Chess Playing Videos

How To : Play chess

In this video clip series, our expert will explain the basic rules of the game of chess, explaining some of the moves and techniques used when playing the game. Part 1 of 14 - How to Play chess. Play chess - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com ...more

How To : Play Chinese chess

In this series you'll learn how to play traditional Chinese chess. You'll learn what all the pieces are, how they move, offensive and defensive strategies and hopefully how to win! Part 1 of 14 - How to Play Chinese chess. Play Chinese chess - Part 2 of 14. Click through to wa ...more

How To : Play and spot opening chess moves

Chess is a strategy and logical deduction game between two players that is enjoyed by children and adults alike, from park benches to convention halls across the world. Though the game of chess has taken many variations over its long history, today's form involves black and wh ...more

How To : Play a live three minute chess blitz game

In these videos, you can see how 3 minute chess blitz games are for the greats, because if you're a beginner, you spend too much time analyzing the moves, when they should come almost as second nature. See some common follies in rushed games, and see some good defenses, here a ...more

How To : Play a live chess blitz game

These are seven videos of different live blitz games to show you some proper moves for fast play. In the first game, as a homage to Krakkaskak, the Polar Bear system, 1.f4, is tried, ending up in unfamiliar territory, but winning on time in an easily one rook ending. The seco ...more

How To : Play the Ruy Lopez opening in chess

In this video shows a very informative chess match between Richard Retie and Capablanca. This video teaches a viewer various different strategies for an avid chess player or a beginner go hone his skills in a match. The video is narrated and shows the match as it plays out as ...more

How To : Learn to play chess

In this video, the presenter takes you through all the pieces in turn, showing how each piece moves on the board. For example, the bishop can only move diagonally. Then, the presenter goes through some basic strategies, such as not sacrificing a queen to capture a rook, as a q ...more

How To : Play chess like Napoleon Bonaparte

Check out this chess video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk on how to play chess like Napoleon Bonaparte. This chess game is from Napoleon vs General Bertrand in St. Helena (1818). White plays and wins, but how? Well, see for yourself. Let's just say that Napoleon ...more

How To : Play the Philidor position in a chess endgame

This chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to use an important postition in rook endgmaes. It's important to know the Philidor Position which shows the easiest way to draw as the weaker side in R + P (rook and pawn) vs. R (rook). Black pl ...more

How To : Play chess like Bobby Fischer

This video focuses on Grandmaster level chess tactics. It features an interesting tactical idea by Bobby Fischer in a match he played against W. Birch in 1963. If you want to learn from the masters, then why not watch it?

How To : Play xiangqi, also known as Chinese chess

Chinese chess is the world’s most popular board game. Chinese chess, also known as xiangqi, has been played throughout East Asia for over 1000 years. The playing pieces have traditionally been identified using Chinese characters, so only those who could read Chinese characters ...more

How To : Play chess like a pro

Anyone can play chess if they have the right training and in this three part video series The Grob Chess Club shows you how to move up to Class E (rated 1000-1199). This tutorial is great for everyone from beginners through people rated under 200. Part 1 of 3 - How to Play che ...more

How To : Play chess with concrete tactics

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess in this chess video tutorial, but wait, where's Alexandra? For this chess master class, guest star GM Laurent Fressinet from France will be filling in to show you how to play one of his games from Warsaw (2005), Fress ...more

How To : Play the seven steps to nirvana in a game of chess

Check out this chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, presented by guest star Almira Skripchenko. Here, you will see the end of the game Robert Fontaine vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, in Aix-les-Bains (2007). It's Black's move, and he has to find a way to ...more

How To : Play chess like a star

Chess is a serious game. People take chess so seriously that it is almost like a sport. All around the world people compete in matches and championships with this strategic game. If you are interested in joining the ranks of Bobby Fischer, start by looking at this tutorial. In ...more

How To : Play basic openings on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Setup and play the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Play Tarrasch's trap in the Steinitz chess defense

This is a discussion of a trap in the Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense. This is an important trap to know, because it shows what happens if Black tries to hold the center in the Steinitz. When Tarrasch beat Marco in 1892, it signaled the beginning of the end for the Old Steinitz D ...more

How To : Begin playing chess

Learn the basics of the game, the chess board and piece positioning. These are the very basics you'll need to know to play chess.

How To : Play backgammon

Backgammon, a classic game for two players, is won by rolling dice in order to remove playing pieces from the game board. Luck of the dice plays a large role in winning the race to remove game pieces. Much like checkers or chess, there are tournaments worldwide. Part 1 of 15 - ...more

How To : Build a wooden chessboard

Have you ever wanted to build your own chessboard? Well, you're in luck. This video tutorial series will show you how to build a wooden chessboard. If you follow these seven videos, you'll be playing chess in no time. You'll go through the steps of making this woodworking pro ...more

How To : Use simple tactics to win at chess

Watch these four videos showcasing some certain tactics to use when playing your troubling games of chess. See if you can come up with the answers before he does. Part 1 of 4 - How to Use simple tactics to win at chess. Part 2 of 4 - How to Use simple tactics to win at chess. ...more

How To : Play the board game Go

You know how to play the board game Go, but not really. You just started, you're a beginner, you know nothing of this game that originated in China. You know nothing of strategy, you know nothing of defense, you know nothing about winning the Go game. Sometimes, you can't even ...more

How To : Make a chess board

Master craftsman George Berry, "The Woodguy" shows how to quickly and easily make a chess board. This video will provide you with the expertise to build a chess board, so all you have to worry about it playing!! Make a chess board. Click through to watch this video on videojug ...more

Chess : The Ultimate PvP On-the-Go

Sitting in the dentist’s waiting room, I found I couldn’t browse the internet on my smartphone anymore. My eyes were tired from reading and there were no headphones to listen to music. There are no magazines at this dentist’s office, just an old TV playing Russian music videos ...more

How To : Catch Black from all sides to win the chess game

Learn chess from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk. This chess video tutorial will show you how to play a game of chess, like the masters. See how to catch Black from all sides to win the chess game. This chess problem is from the game Klinger vs Blatny (1988). White plays and ...more

How To : Use the technique called enfilade in chess

Enfilade is a concept in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire. Well, the same concept applies in a game of chess. Check out this video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk that shows you how to use the technique called enfila ...more

How To : Mate with two bishops and a king in Chess

This video teaches you how to mate with two bishops and a king when playing check. Instead of using just a king, here you'll see how to keep your bishops together and eventually pin the opponents king up against the wall. You'll learn how to properly line your bishops and alwa ...more

How To : Buy a portable digital video player or DVD player

Portable video players often provide an all-in-one solution for listening to MP3s, watching videos and even playing games. Find out which one is right for you. There are many choices now when it comes to watching movies or TV on the move. The latest options are the super smal ...more

How To : Play the drums with quarter and eighth notes

A unique how to, this video simply shows you the quarter and eighth notes and how they sound on the drums. It's actually one of the more helpful videos we've seen and if you're serious about playing the drums, this is a great way to start. Play the drums with quarter and eight ...more

How To : Beat the Flash game Grow Valley from Shingakunet

Grow Valley is an educational but fun flash game where you develop a valley with all the niceties of modern life, from cars to dams. Tasselfoot has devoted much of his personal and professional life to playing and educating people about Flash web games. His videos are silent ...more

How To : Win playing the Protoss race in StarCraft 2

Starcraft 2 is finally upon us after 12 years of waiting, and it is just as majestic as you would hope it would be. If you're new to the series or just haven't played in five years, the barrier to entry for the unskilled can high, especially if you prefer playing online multip ...more

How To : Play as the Terran race in StarCraft 2

Starcraft 2 is finally upon us after 12 years of waiting, and it is just as majestic as you would hope it would be. If you're new to the series or just haven't played in five years, the barrier to entry for the unskilled can high, especially if you prefer playing online multip ...more

How To : Play and win as the Zerg race in StarCraft 2

Starcraft 2 is finally upon us after 12 years of waiting, and it is just as majestic as you would hope it would be. If you're new to the series or just haven't played in five years, the barrier to entry for the unskilled can high, especially if you prefer playing online multip ...more

How To : Successfully attack with any race in StarCraft 2

Starcraft 2 is finally upon us after 12 years of waiting, and it is just as majestic as you would hope it would be. If you're new to the series or just haven't played in five years, the barrier to entry for the unskilled can high, especially if you prefer playing online multip ...more

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