That was very good.
by IM Daniel Rensch
The first video in the "Everything You Need to Know" video series is designed for complete newcomers to the game of chess! Learn how the pieces move, the values of each chessman, the goal of the game, and even enjoy a brief history lesson in this video lecture -- all in roughly 20 minutes! Your journey towards mastering the Game of Kings starts right here!
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At age 14, Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master, an achievement that was a record for Arizona chess players at the time. Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the United States every year from the age of 12 - 21years old, and at one point he was the highest rated 19-year old in the country. He earned the IM title at age 23. As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Danny has developed multiple State and National Champions. Recently, he has cut back his teaching duties significantly to focus on the growth of Chess.com and ChessKid.com, and to strive towards the GM title.
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