You know what ladies love? A man who can handle his tools. What do the ladies love even more? A man who can say checkmate. Well, except maybe this lady. But, what about those of us lacking grandmaster status? We can use those tools were so good with to show off our intelligen ...more
Love chess, but hate having to stop in the middle of a game when you don't have time to finish? This DIY vertical chess set made by Redditor pigthunder will ensure you never have to abandon a game again. It hangs on the wall, so you can pick up where you left off anytime. Here ...more
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
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you in this chess video tutorial how to checkmate your opponent in just three simple moves. This mate in three moves problem is by Carlo de Grandi. See how white plays and mates in 3 moves. This is just the first step to becoming a mighty ...more
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess. Just watch this video tutorial to learn how to play like the masters. This chess problem composed in 1910 by Nissl is one of the most beautiful chess problems ever. White gives a checkmate in just six moves. This is ...more
Steampunk, a vintage Victorian mechanical style, is one of the hottest design trends to date since faux bois. Get in on the trend while creating many hours of fun for yourself and friends by making this awesome steampunk style chess set. This chess set is comprised of various ...more
WonderHowTo World LEGO People points us to an amazing chess set made with LEGO Star Wars characters. LEGO fanatic Brandon Griffith of Hollywood, CA, plans to build three different chess sets, one per each original episode. Pictured below is his first completed set, Star Wars: ...more
In a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, character Sheldon Cooper designed a highly complicated three-person game of chess, with an odd-shaped nonagon board and two new pieces—serpent and old woman. Seemingly pioneering, in truth, three-player chess has been around since th ...more
I can definitely say that my MacBook is one of my best friends, but I was still very disappointed when I realized that the only game my laptop came with was chess. For starters, I'm not very good at chess. I haven't even beat the computer once, which really grinds my gears. Bu ...more
It took him a year to build and about $30,000 in parts, but Steve Hassenplug has created a truly magnificent robotic chess set, inspired by the magical chessboard in the first Harry Potter movie. Quite a task, but Hassenplug did an incredible job! Via PopSci: "Hassenplug and ...more
The bishop is widely regarded as the most powerful of chess pieces. This video by Andrew Klein will teach you how to make a 3D model of one using Maya. It is meant to help beginners learning the basics of Maya, and focuses on the use of NURBS as part of a 3D model. The previo ...more
Facebook just keeps coming up with more and more diversions to help you ignore your responsibilities. At least this diversion is a little more intellectual than most of the other things that can easily distract you on Facebook. Facebook Messenger has a secret chess game, and ...more
In this series, Matt will examine the Stonewall Attack for White and display defenses which he thinks are challenging and/or interesting. Here's a prototypical Stonewall game where everything goes right for White.
Let Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teach you how to play a game of chess in this chess video tutorial. This chess position is from the game Radjabov vs Anand of the 2006 Blitz World Championship. White wins in the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian Defense. To do this chess move, there ...more
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In this how-to video, you will learn how to win at Chess in two moves. First, you will need a chessboard. Pawns go up twice at the start or once. They attack diagonally. Otherwise they just go up once. The castle, or rook, go up and down or side to side. The bishop goes diagon ...more
What is the deadliest attack? Well, it's from a position from a game played by Duras and Spielmann. If you want to be a chess master, then you're going to have to learn the secrets of the game, the strategies, the chess maneuvers. Learn how to play the deadliest attack known i ...more
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
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
Chess is an amazing game of strategy, albeit pretty tough if you're playing against a good player. With the right strategies, however, you can become a pro in no time. This video will teach you some basic moves and strategies, as well as a way of thinking while playing, that w ...more
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
In this chess video tutorial, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, with guest star Almira Skripchenko, will show you how to checkmate in just two moves that the Fritz 10 software program doesn't even recognize. Fritz 10 just can't solve this mate in 2 chess problem. White plays a ...more
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk gives you one hell of a chess lesson in this video tutorial for the determined. This chess game will show you how to perform a tricky checkmate in one move with a useful moral, presented by guest star Almira Skripchenko. The apparent answer is ...more
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?
This chess lesson will show you the king pawn openings, not to mention some general ideas and strategy to make you the perfect chess master. What, you're already a master? So you don't think you need this? Everybody needs it.
This is a discussion of a tricky line against the Stonewall, the Horowitz Defense (2...Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6). White allows Black to spend three moves capturing the light squared Bishop and bringing White's pawn from c2 to d3, preventing a ...Ne4 invasion. This makes for very dynamic ...more
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess in this chess video tutorial. This chess position is a very difficult checkmate in three moves. If you want to challenge your chess brain, try to solve it. This is an extremely tough solve, mate in three chess proble ...more
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
With Facebook and Twitter dominating the world, playing chess opposite a real, touchable person is no longer necessary. With the ChessBot, you can now play on a real chessboard remotely - the next best thing to in-person play. From Norris Labs: "Although ChessBot by itself d ...more
The video details which pieces you will use to win a game of chess quickly and by surprise. First off he explains the basic setup of the chess piece you will be defeating which is the weakest spot on the opponents side. He explains what moves you will be making on your side by ...more
You have a rook and your king left? What do you do? Well, win that endgame, of course. Use this basic checkmate pattern to spar your king and rook against your opponents king -- "Knight Jump" Method.
I bet you just can't win a game of chess, can you? You're probably rushing yourself, or not protecting your pieces. Well, in this video, you'll see how to avoid the common chess mistakes, such as moving too fast, giving away chess pieces for nothing (or not protecting your che ...more
This explores Bobby Fischer's opening strategies versus various openings. This video looks at his tactical use of the King's Indian Defense against a Queen's pawn game. Of particular interest is Fischer's strength in maintaining the tension of the position until an opportunity ...more
This chess tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk is a perfect example of Retrograde Analysis. Wikipedia defines Retrograde Analysis as a technique employed by chess problem solvers to determine which moves were played leading up to a given position. While this techniq ...more
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
See how to play a game of chess with Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk. This chess video tutorial will show you how to win a game of chess with two Rooks against one. This is a 1948 chess study by Otawa, where White plays and wins, but Black threatens to play his Pawn from a2 t ...more
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
In these two videos, Matt discusses 1.d4 d5 2.e3 Bf5, preventing White's Stonewall setup by beating White to the d3-h7 diagonal. The only way White can play for an advantage is to play 3.c4 with the goal of an early attack on b7. Some of these positions can also be reached via ...more
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
Learn how to play chess with 2005 Missouri Scholastic Chess Champion Joseph Garnier. If you know nothing of the board game, then you might want to check out this video tutorial. Actually, you need to know a little bit about the game. You really need to know how to play chess, ...more
Yes, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk is here to teach you how to play a game of chess. Just watch this chess video tutorial to see how to win the chess game with an invincible Rook. It shows the endgame of Steinitz vs Van Bardeleben, in Hastings (1895). White plays and wins. ...more
This explores Bobby Fischer's strategies in, and versus, various openings. This video looks at Fischer's play in the King's Gambit Accepted opening (ECO C33). The match was played in 1968 against Minic Dragoljub at the Vinkovci tournament. Learn from the masters!
This series of lampworking videos shows how to make a spun glass chess set. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set. Part 2 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set. Part 3 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set. Part 4 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set. Part 5 of 6 - How ...more
Grandmaster Henrik Danielsen explains the different lines in his F4-System, the Polar Bear System. If you need a new way to play chess, then this is just right for you. See what he has developed in this two-part video. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the Polar Bear System in chess. ...more
See how the Polar Bear System works in these games of Danielsen's. You'll see how the system works, how to do it, and why you should move where you move. Each video shows a different game, to make sure you cram the knowledge in. Part 1 of 9 - How to Master the Polar Bear Syste ...more
Are you in the endgame of your chess game? Are you chasing that king around with a couple rooks and your king? Just can't get a checkmate? Well, use this basic checkmate pattern to end the game quick.
This week: a rigged game of skill & a simple sucker bet! Check out this video if you want to learn how to beat anyone in a simple game that can be played anywhere with coins and a napkin. Some might call it magic, others call it skill. From Revision3: First off, our main even ...more
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, in this chess video tutorial, you guessed it, teaches you how to play a game of chess. This chess problem is from the game Fressinet vs Kosteniuk, in Villandry (2007). It's Black to play and win. In a game of chess, when it comes down to just ...more
Master craftsman George Berry, "The Woodguy" shows how to quickly and easily make a chess board.
This chess lesson will show you the most common first moves made by White and Black in Master level games. Not quite a master? Well, that doesn't mean this won't make you better.
This is a trap in the Torre Attack (1.d4 2.Nf3 3.Bg5). It's a favorite in opening traps, so watch and learn. You'll need it someday.
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play a real game of chess in this video tutorial, showing you how to checkmate the king with two variations in endgame/middle game chess. This example is from the game DesChapelles - De Labourdonnais, Paris 1836. White plays and ...more
Let Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teach you how to play a game of chess. This chess video tutorial will show you how to checkmate with a Bishop and Knight versus a King. It's necessary for you to know how to mate with your Bishop and Knight against the King, since that endg ...more
This is a very informative video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk on how to use opening moves game strategy in chess. What happens after 2...f6? You'll find out in this chess how-to. Find out how to take out the rook quickly with the knight. LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: ...more
In this chess lesson, you'll learn how to do Greco's Attack in the Giuoco Piano, in an Italian Game. Everyone chess master should learn this, because you're middle game isn't getting any stronger.
Watch as Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you how to play chess in this chess video tutorial. This will show you how to use a winning strategy in Queen vs Rook endgames. If you can't figure out the solution to this chess study on getting the Queen to overcome the Rook, ...more
Have You Seen This? : HoloChess Is a Great Example of How to Make a HoloLens App Without the Hardware
I am often asked about getting started with HoloLens development and most of the time my answer, in short, is: Install Unity, install Visual Studio, install the HoloLens emulator, and make something. I suspect most of the time this advice is ignored, since the idea of develop ...more
Do you know what a "double attack" is in a chess game? Well, the "knight fork" is basically the same thing; a simultaneous attack of one piece against two opponent pieces. Don't let your opponent win! Use this.
This video demonstrate a system against the King's Indian Attack. Enjoy! And don't get too good, because if we ever play, I don't want to lose.
See in this Italian Game lesson how to do the Two Knights Defense and the Hungarian Defense in your game of chess. Come on, you know you need to watch this. Everyone should watch this. Everyone who wants to be good at chess anyway.