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You are my favorite author for chess videos FM Elliot Liu!
Your definition of fork is wrong (at about 16:50). It's not "a move that attacks something more than once"; that would be a double attack. A fork is a move that attacks two or more different squares with a single piece. So I think you probably meant to say it's "a move that attacks more than one thing"
Why do people talk about xray vision when they talk about pins? Xrays and vision have nothing to do with it. The player can see everything. The bishop itself can't see the queen, because it doesn't actually have xray vision, it can only see the knight. If the knight moves, then it can 'see' the queen.
Amazing videos created by you mate! Your logic is impeccable, and your voice keeps the student motivated to hear what is up next! You have a very bright future as a chess mentor ahead of you!
YOUR A NATURAL AT TEACHING.CAN YOU MAKE MORE LECTURES PLEASE.
Thank you Elliot. This is very helpful...and entertaining...keep up the good work...yo.
nice video, covering a lotof moves, really good for beginners.....thanks.....
Aatkins, why don't u make a video urself?
I think part of being a good chess player, or a good anything for that matter, is having a healthy dose of humility. I'm a self-taught intermediate player. I've learned a lot by going back and reviewing this series of games for beginners. Remember, they were all played by grandmasters of the highest caliber and analyzed for us by players much better than at least me. I can learn from any of them.
The game is Morphy Paul (2680) vs. Duke Karl Count Isouard
nice beginner's video.I look forward to watching more!
Good with the force Morphy... Count what sawhosits shut up
Liu introduces principles and tactics discussing a well know Morphy game.
Morphy plays white, royality plays black using Philidor defense.
Liu introduces tactics - the pin, the fork, removal of guard, target square and discovery; and principles for example - often times when a player is behind he/she may want to do a series of trades.
Video closes with a powerful queen knight tandom attack.
at 26:00 of the video, why didn't black take e4 with the knight? Black didn't seem to be under any severe threat.
Always good to go back to the basics and more importantly hear you responsive to the players' level on Chess.com.
Probably could pick it up a little higher (I see some complaints about redundancy) but really it's never bad to reinforce the concrete on the ground floor.
by FM Elliott Liu
Today FIDE Master Elliot Liu continues our "Amazing Games for Beginners" series by bringing us part 1 of this two part video, reviewing perhaps the most famous game in the history of chess. Paul Morphy played a game, while attending an Opera, against the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard. Who knew this game would not only become one of the most famous chess games ever, but that FM Liu could find so many tactical themes for us to learn from. Enjoy!
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FM Elliott Liu
April 25 is actually "Elliott Liu Day" in San Diego County! The young FIDE Master from San Diego earned that special distinction by winning the 2005 U.S. Cadet Championship, 2006 Pan-American Games U18, 2 IM norms, and playing in one U.S. Championship and three World Youth Championships. The 19-year old is just completing his freshman year at Stanford University.
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