Analyzing the Lip Dub Game

Mar 18, 2013, 11:56 AM |
Hey everyone! After watching the lip dub video, I have to say that I greatly enjoyed it, and the chess game was clearly the best part. However, I wanted to take this opportunity to make sure that all of you are brushed up on the Scholar's Mate and variations of it, which are incredibly important for scholastic chess.
The main idea behind this is moving a piece, normally the queen but occasionally the bishop, to f7. f7 is a very important square because only the king defends it, so if this square is controlled by White, it usually results in bad things.
Now, let's go through the game to looks at this idea in greater depth.
So there you have it. This is not supposed to detract from the greatness that was that moment in the lip dub, but was merely a way to use it as a context to help everyone hopefully get a better understanding of Scholar's Mate and its variations, which will serve you well in the future!
Just for fun, here's a quick puzzle I took from a recent game.