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BlakSicilian: If the queen captures the rook on a8, then Bf3 skewers the king and queen.
Can someone explain why the Queen wouldn't take the Rook in the final combo example?
"You're a chess player that only your mom can love." lol :D
Here is NECESSARY information for the beginner AND important review/reminder video for the more experienced!
Great starting point!
This is a great video!
As always an excellent and entertaining review of chess knowledge...
I am new to chess, so I really needed to learn these patterns. I am thankful for this video.
I though he would never shut up about what he was going to teach us and get on with the frickin' video
Great video thx!
@ 31:42 .. LOOL
IF chess.com and chesskid.com could ever get over it's bad attitude towards large chess clubs and chess teaching organizations contact me. TheLeonRulz@yahoo.com
ONe question-- how does one distinguish an x-ray from a skewer?
i almost coughed up my cookie at 11:15
Great video, very instructive!
I have a great teacher in Bill (Aww-Rats), but I thank you for your advice too.
This video covers a lot of material but please make them more concise in the future. This shouldn't have taken over 15 minutes....
by IM Daniel Rensch
Chess is a game of pattern recognition, but what "patterns" do you need to know? From tactics, to mating nets, to strategical concepts -- IM Daniel Rensch promises to deliver all in his new video series. Beginners will enjoy today's video on the "Basic Tactics" everyone should know, and even Intermediate and Advanced players should enjoy the latter installments of this series. Get excited!
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IM Daniel Rensch
With numerous "scholastic chess accomplishments" to boast of, both as a player and a coach, Danny has been a "chess professional" since his early teens. He was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the U.S. 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. A part owner and full time Staff Member for Chess.com LLC, Danny is our Vice President of Content and Professional Operations, managing the products and "team of contributors" you enjoy here, as well as for our scholastic extension site, ChessKid.com.
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