Chess Tactics

How To : Use the skewer tactic in a chess game

Need some more chess tactics for your arsenal? Well, why not try out this "skewer" tactic from this video lecture. A skewer is an attack on two pieces on the same line. The opponent moves the more valuable piece exposing an attack on the second piece. The skewer is a reverse c ...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 : 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 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 : Master SCRABBLE & Win Every Game

SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more

How To : Gain strategy in your chess game

Strategy is key to being a proclaimed chess player. You need to know the ins and outs of situations and you have to be quick in your wit. This video emulates very good strategy played in a chess game giving you keys to build your own winning tactics.

How To : Improve your chess strategy

This video tutorial is from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, who shows you how to play a game of chess, like the masters play. Todays position is from the game Karpov vs Unzicker (1974). Anatoly Karpov gives Unzicker a lesson in chess strategy of particularly high level. Fin ...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 : 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

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