Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Winning Chess Tactics - Alekhine's Defense

The Alekhine's defense has never held the respect that has been given to the Sicilian defense and the Ruy Lopez because most masters feel is it a bit too chancy. The idea is for black to provoke an advance in the center at the expense of a tempo (lost by black's king's knight)giving black targets to attack with the idea that white's center may become overextended and collapse.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Winning Chess Tactics - Benoni Defense

The Benoni defense is a modern opening against white queen pawn openingsand is known for it's aggressive, tactical and almost reckless nature. Black obtains active pieces and a queen-side pawn majority at the cost of allowing white to expand.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Dutch Defense - Stonewall Variation

One of the better fighting defenses that black has at its disposal against 1. d4 is the Dutch Defense. Here is a video that shows the Stonewall variation of the Dutch Defense.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sicilian Defence - Najdorf, English Attack

One of the best defenses black has against e4 is the Sicilian defense. Here is a terrific video that explains the Najdorf variation of Sicilian defence. (The ECO code for the Sicilian Defence Najdorf is B90.)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Chess Strategy - How To Checkmate With A Bishop And Knight

Checkmating your opponent when you have only a bishop and knight against his lone king is one of the toughest checkmates to master. This video shows you how to do it.