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I Will Teach You How To Play Chess - Openings (Beginners)

Arne Kähler, ZURUBANG

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50 Lessons (7h 42m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:35
    • 2. Overview

      8:42
    • 3. We start at the beginning

      3:42
    • 4. Strategies & Tactics

      2:31
    • 5. Values & Combos

      10:11
    • 6. Attack & Defend (Part 1)

      18:11
    • 7. Attack & Defend (Part 2)

      13:52
    • 8. Tactical Arena

      0:23
    • 9. Tactical Arena - Gambit

      10:09
    • 10. Tactical Arena - Sacrifice

      8:26
    • 11. Tactical Arena - Pin

      5:45
    • 12. Tactical Arena - Skewer

      2:44
    • 13. Tactical Arena - Fork

      7:57
    • 14. Tactical Arena - Discovered Attack

      2:58
    • 15. Tactical Arena - Double Check

      4:37
    • 16. Binge Training Exercises

      0:53
    • 17. Binge Training A1 - A8

      9:59
    • 18. Binge Training B1 - B8

      7:53
    • 19. Binge Training C1 - C8

      8:36
    • 20. Binge Training D1 - D8

      8:46
    • 21. Binge Training E1 - E8

      9:37
    • 22. Binge Training F1 - F8

      11:59
    • 23. Binge Training G1 - G8

      14:46
    • 24. Binge Training H1 - H8

      12:39
    • 25. The Chessklist

      0:52
    • 26. Chessklist - Develop the minortaurs

      22:24
    • 27. Chessklist - CSI Center Scene Investigation

      17:34
    • 28. Chessklist - Remember kings, Always use protection

      15:44
    • 29. Chessklist - Let the queen bee

      6:24
    • 30. Chessklist - Don't become a chess snail

      5:32
    • 31. Chessklist - Take care of your fawns

      7:59
    • 32. Chessklist - The diagonal D agony

      6:08
    • 33. Chessklist - No room to swing a king

      6:05
    • 34. Chessklist - Poisoned prawns

      4:56
    • 35. Chessklist - My little pawnies

      12:12
    • 36. Chessklist - Everything you learned is wrong

      23:23
    • 37. Bibliothek

      10:41
    • 38. Computer analysis

      5:43
    • 39. How to analyse

      9:36
    • 40. Why openings are stupid

      4:54
    • 41. How to lose games to win

      8:52
    • 42. Tournament

      59:49
    • 43. Tournament analysis

      27:47
    • 44. Personality test

      6:13
    • 45. Most results were A

      2:39
    • 46. Most results were B

      1:59
    • 47. Most results were C

      2:04
    • 48. Most results were D

      1:46
    • 49. Most results were E

      2:19
    • 50. The end

      1:23

About This Class

If you just learned the very basics of how to play chess, or are a chess beginner, this is the perfect chess opening course for you!

With the lessons in this course, I guarantee you to get much better in chess with the material I have gathered here for you!

50 videos with over 7 hours of valuable lessons

- ranging from strategies to tactics

- how to defend and attack

- use tactical moves to give your opponent the final blow

- exercise 64 tactical chess problems

- advance to the chess(ck)list to improve the most essential opening principles

- find your favorite opening with a personality test

- etc, etc, etc...

I was working on this course for over 4 months and deleted hours and hours of repetition, to make this course a "chess beginners opening bible" on how to become better in chess.

If you enjoyed my first course and most successful chess course on Skillshare

"I Will Teach You How To Play Chess", this course is perfect to continue with.

Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hello, everybody. And thank you very much for opening this video. And this is that I will teach you how to play chess course for openings strictly for beginners are from people who have just started to play chess. And I want to say thank you. Thank you so much for voting my very first chest course to the most popular chest course on skill share. I can't thank you enough. This just took off on its own. And thanks to you. So what we're going to be learning here is loads of tactics, strategies. We will have a binge training of 64 different chess obstacles which you will have to solve . On top of that, we will have the chest sick list. I have a personality test test and so on and so on. Just take a look at the overview. And if your chest beginner, if you like openings as much as I do, you will definitely in Troy. This course I'm pretty sure about this. So thank you very much for enrolling and see you at the course. 2. Overview: the over you, you will be able to watch 50 videos with over eight hours of material. I will quickly try to guide you through a short overview so you know what will await you. We had the introduction of video ago, and right now we're having this for you. Hello. So paradox. But let me add that after the overview, I have implemented a video from my first chest course. I will teach you how to play chess, which explains how to open up free online chess account at Lee Chess Dog Pork. Just in case you don't have one yet, this is a quick guide. In any other case, you can skip this part, although it's a bit funny and it might be worth it. We start at the beginning is a short anecdote about openings. Strategy and tactics will explain. The difference between those both terms for chest values and combos gives an introduction for the chest piece values, including examples of how they work together, attack and defend. One and two will show you many examples of how value is traded. Pieces are one how to attack the pieces and the seven ways of how to defend the peace. The tactical arena will go through the tactical move. Scam bit sacrifice pin scored, double attack fork, discovered check and the brutal double check. Once you have seen those tactical patterns, we will binge. Train them until you get sick of it. I recommend to either dosage it and do one of the rose every now and then or you go full hard core and do all of them in 1.5 hours in one go. This is very helpful for improving your chest skills and will help you tremendously in the future. We move on to the CHESK list and check out the three golden rules developing the minor tours, centrist Scene Investigation and protecting the King. Furthermore, the seven double check lessons off, letting the Queen bee not becoming a chest snail, taking care of the F bonds. The bonds also the D diagonal agony, giving the king some air poison prawns and my little ponies. And in the last rule, we tear it all apart on purpose. I used some puns for the chest terms, and my wife was kind enough to draw some images, which made me very happy, so it will stick better into your head with those chest Klis rules. Any opening you will play has a purpose, and you can applied almost without any borders. The Bibliotheque digs into the naming of chess openings and what they actually meet. After that, I will touch the surface of how chess computers work and how you can use them yourself to improve your own analysis and get better in why openings are stupid, which is surely a bit of a provocative title. I will explain why openings are pretty chaotic and theory doesn't yet make too much sense to study. It will at one point, if you are eager to get better in chest, How to lose Games and win is one of the best learning principles interest learning from your mistakes. I played a tournament on leeches Start, which lasts one hour, and it will apply the chess Klis rules as good as possible. After that, we will post analyze for half a Knauer what went well and what went wrong all on a mission to learn and get better. And finally we have the personality test, which took me a long time to make, and I would be very happy if you take so far, chest friends told me it is overwhelmingly fun, which makes me very happy. And then it's all over. That was the overview sorry for the cat Bell noises in the background, but when she's in the playing mood, well, we just let her off course. And now either stay here and watch how to open an online chess account or skip this part and we will move on to the next lesson. Bye bye, Hello again. And as you can see, I became a little bit smaller. But this is okay because I'm not that interesting anymore. What is interesting now is how to play chess in the Internet, and what we're using for this is lee Chevez dot org's. Why Lee Chest? Because it's just the best. It's really the best. And why else? Because it's free, it's totally free, and it will stay free forever. So this is something which is really nice and cool leeches dot org's Just enter it in your address bar up here. Don't forget, it's dot or if you do use dot com or net or something, you will go to different pages. So aren't that's what we're looking for. And I will just quickly show you how to sign up there. You see, on the right side the sign up and new do leeches registers. So find a funky user name, which is either something with yourself for chess related, a good password and an email. And then you have to click here that you're not a robot and you can register. I think you have to send back une email so they know you're really, really, um, doing this on. Once you've done that, you have excess. You can actually, you don't even have to register. You can also like, says everything here as a guest, but to register it makes a bit more sense. So once you've discovered that everything is pretty cool, only chest dot arc, you can decide to click down on the link down here. I just clicked it and free chest for everyone forever. It's just good. So what I did, and what you can do is just make a one time donation of $5 maybe by using your credit card or PayPal. It helps them, and since they're doing such a good job, it's a good thing to do. You feel better too, So you can create a game. You just go to create a game. A standard game standard there. Different variations. Crazy house. Just 9 60 and all of this. I will come to this on another day. Ah, time control is real time or correspondence? Correspondence is that each of you you and your opponent have, Ah, a bit more time than a day. And if he makes a move, you can make a move. And if she makes a move, you can make a move a couple of days later or unlimited. So if you're really chilled and don't need time, you can choose this minutes per side. Five minutes in cremant and seconds. 10 seconds. Lots of those stuff. I'm just going quickly through with this, you can choose the black you can wide or random side. But since we haven't played chess yet, it'll maybe not start yet. First, look at my course and ah, then you can dio play the chess games. All right, so we're going to tools. This is interesting and important for us. And as you can see, when a hoover around over tools, you can excess the board editor. And by the way, if you don't like that theme, I don't like it white. So I will change to a darker theme. It's nicer for the eyes. In my opinion, this is shining, and this is OK, This is shining. And this is okay shining. Okay. And this is art. So we just take this. You can even choose a three d board. Oh, my God. There's something wrong down there. Look, but yeah, two d, for now. So it's easier to see how the pieces look like. And you can change a lot here, and you can do a lot when your profile and stuff like this anyway. Board editor. And this is the starting position and everything about how the board is looking at how the chest pieces are moving in the next lesson. 3. We start at the beginning: It was a summer in 1994 when I played my very first rated just game ever. I was reaching the age of 15 and joined my chest club about half a year earlier. My opponent was a pretty good club player. He had a rating of almost 16 50 and I had the black pieces. He opened the game with D four. This was already intimidating for me. Normally, my chest colleagues played E four and I kind of knew what to respond to them. So I thought my response should be the same. What? I always respond to E four, which would be five. Just on the other side of the board, he continued with the Queen Scampi, one of the most played openings that I knew. But what to respond to this opening the best. Taking the peace seemed very logical. I went in Poland, but I also heard that the queen's gambit shouldn't be accepted and the pond should be left where it is. The chest friend told me he had a strong rating of over 1500 In my Chinese chess world. This was strong, so I defended my pawn with E six and after he attacked my poor pawn one more time with his night, I continued to defend it with my own night. Now he attacked my night with the bishop on G five and I was not able to move it away because otherwise he would take my valuable Queen after playing again. But this was his second tactical move already a so called pin. I had to get out of this pin, block it with my own bishop like this. I could move my night away whenever I feel like. And this was everything I still can remember to this state. I also remember that I doubled up my rooks at one time on this line on the D line because I read an analysis of Garry Kasparov in my favorite Chest magazine a couple of days earlier where he said, If you don't know what to do, double up your rooks, that's always good. I might be paraphrasing a bit in the end. I won the game my very first ever played game, and the people had high hopes I would be a new wonder Youth kid for them. Well, that never happened, but I kept on playing chest until today in a train, our own youth. At one point at least, although my opponent was far better than me back then, I just applied some general opening knowledge in this game, and it worked out. This was a fascinating experience for me. And this is what we will look at now, the absolute basics off how strategy and tactics applied to chess, how to attack a piece and, of course, how to defend pieces and the ways of defending the pieces, the exchanging off the values and to try to get a better position. After all, once you have a feeling for this, the rest will be much easier to understand for you. 4. Strategies & Tactics: What is the difference between strategy and tactics? Strategy has its origen from the ancient Greek and means art of leading. While tactic is also from the ancient Greek and means art of arrangement, the strategy is an idea or plan of how to approach a situation with an unknown outcome. Okay, guys, all of us were attacked from the right side. No exceptions exactly. I will lead. I can't even come out of here. I'm very limited to. I just can't go back and forth. Are you sure this is a good idea that can just move up and down as well? So there are, of course, some proven strategies over the last 100 of years, which have been proven to be the best working and the best players in the world used them in their openings. Developed the minor pieces have a good center control. Try to secure the king as soon as possible. Tactics on the other side is arranging your pieces According to the strategy, chess tactics are normally those moves that give a final blow or at least are very effective, and the opponent will have a lot of difficulties to counter. Those moves can you do anything about this? Well, how shall I do anything about this? I'm a black squared bishop. Okay? Everything regarding to the tactics we will see in the tactical arena with a lot of different tactical move patterns which will occur and loads of examples we will see in the other sections. And in the next lesson, we will concentrate on the peace values and how to compensate them. 5. Values & Combos: each piece has a certain value. The higher the number, the stronger the peace. There's a poem upon is very limited in its moves and it can only move forward. But the further it moves. Of course, the higher it value is in the end because it could become a queen. But for now, upon just has a value off one point you one point. It's not that much. Then we have the minor pieces, the bishop and the night. And although they are very different because the bishop can reach from one end off the board to the other, the night has the ability to jump over other pieces and it's very tricky. Both of them have a value off three points here, three points years. Yeah, three points. Actually, I'm a bit better than you, but you will see later what? And then we have the ruk even more powerful can move down all the lines and we have ah lot off lines here in the chessboard on the chessboard. So no wonder the route has five points just and last but not least, we have the queen which is superior to every other piece there is, and This is where she can go. And she has nine points off course. I am so precious and cool. And I have a 1,000,000 points. No, actually, have no value at all, huh? But we can give you a 1,000,000 points of it. Makes you happy. Yeah, does very, very happy. Okay, good. Good. We got this covered. So if the Golden chess is to checkmate the opponent's king to win the game off course, we cannot rush through and throw every piece. And we have those pieces will be taken by the opponent. And soon when the dust has settled, we will have a position like this. I had no chance. Yeah, because that's not how chess works. In the end, the more pieces you have with a higher value than your opponent, the better it is for you. Off course. So the greatest main chess strategy you could think of is to win material so called material from your opponent. Because the more material you have, the more they can do to contribute to win the game. Yes, we will help more material decides the games very often. But of course, it is not as simple as this After all, when we take a look at this position here, it's a normal game. And out of a sudden the night moves upwards to take the palm, which is also protected by another pone and the bishop can actually take the queen the highest valued piece. Oops, You're free of the A P. I knew it. But then again, this leads to a check mate which is unavoidable. The king cannot move anywhere. It's the legals trap. The so called legal trap. Yes, and it lures Thea pone int to take the queen and leads to end game like this. In many cases, you might have a piece less, but your position could be much better. This is the so called compensation and in this very popular queen scam bit you lose upon right away from the beginning of black accents we have a phone more but this palm lost gives white a quicker development and the more active center which leads to enough compensation for this point and not too much later. It is very likely you will win this pone back great center. But development, it doesn't matter that much that the poem is not there and just like in this example. The value of the piece is also differs from situation to situation, so we know that two minor pieces are worth a pone and Iraq. Let us take a look at this common position in the Jackal piano. The Italian game and white approaches to take out upon the route takes back. The night takes back and the king takes back, so this should be equal. But it isn't because those two minor pieces have much, much more abilities to do stuff. In the opening, they can move for far, far further than the root can, and this pawn might not be enough to compensate after also. Now Black has four minor pieces compared to two minor pieces, and the route doesn't play a big role at the moment, so black is better in this position. On top of that, many people argue that the bishop is a little bit more worth than the night. Told you, Tim. Hans Bolena has an interesting system. In my opinion, he has a pawn worth one the night worth 3.2 official worth 3.33 Aruba's worth 5.1 and a queen ist worth 8.8. This also means that a Bishop pair is much, much, much higher valued than two nights, for example, and all this piece evaluation differs from the opening to the middle game into the endgame and depends on the pawn structure and so many, many other things. So even the computer is strict when we look at this position, so Black has four points. White has four points and Black has a like bishop. And after investigating this position for a little bit, we noticed that no king can advance further on the other side, and this bishop is blocked by his own Pont's. This is such a sad day, but it's the truth. And if we turn on the computer, it says black is much better. Black is a bishop up basically, and this is the evaluation of the computer a minus before this number here means blackest better. If it would be plus, then it would say white is better, but that's not the case. But the computer tries to investigate as far as possible, but it only gets to a couple of 1000 positions in front. And can I just think that probably black should win this because there is a bishop, more bishop more. And what does this all mean compared to an opening? If we move the e pawn forward and black response, let's turn off the that's turn off the engine for no black response. With the D five pawn, we can take Black takes Beck. This means it's an equal position. Week I gave upon Black gave upon that is equal. Each of us has, like one point, and this is called the Scandinavian opening, By the way, it's a bit weird that the queen is outside right from the start, but it's absolutely playable now. The situation would differ, of course, if the F five pawn moves forward. Because now this pawn wasn't even defended and I just took it. It was no kind of compensation for Black. White is up one pawn, and this can be decisive in the end of the game. The longer the game takes, the more important this pawn advantage might be because when there's less and less pieces left in the end game, this might be the last point surviving to move through to become a queen, and this is what to aim for in chess And we will take a look at how to attack and how to also defend the pieces in the next lesson. And we will binge train this to absolute exhaustion because it is just the aim. The main aim for chest. The main goal for chess to look at positions to evaluate. Is it better for me if I take this pony? Is it better for me? Is that if I take the other pawn, will this harm me? If I attack this, how can I defend my own pawn? Is it good if I defended with this pawn? Maybe with my night Should I take out the queen? All of this in the next lesson? 6. Attack & Defend (Part 1): attacking a piece is pretty straightforward. But what if the pieces defended? Surely we do not want to trade the value here. A night is far more superior than upon no dishonest been. Hey, I heard that we could try to attack the peace twice if it keeps on being on Lee defended by one piece, we will win a piece in the outcome like this we won't upon. So counting the number of pieces which attack a piece and counting the defending pieces is very effective. Keep in mind to capture in the correct order off value. Otherwise you just might have one upon but lost a minor piece. There are different ways off what can happen when you attack a piece and capture a piece before you take a piece. It is very good to count the material. How many points do I have? More. How many minor pieces? Is the position equally good? Or am I worse? Does it make is sense to take a piece? Or better not. If we take a look at this position. How many different ways to capture a piece does white half here? I give you a little moment of time to pause the video and check the position. The answer is for one, 23 and four. What is four different options to capture a piece now? What peace captures make sense and not so good example of taking a piece would be the night on H six gives a check, but that doesn't mean a lot because the pond was defended. So black just takes back. And if we have counted the material, we can see. Okay, Black lost one black pawn, but Black also won a minor piece, so that's better for Black, for sure. White can also take the Rukh on the eight, also with the check, but black can easily take back again. This is referred to a trade trade of rooks or in exchange of rooks. Nothing more has happened here. No better position for White. Nothing more house happen to know. Better position forwards. White can finally get a better position by just taking the pawn on D £4123456 against £5 . In an endgame like this, this might actually make the difference Onley one little pawn if you're playing correct. But there's an even better option the bishop could also take on a eight. And now definitely we have some more value here, blacks Best option is to take back with the RUC. And once this has happened, we actually have made our very first combination. Because, like this and the next move, we can take the pawn on D four. So we not only one a rukh with the bishop, but also upon which was just hanging around the other way around. It wouldn't have worked because the root could have just moved away from from this line here. But in this case, Black really should take back to at least get a little bit of compensation. But it probably won't be enough to win this game. This will be a very clear loss on Dwight. I will take this home in this position. You can also stop the video and think of how many pieces white can take. Well, it's not many. It's only one from the Queen. But I would like you to stop the video and think about the consequences off the Queen taking the night on H five. Come on, take me. I'm all yours. Queen. Is it good? If so, why? Or is it bad? And if so, why? As soon as white takes the Rukh on H five. Of course, White has a better position. We're just for one split second because black will move the bishop to G four, attacking the Queen. And out of a sudden sorry for that. Out of a sudden, the queen realizes there is no single space where the queen could go to. Everything is protected by one or another piece or occupied by attacking pieces. Just like the Bishop is protected by the night here. So the only way white can get a little bit off value back is by taking the bishop. And once this is done, White has a queen less and probably lost the game already. Tricky situation. Not always Everything. What seems to be free is for free. Off course. Here and there. Your opponent tries to lure you into a trap or into a worse position by just offering you a nice gift. Like the night here. Okay, that wasn't very nice in this position. This blacks turn as we can see, blacks queen can actually take four different pieces. And the black bishop on the white squares can take one piece. You can stop the video and think about it for a second. What would be the very best move for black here and here we are. Of course, this is not a good move. It will be taken back by the bishop. Also a queen. Trade might not have the effect you would wish for, although you could win upon like this. But when you calculated everything correctly, which I mentioned earlier, we can see White has two rooks and three minor pieces, compared to three minor pieces on black site. But ₹1 less so. This pond won't really help in this situation. Then the bishop could take away the palm. But there is a little chance that the king might escape here. Maybe not. Who knows? It requires some calculation. And of course, one of the main ideas would be to just take the rukh, which is hanging around there without any protection. So black has a big chance to get some value back here. But in the end, and this is again the calculation off all the pieces. Now it is very equal. In fact, White has one upon more 1234567 123456 So if black would take the white Rukh White would have a better position. The best move by far. And this is what you very often oversee once you have this tempting approach to just take a route for free would be a checkmate. Simple is that the queen is protected by the bishop and the King cannot move anywhere else . This is something to keep in mind to. Not always. The most tempting idea is the best idea here. The last example. The queen went far into the territory off the black side. The Black Queen came back to protect the King. Thanks for that, dude. Not a dude and white again. Once again, it's the same kind of constellation as in the position before the White Queen can take out four pieces and the white bishop can take out one piece. Now, if you stop the video and take a look for a little moment, what is the best solution for White? That, of course, is not leading to anything, because either the poem or the night will capture back here. Same applies to just taking the night, The route or the queen can just take back once again if we have a Queen trade. White could win upon like this. But if we calculated everything correctly, as we're doing before any position, we always have to calculate how many bones are there. What does the position look like? We can see it's completely equal. Now there's six points. There's seven point Sorry on any on every side. So this is another interesting option here because White takes the pone on B seven and actually threatens not only to take the Rukh, but also to check mate on the file F seven. So the best way to come conquer this is to go with the night two d seven. This way, the route is protected by the queen, and it also blocks from the checkmate. But then again, this pone, which the queen just took it's not defended anymore. So now White has one upon up in the open position like this. This might not make the difference. In the end, it is too unclear there's too many pieces out, but there is a little bit of an advantage for white now. In fact, the very best solution. Waas A lower value trade. The bishop gives himself for the poem. Why would you do that? Well, you will see. All right, then. Let me see. Once the king takes f seven, the queen takes d eight Because the king, who was just here for a moment ago didn't protect the queen anymore. Oops, Sorry. I didn't see that due to this attack, the king has to react. Well, I can go up. And now I protect the Queen. But like this, it would be a checkmate immediately. Oh, no. So this is a very interesting tactical move. And we will see more of those in the tactical arena, of course. But this is a sacrifice to lure the defending peace away. It is kind of overload like this, and the queen will just take the Black Queen. And this means White will very likely win this game. This is the Hoi Law pests opening. Sorry if I didn't pronounce this correctly. The Spanish opening also called, for example. I'm from Germany and we don't even know that it's called Hoi Lopez. For us, it is just the Spanish opening. It's one of the most popular openings. If the pawn moves to before and the counter would be E five. And a very, very often played move is a six year from the black pieces, too. Tech. The white bishop. Uh oh. No. Well, you don't have to worry that much because there are at least 6 to 7 different ways how to avoid this attack. Well, that's super cool, but only really to make a difference here for you, that's not cool at all. The first option would be to just ignore this attack. What? Yeah, you could just ignore it. And for example, Castle. Well, good luck with you. Fish up. That's not nice, but this wouldn't help white at all. Black just takes the bishop, and there's no really way what can come back from this attack? The bishop could also be defendant. Now, that's a bit better. Not really. If this phone defense White still loses official but gets upon back, that's not a good value trade here. And if this phone protects, it can get even worse because this route will just take the other route now. Oh gosh. And who are you also? If the night protects, it's the same way the phone will still take the bishop. And the last protection I could find are not really the second last would be either the night moving here which could be just taken out by either the night or the phone, or the Queen could try to defend the bishop from this position. All of them are not very helpful. In this particular opening, White could attack elsewhere. And interestingly enough, White can already has an attack to the Black Knight. So why, it could just take out the Black Knight. And like this, it would be an even value trade three points to three points. It's not till bad. Also, Black has double pone. This is something try to avoid. Eventually, on the other hand, the bishop can go out now directly due to this maneuver. But attacking elsewhere would normally be a piece attacking outs for ignoring this attack but attacking elsewhere like this or this piece. But of course, this is also a very bad value trade. Actually, the queen will just take out the night. Whoops. Normally, when we're attacked, we can also be able to block the attack by putting a piece in between. But here the computer doesn't let me pull the night between because, of course, the pond is directly attacking the bishop. So no way to block here. Don't be so greedy. We're not there yet. No blocking here. So also, the bishop will be lost again. One of the most effective ways is to just move away, finally moving away into this direction. Still having the attack on the night or moving somewhere here. That's totally fine. In a good way to avoid an attack and one of the second last option or almost the set, the last option would be to capture back. Oh, no, you know doesn't really help again. The pond takes because it's defended or the Rukh doesn't really matter that much. A bishop is a bishop. That's a high loss here. So attacking elsewhere or capturing back elsewhere would be the better option. And the last option is the pin to pin another piece. But this could also are only be done in certain situations. And we will look at this in the tactical arena when we will have the pin as a tactical move 7. Attack & Defend (Part 2): Now we know six different ways off what to do if you're upon it. Attacks your pieces. We can ignore defend attack outs where a block move away or capture back. And the seventh version would be the pin which we will look at it the tactical arena. And for now we will go through all those six ways off what to do. And here we have an attack by the black H pone on h six attacking the night. No, a normal way too counter. This attack would be to just move away. But in this case, we will ignore this attack. We will just ignore it because we have a much better option which would be giving a check. Oh, no. The queen is the only piece which can take back here because the king cannot take back the protected queen. The king can also not move away because this is the square which is already occupied from the night. So the queen has to take back. And this seals the fate of black. It's a checkmate with the e pone how I feel strong. Yes, you sure can be feeling strong because you just check mated a king. Yeah, very unusual. But of course, this is a very good answer to having your piece attacked by check mating your opponent. This happens every now and then. Defense is very interesting because it's also about a bit off calculation and maths. Sometimes our fate maths. So not only you. We have this pone attacked here on the five. And we have to see if this is an interesting and ah worth Wiley attack by checking how many pieces are actually attacking the phone and has become correctly? These are four pieces. This one doesn't directly attack the poem. But off course it is protecting this bone. And if the pawn takes the diagonal gets a bit longer, so indirectly this bishop is also attacking this piece here It's like a double attack. So four pieces are attacking the black bone. How many pieces are defending the black poem? Two ponds the night and the queen also four pieces. So what would this mean? If we would start attacking and taking back? What would the outcome be? It is easy to explain the person who is attacking or the color attacking will be not surviving last because every time an attack is done. Of course it is subtracted from the attacks. You had so four attacks minus one. That's only three attacks left and we have 1234 defenders. So we will go for that. We dig back. It's a taking and giving until on Lee, the queen will survive and of course, the queen, because we won't use her in the first move because then the queen would be gone. But like this, four pieces attacking for peace is defending off course. The one who is moving second will be the one surviving. If it would be five pieces attacking, then white would be the one staying a life on the square e five. So this is important to understand and realize if you are attacking a certain piece that you should try to be the attacker with more attacking than defending, Otherwise it might not turn out as you have planned. Then again, what you could just do is try to swap the ponds if you want to open your position. At the moment, the bishop has blocked a little bit. Maybe this is a good idea which could look like this swapping, swapping, swapping swapping, and now White has two pawns less, and Black also has two phones less so it was a fair trade. Everybody has the minor pieces left, and white has a bit more often open. Position. Could think about maybe using more pieces to attack or just move something in between. So the Poon Pond doesn't move forward attacking elsewhere. I took a position which I play all the time, because this is a very favorable position for myself if I'm playing against an opponent which place see five after I play E four, the Sicilian defense and this is often how the outcome is. After a couple of played moves, I tried to attack the King site with the roof with the pawn, with some pieces pointing into this direction, and Black, sometimes not, doesn't try to defend, but tries to open up the position a little bit by trying to chop through with the pawn all the way down to my bishop. So he's attacking either one of those poems. He's kind of a fork, a double attack I could take back. But I believe and this is much better if I attack somewhere else because I'm trying to build up the pressure here, giving a check at one point and trying to use my pieces to checkmate the Black King. By the way, sorry for the cat. It's We have three cats. So you hear me out every now and then. And now is the time right now in my recruiting. But I hope you don't mind. Now Black thinks this is not strong enough. You can defend well enough. So he starts capturing and I will start capturing somewhere else. And then black captures here. I captured here with the check. The best way to I try to defend here is with the night. But it's already very difficult if I attack or if I capture the bishop on G seven and Black even goes that far to capture my bishop. Only two. The game is basically over. What to do best Here? I will just move here with my queen. Black can only go up here. Probably. It's the only way to defend. Well, there is a check. The king has to move here a bit further. So once the king tries to move out of here, I can give a checkmate like this Looks a bit more beautiful, in my opinion. No, this is how you attack somewhere else. If it's effective enough, and if you can build up enough pressure on the other piece which might be in many cases, more valuable, for example, attacking a queen instead of my opponent attacking my bishop, then an attack elsewhere might be very effective. Now we look at the block because in the Spanish game, in the lesson earlier, we couldn't put anything between this pone and the piece which was directly attacked. But here we have the option. Actually, it's the only option. Why? Just put the Rukh on the one attacking the black Queen and the Black Queen is in serious trouble right now. I cannot move anywhere. For some reason, the roots moved too close to the queen. Guys, please. I know I'm popular, but stop it. I'm getting claustrophobic here. She's so beautiful. I love her. If this won't get a fight between those two at one point anyway. Oh, sorry. One is moving away already. Now it is time to block. We have two ways to block here. One would be putting the night on d four and one would be putting the bishop on d six and certainly we've already spotted that night on D four is not very good because it can just be taken out by the pone which loses value and black. It's worse, like already has a very unpleasant position anyway. But this is the only or the best move to really block this attack in the best way. Nobody else is attacking this bishop at the moment and the bishops also protected. So this is how you block and attacked in attack by putting a piece in between. This is a very good way. Talking about good way. We can also move away and this is this Looks funny, but it's a real opening is called the Are yakking named after Grandmaster Alya King Russian Grandmaster, are you? It starts with the movie four and white proceeds with the move Knight to F six which very often leads to actually the best chance here to move the pony even more further to e five. So now it is really a good time to move away with the night which the night does. This is how it could continue another attack on the night and we can even proceed with another attack on the night, and I always the night moves away. And this is actually really the proven tactic or the best way to play this opening for Black because now, like Lourdes, this two ponts a lot up and it's not so easy, first of all, to defend them over a longer period of time because they are an enemy territory already. Oh gosh, what have we done? I told you it wasn't good to attack. And on the other side, the pond structures have been destroyed. Moving to E four and C four is a good way to stabilize the center. But now the centers corrupt it off course. Black has no center control here too. But slowly but surely black can build up a bit more center control. So this is a good way to move away. Of course, if peace is attacked, it is very, very good if it has more value to just move somewhere else with it. And finally we have the capture and I took an example, which is a bit sneaky and tricky, but I think it's a fun way to. So the queen gave a check on H five to the King. I have the feeling of a big trouble and the only way to avoid this check was by moving the poem forward to G six. So now I give you a little moment time. You can also stop the video. What would be the best way to capture back with the bishop or with the Queen? Because we are going to capture back here. And I would quickly solve this because it doesn't need too much requirement. It doesn't matter because both pieces, the Queen and the Bishop are both capable off going or taking a diagonal. So it doesn't matter if I take with the queen, the pond takes back and the bishop will be the peace which check mates the Black King, because it is trapped by his own pieces, his own poems and cannot move in this direction since it is blocked here from the diagonal off the bishop. Also, the bishop could take back and it's the Queen. But why not go The very, very elegant way sacrificed the queen for this beautiful checkmate. Here. This is an example of how to very successfully capture the piece back which attacks you off course. And this was this The openings Capturing, protecting, defending all of this we are done with here. And we will move to the tactical arena showing ah, lot off different tactical, beautiful moves which you will learn implement a bit and which are very important because you will see them your whole life. At least. I hope you will play chess your whole life. So you will see them a lot of times. And without further ado, let's go to the next section. 8. Tactical Arena: So here we are again. This is Newton and Newton and me would like to introduce you to the tactical arena, so I hope you enjoy it. And, um okay, See you very soon then. Bye bye. 9. Tactical Arena - Gambit: Hello and welcome to the tactical arena. We have arrived finally, and I will show you seven different tactical moves in this arena. And once we have learned how to use them, it is time for the bench training. I will now show you some opening examples. Don't worry at all. If you cannot follow the strategy of the openings yet you will understand all of this soon enough. So just try to follow the tactics and remember them because those air simply the backbone off your chest skills in the end and what your tactical patterns are made off. And we start with the gambit. A gambit is on Lee used in chess openings, but it is still a tactical element. A piece is sacrificed in one of the several 100 openings mostly upon or sometimes even more than one. The goal is to get some advantage due to this maneuver. Now the player has the choice to either except or decline. The offer, by accepting the peace, will be just taken. And by declining the player decides to keep the game on without taking this sacrifice. I hate to be sacrificed. Where are we living in? Um, mostly it is going like this. The gambit is accepted and the one material will be given back when the time is right. For example, this is called the Dan ish Gambit. For now, it is the center gambit. But once this move applies, see three. This is the Danish cabinet. No. So these air two ponds taken in a row, but it goes even a bit more crazy. Three pawns in the role lead to this position. So now want to three white poems are missing. Black is only wising missing one phone. But this is not good for black. If this continues on like this because, as you can see, there's a lot of open space, a lot of attacking pieces which would be eager to sacrifice here or there to get the king. So the blacks best move here is, as the theory safe de five giving upon back to open this line, to try to defend better for black and to simply get a little bit more space, which is very crowded right here. This is what I mean by this. No, either why it gets a big advantage with the gambit, A bigger advantage or a better attacking Hess has the minor pieces out as the center control a bit stronger or can castle very quickly is like a move ahead, basically, and this is very good. Of course, on the other side, if Black can defend properly and is able to dodge a lot of attacks from white and can even overcome all of those speed winds which White has due to the gambit, then Black simply has upon more or in this case, even two points. And as we know already, this might be decisive the longer the game takes. So it is the question that everybody has to ask themselves or yourself for herself. Do I accept the gambit or not? One of the best ways to know about this is to know about the gambits because gambits are very, very often, ah, combined with traps and trying to, ah, kill the king in just a couple of moves. I don't want to see that, but you will see this right now. So one of the gambits is called from scam bit. F four is opened by White. It's, uh, very uncommon opening, but it's playable and black answers with E five giving away upon for free. So weird. But it also continues again. Super weird and black gets the pone back right now. So now it is one poem up for white. But this diagonal is very vulnerable for white. So white just has to know that this is the next step. What is happening? Black might tried to attack very hard and quickly on this flank here and try to kill the king. So a good move is actually the night two F three, which is protecting a bit on the spaces H four, for example. And now G five is played. So another pone is moving forward and very odd looking move. And in the next move, it is directly attacking the white Knight. Okay, I don't like this. Can somebody help here, please? Yeah, I got this. Oh, thank God you're there. Otherwise I checkmate. Oh, yeah. This is one of those dangers I was talking about. The ideas totally alleged. You try to defend this pawn from getting there, which would attack the night. But instead you oversee that this is a trap which reminds ourselves off the fools made a little bit and even off this sacrifice we've seen earlier where white got attacked by the pone and you could decide you're there to take with the queen or the bishop one of the traps from a gambit because it gives a very sharp attack. Then we have another attack. But this is a bit of a special case, none of the less. I wanted to show it to you because it's funny. Now here the sacrifice is a complete minor piece. This is actually very rare. So this is just a fun example to show to you that even this is likely to be played if a position like this is there, I personally love it. And I would do this all the time because look at the center control off white. That's very nice. Black has to react, and White very quickly continues to have a strong center. A strong attack. Very, very quickly. Will Castle move this pawn forward and build up a strong attack against Black? No, it is very, very likely that Black can defend herself good enough. And then Black will win this game because black is up one minor piece against just one poem . But also here black might be considering to give away one or even two ponds more to get a better position over a certain amount of time and get out of this grip, which White has for no gambits are also, interestingly enough, played on an absolute regular basis. The move. Defour and the counter D five we've already seen. In my very, very first example, we started the beginning The Queen's Gambit, the second most played move or the first most played move. Actually, after you open with D for and the opponent answers with D five and this is almost not a real gambit because it's it's proven already. The theory has proven the several thousands and millions off games have been proven. White can play this very, very well with either just giving away the poem or being protected by Black, because the counter play from White is good enough to have enough compensation and a very good compensation. This might be considered one of the next move, so the bishop can take away this pone one more time. That's it about the gambits, and we will move on to the next lesson 10. Tactical Arena - Sacrifice: Theo sacrifices one of the most used tactical moves, which gives up a piece to gain something out of it. And we have already seen a lot off them in the earlier examples. So this might be in a winning position to get compensation and maybe even avoiding losing situation. And it moves on to the highest form of sacrifice for a king's attack leading to check mate . And as we have seen in the Gambit tactical section, it could also simply be by giving upon back and a queen. Sacrifice is the epiphany of all sacrifices, which makes sense, since she has the most value of all the pieces to him, right? Don't curse, Please. Now let's take a look at him situation which could happened to you at one point. And this position Black has just castled to the king's site and the kings released. I am safe now since I have castled. But that might not be the case due to the sacrifice. Oh, keep calm, King. So the king is attacked on aged seven and it gives away a full bishop for a poem. Now, this is something which is a bit interesting. The thing is, if the king doesn't take back, this will lead to a worse position. So I mean, it already will lead to a bad position. But the best option is the king taking the bishop. Ha ha! Check by the night, which cannot be taken by the queen. It could, but it's not so good, because the bishop protects the night and as soon as the king tries to retreat. Oh, no, what ever done. The Queen moves to H five and the game is basically over, unless the queen sacrifices herself now for the night to safe the king a little bit longer . So that's the last chance. But if the king tries to move the pawn forward one or two spots, it's simply checkmate. The king cannot move out here. This leads to the same outcome, so the only chance for Black would be to move the king out, unfortunately, and this is very, very likely to be won by white again. But Black can try to defend here for a little bit longer, but it's it looks very good for white. A very classical situation often just blindly put in a bishop into the H seven square. If there are enough pieces following up for this attack. At least 123 pieces should be involved to give a threat here. And this is exactly what happened. And the second sacrifice, we already we again have ah kind of upon or a bishop sacrifice. No. White has moved H three forward to attack the bishop. It's a nasty pin here for the queen. So would be nice if the bishop leaves. But black is not even thinking off letting the bishop go and moves H five forward. That's interesting, right? Yes. This I'm an assassin. You're just a bishop. Please. Oh, gosh. And now so Easiest would be probably to just take the bishop. And But And there goes Theus Essen. But this will lead to a winning situation for Black, because now the poor night is in a bad situation. Moving here, here, here and here will lead to to to misery. So the even this will lead to a bad position. So the best thing for white is to just probably be taken. But if, of course, why tries to defend the night with one last breath? Black moves the queen once again to an H file, and this is now very open because of this poem who was just standing there, went to G four and this leads to a beautiful checkmate position, even by just taking the night. So whatever kind of protection whites tries to chief here, it will be a checkmate in the next move. Why it cannot move the pawn forward because this bishop is also in front. Yeah, it is basically over a beautiful kind of sacrifice which also Onley works in certain positions like this because of this pawn wouldn't be there. Everything would look very different. For example, if why takes First of all, if White moves the pawn to D four like this, this file is open and the night could just move to G five, even attacking this F seven square on its own. So this might have been a good idea for White eventually requires some more calculation. Of course, maybe it's not the best, but in general, this is a good idea. This is how the sacrifices are working just two examples in an opening, and many, many more will follow. But that will leave you with one of the most beautiful games ever. plate called up story called Andersson's immortal Game, starting with the king's gambit. It's kind of after only two moves. The very first sacrifice goes its way, and here we have the first peace, which will leave the game the bishop. But that's not old by far. It continues, with White evolving the position, having a lot off minor pieces in the half of blacks area. But Black just keeps on taking the pieces out. There's another Rukh, and there is the second look, so there's only four pieces which can make a threat for White left. And if you think this is all know, the Queen is the last and final sacrifice in this game because it needs to learn this night away from this space here to fulfill a checkmate. Isn't this crazy? It is. It's a real game, which happened, and it's called Anderson's immortal game played. But with Anderson, Swedish Grant, master of chess in 1800 70 something 79 I think, well, that's the epiphany of sacrifices in a game, I would say so. This must be it for the sacrifices on, because we will see loads and loads later, and since there's so many different versions off the sacrifice, we will point them out later as a well 11. Tactical Arena - Pin: the pin. Very common tactical, a currents and chess is the pin. As the name says, the attacking piece is pinned and cannot move without either exposing the king itself for a check or another valuable piece. And this is it already a pin. The night cannot move. Whatever I try, the computer doesn't let me because it would be an irregular move. The night is just pinned. It's an absolute pin because otherwise it would be a check. So nasty. Dude, relax. Bishop is always so nice trying to, ah, talk very nicely to the other pieces when they're having a hard time. Anyway, that's an absolute pin, and we can turn this example around pretty easily on the other side. No, on, what did you do to my brother? Now you do it to me. Relax. It's all good. It's a bit weird with you guys. Anyway, this time the king is not pinned but the queen. And of course, this means the night could jump away, but it wouldn't be too good. Dust, The queen is much more valuable than a simple bishop. A. Since the king is not pinned, it dis called a relative pin. Ah, rooks, bishops and queens. All our pieces which have a long range and all of those pieces are able to pin it's not possible for a night or a pone to move out of a pin. You either put a piece in between the pin, if possible, or you capture the pinning peace if possible, or you move the been piece weight if possible. So let us take a look at an example of ah, partial pin like this. The queen is pinned and partial means the queen could move along the pinned line. I mean, in this case, it's only one or basically to, but that wouldn't be a too good deal. Luckily, Black has a better option left to imp in the Black Queen. You see it too? The bishop is helping here Bit breaks the pin by moving in between. Remember the values and combinations section earlier. Does this look a little bit familiar? This position Good, Because it should. This is the legal maids variation again. Remember, It all started with a pin here And if I move the piece the night to e five, I can checkmate the Black King again. But something is different in this position, something significantly is different. Have you spotted what is different here? There is a night on C six. Ah, and it just takes out the night which was about to sacrifice himself like this. The bishop is protected. The queen cannot take the bishop out. Oops. And, uh, black simply has a piece more. Right now White has to defend. Black could continue taking another piece while this one gets swapped out. So pins can also move in the opposite direction. If you're not careful. This I wanted to def definitely show you because of the legals made variation. If the night is on C six or if a night even is on f six, this move won't work. Keep that in mind for sure. And finally, I want to show you the last example off. How to avoid an attack. Remember the attacking, Capturing, ignoring, moving away. Well, here we have upon onto four, which will just be taken by the night. How dare you do this to Dinky about taking someone your own size? Ah, he angry? There we go. This is how we avoid the capturing of the peace. We moved this guy into a pin I'm gonna get, you know. Ah, can't move. It's an absolute pin. That's it about the pins. You know how a pin is kind of working now, And of course, we will see this more often, but keep it in mind. Pins are very useful and used also very, very often. 12. Tactical Arena - Skewer: I think this is going to be a bit shorter than the other tactical lessons because it's pretty simple, straightforward. The score very similar to a pin even called a reverse spin. Sometimes the score attacks on the line and has the chance to win a piece or better exchange due to this. So the twist is that a higher value. Peace is pinned, so it hits through it like a score. And this example white will unfold a score attack in her next turn. The Bishop text the queen. Oh, dear. At least I could move away. Sorry, Rukh. And behind her, the rukh. Well, thanks for nothing, queen. I can't even protect you. Sorry. And now the queen should move away. And why It can easily take the roof with a big advantage to win the whole game. This is again a relative score because the queen doesn't need to move away or it can move away. If it would be an absolute score, the queen wouldn't be able to move away out of this score. At least I can move. Yes, we had this already. So let's take a look at an absolute schooler. And here we can see. White has messed up a lot in the opening already. Well, it wasn't me. Well, you're the king. You taking a little bit of responsibility, maybe. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. See, anyway, White will have a hard time after Black Bishop. The black bishop takes on G four giving a check. And of course, this is an absolute score. Nothing can move in between. So the king has to move. And once the move goes here because it's the only move left, we take the high valued peace. The queen. Oh, dear, what have I done? Well, now it's okay, Queen. You've shown your responsibility. Actually, I don't see that, but Okay. Yeah, That's Ah, the absolute scorer. And we had pins. We had scorers. It's time to move on to the last sharp tactical move, which is the fork 13. Tactical Arena - Fork: the double attack or fork is an attack of two pieces with Onley one piece. Like having a drink off water while diving. What? In a good way? I mean okay, So as we can see in this position, Black wanted the queen to move out of it early to get part of the action. And of course, White will take advantage and attack the queen. Oh, dear. And once the queen moves away, we have this hugely famous pattern of a fork checking the king and attacking the Rukh at the same time. Once the king moves away, the group is taken, and white has an advantage in this game. Now, if the queen wouldn't have moved to the side but, for example, to e six, that would have been a triple fork. And if the night is forking the King and the queen at the same time, it is cold. Royal Fork. No, a royal fork. No, a royal fork. Let's move on to the next example. We have the same variation kind of just on the other side. And the white knight moved to G five and Black decided to attack the white knight. Not seeing that the White Knight is actually totally able to take this pawn out with out any consequence because it is protected by the bishop on C four and this is exactly what will happen. No, not the king is attacked, but the Queen and the Rukh. So the only chance to move out of here is by going to e seven. And we have again a very nice advantage for White in this position by winning a look. So these two examples are so famous, especially for beginners. So take a good look at both of those examples all the time. If something looks like this, be aware this can lead to pain. So nights make forks. And so DuPont's Hey, what? Look, there's a pone. Yeah, it's hanging. Yeah, I see that going to take it? Um, not sure Dad would. It's It's hang. I wouldn't do that. It's hanging around its upon hanging. Okay, go for it. If you just won't, I will. Oh. Oh, good luck. Weight is set. Well, yeah, that's what happens. A nice pawn is hanging around, but as we know, the nights are not very good to avoid upon attacks. And this is exactly What happens? No night can really get out of this trap. A nice fork, A nice little tactical move here by the pond. And we can move even a little bit further by sacrificing the whole piece. Okay, Look, who are you? Look, there's a There's a night hanging. Um, didn't you screw over your friend earlier? Look, it was upon this is a night. I'm not sure this didn't turn out very well the first time. I don't care. Come on. It's a night. Okay, Go for it. I will. Oh, goodbye. What did? And here we have another example. This time it's not as significant, but this is very, very often used. And once you discover this, you shouldn't be too scared. This is playable. But it's a nice sacrifice from the white knight, which leads to pushing the pond forward and attacking both pieces. So if the bishop takes the pawn out, it's very equal. If one of the pieces moves away, it's pretty equal. But it's a nice tactical version. And also a very often used upon fork. In the beginning, off the opening, The last example is a little secret. You? Yes, because this is kind of a French opening from the black side. Funny enough, but I'm playing this very, very often on my own. And I would highly recommend not anybody to play this opening on your own because it's really only a dirty little cheap trick. And it mostly works in bullet games, although, and that's a true story. In 2014 I played it in a long match against my opponent, which had a rating off 2000. And this opponent also fell into this trap after I think it's five or six moves. So, yeah, take a look. I take the poem on the five and, um, yeah, I mean, the porn is protected by the night, and the queen saw a very logical attempt to try to get this point, which is very annoying because the night cannot move out here and it's just hanging around . There is no other pawn supporting it. It would be to go with the bishop to be four, pinning my night, right, so I can't move it away. So in the next move, black can just take the pawn. But I give a check here so nasty. Oh, no check. And in the next move, I'll take the bishop. So yeah, I mean, normally Black could defend it with the night here. But there is the pone as we know. So if the black moves here, I just take the night and then it will look like this. Yeah, This is how I have one. Probably thou Zentz of games. I'm serious about this. And if it isn't going in, this direction of Black is not going here. Well, for example, here or here, White has a big disadvantage. One pawn less and no real compensation. So I'm just really hoping that this is the variation which will be played and yet even helped me in a long game. Can you believe it? Against rating to thousands, You owe it wasn't 2000 was 1979 or something like this. Anyway, that's it for the double attacks or the forks. And let's hop on to the next lesson. 14. Tactical Arena - Discovered Attack: And here we have the discovered attack. It's an attack which is revealed by moving away another piece. This can either be directed to a different upon a piece which could be captured due to this or by checking the king. The discovered attack or discovered check is very powerful because it is very, very hard to counter to threats at once. So in this example, the white knight reveals a discovered attack. This bishop is pointing directly to the queen. And once I moved the night away, it would be very, very good of the queen moves away. Now it doesn't matter where the queen moves in the next move, I either have the beautiful fork here. And when the Rukh or if I move to protect this piece, I will just go and get G seven and attack this rukh. So with this beautiful discovered attack, I have attacked two looks at the same time. That's hilarious. Yeah, Hilarious. I can't stop laughing. Yeah, crazy. Funny, hilarious. Funny joke. Awesome. Two routes are gone. Who are a oh, these air Some angry rooks. Let's take a look at the next example between scam bit and this is not that uncommon this opening. And it's also not a very uncommon move to go to sea to with the queen and protect the night instead of taking with the pond. If Black decides to take this night. No. What wasn't calculated by White is that the Black Knight can just take on the four attacking the Queen. And by this, also discovering a beautiful line for the bishop once again. So if I take the night back, I will just take this Bishop. And in the next move, the rook. Hilarious. Funny. Very funny. Yeah, I think it's pretty funny. At least it's not me this time. Hm. One evil rukh. Yeah. And, um, this discovered check or discovered attack leads to the most powerful of all tactical moves . The double check. And we will take a look at it in the next lesson. 15. Tactical Arena - Double Check: and we have arrived at the last tactical lesson. Well done for staying up all the time. I hope it wasn't too boring for you. And it was interesting and you learned something. And now we come to the double check the most powerful super SIA gin check lesson ever. Double check is, um so powerful because Thea pone int normally is checkmated at the same time or will give up and it, of course, from a discovered attack or discover to check in most of the cases. Actually, it has to I think there's no exception. As the name already points out. The double check is a check by two different pieces at the same time. Now, is that possible? This is what I already built up as an example Where to show you how it is possible. So why Black made some questionable moves and has gotten to this position. And White has this open line here and can launch not only a double check but the double check mate. That's it, you might think. OK, I will move the king. No, that's not possible. I can't No, I cannot move anywhere. So I move the queen in between the no I can. Oh, so yeah, that's the nature of the double check two pieces attack. This means thinking has to move. And if the king cannot move away, that means it's a double check, mate. No peace can move in between here and in the second example, we have a very, very famous check mate. Example. So in this case, the white Knight was taking on if seven attacking the Black Queen, which moved one square up. And this leads to this beautiful checkmate situation starting from discovered checks and we moved to H six. Check and check on. This means thinking has to move with the game moves here it's checkmate. So the king only has one more move, which would be here now It's my time to show Wow! Ouch! Jesus. Hopefully she's gone soon. Yes, she's gone soon, so that's a check. But it's not a checkmate on G eight because I can save the day. Yes, the night can take back. I mean, it is protected the queen by the night on age six so the king can take back. But the night can take back. And here we go the souls on purpose Because that is checkmate. The so so called smothered mate. Very beautiful. And if you ever reach a position like this, you can tap yourself on the shoulder. Normally, people know about this now. You know about this too. So if you discover this discovered checks and it's a smothered mate, probably you will give up before to not have this humiliation going on right before your eyes. Yes, that's it. All the tactical lessons are done. But now we will really, really start. We will walk over to the binge training now, so get your cup of coffee or tea ready. Make it comfortable for yourself. Try to stay awake and focused. This is going to be a bumpy right, but super worth it. 64 examples off tactical moves and so important to learn all of them. I would didn't even want to take the the time to point out how many examples we have. We have 64 examples. Each square on the chessboard is an example. So I hope you enjoy the binge training 16. Binge Training Exercises: so, ladies and gentlemen, it is official. We will start the binge training and I already have my cup of coffee ready. This will take a while. It will be a very bumpy ride, but I'm sure you can make it and manage it on dumb. Yeah. Don't beat yourself too much down because it's not about trying to be the best in this binge training. It's trying to repeat and recognize the patterns more often, the more often you do this been streaming and you you are very free to repeat it as often as possible, the better you will be coming chest because this is a big, big part. It's one of the most important lessons actually, you can think of. So go ahead. Good luck and see you so 17. Binge Training A1 - A8: and here we are in the tactical binge training. We have 64 different tactical patterns, which you try to sold as good as possible. It starts pretty easy with the A and B Rose A and B gets a bit more difficult once it reaches C and D E and F are even more difficult. And G and H r reps eat really, really difficult. So, um, just try your best. See how many you can get a correct if it's more than 50%. I would say that is great work, and you can easily move on to the next lessons if not, for some reason, tried one more time another day and see how much better you can get. Now that you're realizing patterns, I can say one thing the more often you do this the Mawr. You realize the patterns off all those tactical different moves and variations, and the better you will get. Every chess grandmaster has played hundreds and thousands of different games, and I can see a pattern like with a blink of an eye. Grandmaster would solve all those puzzles in seconds in seconds. Every grandmaster will see it immediately. You won't see this immediately. You should think you should try out what could be a good move. What could be a bad move? What could be something which you haven't thought off or thought about all the time. And just try your best and see how good you will get with this. Because once you're done with all of this, you're becoming so much better in chest. And this is also the reason why we have 64 different chapters to solve this. So we start with a 1 to 8, the kind of easier ones, and then we move on to the B line. And once we're ready with every row, I will give the solution. So let's go for it. The White Knight just moved back to F three, which was a critical error. Why? Black has just taken a pawn on e four. How can white punish this mistake? It seems white has overseen something important when moving the night to see three. What was it? Whites night is attacked. How to solve this situation in the best way possible for White? You black can make a very good move in this position. What is the move? Does this position look a bit familiar to you? Hopefully it does, because you would quickly know which move is the best for white now. White just played the move e four to open up space for the Queen to give a devastating check on 85 What can Black due to defend this threat And the last a row exercise wide sacrificed the night on F seven just a moment ago which the Black King took. But that was probably a mistake. Good. You got all the answers. Let us take a look. What the outcome is black can just move knight to C three with the check a discovered check . And the night is also attacking the White Queen. So even if the white Queen moves in between, the black knight will just take out the White Queen. So that is very, very easily won by black. And here we have the move queen to a four. Check attacking the night on e four. So whatever happens in the next move, the queen will take the night. And this gives White a very big advantage. So what did White miss in the end? A move g to bishop takes t two. That's not only upon in the next move the roof will be gone. So how to solve this situation best? I would just take the pawn on F seven, forking the queen and the rook at the same time. In order to get out of here the night the queen has to move to D seven and in the next move , the route will be taken by the night. Good advantage for White. So what is the good move for black? If people thought taking the route is a good move? Probably. But you know what is even better? Check on D three check made. Actually, another smothered mate King cannot move a millimeter anywhere. Yes, very familiar looking position. Maybe the queen is in black territory again. So very helpful once again is the bishop to F seven. And here we are again, a pattern which has seen repeated a couple of times already, like not only the second, but it's the third time. So this is sticking into your head more and more. And this is what we tried to achieve. How to prevent check made by white. Not a big trick here. Just take the night on G five. Queen cannot go here anymore, obviously, because this whole line is protected by the black group on H eight and the very last example. The sacrifice on F seven had a meaningful idea. Check on G six. Look who is not protected anymore. It's the Black Queen. So whatever black is doing appear, why? To full take the queen in the next move. Let's move on to the B roll. 18. Binge Training B1 - B8: And here we are with Row B. White has a good chance to win a piece here. How does she manage to do so? If Black would castle now, he would lose a piece. What? To play Instead, The Black Bishop just took the knight on F three attacking the Queen. But White can make a very good move. White is attacking the night on d five to get rid of him defending the sea poem. How to defend it best. White wants to take the pawn on E five and follow up with the fork on d four. Is this a good idea? Why? Just moved a pawn to e four. What would be good move for black now? Black just moved her night to be six to attack Official. What is the best option for white here and last exercise off the bench Training in the be ro White was just attacking the Black Queen. What is the best move that black can make here? And it's time to solve everything. So wife had a good chance to win a piece here. How very easily with the night the bishop on G five giving a check and of course, also attacking between Braun D seven. So casting is not a good option. What is a good option? Dean? Six or e five visited options because the threat is the pawn moving to E five, which would get the pin working for officials here. So the queen is attacked by the official on it. Free. What would be a very good answer for that? How about the checkmate? The discovered double check, mate? Impossible to move away or out of this by the Black King. So White was attacking the night on the five. What is the best solution here? It is attacking somewhere else. This is by far the best option. Because once this night has gone, this will all fall apart very quickly. Wasn't that so? Is this a good idea if you answered No, this is not a good idea. You were right. Because in this position, we have Bishop on C four. So if I take and I take back and I attacked, I simply take out another minor piece which leaves black with one minor piece more than wife. So before is this a good move? Not really. It's simply loses. Important. Quite kind of take back. It would leave to a win of a minor piece for black due to the pin. So Black moved the night to attack the bishop on C four. This gives White a huge opportunity to win the peace once again. Of course, the King cannot take because the Queen will take the other clean. And it's King thinks now I could move forward. It will be very quickly. All the dreams will be demolished by the move, Bishop to a three and then the next. Move quick. Yeah, And the queen is attack on 84 Very, very good move. Would here, Bishop to be four. Because look at that. What can the king do? Absolutely nothing. The queen has to move in between this Gives another check on. This is what makes this winning idea. Because, of course, check 10 or has to be, uh, dealt with. It takes back between Just goes away. Bye bye. Okay, A and B, this was pretty easy, right? Trust me, it gets much more difficult. Let's see how well you will do with the sea rope 19. Binge Training C1 - C8: Okay, Good luck. Everybody gets a little bit more difficult. And you will see immediately how and why in this position. Maybe try to save the black Luke, Maybe take the white group or maybe do something completely different. Black is attacking your pawn on d four. What's the best response from white here? Oh, the Rubicon eight. It's gone. Bishop just took it. What would be the best response from Black Here we have a familiar looking position. Once again, What would be whites? Best move here. This position looks familiar again, right? It's good to get an eye for it. What is the best move for Black likes Queen is out early. Can White use it to his advantage? White has defended her king pretty well, but there's one more move for Black, which should win the game. Which one is it? The queen should really not take the bishop on B five because after that, the night would take on C seven giving a check and working queen at the same time. With this knowledge, what would be the best move for wise here and let us go back to the very beginning and see the best variation in this particular position. Neither. Defending the Rukh with the queen on F six would be a good idea or taking the group on a one. All of those are ideas which can be used. But how about we simply check, mate? Because there is never, ever a better idea. Then check mating the opponent. If it's possible. I guess you agree? Yes. And here we have the D four pawn being attacked by five. So how can we for how can White use this to his advantage? We have also seen this pattern again. Once again, the F diagonal is being under attack. And whatever white, whatever Black tries to defend here, white will, at least when a Rukh in the best way, this gives a big advantage. So this book is gone. But Black says, I don't care. I'll just take a queen instead. Yes, the queen is absolutely trapped. There's nothing which can make the Queen get out of this very, very terrible situation except taking the bishop. Maybe. And Black should win this game easily. So G six has Bean moved last. What will win the game? Yes, we all know it. We remember it it is the legal mate. So of course, Black probably knows this and will not take the queen on the one. But move somewhere else. Maybe here. Well, in this case, quite simply, one upon and that's a good advantage. So we have the same position we had earlier already. Thisted Time on the black side. The best move probably. Hopefully you know already is F three check Double check again. Discovered double check. And it is over for White way. Have this position. It's very, very interesting. The queen on G six and we're making a very, very strange move. But off course, with an intention to win the black. You probably have thought a lot about getting this nice fork here, which is an idea, but it could be prevented by just moving the King 28 for example. Nonetheless, it's better to just win a queen. The queen cannot go a me where everything is protected. That was tricky. So what is the best move for black here? It is not the check on e three. The white king can escape to H two and should be pretty safe. Instead, let's hunt down the Queen. One more time because there's absolutely no escape from this situation here. The last example. How can we exploit this situation? Well, we have taken down the queen a couple of times in a row. How about we do it one more time with before and again, the queen cannot and need where everything's is occupied. And as I said earlier before already, if the clean takes the bishop, that's a beautiful pork. So was that tougher? No, it wasn't tougher. You managed to get some right. Let's see how you will do with dear old. 20. Binge Training D1 - D8: it's time to turn up the pace a little bit and move to the dear. Oh, good luck, everybody to trying to solve all those nice tactical patterns here. So, as we can see, the black King is in a very painful situation. How can white make this last two stabs, which are needed? Black has a wander full combination available in this position. Which tactical moves should be made one more time. We have a pretty similar position here, Queen in the last row. So what would be the best option for white here? Black has moved the queen to see six to give a check made threat. But White could play F three to counter this check. Mate. Black is still very, very confident and happy because there was another reason why the queen was being played to see six black took the night on a three and attacks the queen How to take back best Or should you even take back Black has a very good chance to win the game, huh? It is white turned to make a difference with what moves. The white clean was very active. No doubt what move could stop her journey All right, let's wrap it up. Here we are at the King position. And a very nice move, of course, would be the queen Sacrifice on G five, but also the bishop on the five. You choose your favorite one. I always prepare the queen here. That's a checkmate bowed inmate by the two bishops. Bowed inmate. The king cannot move anywhere else because all the spaces are occupied by two bishops. So what is the beautiful combination here? That's actually pretty tough, but maybe you could have found out. It starts with the Queen Queen. Sacrifice, Of course. Line on the king takes. Then we have discovered to check. Double check. The king has to move. Only has one space left and the Rukh ends this game. Just check meeting on each one. That's quite nice, right? The familiar pattern. So now, of course, it's not very good to move the night here because the queen would be taken out. But how about we take the clean first so the king has to react and then give the check on seven pork with King and the Rukh White should win this game. And here we have the situation where the queen moved to see. Six got blocked. But there was another option Why? The queen will tear from here to here. Because also, this is winning. It's winning a piece. Simple as that attacked by the night. And the queen cannot be else defendant. So if I move away, I will just take this Bishop. Life has a very big advantage. Example D Phi Black took the night on three. How to conquer this best? Well, you can just leave them there. Just give a beautiful checkmate with love their queen sacrifice. How about that? And here we have a very nice situation. As you remember, we have sacrificed the queen earlier on a eight. I think it was eight. So how about we sacrifice the route here so the king off course has to take and this gives the chance to a beautiful fork on F two by the night winning the queen. This should also win the game for Black. So what is a good move for right? Don't be foolish and take with Bishop on h seven. It just won't work. There's not enough pieces here, and there's enough pieces for black here. But what about moving with the queen 24 threatening a checkmate. Well, Black says okay, don't. Don't worry. I can defend this with G six. Oh, but the room was hanging on eight. So it's kind of a discomfort. Double attack, if you want to call it like this. The last example. The queen on G seven. How can we get rid off her? How about making the move E five? Well, actually, there is space left for the queen this time, Chief. But once I take with my queen and the queen is taken back, thank you very much for the group on a one. This is the old combination. Starting with attacking the queen and winning a piece here in the next room. Got a little bit tougher, right? Well, e e file won't be easier that I can guarantee 21. Binge Training E1 - E8: And here we are on the E file. Getting difficult and difficult move after move. Black has a very good move here to win a piece very early. What would that move be? White has a chance to win upon with tactical move. Which movie is it? The D six. Bishop. I would love to check, mate the White King on before, but the night would interfere. So what to do best since I gave you some hits. It is. Whites turned to find a great move. Any idea what that could be? Black has to do some calculations in this exercise. What move will lead to a huge advantage. Hmm. Looks a little bit familiar, doesn't it? So, uh, do you remember what happened in line? Been training? If so, this should be easy for you. Black A spotted. A very good move. Which one? It is. Whites move. And how and white make the difference. Year. Good. Let's see how good you were with the exercise bench training on the e row. What's the good move for the advantage for black here. Very difficult. It's E five. The FARC attacking both minor pieces because if Bishop takes, give a check with next move with Bishop is going in any other case, I will just simply when a minor piece, yes, and how to win upon here. It doesn't really have to be that much better for White, but why surely will win upon here? That's exactly what I'm talking about. The check on the ate the fork, taking the phone on a seven and then taking the route on H eight. Normally, it's very difficult for White to get out of a situation like this. Could be trying. Black tried to get the bishop here to block all the spaces for the night to ever get out of here. But White has too many resources. Could easily protect the night like this. E three Exercise E three. So we have discovered that would be a beautiful checkmate. But there's the night which would just interfere. So what do we do? We take the night now the night cannot interfere anymore. It's that simple. It's with the check, So also black has to react. And whatever black does, next move is going to be check, mate. And what is the great move for white here? I don't want to over exaggerate. It's not super mega great, but it will win Queen that much said, Let's just take this bishop over here. Once the queen takes back because they can not go anywhere, everything else is protected. We have another royal fork in our system. And when The queen and what is the great move for black here? No. Maybe you have seen or realized that this might be a potential check made for black here. But of course there's this pesky white knight. So how about we do the same what we have done earlier, and try to get rid of this pesky white knight with a move like Knight to D four. Not on Lee attacking the night, but the queen so brutal because, well, whatever we do, the queen moves away. I will just take with a check. And then the queen checked mates on H two like this or whatever. It's over. And if I played G three to avoid this check mate, I'll simply take the queen good enough for me. Yeah, and this is exactly the same position we had actually in the D row. But this time it's on the white side and we also hopefully remember the rest. That's how it goes. White will win. The group wants again. So what is the good move for black here? I mean, by now you have probably already taken a look at all those different variations off the fork off the sacrifice off the schooler off the discovered check of the double check of the pin. So here we go. That is the Queen sacrifice, which leads to another royal pork which leads to a cold peace win by the black pieces. No, by the black pieces. Well, my blood. So what is a good move? Year cold. It requires a little subtle idea here. It's not just taking taking the pond 26. But how about moving the pawn forward? Discovered attack. And if after this pawn move, Black would take the bishop to attack the book after that well, this will fail because not only we attack the queen at the same moment, and the rule would also get a queen ourselves. And this the bishop did. Dozens managed yet to become a queen on the last row. So after taking a belief, white has a very big goody. I hope you're prepared for the F line 22. Binge Training F1 - F8: So it is time for the F line. This is already pretty difficult. Let's see how you can solve this little riddle here. It's the carro con opening by black. Very often, the six displayed White played H for earlier. And this is actually a trap on Black fell for it. So how does this trap continue? With some good calculation and nice combination. Black can win this game. What are the moves? Once upon a time, there was a white knight here, but it has been taken by the sea. Six pawn. What move can white make now to maybe even win the game? Why? Just moved her knight to e four. Any familiar looking patterns visible for black here. Okay, this requires a lot of good calculation. The next move. What would be the best move for white here? The poem forks, the queen and the night. That's nasty. How to get out of the situation the best way. So we are at this position if seven. Funny enough, F seven is not under attack, but see seven. And it is a whites turn now, So this is very, very difficult to see, So I will give you a hint. The first move is a pin and would lead to a sacrifice, and the second move is an absolute pin check and fork. I am. I know you are confused now, but trust me, those hints will help you with one move. Black can easily win this game, but that is not very easy to find. Of course, that's it. The F row has been accomplished by you. So let's see. I love one. Once upon a time when I was just starting with just this one guy out of our chest cup showed us this position and he showed us the trap for the karaoke on and, well, what happens if you learn something in the very beginning of chest, you will always stick to it. So I always play H four against the car will come. I just love traps. I guess G four is the move. So whatever the Bishop is doing, that's another defendant upon attacking. And this is the of course, not good. And here's defended by the queen, so this means in the end, black loses a fish up here. That's the whole trip, So year is the calculation. How black can win this game. It starts like this. Check be cause first of all, the king cannot take. It's protected. Then the king can Onley move to either this or this square because this one is occupied by the by the night. So wherever the king goes in this case, it almost doesn't matter. The next move will be check taking the night which was protecting the queen. Uh, now I understand. Yes, yes, yes. Two moves a combination. A calculation. This is what husband required here. That's fun, right? King goes here, same game. Same could even take like this. So now this is very crazy. Look at that. A quadruple. I cannot take the queen because there's the bishop and it would be a check. I cannot take the queen because there is the root and would give a check. And I cannot take the bishop where I could take the bishop, But this would lead to winning the Rukh. It's not quadruples, actually, only a triple triple pin. So once the king gets out of the way in castles, white can simply take on C six. Another poem end with one minor piece more. This should or could when for White. So we have the similar or very similar pattern here once again. Is it working this time off course it is. The legal mate in action. Legal Trap has bean pulled together and white cannot avoid it like this. In any other case, I would just win the night, which is also very nice for Fleck if something like that happens and another move which requires some calculations. So the best way to deal with it is taking the night funny. Five because it would attack with a check and it would also attack the queen at the same time. So now that we already have one minor piece more or white has a minor piece more, as you can see to pieces against one black has to react. So if the queen would be taken back, I just take back the queen and also attack the bishop. So once this has taken, I take this. Now, if the queen decides to take story, Queen decides to take the queen just takes back. And this will also end with one piece more. Four white. Yeah, I love this example because, of course, it is a very crazy move, which is which, Which will be made by black. There we go. That was unexpected. If I take back checkmate the Rukh on B seven. Funny enough. Whatever he's doing there may be protecting this pawn from the queen. Well, he has this whole role. And Bishop, it just gives the checkmate here. And if I'm not taking the queen well in the next move, it's a checkmate anyway, either like this or maybe like that the night could interfere here. So I'd rather go for this variation and of seven. So remember the hints. The 1st 1 is a pin leading into a sacrifice, and the 2nd 1 is an absolute tin check. Pork. Let's see how this has played out. Ah, there's the pin and also the sacrifice. Because, of course, the queen doesn't want to lose or be lost here. And then we have the fork, the check and the absolute in one single move, three taxi moves. Actually, it's only to check. Check is not really a tactical move idea. This will win the queen in the next. The last one in the f ro. How can Black win this game? A very nice example something which hasn't really bean there yet. So if you didn't get this one, don't Don't feel bad about it at all. So here we have the pin. The queen is attacked once again, just like earlier. But of course, it's not a big threat in the end, because I will just take out the official. But that is a bigger threat because this is a checkmate. Wow. So it was in the end discovered a discovered attack to get the queen being able to move to the 14 Czech meat and white can absolutely do nothing against this. Yeah, Two more rose to go G and h see you soon. 23. Binge Training G1 - G8: Okay, this is going to be very, very difficult. Since you are probably still a beginner. Don't beat yourself down. If you cannot find the patterns, it's all about learning those patterns and getting better with them by repeating them. So this is what we're doing right now Once again, and we start with exercises. G one So black has three pretty active minor pieces. Can she benefit from this fact? So why detect the Black Queen with the bishop on five and a move ago, the bishop was protected by the knight on F three, which the black Bishop took out and on the other side, attacked the White Queen. So what would be a very good and accurate response? Wow, just a couple of moves have been played and nothing else has happened than the bishop being attacked by the H Bone. Any idea what black would have as a really good move? Black got really dragged away a lot. So how can white exploit this fact? No. In this position, it requires against some good calculations. I give you some. I give you two hints, though, because some it's difficult. So one hint is that this is a very good diagonal for the bishop on the seven. And the other hint is that those pieces here, the minor pieces from white they are pretty limited with their movements. G six. Yeah, this position came out of the Halloween gambit, so black is a minor piece up but didn't seem to have defended good enough. What are the winning moves for white here? This is a trap played from Al Beans Counter Gambit, one of my favorite openings. The counter to the Queen Scampi. How this plaque continue to get some advantage because momentarily black is missing a bishop. So the last example in G roll White got black into a troublesome situation in black fell in the set trap. How can White finalize her attack in the best way? Time to solve all those tactical puzzles? Let's start with G Wan. Well, here. The best thing to do is the bishop giving a check on F two because no matter who takes, if it's the queen, I will give a check here. That's why those active minor pieces can be so dangerous. And of course, as you have discovered already, it's a FARC. But if the King takes. I'll just take here with a similar fork fork. And if I don't take it all, of course, I will take the queen on G three. So what to do best in this situation here? A move we haven't had before. And it's so great. Queen two D two. Getting out of this situation and protecting the bishop 25. And now, where the hell does the Black Queen go? To whatever the Black Queen does next. Even if I just take here, this will be a discovered check. Take the queen in the next move. Yes. So subtle. So what is the best move for Black? I can tell you one thing. It is not moving the Queen two h four. Although it looks like it could be threatening the checkmate. Right. But simply by moving the poem to G three. And nothing's really going on here anymore. But the main idea to have this diagonal and checked here brings us to the following situation. Whoa! So leave alone. That is It's good bye, queen, because if White dares to take back checkmate So the night to be five is brutal here because no move from black encounter the threat on C seventh, which would cost the queen because it would be a check. And the queen is the only piece which can defend or check or take out the night. So the best thing for black here is to just take the poem with the bishop sacrifice to avoid the loss of the Queen. But once the wide cream takes on d six, the threat is still very active. So white has a far, far better situation here. Yes, this is a difficult, difficult position. And if somebody found this, then wow, Cormack rats for that. So I gave the advice. This is a good diagonal. Maybe due to the advices or the tips or the hints, somebody could find out that the move is actually G. So of course, if I react with taking out the phone, this won't help because the Queen and the Bishop will defend good enough. So the only only move left here for White is to move the bishop back, and then the pond moves forward. And here we have the same situation again. No matter where the night goes. I will just take with the bishop, which is also protected by the queen. So it will be a piece. One. Wait. But there's one last spot left, right? Yes, G one. Oh, that's what the long diagonal off the bishop is for taking the group in the next move. So this is even worse than the other versions before. So, yeah, that's it. The Halloween gambit really did something in a long game and how to do the best moves here starts all with check on the six, and the King has no other move, then going to B eight and this starts a wind mill. The wind mill, as you know from the game mill or the windmills, is when you can move back and forth and back and forth and capture pieces. And this is exactly what White will do. No, the King can only move here. Time to take a look. The king can only wolf back time to give the check. The King can only wolf here time to take upon And one last time we will pull up the streak to win the Queen because now White should win this game. If it would only be for the Queen. Black has a big chance to come back with four minor pieces. But like this? No. No chance quite clearly wins this game. Yes, one of my favorite openings. Three Alvin's counter gam be. This happens if you push the e three pawn forward. How dare you? Because I will just take on F two. And the queen is not protected if the king takes on, if two we know this already. So the king goes forward. And now comes the really clever part about this. Because if I just take the night and get it queen Well, I would just swap the queens and then take the queen, and then we have a pretty equal position. Actually, White has some more advantages. A bit more open. Well, that's not how it should work. So we need to still keep this king busy. And we do this best buy getting a night. Uh, I love this. It's a check. It's a check for the king. And if for some reason, the king wouldn't go down but the route takes This is where the finalization off this plan will take its place. We'll just win the queen due to this beautiful skewer. So King moves down. But I can tell you Black is far better, has a lot of opportunities here and should win this game pretty easily, although there's no big a piece advantage yet. But it will come soon. Yes, and now we have this situation here. It's very tough to see, but there's one thing which we could exploit. It is this diagonal. So if we just moved the clean here upon, will move forward and block this attack. But can we avoid getting this phone forward? Way could try to get the night here, but it won't actually really work. Because if we just put the night here, King could just move out with one off the several moves. Because the night is not really attacking. Something here threatens a checkmate. But yeah, we can. We can avoid it. Maybe even with the queen, just by moving the cream here. So one of the best motives for not being able to let this pawn move forward This maybe to get here. How about this move that's threatening? Checkmate. So there's only one chance to really avoid this because the next will be the queen to d five that it can only be the queen, too p seven and then block this attack here and then the queen. But if the cream takes directly than off course, that's all over. Immediately. Very hard to see. Very, very difficult. So don't worry if you didn't see that there's so many different variations and options, but none of them really make it worked. Except this. Yes. And there we are only one more chapter to go. The H line is ahead hardest in our bench training. All right, let's do this. 24. Binge Training H1 - H8: Ladies and gentlemen, we are on row number H, the last chapter off the bench training And for the H one example, we require an explosive move. White has a beautiful opportunity to win the Black Queen. How White took the rulebook and now wants to castle quickly and moved the night to see three. That was the last from White. So how can Black get some compensation now? We have seen a similar pattern a couple of times already Where the King has a very vulnerable diagonal. So how can White exploited and even check made black on? There might be some similarities to other games, but it is very difficult to see the winning move here, I admit. But give it a shot. What is the winning move for black here? White should dare to take the bishop on before, because after taking the queen would take on a one. And once the queen takes, there's the pork. A lot of arrows here. But this will eventually leave to black having one piece more. So what to do best to avoid this. Okay, very simple and straightforward. What would be a very good move for black here? Black just castled to avoid the for con si seven but white consistent. Do some nice damage. Any idea how? Well, Well, well, the final exercise it is super heart. One more combination off tactical moves leads to a beautiful win for black. This is also a pattern or a combination which we haven't had before. So don't be too hard to yourself. You cannot find the solution. What would be the winning for black here? Okay, Time to roll up and see the final solutions off the last chapter off the bench training. Really curious how you have done the exercise with the explosive move. What is three explosive move? I tell you, Bishop, on B five, because if the queen takes the bishop, there is the fork once again. And since the queen can hardly move anything else because it's an absolute it's probably game over for Black. So yes, why? It wants to castle. But what would be a very good move for black here? Who? An attack of the queen on h eight. So if the queen moves away here just like this, we can actually attack with the fork, the bishop and the night on D four. So even if this night is coming there, black should have much more compensation to get out of this situation. With one gold piece more begins light because in the end, two minor pieces against four minor pieces is better. So there we have the pattern again, and this is just such a beautiful, crazy idea. Simply giving a check queen sacrifice on h five. The route has to take What else can you do? Which gives space for the bishop on g six to checkmate in the morning? Life? Yes. So this is really, really tough. And even after you have found the correct move, it is also tough to calculate all those variations of how it could go wrong or right. Let's just try it out. F three would be the move to win this game. So first of all threatens check made here by the Queen. And if the queen is taken, that threatens a checkmate here because the king can neither go here or here. So we had it very similar situation earlier. Maybe you remember where the queen it was on this side and put sacrifice herself on the corn Could check, mate. Now it is on this side and they are The pawn move just moves forward. And if either off those ponds takes this point, queen, go will go here with the check I would show you or Oh, this is actually the best move. At least that's what the computer found the rook to h three. But then we have the check. The king has to go here. And then we have this beautiful nice pork with check and the queen is history. So how to or what to do in this situation to not fall into a very, very evil trap here? Well, it couldn't be simpler, but then they get It's also hard to see. B three e three gets rid of this pesky night. And once the night is gone, we can take this bishop on before without a problem. That's all it needed. Nothing special. Nothing fancy fancy here. So, yeah, that was a bit tricky because he expect, but also always tried to think of easy, subtle light moves which can make a change happen here. So what's the good move here? I saw it. I think immediately, like in a split second, because sometimes you just see it. Maybe it wasn't that hard for you either. That's it. Check on the three. Because off course, this bonus kind of pinned. And once it will take the night, which has to be done. I will take the queen. That should win the game for Black. So and then we have this situation here. What is the best move for White? I tell you, it is a natale of the Queen on C seven. Because how many moves does the queen have left? One. That's where she has to go. And once I've moved my night two d six and attack, the Queen wants again. Well, there's no move left for the Queen, so I will just take it out. And this means since the queen moved here when I take back, I will take the route in the next move. And there should be a goods goods game for white without a black rook Now. Well, yeah, and here we have the final final challenge. So look at this Thistles. The move, Actually, this shop to G four ready for a discovered check. But what does this fish of move make? It opens the line for the White Queen. So if the White Queen is smart enough to just take this queen on the eight, it's a check so way. All remember, we have to react on the check. So let's see what happens. The only move, which could be really making sense, would have been eventually the bishop on F eight. But imagine much better move in this case is the route to E eight because as much as wide will try to take this route out, it won't work. Because meanwhile, the white King has been checkmated thistles the line occupied. And this is the checkmate. Yes, that's tough to find out. So congrats for doing this. Pinch training with me. And, um, come back here. When ever you feel like because get those patterns in your head. They will repeat. They have bean repeated a couple of times already. You will see new patterns and new chest games, and you will remember them better and better and better the more you play them. So this is one of the most essential trainings. Poor chest in general tactical options and for the opening. So this is why I have chosen 64 examples for openings itself. Let us move on to the well awaited CHESK list. Now 25. The Chessklist: Whoa! You have come this far already. I'm impressed. Okay. Who am I fooling your? You're enjoying it a little bit, right? Wow, you've come pretty far so far. So here I present to you the CHESK list. What a funny, hilarious pun I have made, Right, Onda, thanks to my wonderful, amazing, lovely wife, who I love to death She made those cute images which you will see which you will recognize . It is good to visualize some images and always keep them in mind. Right? So without further ado, here goes the chest Klis to enjoy it. 26. Chessklist - Develop the minortaurs: develop the minor tours. The ancient Greek minor tore her miniter was in the center of a huge labyrinth in Crete. That's at least how the myth ghosts. So how effective is a minor tour in 11? Not effective. What would have happened if this minor tour went out? He would be very effective. Maybe this is not true. But I tried to get a connection between the pun Maino tour or miniter and the bishop and the night, the mine or pieces. Thus I call it minor tour. And now you have this image in your head and you can't get rid of it. As strong as you try to get rid of it. We refer to it as the minor tours. Now you're our monsters. Your are re Greece now. Greek, I mean, no, it's just a reference to keep this in mind. Why am I next to this guy? Hey, no bad blood here, guys. So, um, the night that's me. Exactly. We have already seen that the night is very good with some tactical moves. Especially the fork. Where? The night to text to pieces at one time when we were doing the bench training, we have realized that the night has its best times in the center area. So this has to do with the amount of squares the night can jump to. Wow, that's a lot. And the mobility, of course. So the more mobility, the better it is. But of course, it doesn't apply in every single situation, but very often it's the case. So by knowing this, it is not the goal to get the night into this position as quickly as possible. I feel lost because the night can very easily be attacked and has to move away. Oh gosh, help! Or even worse, it blocks the own ponds from moving forward, which is very effective. Poems are very good helpers for the nights nights can first of all jump over them if necessary, and second, they support the nights. So if, for example, the opening would be for Andy five. Now, the night cannot be attacked by the black pawn because the E four pawn is in the way. Capone can attack the night without the night being able to hit back, Uh, hate it. So this can lead into, ah, night chase all over the board. This is why We have to have our white ponds helping the nights. The bishop could defend himself much earlier than a night I'll attack you, and that's that. One more thing to notice, of course, that the bishop has a bigger influence once one of the ponds are moved. So this is also a reason why the Knights shouldn't be in this area by the night. Really has to be developed so it can take effect. Let's take a look at what moves the Knights have to develop. Well, we quickly go to a three end aged three and see that there's only three different ways available for the nights. Can't even point it out, and one of the moves would be going back. So that's not a real option. Thus much better are the moves night to see Throw C three or Knight to F three and on a side note, 93 is the most used opening after the Moves E four and d four. The reason for that is that the night can easily advanced to you for Indy for a bit later, and also there is a chance to Fionn Chateau quickly and saved the King and of course. The other side to Castle quickly is also easier with the F three night. It just takes four moves. 123 four. And if we look at the other side and this is the reason why it's not that popular. Probably most of the times one, 2345 And then again, it's very, very helpful to move the King to be one to also save this poem. So in the end, it's 5 5.5 Let's say six moves until this happens. So the pawn moves see for D for E for end F For are all helping the Knights to develop easier. Of course, this is probably a reason why all of those pawn moves are very playable. Um, also see four and night to see. Three are far more popular opening moves than on Lee the night Moving to see three gives a bit more advantage. And if, as I said before, if the night only moves to see three and the deep on has been moved already immediately, it will be attacked, although this is actually an opening called the Al yakking. But maybe we try to avoid this in the beginning. Yes, yes. OK, then we have looked one less chance or one last option where the knights could move to, which would be E two and D to. Okay, so what can we see immediately we exceed that. The bishops are blocked right from the beginning, Not so good. And then there is not that much space as you would wish for if the night moves to one of those spaces can immediately be attacked. This is an interesting option on B three or G three and used every now and then like a maneuver to give a bit more power on those spots and attack from the side. Maybe at one point. But generally speaking, it's should be used with caution. Do you remember the example of the binge exercises? Exactly This one. Often bishops, but more often nights on those spots. Those spots they can suffocate a king or a queen. So for this reason, a bit more awareness is also good for the other side. No, not again. What happened to your voice? I don't know. So let us sum up. What is the night? The minor tour doing nights can make very good tactical moves The further they advance, the better the tactical moves could be. In the end, the more a night is closer to the center. The more actions that can accomplish, the more a night advances to the center, the easier it can be attacked or chased around nights. Feel very good on the whole third rule or the third rank, and they should be developed quickly. Ponds on C, D and E and F four support the night and prevent attacks from the Pont's Nights can also be played on E and D two, but with caution. So these were the nights. Now let's jump over to the bishops. That's may the other minor tour rah. Yes. So the bishops, they cannot jump. Who is that guy next to me anyway? Hey, hey, hey, guys, please relax. I'm just explaining something for everybody. Okay? Bishops cannot jump, so they need ponds to be moved early on. Oh, that feels better. Ponds work hand in hand with the bishops because of the limitations. Now, when we think of D three as a move, it is a good move to open the way for a bishop. But in the end, it blocks the way for the bishop on F one so very easily explained. This is the main reason the moves E four and D for are the most plate moves in the openings . They open the rose for the bishops and the best way, and they also support the nights and the best way, and they control the center. Great bishops can take action once the ponds have been moved. The line or diagonal opens like this, and the bishop is already active lips. So if ah upon moves to be five, the bishop could right away take it without even having made one move that is very difficult for a night. And the bishop has even more power once it's developed, just like the night. The center is equally important, but the bishops also have a second option with which we checked with the nights already, which is the fan Cetto. The flaw of the feeling chateau is Thea, amount of time it takes, and it also gives the amount a lot off space in the middle while we're trying to secure our king. But the good news is the king's pretty secure, and the bishop has an amazing good diagonal once the night moves away. Shall I move now and I'll stay here for now. Once the bishop has developed in the center, it can easily maneuver around. As we have seen in the binge exercises, it is often also a tactical option to use in a pin. That's the absolute pin. Oops, that would be the relative. The bishop develops and stuffs the opponent opponent a bit from developing herself. I want to move forward with the turned. You can. Oh, no. Also very good to know. Is that there good and bad bishops. What does that mean? In this position, we have our two bishops, the Lightsquared and the dark squared Bishop. Which one is good? Which one is bad? You might think this is a good one because it has an open line. But that is not the case. That is something wrong. This is a bad bishop because black is securing all the white spaces. So since he cannot swap to the dark squared side, this bishop is pretty useless. It cannot move anywhere, even if it goes ah to to this spot. It's it's also pretty lost. Bishop. It can't really do anything here on the other hand, this is a very good bishop. Once the B three pawn has been moved, he moves to be, too, as a huge long diagonal can move here and take a lot off action clips in all those squares which are not occupied by the black ponds. So what to do in this situation like this? If there is a chance for the white bishop to exchange, do it immediately. Because now this white bad bishop is gone. On the other hand, it is also very, very good to try and keep the good bishop. So don't exchange that one. Try to save him a little bit if possible. If it if the position lets you save it, the night has it much easier in a position. There's like there can be bad nights, but only for a certain moment. So this is not the best night here. But once he goes to E two, it's a very good night. Good night. Then we have this one. This is a bad night. To can't move here can move here, can move there. But once he moves to this spot, he is also a good night once again. Also pretty often. If a bishop goes to E two or D two, the king can be a bit suffocated as well, because it cannot move that that good and it doesn't give too many actions. But of course, there also exceptions. And then again, it is very, very often used in a situation like this, when there is a pin to just simply break the pin. One less thing, which we have noticed in the binge exercises. A bishop can be very, very, very dangerous by sacrificing itself on the F seven square every now and then. Now it doesn't make sense at all. But in certain situations, as we have seen, this is a very nice tactical option. So always be aware off the white squared bishop or the dark squared bishop for white if it points to this direction. This is also a reason why this was played back then, in the old times in the 19th century, in the chess world, very often so that's the bishop, a good miner. Tore bishops can be activated by pawn moves only, and poems can easily block the bishops. So be aware how to play the poems. This is the bishops are also more active and better in the center area. Lips That's not so good. The pond can move. This is much better. This is good. This is good. This is good. This is good. All this is very good. And Fionn Chateau's give bishops the chance to secure the king and have a very long diagonal. They're good and bad bishops. Good ones should be kept in the bad ones tried to be exchanged and bishops can give a nasty tactical sacrifices in the king area. Let us now take a look at a perfect world example of how a buildup should be if black wouldn't move at all. So this is the epiphany off all beautiful examples. All the squares are attacking the center are in control. Once the queen moves up, the king can decide in which direction to ah castle. And then the roots will take effect and go into the center as well and attack further. That would be amazing. The double Fionn Cetto is not used very often because it is too inactive. It takes a little bit too long time, but it is still completely possible to play. Just the nights are a bit vulnerable from Paul and moves exceeding a bit forward eventually and trying to attack them. This is why I said, That's the perfect world example. So yeah, but it's an interesting example. It's possible we have a variation of both. You have the Fionn Cetto here. One of the bishops has been developed to F four, and one of the Knights decided to go to D to eventually to push forward the upon or to move to be three at one point. And here we have an example where both bishops are pointing kind of in this direction a bit stronger. So this bishop only developed one square forward. Maybe the night wants to go here at one point, and maybe this can be a stronger attack. Still, this is also an option to just castle. In this direction. We have, ah, French chateau, which looks very similar to the example three. But in this case, we have moved the C four pawn forward, which gives this night a bit more action and playability, and maybe maybe the nights the queen could move there so the king can castle in this direction. But maybe that's not a good idea Because there's already the fiend chateau in place. So why not go in this directions march more secure? That's also on option. And one last example is this one. It's a bit crowded, but still totally playable. One night has decided to go here. And this night went here. Maybe to go hear what a maneuver or to give a bit more power in this directions. So, yeah, it's ah, bit more moves have been played the necessary here, but it's all optional. Also, the bishop could move here. Maybe that's a good spot. Yeah. So these are the examples. You see something like this. That's a good opening in the beginning. Okay. And now it is time to say goodbye to all off those possible positions and to ever reach them. Yes, a lad out. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Because there is, of course, an opponent. Yes. So if you just want to have the stream constellation with the knights and the bishops like this and you're planning for this and you go like, Oh, this will be great. I learned this in distress course. Well, guess what? Now it's not possible to reach it anymore. this pawn is attacked. So if you keep on with moving forward, it will be. It will be taken just like that. Yeah. So that's why say goodbye to all those positions, but still keep in mind. Try to get them in the best possible way. But you will always have an interference with this. I will have some games later. A lot of games. I will play in the tournament. Probably I haven't decided yet or will play a normal games. And then I will use all the opening opening options which we are learning here in the chest . Closest to show to you how it is possible to play them and how to stop interference from the opponents with all their different openings. Yes, So that was that. Now it is time for you to act upon all of this. And in this very first lesson, we have learned to develop the monitors. And the second lesson will be very interesting going all around the center. It's time to investigate the center with C s. I 27. Chessklist - CSI Center Scene Investigation: C s I chessboard the center scene investigation In a crime scene, people put a yellow tape around the area where the crime has been committed. Our main focus is the center of the board. And you can imagine that we put this yellow tape all around those four squares here. This is where the action happens, and we should try to control this area in chess openings. The General General ideas from the solid center. You can reach the whole board the best way possible. Like a squash player always going from one spot to the middle of the board so she can reach the other end of the board or go back again. You can imagine it like in chess in the same way. But of course, you shouldn't go back and forth with your night all the time. No, we shouldn't do that. Know exactly. So in chest openings, the general idea is four super important spots on the chest. Sport should be controlled, and it's only logical if we have pieces here which we can try to attack and defend and activate. How do we do this best? Let's take a look at all our pawn move is available and how they contribute to the center. Control. Good. Let's start with a three h three a four and aged four. And let's also end with it right now because those moves just don't contribute in the centre at all. Obviously, for many reasons, I mean those ponds, they grew up a bit limited anyway. Hey, don't worry, guys. You'll get your chances in other games. You're a strong attacker. You can give some space, but not in the opening. All right, what about B and G four? So also pretty much the same. No contribution here in the center at all. And they're also pretty vulnerable right from the start for either one of the bishops. So not they are playable. But maybe not. Maybe not. For now, B and G three instead are pretty much more playable. But and you have guessed correctly they are not contributing to the center at all as well. But with a move like the bishop to G two, it has a little bit of more center control. At one point, it has a good diagonal, and but in the end, and this is just a to fact, the fiend Cetto, which is Italian for little flank. It is the purpose to go and give up the center and try to have a quick king security and come around from the flank. So back then, in the 19th century, almost every opening was before because controlling the center was good. Slowly but surely, those openings or openings like Knight to F free to advance to the fan Cetto quickly are becoming more and more popular because it's a bit different and it also has its purpose. But, yeah, it's a double edged sword. Let's say it like this. Now we're coming to the seat and F pone c four and F four. As a matter of fact, C four is the most played move after the Moves E four or D four or night F three, The English opening And yes, finally, we have some center contribution here. There we are. And of course, the follow up very often could be the D file, and it blocks this bishop a bit. So also, very often, when this opening is played, the Fionn Cetto is a nice step towards empowering the square d five. So, yeah, that's that's a variation F four. It gets difficult every now and then because this, as we already have seen head the bench. Training is such a vulnerable spot. So by giving it up right away, it can get a bit dangerous if the night doesn't follow up. And if you're not sure how you deal with the next move, so uh, also contribution to the center. But of course not as strong because the French chateau in this direction it just takes a little bit longer. The queen has to get out. We have seen this earlier already, so we quickly summarized C four and F four. It is part of controlling the center, and it's still lets the Knights advance to C three and C N to F three and take care of the center even more obviously. And it doesn't stop the bishops from developing soon. So nothing like this or some other move. But, of course, it blocks them a little bit as well. Um, yep, but it's very playable. What about C three and F three? So this is a little bit worse than C four and F or it doesn't help controlling the center here. I mean, here it does a little bit. So this is a very, very easy move up after that to just help the next poem moving up here. But of course, it blocks the night. It also doesn't help to to get out the bishop quickly. And, um yeah, it's not so much fun. So we should leave our fingers from moves like this for now. Yeah. So what once with D and E three again, we have a tiny bit of center contribution. But if Black moves forward like this, then this is kind of alright already there area, This is their crime scene here, and they will put yellow tape all around this area here, so it's very passive. And of course, it blocks the bishops once again. Yeah, also, let's leave that and it gives us the conclusion off course E four de four are the pone stars. The most opening used is before we have touched this topic a bit earlier and D four is right behind. And from what we have learned already so far, this comes with no surprise because they control the center perfectly well. They already have moved forward and blockade those squares here and they also attack those squares right in front of them that lets Black just move very passively. If Black doesn't do much, something like this is very, very common as an opening. And, uh, yeah, it is not sure if it's better for White, but White just has the center control here. And that's a good thing. Grant Master Robert or Bobby Fischer quoted E four Best Buy Test. So what I want to say against that absolutely nothing. Now this raises an important question. Why doesn't everybody in the chess world play e four if it is the best? Not only because Bobby Fischer said, but from what we've learned, it is probably the most popular move there is out there, and most of the players play it, but not all off them, I believe. And that's I'm not the only one with this theory. But of course, it is part of the beauty of chest. We have several different opening strategies and tactics which we personally prepare to use than my personal opinion about chess is that I loved the art and the creativity. So thus I love to play especially crazy openings and stick to those openings which I kind of invented myself, for example, lips. That was one too much. This year I'm giving away upon right in the beginning. It has absolutely no. It makes no sense for white adult, but I just like playing it. I think it's it's funny it brings black out of the system a little bit a move like this. But this is simply your own choice, how to how you want to advance and chess. And what do you want to do? I I like this. Ah, of course. I cannot claim those openings, which I just played here. But, um, it is my motivation to make something up like this anywhere. It was very good to know that you probably can't go wrong with an opening like the Moves E four or D four now lips. Goodbye, queen. There I am again. Yeah. So what does exactly controlling the center mean? Controlling the center with the natural moves e foreign Defour go hand in hand because they develop the minor pieces very easily and they defend each other and contribute to each other like this, and they help. So it feels like a flow. And I love this expression for this because the more you are inflow of playing, the more easy for you. It is to find good moves. If you have an attacking piece here, you can move away to one of the many, many, many spots and possibilities you can take with one of them many, many pieces. This piece has been attacked with it. It all goes very naturally, the better the center is in control. This is kind of what it means, and you're limiting your opponent's moves. That's what I mentioned earlier already. So the better your center control is, the better you control your opponent's moves so he cannot make the moves he wants to do any more. It's all yours. Yellow tape all around here, in the minor pieces and pawns, they are always part of the center. Control them, especially the minor. Minor tours can use the space to advance further, maybe even attack. Vulnerable pieces Trek murdered. Hey, wait. Can I also make one move? At least you can, but not now. In this example, let us take a look. Medics at an example, by the way, now wide opens with the four very clever, and that's a passive move, but it's completely playable. Is called the Perk Defense. D six blocks the bishop, as we have learned already. But there's some other plans. Maybe opening the G file and getting the bishop out of here, since he's blocked here de for perfectly well, very, very good move. Center control is already there for white, of course, because white began. Ah, night d seven. Also playable, blocking this bishop. Now it's like losing a little bit of a temple. It's yes. This is an idea, maybe to get e five forward. But in the end, Not so happy with the decision, black mate. So white is continuing to country. But this is the idea. Black now should really since Black gave up already, the center control a little bit like this should get out of here and maybe tried to Castle . That's a nice white move. And a six probably wants to get rid of this Bishop, put the next move and maybe open up this bishop. But the truth is, Black already has lost the game right now. Let this sit in for a moment. Black has just lost the game with this move. Of course, Black should have played this. Move it. I mean, if you open g six, you should also fee and check the right after that. Don't don't wait for anything else. Now, how the hell did black loose white spots? The vulnerability has the center control Not here, but off course. Since the minor pieces developed, it can go here and here. Not in not here anymore. But it could also go here. That's very, very good. And this is all we need. Check. Oh, God, you're scaring me. So there's only one move left for black taking the bishop, of course, because otherwise nothing can happen. And here we go. The night gives another check and the king cannot move here. That's already blocked by the night. It can only move here, here, in here. And wherever the king moves in two out of three choices, it loses the queen. And in one choice it is check, mate. And one proof first, let's see how the king loses the queen. Now, this would be an idea. And here we have this beautiful fork. The queen has gone in the next move. This is another move. So there is no FARC, but completely suffocated the queen by the own night earlier played here. Ah, sorry. Yep. So that will also lose the queen. And the last move available is this one. And now it is time for our queen to shine and just say checkmate. It is over. The king cannot go here, knows no Checkmate. What am I talking about? Thinking You can still go here. Oh, I missed that. Now it is Checkmate. Sorry for that. Thinking cannot move here anymore. Off course not to this diagonal. And it doesn't even matter that the queen could have been one. So the king cannot take this because it is protected and can go here. Not here. Not here. Not here, but off course here. Which leads to the Czech mate. Yeah, that is how the center control can take effect. After so little amount of moves, it can already be over. So we sum up One of the most proven opening strategies is to control the center, not with the own pieces, but of course, it's helpful if they are in the center somewhere. But just by having the minor pieces and the ponds pointing in this direction and being actively around to go in different ways. And if you control the center, many moves feel like flowing naturally for you. And this is good and nice feeling. If you're playing chess, if you're whatever it move you're making, the next move is going to be a good move. That's that's how chess is a lot of fun. You have quick opportunities to sacrifice or attack the opponent's king and reveal positional weaknesses and the pawn moves C, D E and maybe even F four contribute to the center control. The more you push them forward, the better. You're already taking away spaces for your opponent. Yes, so that is it. Investigate and control the center. Put yellow tape around it because pieces are about to die out here. 28. Chessklist - Remember kings, Always use protection: remember kings always use protection, as we have already seen several times already. The King can be a very easy target. He's slow and vulnerable. Wait. What? I'm not slow. Show him pawn. Okay, there. Did you see that? That was quick, right? I mean, slow. Just get back there and listen. So the good way to counter this fact is to protect the king? Probably the best way to do so is in opening by castling. So don't let the King State in the middle where he is vulnerable, tried to castle. Maybe not now, but in one of the next moves, after developing 2 to 4 minor tours, I would say that's a quite good rule of thumb. Then it is a good time to castle. You can castle earlier or a bit later when nothing is happening which could threaten the king. But casting that's the way to go. So of course, the minor pieces have to be developed for this another way. Why? Or another rule? Why the minor pieces should be developed early on. Castling has some nice side effects to it often completes the opening, connects both rooks and advances to the middle game. the rocks are getting more active in helping each other to advance. The peace is so if we have our dream constellation and we can decide where to castle to let's go the Queen Side. This is even nicer to put forward, and the rooks are finally part of the game now and they could even double up, which makes them stronger. Somewhat is better castling short or castling long? Now I give you some reasons why it is good to Castle short. First of all, of course, it is done more often since it is faster and easier on Lee to pieces are in the way and in four moves you can castle. It is considered a bit safer, too, because the king is protected by the three ponds in all the best of the cases and they are right in front of him and the king is also connected to the ponds. Think there's no undefended upon and sometimes it is played as a passive variation. Instead, oven attacking one. So once the king is castled quickly to the king site, there is no real attacks going on because the other side also has Castle King Side and it will be a king. It would be a game about how to get an advancement in the middle game because, yeah, that's the opening. Its kind off almost ended like this. Now for the long castling, it takes longer because of the queen. Sorry, guys, just I'm in the way and I'm trying to get out of you. Don't need to explain yourself. It's how it is, Queen and ah, the rukh goes to the middle line immediately. So that's something interesting and something to keep in mind here. The route would have to move one more square. And on this site, the roof is already a rook is already pretty active here. So sometimes it's interesting. I like it if the black King is on the defile for some reason, I love to castle long side and give a check. Sometimes it doesn't even make a difference. But that's one thing. And the pawn on the A file is not protected normally. But I'm protecting him. Yes, normally. So it is very good. If you would be here and if you would be here. Yeah, I'm protecting, too, that the King should move to be one. So this is actually another rule which should be considered because at some points there could be a queen being here. And then this is the checkmate in the next move. So this is the reason why it is important to very often moved the king one step to the side as well. Yeah. So some more points to speak for the King side castling instead of the Queen Side casting it is just far more faster. Also, it surely depends on the opening where it is a good idea to castle to and what the upon and displaying more to this later. So once the King has castled to either side, he should have pawns in front of him. Those phones are a good protection wall. A king who is behind a fee on Chateau that's built this up quickly is even considered a bit more safer. Because, like this, there's this little escape field where the Bishop could go here. And also, if poems attacked like this, they can be easily taken out by the bishop and the bishop can move back. Yeah, test some good protection values. The fiend Cetto, still a castle king doesn't mean automatically that the King is now protected forever. You don't need to take care of him anymore. In fact, there are, of course, several strategies and tactical moves which can try to break down a king who has castled. And one of those examples we have seen in the tactical arena already in the sacrifice lesson. And here I will show you another example off how a King castling is actually failing a little bit because of another beautiful bishop sacrifice on H seven. Once the King takes and the night advances to G five, this is where the age pond plays a big role. Luckily, White didn't castle yet. That's also one thing to consider because, like this, it's a very strong file and h the h file for the rule. So the bishop has to take. Otherwise, it is checkmate because of the queen. It's taken back with the poem check, check another check and checkmate. Easy is that it's not that easy, of course, but yeah, very often one of those patterns and I love to play this. I love to play the H pond. I love to play the night there. Sometimes I'm just going for this without even thinking some more things to consider is do not castle to open lines. This is an open file or an open line and it doesn't matter if it's both lines are open. If only one line would be open, then this is a very good attack. So if the king if I would castle here, this is going to be very, very dangerous and not very easy to protect from the white side because all the pieces are on this site anyway. So here it is much better to castle on the long on the Queen side like this, there is a bit more chances. Then again, why it could open up another line here. This could be a pawn sacrifice, and then the root moves here. And then there is a bit more power here, but yeah, So this is something also to keep in mind Where to castle, too. And don't castle to, uh of to a flank where there is heavy traffic. So in this example, just the normal opening, nothing really happening. So this is a fine castling, right? There's no heavy traffic here by heavy traffic. I mean, if there are a lot off pieces if the night would be here. If the bishop would be here of upon would be here if the queen would be here, that is a bit dangerous. Now let us see. So white advances a bit further and there goes the casting to the heavy traffic site. This is a bishop pointing in this direction another bishop. Then there is the night and the queen can easily follow up to This is dangerous. I would rather try to. Maybe now, this is not so good. But do something else. Maybe just put the bishop on the seven and then castle on the long side, if the position lets me. Of course, there's a lot of attacks here. Anyway, nonetheless, this happened and we get more pieces involved. Even the Rukh wants to be part of this. Because if this pone is gone, this is a beautiful open line. So very clever Move. And well, the pond just moves forward. This is a sacrifice of very nice sacrifice of the bishop here. The next bishop might be sacrificed a swell, but there is the undeniable checkmate threat here. And one thing to keep in mind. Now, after this move, this is actually working. The queen cannot be taken out this bonus pinned. Remember this pattern? Boys and girls, The queen can go here if this bone is moved up because of this Bishop, this means either checkmate. Here are checkmate there. The game is over. There's nothing which can defend this threat in a situation like this. Sometimes it's a waiting game. So the opponent or you're the player wants to see where the opponent is casting to first Queen side or King side. And from that choice made, I will decide where to castle tunics. So I there's almost no question for me. In most of the cases. If the King side casting has been done, I will go to this site, and then I will try to push my palms forward, get my pieces involved here quickly, maybe even put the routes like this and try to push in. Advance forward into the king's direction as good as possible open lines here. So that would be the choice I would make. But off course, it's totally Ledgett and completely fine to also castle into this direction and do maybe the exact same thing here, like putting rooks here advancing a bit further on this site, pushing the ponds forward here, trying to get a bit off more advancement on the Queen side and break through here. Um, yeah. And the same applies. Of course, if Whitewood Castle Queen site. Oh, they're heavy traffic, heavy traffic, A bit heavy traffic. Ah, this is this is totally possible to defend and nice to protect. But I would be a bit scared if I would Castle here and this pawn move forward. It's more about protecting this site than trying to move forward on that side here, right? So, yeah, if this if this casting would be here, I would probably go here also. And then just move my king here and maybe make advancements here or hear something like this Yet So it's very interesting. Who is casting where first? I mean, the person who is casting first has an advantage because you have saved a move. Now you can advance quicker on. On the other hand, you can check out where the person has castle to and then take your actions accordingly. One nice thing about the casting as well is not only that the opening is kind of over and it goes to the middle game. It is very, very cool and important to connect the roofs. Here. Here I am. Oh, wow. Hi. Hi, guys. I don't mean connect like this. This is not good. You're, like, trapped here in this cage. But I love whom. That's totally fine. But you can love him on a distance. Okay, So if the roots are connected, I mean, like this. They are connected. No pieces in between of them, and they can defend each other. And this is helping. This is healthy When there is an open line, you would try to put a roof on this open line to get a bit more power here and in the end, maybe even double them up, one after another like this. And if the queen also follows, it's a huge battery of power going on this line, for example. Yeah, Connecting the rooks is kind of ending the opening and very important to try to get the roots to nice lines. If I would want to push this point forward in this one would be very helpful if I move one of the routes here. Which one? Hard to tell always, always hard to tell which one to take. I might consider this one because I'm a bit more active here. Anyway, let's sum up this chapter, so kings should be protected as soon as 2 to 4 minor pieces have been developed. That's not a rule of thumb, but something where you can go like what to do next. Maybe I should just safe or secure or protect my king. Casting short. That's the easiest way to castle. The long castle needs a bit more preparation time. Casting should be done when the flank is intact. Means all ponds are not under attack too much, and everything is pretty stable. Casting should be done to connect the rooks and take them to open lines where they are very , very powerful. I don't can't cannot give an example, but one open line would be expert example. This is breaking up very soon. I want to just go and move my pawn forward. There's 123 pieces attacking this good center spot. So once this line is open, I have a lot of power here. That's it. Always remember to protect your king 29. Chessklist - Let the queen bee: keep calm and let the queen bee. We have learned three pretty golden rules so far. And now we will learn what to double check for for the next seven lessons. My first video for my dirty chess opening tricks. The second move was bringing the queen out to H five. Boom Patzer opening This is a rare occasion, but you will encounter this opening in the beginning due to its traps. And many, many amateurs used this move too quickly. Win against weaker opponents. But you are prepared now for what is to come right. Good through. Yeah, and if not, check out my first dirty chess openings course, please. So I also mentioned that this early queen move opening was prepared to ask. The Pats are opening because it is not good to use the queen so early. Why not? I'm so amazing. Well, in general speaking, your game might suffer right from the beginning. The queen can easily be attacked by the opponents Knights, bishops and sometimes even the poems. Hey, stop that! Yes, it Stop it! Oh, my gosh! What is going on? Well, finally this is over. Good bye. Nice world, Joe. All of this because the queen was outside there and couldn't retreat on time. All that said, there are many totally valid openings which let the queen out in the first couple of moves , for example, as we have seen a couple of times already the Scandinavian opening there I am proud and nice. Yeah, but, uh, listen to my lesson, please. In the bench exercises, we have seen some good tactical queen traps. The queen is vulnerable to fork spins and discovered attacks in this example. Here, Black lures the White Queen into a trap. Oh, I can get up on this one, and this one will just get it now. But since it is a trap and since Black was exactly planning to do this, the queen will move in between protecting this point. This one is not protected, and it is actually a poisoned pawn. But we will learn about the poisoned prom and the later double check exercises. Now the queen just takes the poem. But that is the trap. A discovered attack to the queen, and out of a sudden all the moves where to go to our completely occupied. You think so? Well, now they are who know, but be aware. The queen is the most precious piece for a reason. And in the binge exercises, once again we could see several checkmate stunned by the queen herself and very early on, at least preparing the Czech mates. So when you will play against a lot of beginners, which you will probably do since you are a beginner, queens might often be on the board very early, for example, Here. Now, this is not a bad move, because the king is in check. And in the next move, you could just win a full minor piece. Yummy Minor, Tore. Actually, this is what the queen should say anyway, So here, a logical and good move would be bishop to be to or the night two F three or maybe attacking the Bishop. But like this, well, we don't have to think long. So here, of course, the queen can be very, very good. So if you have to take out a queen at one point, it would be at least good to not occupy your own minor pieces and your Pont's So remove, for example, like this. And then that and then this Well, at least the night and the bishops and the ponds can get out. And this is a little bit of a preparation for the long castling. Some openings might do this. Others might not. So when is it good to exchange? The queen's best, of course, is if you are scared of the queen yourself, and one of the very normal openings is coming up like to advance to the scholar's mate. This gives right away the chance to exchange the queen's, and if that is done, then black has even a bit of a better development in the end. So sometimes you think of Queen Exchanges might be good if you are upon or a piece up, because then they're less threats because the queen is just one of the best pieces on the chessboard. So if he exchanged them, you don't have to worry that much any more. Goody. Let's sum up what's about the queen In general, it is not a good idea to play the queen out too early. It also requires a good practicing to defend yourself and your pieces against the other queen, and I would highly recommend to try it out. It also requires practicing to not fall for traps which might lead to losing your own queen , obviously. And as I mentioned earlier in the Queen Bee example Number three, there are certainly exceptions. If you can force to when a piece or get the opponent into some dangerous positions. There we go. Let the queen bee. 30. Chessklist - Don't become a chess snail: don't be a chess snail. Chess is, ah lot about Temple. Temple means timing of speed or pace. So one way to be quicker is to have the white pieces genius. Yeah, okay, that's a bit obvious, but that's actually why very, very often it is a little tiny to see bit better to have the white pieces there. One move in advance or they have one move more kind of in advance than the black pieces. But there are, of course, some other ways, which will help you advance faster. A. Don't make unnecessary moves. No. What are unnecessary moves? For example, moving a piece twice or blocking the paths? Oops! That was almost too much blocking or moves, which don't help so moving a piece twice like E three in the first move and then e four that is a present for black because White gave black on move more basically, so they changed sides. Now, now white is black and black is kind of white. Blocking your path is like this example here. If White moves upon two F three, it blocks the bishop and the night terrible, terrible. That is what a chess snail would do white loses precious time to fix this dilemma would need another move here or something like this to get the night out of here. Who moves which don't help are simply as I already have shown before, a three a four h three h four right away in the opening. And now, if you know about the famous game of Antony Miles against the stronger grand master Anatoly Karpov in 1980 you might remember that Miles won the game with the opening a six as a response to E four. But that really doesn't mean it is good. That, of course, can happen. And then we have followed by a is B gain a temple. Don't lose a temple, so you gain a temple by making a move, which you desire to do. But the opponent has to react to this, for example, developing one of your pieces in attacking the opponents queen. By doing so, let's take the famous Scandinavian opening once again as an example. Boom. I take the pawn and the queen takes back, and now I will gain a temple with that night, I am attacking the queen. So if the queen doesn't move away I will take it, obviously. So the queen should move away. This means now. I have developed one piece while black still has moved his queen around. And I can continue and develop another piece. So now white has to develop pieces. While black has no developing pieces, nothing is lost here. It is just a tipsy, tiny advantage for white here. But in the end, this might make the difference. And here we have an example in the French opening E four e six and the bishop to C four. That's all it needs to tell you that this is already a lost temple. So this is an attack not only the night the bishop is attacked, but also the pawn on e four. So if I move the bishop away somewhere, then my pond will be taken. Not so good. So yeah, I will just take this pond back. But once I take this bone, which is protected by the Queen, I have to move my bishop once again. And if I move here to give a check, this could be a follow up move. And then I have to move my bishop back to E to so This means I have just made 123 moves with the bishop, and my opponent has already put some ponds out. Has some nice a development rose for the bishops. Sorry for my cat. She's just a bit crazy. It's actually he if you hear them yelling in the background. Anyway, if you follow the anti chess snail rules A and B while advancing in the 1st 3 CHESK list rules, all should be fine. And you won't become a chest snail, but a chest. Uh uh, That was terrible. I know. I'm really sorry about that. 31. Chessklist - Take care of your fawns: take care of your phones. First of all, I am very well aware that ah, phone in chess terms is normally upon, which is on the six throw but blocked by an opponent's pawn on the seventh rank. This pond cannot be captured by an opponent upon, just like in this example, that's a phone. But this I don't like And I changed the rules in my own terms. And I apologize for this For me. A phone is Theo F upon fawn upon phone right there makes sense. So remember the correct chest. ERM but now remember my personal chest term even more. Nobody will blame you because this term is not that common. Either way, phones are little cute Bambi's they are vulnerable. Take care of them. I just think that makes more sense. In fact, F seven is probably the most penetrated pone and chess history. Who? Why me? Oh, is me likewise for White. It would be f two now. Why is that? The quickest check mates are normally happening on those very spots. The schoolers mate, for example. Actually, scholar's mate is going a little bit more like this. Boom. Checkmate. Then we have Ah variation off the Putzer opening, which could also be leading to the checkmate. And last but not least on a bit of a side note, we have the fools made where the EFF file is just open. So we we don't need an own course for all those openings. Especially not for the fool's mate, but from all the poems out there, the F opponents the most vulnerable because the king is the only piece protecting the phone . Oh, protect you. Yeah, that sounds very, very safe. And when the king is the only protector, he might have to move out once this piece has been taken. And this leaves the king very vulnerable if they're more minor, tores outside and the queen and even some poets. So by choosing to move your f upon early in the opening, which is always an option totally legend, you also have to be extra careful for counter attacks using the Queen High. I am here to assassinate. Yeah, Okay. So don't forget if you played your pone two squares forward in the opening back it up with a knight on F three right after that move to secure H for a little bit better. Well, not always. But in the beginning, let's play the king's gambit. If this is accepted. And um, there's several moves how to counter or how to play on in theory, you could play the ah bishop to C four. You could play even the queen forward in one of the spots off course it iss the night two F three, which is very popular. But if you play something like this to advance, um, the Bishop, for some reason this is what will happen automatically. The queen will give a check on age four, and the only way to keep up the power here for White is to move the King forward, which is super awkward because he's blocking everything and he will go on a little journey eventually. Maybe. Maybe here. Maybe that's a good spot to feel safe. So yeah, but if the king decides to not move because it looks so awkward, then there's only one move left. That's the move G three. So black happily takes this pawn. And if White decides to attack the queen so she's going away, well, the queen will just stay there. The pawn instead will move forward This is a check. So this should be taken. And once this has been done, there is a queen taken the ruk let's check it on the analysis sport one more time. I accept. I play something like this. There is a check. I don't go up. I just do this here, queen. And that is a big advantage for White. Now, if g three happens and the night doesn't go here, but instead the h pone moves up. It is actually a checkmate in a couple of moves. That's the first check so nothing can move in between. So the king has to move up. That's the second check. There's only one space left for the king. And here we go with a under promotional check. Mate, look at that. Under promotional. Checkmate. Under promotion. Less than a queen with a check. Mate. Have you ever seen something like this? Well, you could if you're not using this knight on F three in time. You see, phones are very vulnerable. So in order to avoid things like this is to double check a bishop. Attacking the F file is always something to keep in mind. It can always happen if there are more than two pieces following up, this is what I would call a follow up. There is a black squared bishop which can also go into the game than the Queen is already here and there. So something like this would very well go into the category. I could just sacrifice here, and maybe this will work out fine. For what? Maybe not. Who knows, but it's possible. So this is to double check. And once you open the f file up, that might be a very, very good idea to answer with the Knight on F three. And then you can continue with D four and denied and the bishops something like that, Yeah. One more thing to keep in mind before I end this phone lesson sometimes especially beginners. Which are you guys? You have been check mated several times on the F file. So the first thing what happens if there's a normal game? You play something like this because you want no peace ever attacking or no upon or no bishop ever attacking this square again. And if the queen is going out, you also want to avoid something like this and play that, and it's not really helping black or white. Move forward. If you're trying to protect the F upon as much as possible, just be aware off the attack in pieces and learn how to defend it in a way, how you're gaining tempos yourself, so take good care of your phones. 32. Chessklist - The diagonal D agony: Theo. Diagonal de agony. This is much more uncommon than the safety of your phones, but it is very good to be aware and prevent things like this. It's like the little tiny brother off the phone ponds, and it is just very good to know and also how to prevent it and how to use it yourself. So first things first. It's about the diagonal, the D diagonal, as I would like to call because it is on the Queen site and it happens very often if you're playing a queen, scam it or the English opening. And this compared to the open F diagonal, I don't know why I called those F diagnose because it starts from here kind of. And here it starts from here. So these both diagonals can be very vulnerable. And I show you how with the so called elephant trap. Now we're having a very pretty normal game with the Queen. Scam beat opening. So far, so good. And now this is it. This is the start or beginning of the trap. Ready. So this last move knight to d seven white census that she could win upon. Let's see how this will go. So I take this bone black takes back and there we go. That's the pond one. Because if Black takes back, I win a queen. Pretty nice pin here. But what a shock. The night takes on d five. So White says thank you for the queen. Thank you for the queen. Ah, and Black says, Well, thanks for nothing. That is such a nasty check. No way to escape for the king at all. There's only one move left. The queen has to move in between. So it's kind of the queen, which has been given right now, is now given back with the little difference that with this move, White has one piece, one minor piece less. 123 Want to That's it. The vulnerable de agony. So what? And how can this happen? We have to take care of a couple of things here. First of all. Nope. On is on the sea file anymore, which could move in between. Right, So this happened right away. This pone is kind of out of the way. Second thing, the two minor pieces the minor tours, the bishop and also the night have to be out of the way. Also, there shouldn't be another bishop interfering as well. And this happened with this little fancy trick. So one night is gone and there one bishop is gone. And then the last thing which is very important. The queen has to be next to the king. If the queen would have been here or here, which is very common. And of course, players who are playing the Queen's Camby know about this. So they often play the queen out earlier already to prevent any nasty things which would go like this. But if not, this is what will happen. It can also lead into even worse examples. So let me give you this example here. Now you are black. As a moment we will take the pawn on D four to attack the night. That makes sense because the Queen could take back. But White decides differently to just take this night here on B eight. Attack somewhere else is the Devi's here and Black says I won't take back what's not. You can't take back anything Europe on Sorey story. My fault. I can take something back. Yes, but you don't have to because Black wants to take this night here and now why? Things are that's that's totally fine. I'm just taking away my bishop again. Boom! And then I can take this poem. But all of this was part of the plan from Black. That is all it needed here. Because if White takes the pawn back, we have we have this diagonal once again. So no peace can move in between. The night is not here. The other night is gone already because it has been taken. And if I just moved here, I'll just take this route here I and there's one last thing I forgot to mention. If there's a check by the Queen, I just put my bishop in between attack the queen and now this will be the next move. So that's also not working. So we know. So this is the counter de agonal. But there is a bishop, so everything is fine here. Double check. If all the pieces are still there. The minor tours can go in between the sea pone and the queen is next to the king. It just happens very, very rarely, But it can happen 33. Chessklist - No room to swing a king: no room to swing a king. Your king has to breathe fresh air all the time. And he requires some lift, which is German for air lift is actually a chest term to give your king space. And the most famous example for a lift requirement is a back rank mate. This is not in the openings, of course, but I'll show it to you anyway. So you get an idea upon move has to be made to let the king escape a checkmate here in the next move. So especially moves like a knight or Bishop on E or D two in the opening have caused many chest beginners some trouble in quick games. So if White takes the queen on C seven, there is no lift to escape the for. The White King, on the other hand, here, would be left for the Black King if it would ever have come to a check. So yeah. Ah, the most famous examples, um, especially especially moves like the night or the bishop on E or D two in the opening have caused many chess players some trouble in quick games. I mean, this is my famous example. We've we've seen it 1/3 time in a row right now, but yeah, I just like it so much. There is no love for the queen. There's no love for the queen anymore. It's just great. And, um, we see another example here. So if White would decide to move the knight to E to for whatever reason, But I could simply move the queen to be six and oh, snap, that's a checkmate. So the only way to avoid it is to move the probably sacrifice the night here to get out of this case, because otherwise it would be a checkmate. That's a good position for black here. And last but not least, Cem. Very nice example here. As you can see, this is a buildup where a lot of pieces will not lot. But some pieces have space to move on forward quickly. And at the moment, the Black King has no left at all. He cannot swing at all. So this is good for White. You might have seen this square here already, so if just this night could move to this square and checkmate, that will be beautiful. But of course, there is a night in the way which would block all this matter. So how to get rid of this night? How about we pin it now? This would be a relative pin, but it couldn't be really moving away. So Black sees that and moves the bishop to G seven. That's a good move. Now at least the king has a little bit of more space, a little bit off more left, and it's also protecting this square, this very square Now, still, as we have seen in the dyke agony, we can try to trick black. Now, as we can see, this is the night which is just hanging around. And I shouldn't take with the with the night here because I would simply take out this night on the seven and the queen is gone. But still, how about this move? This is tempting enough. I mean, I am winning a complete piece because the queen cannot take back. Oh, that's what you think. Well, she's a psycho, and now it doesn't matter that much if this piece has been taken because this to pieces and black would have a piece more in the end. But that is not what's happening. Can you spot the check, mate in two moves. Do you want to pause the video? I will just give you five seconds to think of check, mate. And two moves here because this was the whole plan. Okay, This wasn't five seconds, but I will solve it. Now the check here and here. We have a checkmate on h six. Wow. No, Where to go? Yeah, this is a little trap here. Nice checkmate. Just like in the Diagon e. We got rid off the pieces which are in the way, and then we can follow up with the checkmate. And it all started from this lack off left in the very beginning. So what did we learn? Don't put any pieces on d seven and e seven anymore. Or e two and D to No, no, no, no, no, no. It can be totally fine. And it is part of a lot of developing and openings, but it rarely helps the center and often and results in moving a piece twice. And every now and then the king and also the queen are in a very uncomfortable position and might just not be able to escape. So if the opponent developed well. And if the minor pieces are pushed in front or next to the king, they simply shouldn't stay here too long. Okay, I'm leaving. No so stupid. Anyway, let the king swing. That sounds like a terrible you for me. 34. Chessklist - Poisoned prawns: don't eat poisoned prawns, especially not when you're vegan or vegetarian, just like me or Grand Master Ben Fangled. I named it poisoned prawn, but it is actually the chest term poisoned pawn. That's a real thing. As you might be able to tell a poison pone is upon you take but shouldn't have been taken. It will lead to a worse position, capturing more poems or pieces back or trapping the piece, which has devoured the poison pone. Let's dive right into a nice example where the black Queen thinks she's the queen of the chessboard, I surely am. And this is very good for White because, like this, White can have a bit of advantage. So Black is only aiming for this palm here on G two and why it goes like, Well, that's totally fine. Take that phone I will. That black takes the palm, and once white moves the route to G one attacking the Queen and the whole line. And this is, of course, a defendant night by the queen. There's only one more move for the Black Queen to age three, and white now has the beautiful form sacrifice check with the bishop on f seven. Well, and of course, if the king takes, there is the Royal Fork and the Queen is gone. But also, this doesn't help much either, either if the king is going here or here because the queen is gone now as well. So that was a really, really poisoned phone here. We're good. I need a bathroom. Yeah, exactly. And here nice. Other example. This happened from a Spanish game, and the Rukh sees this juicy poisoned prawn on. Be to know that was good. Well, you think so. But as you can see, White has beautiful development, a very strong center. So it's time to attack, I would say. And Black takes back back with the F bone. And once white sacrifices the night, only five black also takes back. That's a check. And here we go check with a long castling. And it's totally legend because this is not going through a check. I show you again. Even the computer says it's totally fine. Check. And of course, what happens is in the next move, this poor rukh which took the poison pond, will be taken. I need a bathroom. Exactly. And in our last example black is just about to take the deep home. But White is only aiming for here and here. Yeah, but Black knows that everything is fine and takes the night on C three. While what? A lobster Numb. Yes, the queen takes the roots sacrifice. But this will lead to a very bad position for White in the end, losing the game with checkmate, no matter what. This is a pinned night which cannot take back the queen and the queen is protected by the bishop. Oh, I need to bathrooms. There we go. Yeah. So poisoned ponds. Let's go to the board Editor can very often be recognized by being the B or the G poems, normally the ones which are next to the RUK. These are kind of often not protected, but if they are taken out it it very often just leads to a bad position. So you have to rethink the move off. Taking a free pawn. Was it just an error by the opponent? Or can taking the pawn lead to equal counter play and more So it's all about That could be a trap, but sometimes it's not, but it's good to know that there are poisoned prom. So in some openings, the gambits aren't poisoned. But if you don't know how to play them, well, they can get fishy. Where is the bathroom? 35. Chessklist - My little pawnies: my little pony's. We have eight of them and one is cuter than the other. Starting from here. Wait. What? Yes, this bone iss the cutest. And they are all pretty important and harmonized Better in a certain position if a stack them all up. This is terrible. They can't move and are almost useless. But like this, they are all connected and protect each other except the 1st 1 Why all this hate against me ? So somebody has to take care off this poem here. I'm doing that. Thanks, man. You're a real friend. This may not be so important. The pawn structures. And it is also very difficult to get a good pawn structure in the end. And this is not necessarily a good pawned structure, only because it says it's a good pawn structure. But this is a very important lesson to get a bit more knowledge about how to use the poems later in the game, for example, in the middle game and in the end game. Because when the ponds have a certain structure like this in the end game, it is so much better then having Onley one little loose pawn which cannot be defended by another pawn and is a very, very easy to take out bait. This is why we have some pawn structure weaknesses which is the just shown isolated points . So no other pone on one of the files next to this pawn can protect this poem. I'm all alone, but I can make to a queen and then we also have the double or even the triple poem. That's another weakness. Oops! King is gone. They're years again. And then we also have the so called backward poem. So this backward opponents can also not be protected by another pond. And he will have a weakness because he has to try to take care of this pone in front of him . I mean, at one point, this can change, but yeah, he has hard times the backward for pone I'm having difficulties to seeing pawn My gosh, One thing we have to keep in mind is that all those weaknesses can also be advantages. So it completely depends on with situation. You are, of course, But if we just generalize pawn structures, it might be helpful or goods to try to avoid those weaknesses. We just mentioned, if possible, some openings are even focusing on having so called ISO Lonnie Ponds is Alani is the pawn on the D line. That's very special. So if this this is not unusual, Lonnie. But this isn't easel on here. Now, if we go to an opening like the carro con pon off between IQ, once this would happen. There are two diesel, a Nippon's, the white one and the black one. You see nothing is here, which could protect this pond, and this is part of the opening anyway. As a beginner, it might be difficult to avoid isolated ponds, and maybe you shouldn't concentrate too much on it for now, but it is good to keep it in mind nonetheless. Then we have the double or triple pone, putting everything back to place just like that. So two points reciting on the same file, our double pone and out of a sudden those ponds which were able to defend each other earlier, are now not so strong anymore. They cannot do this anymore, and bad tongues would even say this pawn is a strong upon It's just one pawn. Well, if they are, even if they're, like isolated that that's worse, but that's not the case. Um, to sum it up, double ponds aren't good and moving at all, because they block themselves off and they aren't too good to attack anymore either. So let me give you some situational examples where double phones are actually not that bad . And part of the whole opening theory. Once again, I used this Spanish opening, and once again the bishop gets attacked. Yeah, I know this. So what happens if the bishop takes on C six? Well, that's called the Spanish Exchange Variation, the Philip S Exchange variation. So Black has to take back with either one of the Pontes, so to make it equal again. And that's not so bad. This gives a whole new world of strategies here because, yes, it is a double pone, but it opens the line for the bishop. It opens the line for the Queen. That's not so bad in the end. So we can very well live with this pawn here. This is also a variation. It doesn't help that much because Queen and Bishop are blocked. But this could advance the D five pawn and it has also played every now and then Now let us flip the board and take a look at a different approach. So the pond, the bishop doesn't want to exchange and gets dragged back. And Black wants to get rid off this white bishop. Our food. Troon Still, please go to some anger management. So why? It says, that's totally fine. I will let um, this bishop be taken. Terrible girl Boom. And there's another double pawn. Is this good or bad? It's not that bad at all because, like this, the Rukh has an open line, and that's very powerful. In fact, Black has to be a bit careful because in the next move, White could just take this pawn here. If Black takes back, that's a rugal s. So this might not be that helpful in the opening in the beginning. And also, White should maybe not Castle in this direction. Because then, of course, it's not an open line anymore. But in the middle game or even in the end game, this is so much more powerful. This this is kind of, um, route, which is bound to this pone here. I will give you a really life example of one of my games from way back then, probably more than 27 years ago. That was a beginner. My rating was 1260 I played against a player with a rating off 1321. Those little point difference is already meant a lot to me. I was like, Wow, a strong player. I've got to be really good. Well, look at the game. I was black, So we have a very normal Italian opening. And out of a sudden this happened being boom. There was my triple pawn and my opponent was actually laughing about this. He was like, Well, well done for that. What? It what a nasty man he was. In the end, this game ended in a draw because we were just both very, very bad. So, um yeah, that's just this fun part. Also another fun part. I will show you a quadruple upon Look at this year doesn't happen that often, But this was a game played by Grandmaster Vlastimil Hort. It's from 1980 to this game and on the funny side note Vlastimil Hort went to our chest club when we had our 100 years celebration and he played a symbol. Tenney. Simultaneous match against Ah, a lot of people of us. He has the world record in playing simultaneous matches. At one point, I don't remember what it was. Anyway. I lost. Yeah, that's that's that. But he's a really was one of the greatest grand Masters, None Russian grand masters in the 60 seventies seventies eighties, I think. And then we have the backward upon the backward poem. So a backward pone is upon which is isolated and Onley can defend one pawn but himself. He cannot be defended by any other pone, and this is also part of a lot of openings. But in the end, it can backfire very well to and I will show you, and I will show you how this can backfire in an opening queen scam Beat the Tarish defense . I will just go through this because it's not that important how this happened. But here this is the exchange Black didn't want to take with The queen didn't want to have the iso, Lonnie, because, of course, this one would fall with all those attacking pieces here. 123 So, yeah, we might have to take the backward point. So this is moving on a little bit back and forth here and there. Look at this. This is how grandmasters play there, just blocking their bishop. But in this position, it was probably the best move. Anyway, at one point this happens. Yes, White is concentrating all its forces on this backward poem. And after a couple of more moves, the situation escalates. Because now black cannot take back this rukh. I mean, it can. But like this, this pond will fall next. And those poems will become a queen very, very soon. So Black gave up in this position, the backward pone not as good and trying to avoid it is a good thing. So pawn weaknesses in general are hard to see in an opening, and it is also sometimes impossible to avoid it. So don't hang yourself up on that and say like, Well, I learned that I have to try to avoid double Ponces Alani poems and backward phones. No, this is important. The better you get. If you have rating off over 2001 point, this will play a much, much more important role. If you take the backward pone or the double pone, or even the triple pawn or the use Alani and try to get some advancement through this. But still, it is very, very good to know. And yeah, so the little ponies rule is something to keep in mind. 36. Chessklist - Everything you learned is wrong: Here we are. Lesson 11 and we have already learned Ah lot developing Control the center King Safety. And we also learned what to avoid or to take care of our double check. Like the Queen Development tempo, F bones, king diagonal king space, poisoned poems and pawned structures. And in this lesson, we forget about it all because it is all wrong. Wait. What? Are you crazy? This is insane. Yes. What are you talking about? We learned that all for nothing. What is wrong with this guy? Hey, relax, OK? Maybe I over exaggerated a bit. Don't forget all we learned. But still it is all wrong. Oh, come on, years. This is crazy. What is he talking about? Sh OK, ok nothing is really wrong. It all makes sense What we learned anyway, Everything we learned can be countered. It might not be good to develop. Maybe leave the center. Don't castle with the King at certain points. But all of this depends on how your opponent displaying. Don't learn rules like in school. Please. This is not learning. Learn is by thinking about it. If we Onley follow rules, we obey a system and won't learn to do things on our own. Thus this lesson is one of the most important ones, and I haven't seen it in many other chest beginner courses to him. He's right. Yeah, some truth about that. See? So this listen requires three ability to do things on your own, to fail with them and to actively learn from the made mistakes. This is how you will progress and chest this. This is how you will get better interest and it's hard work. It takes time to do so in the progress is slow but steady. Trust me, it is the best way to learn chess and general things in life. I will show you several examples which we will go through now on how the things we learned can be wrong at times, very few times this can occur. But those count as well. Mostly things go the other way around because Thea other player make certain moves which have to be acted on. Also, if we want to have a certain strategy, we can apply to this and go for it like this. Maybe you getting an attack, a better position or winning a piece or defending yourself for the exact same reasons. It is time to look now at all the 10 rules we have learned so far and counter them with interesting game examples. Visibly fun and on the other side. This is also a good reminder for the CHESK list, so enjoy it. All right, let us take a look at the chessboard from a little closer distance to get through all those 10 rules. With some nice examples, I've prepared some beautiful, funny things for you, which will completely deny everything we have learned. Boom, it's It's over. We're doing this already. So relax, please. First of all, don't move the minor tours. How could you do that? Well, it's pretty simple. I will show you a game now with the flank gam beat where White is doing nothing else as you can see. Then pawn moves absolutely nothing. Which leads to winning a complete piece right here. Because Black cannot take back. Otherwise, White would take the Rukh. And if the queen moves forward, I would just take the spawned with my book. And when a piece as well. So yes, 10 moves, 10 pawn moves and the white probably will win this game don't move the monitors. The second example is center control. Off white. Look at this. How beautiful is this? Center control. White has just moved the pawn to D four and thinks this was good because center control is good Instead. Why should have tried to protect a little bit better? Maybe. Take this pawn here. Maybe a take attack the night here. There are some other options. It's difficult to see. But center control in this case might not have been the best because there is a strong attack on the flank and we will see how. Sorry for that we will see how this will end with the check where no simple piece except the night could move in between. But this wouldn't be so good. Right? So the queen has to move. We will drag away the white knight on F three. And once he goes here for the queen, I mean came. Wow, She's so narcissistic. Yeah, the queen will take the e five night, and of course, white will take back. This will lead to a check mate in a couple of more moves. Ouch! So yeah, center control in this case might not have bean The best so stupid center investment is the C s. I hear. Now kings do whatever you feel like in this position. One of the smartest things to do would be to Castle. No bad Bad castle. Exactly. Came. So actually, it looks so logical. And it looks like a thing to do, but of much, much better move. Far more effective is the bishop to a three. First of all, it cancels the casting off the black side, and it has much, much more chances with the bishops here. The queen here and the casting can wait at the moment. There is no riel disturbance here from the black pieces. And this bishop is completely out of play at the moment which we will use to our advantage . This is another little blooper from black. And this is the last blooper. Of course, the queen should move. Otherwise, the Tisha the bishop would defend the pawn here on the seven, and the queen is gone. But also, this is a beautiful checkmate. Kind of with a queen sacrifice nothing. The king can do here, so yes, casting is good, but check the possibilities. That is so much better We will take a look at the other side now where we will actually lose a game as white. Also here, I mean most. We won't castle in this direction because of the open line. That is clear. This is a tricky casting because if if a bishop points in this direction, it's not always the best. But still there is an open line. It's up. It's just very logical. Also, to Castle in this direction, instead of move like bishop to D five would have been far better. Anyway, this happened which will lead to pushing the bishop away a little bit. And this gives a beautiful checkmate by the queen for the king. This time she got it right, and it is another bold inmate. The bishops will seal the fate of the White King on Lee because he castled and this was the reason this pawn moved away. So this bishop can go here well, tough and hard to see off course, I admit. But it is possible to see and then take action accordingly. Now we have let the queen free BB free. It's like the early queen catches the pone. Let's see how this will play out. Actually, in this beautiful position here, the early queen will catch the minor piece just like that. If we would think of keeping the queen inside in a position like this, just playing something very normal, Like developing the night a bit further or pushing up the pond so the bishop can develop A . But I think this is the most natural move which could come to mind. But then you would miss winning a piece attacking this and this minor piece at the same time. You cannot save both of them. It's impossible in this position. Also, if the night would move in this direction, we will do the same thing from the other side. Yeah. So, um the early be the early be the early be catches the bird. No, the queen catches to be also not let the queen out sometimes. Yes, I'm precious. Exactly. Then let us try to be a chess snail in this game. And don't worry too much about how to analyze this because it would take hours and hours to go through this. In this particular game, black is pretty active. Bring the queen out. So once again, the early queen catches the pawn or the peace. And here we have a check. Much better move. Would have been bishop to F for that much. I want to say so anyway. Chick, check, check and mate. Now what happened here? 13 moves have been played, and this was almost unavoidable after this move. This was the last blooper. So what happened here was black. Made 123456789 10. 11 moves from the 13 plate moves with the Knights and the queen. That's chest knew what a chess nail. Bad, bad black pieces. Well, we won, right? Exactly. That's the case. So sometimes it's good to be a chest snail and move the same pieces all over the time. It Isett can help. Also, in some openings, it's completely normal and required even to do so. Sometimes it's good to get this out of the head. Then we have. Don't take care of your phones. What? Why not? You will see. Don't worry. Okay, so in this opening, it's the queen's gambit. Black decides to not take care off the phones. Interesting move here, right. It is actually theory and possible because yeah, we can block it for now, it doesn't matter that much. And what happens here is all the warning signals are active. White has loads of peace overload here on the king site, and this pawn is already exchanged. And there we go. The attack from the white pieces is going on and there is the sacrifice. But now it's impossible to checkmate or do anything. If the queen goes here, the king goes out and nothing will happen. The exact opposite is the case. This is a very strong night here, giving a check. And here we have a lot of other sacrifices and nice attacks from the black pieces. So now it's time to to Hoover back quickly. But it is actually a bit too late. This will be a beautiful check, mate. That's what happens. So sometimes, if you really can calculate that well, well, we can leave those F ponds where they are and don't take care of thumb. Whatever. Yeah, just take it. Yeah, attack me. I don't care. Just a miscalculation. It's not always winning. If you can attack the F phone, let's feel the pain off the D agony, the dye agonal or the d agony and let's go completely dive into this brutal feeling off the dye agony here. So we have a check, and then the queen takes because what can we see? Yes, there we go. This this should work out perfectly well, right? We have learned that so far So nice queen sacrifice. So the And as we have learned already, this piece is gone. The night has gone the CPE onus gone And here's the Queen. But oh, we forgot this night while still it doesn't matter. Ah, well, it doesn't matter again. Uh huh. Yeah. If you have calculated correctly, this will actually not work out well for black and white can defend in the end. So, yeah, there's the pain of the dye agony and it didn't work. It just doesn't. Doesn't seem to be that good in the situation here. So White will have some pieces more. In this case, let us keep the king in the closet. Let's not get him out. Let's just leave him there. Suffocate him a little bit, starting with this move here. So this is not so nice. There's a lot of opportunities starting from taking this bishop here and Then there is a bishop here, and theater AC can roll. So one of the most not used moves would be moved to D to hear. But it happened, which will lead to a dramatic crazy win for the white pieces. And still it's still there. It's still didn't move because, well, White has to attack here. And then finally it moves away. And just in time, because it's part off the whole plan to checkmate the king, which cannot go out of here because there's the night which was suffocating the king all along. Checkmate. Yes, that isn't easy to calculate, but it is effect Not always bad, too. Put the knights or the bishops on D and e to its fine. Sometimes not far more, far more to go. We have the the healthy Prague. No, I'm still a vegan. And I prepare carrot even if the promise healthy, but yeah, for the sake of it, let's take a look at how that may be poisoned. Prawn is healthy. Yummy, huh? Black things saw the queen fell for it. Oh, wait. I give you a couple of seconds to realize that this is a position we had a couple of times . And if you know what to do now, you have done the binge training correctly. And I congratulate for this because that's a good thing. There is the check. There is the check, mate. In any other case, if the King would have taken the bishop, the Queen is gone and the game is over soon as well. Let's get another example from the other side. This time, this time for the white pieces. And there we have it again. So why? It is like all right, I'll just go back here. You can take this poem, but then I will attack the Queen. Actually, this is not. This is bad for black. This is really bad. And if Black would be a bit smarter and this was also not the very best move because Knight to C three would actually be pretty good for white. But this happens then. This pin is here. And if I take of course, I will take this route here. But it gets even worse. I will take the queen takes and that simply check meat. Ah, so yeah, Poisoned prawns are not always poisoned there. Sometimes healthy. Okay. Now, for the last example where we would say everything you learned is wrong. It's a bit difficult because I cannot show you the outcome of a game in the opening. So I was checking out some very nice and special games and positions which will have the ISO Lonnie upon which will have the double pawn and the backward porn on all of those will completely dominate. So don't namely down on the analysis, because this would take a couple of hours. Let's just go through it and see the position where there is a Lonnie is happening right here it is d five and black says Okay, so now why? I decided to have these allowed in here, and this is still in the opening. First of all, it blocks the bishop of it. Then it also blocks this pawn to move forward. Too much, not too much, but a little bit. This is a very strong square for white as well. There's no others, no other piece occupying this. So in the end, and it's also protected, that's a very, very, very good upon its uneasily on upon what it's strong, Black realizes and things about exchanging but white place this move and if in exchange would happen, this would lead to suffering. That's a check made in the next move. I will take the bishop with check, and White will have some nice advantages here because of the bishop to. Or if I take with the Bishop, I will just take like this. And White has another nice night more in this case. So that's a taboo pone that's one is poison kind off there We have a poison pawn again. And now why It continues to completely demolish the game playoff black. And after this move this this bishop here he normally has a point value of three, but here he has a point value off seven or eight. He's almost a brook with a little pawn or two poems. That's how strong he is, right there, completely defended by this is Alani upon and this will very quickly lead to a Super one position. Black gave up. There's so many opportunities I don't even know where to start and what what to say. So White completely want this game thanks to the Isla Nippon. Now we will look at the double poems. This will happen a little bit later. So I'm just forwarding fast. And here we have the situation of the double point. Now this is not necessarily a thing you would play, you would say, like I want to avoid the double points. Not that good. I might go forward here and maybe snatched this pawn at some later point, but in this position, it's the best thing you can do. It opens the rule. Klein. This is very strong. And those ponds funny enough they will rise and shine, and it's very rare to see it like this. A very dominant pawn. Play both of them forward here. The night cannot go here because this pawn just moved forward and this one is going to move forward as well and giving even more trouble for the black pieces. And yes, this is actually the point where Black resigned because nothing can help here anymore. This is the Bishop couple is too strong, and those pawns are also too strong. Funny enough, the double pawn saves the day here, and this is a funny position because we will just have not a clear domination. But as you can see, one backward prone to backward poems, and soon enough we will have three backward bones and they will also win the game. They're pretty stable and good here at one point. Yet this one gets taken, but the other ones will survive for no. And not only that Black decides due to the good pawn structure and to the pawn amount. This is enough to win the game, even against a route in the end game. And here White realizes how I lost because those ponds are unstoppable. With the RUC, it will just defend. And the book is bound to the last roll and it's game over. Yeah, and there we go. Everything we learned was a lie. Boo! Oh, come on, Don't be so so half hearted. Here it is. It is actually one of the most valuable lessons off. How clear learning patterns don't always have to work out as they should if you apply all the chest Klis, Truls, and take a rule number 11 as a reminder that it might not always work. You won't be too frustrated if you will lose in an opening. It is totally natural and it happens to the best and happens all the time. mistakes happen all the time. That's what makes humans and chest so lovable. In my opinion, that's it. The CHESK list is over and let us move on to the next lesson. 37. Bibliothek: there are hundreds and hundreds of different chess openings. The encyclopaedia of chess openings, short for ICO, has analyzed thousands and thousands of games since 1966 and collected loads off openings and five different categories. That is pretty clever because it is really hard to grasp a system for all those different openings and even with this system, it is still very hard and unclear. So we have about database of a flank opening spee semi open games except French defence. See open games and French defence, D close games and semi closed games and E Indian defenses. All those letter codes have numbers behind them ranging from zero to 99. For example, See, 27 would be the Vienna game and we could add that it is the Frankenstein Dracula variation . So where are all those opening names coming from? Italian game? Who? Lopez. Scandinavian Alya Keen names have been given to the various openings due to certain times and places and people who either claim to have invented them or played them all the time. But in the end, it was just self fulfilling marketing. The more often people hear or read that a certain opening system is referred to as, for example, the Jack A piano. The more people catch up that spread sent one final day, it is established. Jack, a piano, was not a musician musician, by the way, but an Italian monk who lived in the 17th century in different countries, openings have different names. Jack a Piano is three Italian game and German, and many Germans might have never heard off piano as an opening before. Yeah, that's how legends are born. In the end, let's get back to those five volumes. Why are the flank games called Flank games, the Open Games, open games and so on? Let me rant a little bit first, Okay, I tell you what. People think. Open games are more open and attacking, and close games are more defensive and subtle. I personally understand the point of this, but I don't care. It is just attempt to get some sorting into the openings. I believe that the five columns are sorted pretty well nonetheless, and they are differentiating from other opening types. But in my personal opinion, they should be called a flank, and the junk games junk would be all the weird, irregular openings be E four s symmetrical games, Black answers anything else than E five and he six see would be for symmetrical games. Black answers E five and e six. Dee would be D four symmetrical and asymmetrical games. Black answers something, and he would be for NT four feet and shatter defenses. Black and white Afghan Cetto openings at one point, maybe the words symmetrical is a bit too hard to write. But what do I know? But you know what tennis matches are counted. 15 love, 30 love and 40 love. And we have never changed that to 1020 and 30 halfway No, we have not. Flank openings are played outside of the center. Remember the center. And although the moves F four and see for our kind off attached to the centre, they are flank openings also just to move like knight to F three. What about all the other moves, like B three and G three or something like age for Well, they also have their place in the ICO database, normally in the rubbish section which has the codes a 00 to a 39 like that, for example, I love those openings. The opening Zehr, namely irregular openings, semi open games or games where white plays e for first and black counters with anything different than E five. It could be this or that. Or this or that. Actually, not this. This is Thean Deion section. Yes, it is complicated. Sicilian is just the most played opening off all time so far. The response. C five Open games. On the other hand, our e five and E six responses to before those two moves. These are open games, especially the oil. Lopez, as we have encountered a couple of times already, is one of the most famous and most popular openings. And then, of course, we have the closed games and closed games are the mirror opening two games that involved the moves D four and D five while semi open games semi close games allow any other black move than D five as a response. For example, F five keep in mind, although the French defence and the Indian openings should be considered semi open and semi close games. The French defence has its place in the open game section, while the Indian defense has its complete on section with the letter e like that. And there we have the fiend Chetta moving on. But this is just the Indian response. You in the night to F six. While we even have the bone cloud attack, I cannot believe it. That's just like it's almost a prank opening here every now and then. When you are just so much better and chest games than your opponent, you can really be a very root person. I almost wanted to say a nasty word and play this game and you will still win normally. Yeah, that's that's that. Okay. No, that's complicated and find so far in. Probably not that interesting. But it is good to know, I would say, But what happens if we open like this and then this move, then you four and then he five. That's a very good question. Thank you. Oh, you were asking that. Well, move number one. It's the ratey or Tooker toward opening and of black answers with the With this move Knight to C six. It is called the So Qatar opening Black Mustang defense. I mean, just don't ask me. Yeah, I know, I know. So why it continues to a Nimes, Ill. Vich defense declined variation and black answers with the five, which transforms to a king's knight opening. So the normal version, by the ways you see why it is so difficult to name opening sent, define them. They can change with every move. They can also reverse as black and white. So if we have the Sicilian opening, then it could be on the other side. This is a reversed Sicilian right. It's just shaking the other pieces and putting them instead of black and white. Different sources point out different names for those moves as well. So if this is considered an English opening, there's other sources which say, This is not the English opening anymore after this is played and they have different names for this. So that also doesn't make things easier of how to grasp or get an opening or to know on opening. So the codes here, by the way, for for this opening we had before they also change. It starts with a or four the flanking game and stays the flanking game with a four. But then it turns to be 00 a semi open game and after that it is C 44 and it switches again from semi to an open game. Yes. Now we're completely confused. And I don't blame yourself if you don't understand all of this immediately. But no, you can always come back to this section and watch it again to understand it a little bit better. All right, so let us analyze every single database. Now, for all the openings, this course will take another 70,000 hours, which is approximately eight years. Are you ready for this? You get the joke. If I would go through the most popular openings with you, this course would end in another year From now. There are big books for only one opening. For only like this, the even scampi Big, big several several books about this and ah, they're from different authors with different perspectives and ideas and approaches. Their video courses and grand masters can go through single openings and talk about it for hours and hours. Let us take a look at the chest computers, how they work and analyze, and how we will analyze with them. Good luck. Well, what a polite upon you. Our thanks 38. Computer analysis: what is a chess engine? I believe this section to be pretty important. Not only will you learn a bit about the job of a chest engine, but also how to use it easily and for free and how to learn the most from analyzing correctly, because it can easily lead to getting bored, not understanding, and especially not using your own brain anymore. It takes all the fun out of the whole idea and concept of chess, but have no fear. I will teach you how to analyze. We are momentarily living in the 21st century, and chess has developed into a stage where a supercomputer from Google named Alfa Zero taught itself how to play chess in 24 hours. Well, that's 21 hours more than in my first course. I will teach you how to play chess. This'll Computer then played against one of the best chest computers out there and won or drew all off the 100 test matches. It hasn't lost one single match in the late nineties, the computer slowly took over to become the best chess players in the world, leading to the defeat of Gary Kasparov against Deep blue in 1997. Have you ever played Tic tack toe compared to chess? With its 16 times 16 grid tick tack toe on, Lee has a three times three grid. And while chess has six different pieces, which all move in a certain and different way with TIC tac toe, you can either place an X or a circle on the grid. And furthermore, chess game sometimes can take up to more than 50 moves in irregular game, the maximum you can get out of a tic tac toe game. It's simply nine moves in the game's over, no matter what. Even before a computer engine was programmed to learn and play tick tack toe, it wasn't really hard to discover that the best possible way to play this game on both sides would lead to a drop. No. How many different positions do you think are possible in this game? 765? That's crazy, right? This actually means you could play 26,830 games, including rotations and reflections, which are all different from each other. This gives you a tiny glimpse or hint off how complex chess games are in the end. While in chess you can open with 20 different moves and your opponent can answer with 20 different moves. This leads us to just 400 different board set ups after one single move from both sides. And the further the game goes, the more all pieces can move and this number advances so high it exceeds the atoms in the universe. That's not a joke. Consider the second move, having 197,742 moves and after three moves, 121 million. Maybe don't think about it, because it could just blow your mind. Now this is not a course of how a chess engine is working, but very briefly. Chess engines do not think like humans. They look at all those millions of different positions and spread the variations further and further into separate branches. It goes deeper into considering many of those moves to be good, and from the good moves, it moves further to the find even more good moves cancelling out the bad moves after that and so on. This is the so called Mini Max algorithm. This algorithm is kind of rating the options available the ones who have very good rating are considered strong removes, and this also means the better the computer performance, the better it place. Jess and Brutally said computers do not make mistakes in time pressure very crucial positions while defending or attacking or because of anything else. So let's check out a little bit how to analyze and therefore we go to tools in our leeches dot com account and to analysis board, and this is how it should look like. So let us check out what all of this is about. Up here in the right corner, you can see the chess program, which is working on the analysis. It reads stock, fish and plus tennis. The current version. It can be plus 11 plus 12 15 whatever in which year you are watching this course. Right now, this is momentarily the stock fish 10 plus and stock. Fish is actually considered one of the best programs for chess out there. It is free. It is open source, and it fits very well to the philosophy of leeches so we can enable it by clicking on the circle 39. How to analyse: So how to use the analysis Stock Fish engine in leeches. Let's check out what we have available in this option and Tools Analysis board. This is where you should be now so we see our board. And if we make some moves, then black has to move as well. And it is written down on the right night and it even say's. Which opening is C 20 King's pawn game? No, I can use my mouse wheel to go back. I'm getting used to this Oregon. Just click on the buttons here, but this is not the engine at the moment, it says Analysis board. But there's no analysis going on. But maybe it is going on for you already because this here is an Ebeling. The analysis. There we go. Once I click on it, it says Stock fish 10.10 plus, which is the current version at the moment could be 11 for you or 12 it says in its analyzing what would be the best move in its s night. F three is the best next move. This is what this arrow tells us now. Fair enough. But when we go back to the very beginning. We see stock fish suggests e four as the first when it gives a plus 0.2. What does that mean? We're better. That is kind of correct. Plus is important because Plus says the white pieces are better. Minus would indicate the black pieces are better. So we can very quickly do this and show how the white piece the black pieces are better. There we go. It's minus 00 it's even more minus 1.2 its thinking and thinking and it changes. Theoneste, Alice, iss about this since it is the opening and there's so many different ways of how this could go on now, I just clicked back with the mouse. Well, don't worry. You can just always click back like this. So plus means better. Why does better and minus means black is better. But how much better? What does zero point to even indicate? We also see graphically here, by the way. So if I go here and here and then the queen and then I just take this pawn which will be taken back, this bar is completely covered in black. There's one tipsy, tiny bit off white left because black. Is that much better now? Nonetheless, how much better is plus 12 compared to plus 0.4? Remember when we had the evaluation off on the peace values? So we had one point for the pawn. Three points for the bishops. The nights five points for the Rukh. But the queen is worth nine points or eight points. I don't remember. Theme King is worth nothing. Hey! Yes, Sorry. Sorry, my gosh. Anyway, so this is kind of an indicator of how much better the black pieces or the white pieces are . So right now it gives plus 0.5. That's almost half upon so stock fish says White is half upon better than black, which is crazy because that's of course not the case. Nothing APS has happened. In the end, we just played two moves. But those two moves, if you calculate all those moves in the opening and explorer table base here in most of the times after all those moves, White was victorious in the end. This is the ratings here, and White has won most of the games in this case 31% black Onley 22. So from this point, of view. That's a good opening. And, of course, these are just statistics, which don't really make sense, because if one of the players was a kind of worse than the other player, even if you have upon more, sometimes you will lose those games. But in the end, stock Fish takes all those opening Explorer moves, calculates on its own and says, Yep, this should be around the evaluation anyway. So what I would like you to consider is that it is not a complete upon practically. It is said that an evaluation off plus or minus 0.7 to 1.5 is pretty equal or just a tiny advantage. I would go one step further and everything with 1.5. That only makes a difference, in my opinion, because everything else can be pretty much countered. At one point, um, if I set up the position with, um, just a king against King and go to analysis board, then shows me zero after one second, it was like flaw. This working is better, but of course it is zero, and this means it's a dead draw. Nobody can win here and this and can occur and openings to. And if I would follow the so called French opening, then after a short moment when I just go from the board here, for example, Knight to C three is very common. It also says it's a dead draw. Well, it's just because it's pretty equal and a lot of games like this have ended in a draw. As you might have already figured out, it is not so easy to analyze with a computer just by looking at the evaluation, acting according to the plus or minus, and adjusting the moves after the suggested engine and years. It is not the key off learning how to get better. So it is. This is not the way I'm always trying to follow the best moves all the time like this. You won't get better. You would just follow straight ideas, which which are weird for yourself. And in the next lesson, I will go a bit deeper into this. The next lesson is called why? Openings are stupid and this will explain a lot. Why stuff like this might be very confusing for you. No, keep following the following things in mind and I will off course after I've played the tournaments will analyze a little bit with you. What was your main idea when you were making a particular move? What was your own main idea when you wanted to do the move? For example? Uh, let's go one back here I could take with three different pieces. My idea is to take with the pawn because I can also defend this pawn in the best way. That's a good way. That is an a main idea or the focus of your particular move. So why did this move work or my did not work. What was the counter for? This did was their sacrifices there, this threatening chess or something, which which was interfering in this move. Um Then again also, why can't you play a different move? So this is a good move. But why can't you play the queen here off course, Because you would lose the queen. So this is something to keep in mind as well. And how does it look like when I play another move instead? So I will play the night to to stop this check. But how would it look like if I would have played the bishop, he would have exchanged it. Interesting. Maybe I will use this variation the next time. In the end, let the engine try to help you. But don't let it control you. And it happens so easy that you will just follow blindly. What I love to do in a game is I will just go through the game. And if something is significantly different, I will stop and go. Like why? What did I miss you? What happened here And then I will see all this was a great opportunity. Maybe next time I will think of this. This we will see later on what we will take a look at is now who high openings are actually stupid. 40. Why openings are stupid: did you see that? This position is done? After eight moves, I took a random game between two chess computers, Alfa zero and stock fish. Those chest computers are so good, they would beat the best players in the world all the time. And if we look closer at this position here, we quickly identify a lot of moves which brush up against a lot of rules, which we have learned in the CHESK list. The White Knight, for example, on H four, where it has limited power. It can only move to two or kind of three if you want to count this one in different spots at the moment. Also the Move C six, which just has been played, which blocks the bishop and the night we can see that there are almost no center controls from white. There's the bishop here. There's the pawn here and maybe the queen, but that's it. Still, this is almost considered completely equal. How can that be? Because all those moves made loads of sense. The night on H four opens the diagonal for the bishop on G two, and the best way to defend the attacked upon is the move c six. Why didn't need to push for the center with the secure fan Cetto castling? And this is very confusing because almost all the modern theory and chess works like this. Moves have been analyzed like crazy for openings in millions of games moves which made double ponds, blocked minor pieces and even left the castling by just moving the king one square aside to the left or to the right. But they are considered the best moves possible in loads off openings. That's crazy. It is so, I would say, Rule number 11 in the chest. Callisto will cover for those openings. A lot of times, the more you will get a good understanding off chest, though the more you will be able to play openings like this, and they will also make sense to you completely. This requires a long time and experience and trying to push yourself further to learn more Endgames are one of the strongest learning methods in chess. I won't study the most played openings with you, and I would highly recommend to not go too deep into this rabbit hole yourself before you have a greater chess knowledge overall, and this chest beginner's course. I've spent weeks on creating more than 50 openings and explaining the reasoning behind all those different moves which would counter the CHESK list. So I left it after all, and I deleted everything. It would just mess up your brain if I would teach you how Magnus Carlsen, the best player in the world at the moment, plays his openings. You would probably first either stuff playing chess or second get very confused. But if you have the feeling that you have understood everything from this course so far with complete ease, you were almost bored and had no challenge at all. Maybe you are a wunderkind after all, and I would dig through all of Carl's and Xgames now to get entertained for everybody else . This will be a great last exercise before letting you out into the wild chess world, because I will play over one hour of playtime. After that, we will analyze all the games that I have played. I will go into a deep analysis off all those beginning moves trying to apply the CHESK list , and hopefully it will turn out very good and very well, and we will see how nice it is to play from the CHESK list. 41. How to lose games to win: so the CHESK list has been studied. You know what to do and you're full of energy and you open up with D four and your opponent answers with D five and then you're going like, Oh, do you know what I'm going for? This King Queen scam. Be thinking because I think it's good and I've heard about this and then your opponent opens up with E five. What on earth? That's better. I wouldn't have been. Couldn't have said it. What is going on here? This is just a gambit. It's Kulti Al Bean counter gambit, by the way. And I love to play it as black. Nonetheless, it's not so good for black if white is defending correctly. But if you don't know what to play here because it requires some theoretical good moves how to defend yourself, Black has a nice advantage. So what to do in this moment? Now, I can tell you one thing. If we would follow the CHESK list Ah, good move would be Knight to C three. It attacks this pawn. This bonus maybe, ah, for free. But who knows what kind of spooky mysteries are going on here? So if he takes your pawn, which should have been taken anyway because it is the queen's gambit. I wouldn't take this phone because the Queen's would be exchanged, but I could go forward. And in the next move I could go forward again. So this is a good center. So far already, this is bit in the territory where it's nice. I could move this pawn forward to and then slowly but surely get the advantage like this. So this is what happens if you would follow the CHESK list. But if you say to yourself Well, now I don't believe that this poem is for me and it's for free. Then, Blackwood, move this. And now you can get your night out here. That's a bit nasty. So it would be nice to get rid of this pawn. Maybe like this? Maybe not. I would exchange with me. How about my pone? If I take with my pawn? I have super nice Pontes here. So you do this move and then black says check and then you cannot move the night on B three still, so you would move Maybe the bishop in between and then black just takes this bone and you go like, huh? There's a free bishop. There is a free bishop. Exactly, and you take it and then Black says, Check. And we've seen this already. And I think, where was it? In the bench Training. Any way out of a sudden? The game is kind of over four white. Of course I shouldn't take because the queen would be gone. So if I move up, this is not going to become a queen. But a night which says, check. And if I take this night, I will lose a queen once again. So now it is very, very, very difficult for White to find any good move because any move could be the last one. So if I move back, it would be a check. And if I would move here, I would lose the Rukh and so on. So I don't know where to start. But White is absolutely lost here. If I put on the computer, it says, minus 12 which means Black basically won the game. Everything of an evaluation off over 10 is almost game over. Let's say it like this. So how to avoid situations like this? You can not people will always move weird things and sacrifice some palms and play openings You have never, ever in your life seen before. In order to be prepared for this, you would have to after you have lost the game. Maybe in a trap you should go into your analysis tool and check out the opening. How did this go? So if I take here if I take here, OK, if I take here and he goes forward, it is very good to defend myself and do a quick fan chateau and get out of there. It's a bit old fashioned, but it is still very well working. If I do like that and I'm out of here, OK, he gets the pawn back. This is part off, Um, any or not off a lot of gambits. But why? To safe, secure can now build up the other pieces can defend. This one here could even go here. Maybe something like this and why it should be completely fine. There we go. And now you know how to play or to defend yourself in those situations. So what I want to point out is, once you lose to a very strange opening. Analyze it with your analyzing tool. Check out what could have been a good move and try to apply it the next time anybody is playing this against you. This is how you will learn chess in the end. And this is how you will learn every opening there is every time you lose against the Sicilian or against every time you lose against this opening, check out what could be. I've always played this. Maybe there's lots of it. Maybe I should try this instead. Or maybe if I play this and he plays Ah, this move. I shouldn't move the d four pawn forward. Maybe like this, to just exchange the bishop. And the night immediately would be much better for me. Things like this because I have damaged my head to try to get all the loads of openings which there are, and try to teach them to you and go to like, Listen. We're going to learn the Sicilian We're going to learn the Spanish game. We're going to layer in the queen's gambit. It is. It's it's not working. It is not working. You won't. You won't be. You will just be confused and go like what the hell is going on if you follow the principles off the CHESK list? If you follow the 11 rules and go on for this for a couple of weeks a couple of months, try to adjust. Analyze, take a look. What move would have been better. You will become better in any opening. There is. And at one point you might like a certain opening. Maybe you love playing F night F three first in the very beginning because they're so nice variations. And then you will continue. And this would be your standard opening for a while. And you will use it very open. Very often. Very open. Probably also very open, I guess. Yeah. So this is my advice I can give you to take on your way. You will. You will lose games and you will find out how to be prepared for them. The more you analyze them and take a look at them. But this chest opening I will teach you how to play chess. Course for beginners will not bore you. With all those standard openings, you will 100% find them out yourself. This is the goal. I have not just wanted to tell you this. Now we're going to take a look at how I'm playing in a tournament. How I will analyze the games after the tournament and how it will play just a couple of openings which I have never played before myself, where I'm just applying the CHESK list, which is going against my own personal character. But I am doing this for for you, So yeah, and it Ah, it will be. It will be nice. It will be fun. And, um yeah, then it's up to you how you keep up with it. 42. Tournament: So, ladies and gentlemen, um, I'm trying to play in a tournament and everything. What we have learned in the CHESK list, I will apply. And as you might know, I'm maybe some of you know already, and I mentioned it a couple of times. We have cats, that's another thing. But on top of that, normally I love to play crazy, weird, strange openings all the time. I'm enjoying it. And, um yeah, this is why I probably will never, ever get a higher rating than I have right now. I'm just pending between the rating of 4200 most of it on this is five minute games. So when we when I lose on time ah, then the game is over and yeah, it's all about the opening snow. So everything what we have done developing the minor tores CS I investigating in the center , trying to secure the king. All of this I will try to play in the next our and you can also if if I mean the rest of the game is not that interesting. I try to analyze a little bit here and there, but I try especially to analyze the openings and take my time to show you some examples because now all we learned will take effect because the players will act with weird, strange openings themselves. And maybe maybe I can teach you how to avoid or counter or attack something like this. In the end, this course is not to get you to become a grandmaster, but to get you to become a very good chest level over time and it starts. My opponent has a rating of 2000 so let's start with the obvious. Oh, wow, He's already in the French defence. So what to play against the French defence before might be interesting and this is very, very usually played d five so very interesting. And I've seen it a couple of times. I've never, ever played it, so I'm all in those all of those games I'm on territory which I've never done before. So let's go for night two d two and he takes so I'll take back It wouldn't have made a big difference if I went would have gone here now, OK, he's getting his night. Where can he go? This is not good. This is not good This is probably an idea to go to. Mm. If now. Also, this doesn't matter anymore that much. If you pushes this point forward, I'm trying to win a temple and get to get this point to move forward by pinning his night with the bishop on B five. So, yes, there we go. Not sure if this was correct, but kind of a little bit. I'm messing up his pawn structure. I will go here because here I'm not very effective, obviously. And there goes the other night. So if I exchange, he takes with hissed night. Okay. I lost a little bit of time. I will try to secure my king. Now it's about time. I have three developed pieces. He's also very good with developing. There. I see something interesting. Interesting spot. Maybe for my fish shop. I will just castle first. So complete. Everything is complete here. Well, and now it's time to get the bishop evil. So what happened here? I have this pawn. It's hanging a little bit around. This is the only piece defending it. How is the center control? It's ah, it's okay. So this is by far his strongest Oh, Square Oh, yeah. I have nothing to do against this. I could move forward with C four so he doesn't get one of his nights here. And this is what I'm actually going to do. He has a very bad bishop, so he will try to exchange that one. This is a pretty good bishop on the other side. Has a lot of space here, dear Cats, do you have to fight on the table right next to me right now? Just alleged question. So he moves back. This is probably not the best thing. Now I'm lurking into this direction how to move forward here, Maybe the queen and then one off the rooks here to get this a bit stronger. Okay? And now he will move this point forward. No, he won't. He will get, uh, is my I'm actually pretty happy if he exchanges this bishop with me because it's not the best. It's not the best. It's a bad bishop. I will try to push forward here. Now, out of a sudden, I have the majority on this line. And if I move this forward, he will actually, I think this is good for me because I can I can lips. I can give away this pond. It's It's fine. I think this is a pretty nice and solid attack here. It could be even a discovered attack if he's not taking back. And he should. So I made this. The only bad thing is I made his bishop a bit better. Now he can come out of both area, son. Yeah, I'll go for that. And I'll try to double up my Rooks as we know. That's a fancy, fancy trick. Let's see what he will place. He has much more time. I'm I'm analyzing a little bit more. So he has attacking, um, twice. No, I'll just move it forward here. It's too much. Yeah. This is something I saw. Congar here is defended by the Bishop. Maybe I'm just sacrificing and taking but wife. Why would I so double up the rooks? Yeah. Have to be a little bit careful because of ah ah, mate. In this area. At one point, I should move one of my points forward. Maybe he goes here now. No, I thought so. He might. He's going for the exchange and I will definitely take this. So he has the bishop pair. That's the only thing I have been too scared. I have to chicken out here and we'll just move this poem forward. Yeah, so very equal. Looks like a draw to me. Still, I have some active pieces, so But anyway, the opening is all ready. Done. So now it's only about trying to get some good position here. But how? I could go here with the Yeah, I will try to get one off Hiss bishops by attacking the Queen and the bishop. That didn't really work. Ah. Do I have any chance to know why? I just have to go. Hugh, This is not good if I go here. Oh, I'm actually in a little bit of trouble right now. Maybe I just just have to exchange in the end. And I only have one minute left. Not good to start like this, Ladies and gentlemen. Not very good. Uh, no, I have to. I have to exchange no other way. Very bad. Very bad. So let's get my king active. He will probably attack from my night. But that doesn't matter. It looks like a draw. Maybe he accept the draw offer from me Maybe he wants to fight. He has a lot of more time. I can completely understand this. Yeah, he's attacking the night. As I thought. That doesn't really matter. Why are the cats active right now? So much. Okay, so that looks very equal to me. That looks actually so equal. I wouldn't know how much equally more I could do it. Now. It's just all about the endgame skills. All my poems are on the roof spots. That's what I figured out right now. I might have to go up here and get them on the Black Square, so no harm can be done. This is what I will do. Mm. 48 seconds left. It's a very draw. Sh game, I think. All right, so this is solved. This side is solved. I will do the exact same thing on the other side now. Okay. He he wants to still try to do something here. Well, that's OK. Well, yeah, And now we're moving our bishops back and forth all the time, Nonstop. And this is exactly what I will do right now, because nothing can actually work here. It's a draw. I'll go here. Oh, wow. What on Earth. It I you I'm so terrible. Now I have to defend this poem with my life. This is This is really, really bad. How on earth did I miss this? How on earth did I miss that? Now I'm just trying to get one of his points. That's it's very, very bad. That is very, very bad. But maybe I can get it. Actually, he cannot defend it right now. No, but he can defend it easily like this, so I should move off course, But I can't get here on time. So in the end, it looks like I'm losing my first game here. That's terrible. That is terrible. I give that up. Well, great. Anyway, So it's all about the opening. And I didn't lose in the opening. I just made a terrible mistake in a completely dead draw position. And I lost a little bit time by talking about these things. But that's totally fine. Maybe I just cut in all the openings, so yeah, my rating is going down while the opponent has a good rating. Now that's Jess. That's part of it. So now I have to win the second game. Hopefully, it starts soon. And I will try something different than before. Obviously. So on your French defense, maybe you find one or two. So this is I have to win this game, so e for I will try the Sicilian. I've probably hardly ever played something like that. But that's the theory. It's the most used game. I guess this might be correct. And maybe he will go with this bone here. I don't know. I really don't. Yes, that's how it is. And I'm not even sure if I should take. I think this is the theory. So, um yeah, bless you. Bless you. That was my wife. She's also part of this. Oh, now he lost the night. Can you see it? Oh, it's not. Is it lost? Yes, it is lost. This is just going to be taken by my night. If he gives the check here, Um, I think I'll take this one as well. And now I would have to try to defend this a little bit, and I will just go here, so yeah, not not the best opening for me. But of course, he just made a little mistake. I'm just trying to get the night out of here because it's still a little bit unsafe. Hmm. Maybe I will try to Fionn Cetto. Now, I think this is a good idea. And then my king is also safe. Yes. Okay. Now everything should be fine. Unless I'm making weird mistakes. This is a nice spot for my night. Let's see if anybody is going in this direction. Who? Well, my night could also just simply move back. Think I could activate my queen a little bit more if I exchanged than my queen can go here . That's a nice spot. Uh, I will do that. No attacking his rukh. And if the root moves here, I will take I'll just show it to you. I'll just take here because if he takes back, I will take his rook. Now I'm off course in the very bad situation may be, but of course, that is a nice option to get to to avoid this this threat here. All right, time for me to move the queen back a little bit. That was a nice adventure which worked out well. And I will also double up my roots now and tried to end this game it's It's about time might have missed this or that opportunity. So I will just, ah, exchange pieces now because that's if you're about to win. It's a good thing to exchange pieces. That's just too nice. This check. I had to go with it where this'll looks so crowded. I think this is too beautiful. I'm not in a check. So if he moves away, I'm not in a bad situation. This is This is falling apart now. So how to I think I'm winning a queen eventually. Let me think how to checkmate him. Best. How to I could give a double check, right? One of my beautiful tactical moves, But he will escape to this spot here. How can I avoid letting him? I could give a check here. All this is actually the best, because now he has to sacrifice his queen, and it's checkmate into, like, one more move. He has to go here. I check here. Is it like this? Yes, it is good. So I want with the Sicilian Can you believe it? Guys, off to the next opening. Let's see what color I am with this rough start in the beginning. Wow, that was so bad. So said I don't like losing, but in the end, I'm probably I guess I'm sometimes I am of it. Annoyed. Let's go with D four. I try to be a good loser. Let's say like this I know people who are not very good loser. Okay, let's play the Queen's gambit since we're here, right? Never played that. How? I don't even know how this is called. I'll just do what the chest Callister is telling me from now on. So, um yeah, this looks like good Rukh to me. A look Good, Bishop. I also co further with developing my night two f three. Just like that. Nothing is threatening here. This is not so nice. But I can live with that. Maybe I go with the fan Cetto again. Do I have enough time? I think so. But what about this point? Well, I know. Just lose it. I think I go for this variation. Try to castle, though this will be eventually a double pond. But maybe not when this one will be taken to What happens if the queen goes here, then? Oh, and what is with this spot? I think I should protect like that? Yes. And if he takes, I just take. I'm losing a temple kind of. But it's good enough. Okay? He castled some. Yeah, Time for me to Castle. Get out of this pin here. So I feel safe. He has done a pretty good development to I think this just loses upon and I will just go for that. Because if he takes back, I take back okay? He takes like this. Yeah. So that's Ah, upon more for me. Still, he has a very good spot here. I will try to protect it. For now. This is a nice spot for me, but then he just moves here, and actually, that's good. I will move back here all the way after that because this is a very nice diagonal for my bishop. I like it. And I think he might have lost another piece. Yes, Looks like because no, of what I'm talking about, It's the queen is actually protecting this piece. So I should get my bishop here. And no, he could protect again. But it gets a bit difficult for him because then my night will go here. I he might have lost the peace now. So this is always if you see a chance like this, even if it's not a piece win. It goes in the direction that you could win a piece. Didn't see that But, um, how to win a piece? I can even go forward with the queen because if he takes, I take back and then I haven't. So this is 1/3 attack. He has to react. I think this is necessary. No, Let's see. Let's see what happens. I could even double up my roots from one more time here. Now he has to think a little bit. Okay? He takes. So do I want a piece now? I think I will think I think I will. That's the only thing I can see for him at the moment. Anything else? Now this is And then the night will go here. So that's a piece. One. Ah, he's moving here. So do I. Take, I think I will take this one first yet, and then in the second, I will take the bishop on B seven. If he moves the bishop away, I will just move my bishop away. You can win this piece though. So there we go. And there's no big discovered attack here because there's only three moves this poor bishop can make, So I'm not too scared. Oh, now there's more moves. That was a good move. What was a very good move by him? I have to say so. Uh, yeah, but no, I will still just go here. And that should be fine. Yeah, but that was a nice idea is to give a little bit more space. He moved the pawn forward pretty good for 1482 so yeah, I don't just take it now. This is an ISO Lonnie pawn. And there, my name's is Lonnie. No, you're actually not unusual. Unease. Alani is the deep on. But you are isolated. You're not a good pawn. We might lose you, boy. Near Please protect me. I will try. But I can't from us. The queen comes. I will just protect you, as I already said, also once again have to take care that I'm not getting checkmated here at one point. No, What can he do? He can also try to attack a bit more. Yeah. Do I have any nice attack? What happens if I go Oh, yeah, This is this can work. So if I move forward and he takes, then I take but he takes with the queen, And then everything is fine. Maybe it's not so good to move forward here. Let me get the night out of this danger zone, and then I can move forward. And then it's a good move. It's difficult for him. So there we go. And I will also protect this pawn a bit more with my bishop up. That's not happening. So what to do first, I think I should take the Rukh and then I have a fork. How about that? That looks like a good move to me. And he gives up. Yeah, he also discovered that's a good move on X game. Okay, let's do it. English against Good Bishop 1976. So I haven't advanced player, but then again Oh, wow, that's a That's a very straightforward attack. What to do here? What? To play in English. Can I just go here? I think I can look, I'm attacking. Yeah, this is Ah, nice idea to in an English opening to get rid off the, um, Bishop immediately if I move forward. Uh, so hard, I don't know what to do. Maybe I'm just What would the check CHESK list do? How about I'm doing a fiend chateau? Because this is already pretty much taken here. And theon Cetto, I feel secure. Yeah. So I will go back. Maybe he goes back to now. No. Okay. So far, so good. Still, I don't like this pawn and then he pushes a bit forward. Shall I exchange? Yeah, I will exchange. Oh, this is a very good center. What? What did I do wrong here? What? What was my mistake? OK, but if I go here and he attacks with the pawn, I can just jump here. Hum. But it's that's not happening. Oh, yeah, that's that's Ah, that's That's pretty much how you should do that. That is correct. Now can I tried to win? Ah, Shall I sacrifice something? Guys, I could go here, and then my queen could go here threatening checkmate. And then my bishop, Could this all not good. I have to do it. I will just go back. Wow. And if you push us forward, he has my night. So I have to do this. Oh, ugly. Okay. English is not my not my opening. I think this this this move with the night here was not the best I was attacking. I should have maybe just taken this bishop and then everything would have been good. So now I am under development. I've taken my night back. That's bad. I don't have. Well, at least this line is open now. Finally, this took up it. So where can a position my night best? I think that's a nice spot. You I like it. He likes it too. So if I push my pawn forward here, this might be even better. But then he could attack here and then it could take this one. Maybe. Let's try it out. Let's see what he does at the moment. He has to protect this pawn here. He could just moved forward. I think that's a good move for him. He also activates hiss night like this. Maybe this is what he has in his head right now. Also, my time is bad. Once again. Sheesh! Oh, he's protecting it. So do I want the iso Lonnie pawn? Such a good question. I think I will I think I want it. And then I want to get my bishop here. So what? I think he should take own puzzle. This is This is good for him. So then this is a very weak phone. He didn't do it. His chances over. But of course. Yeah. As I said, he's dragging my night away one more time. Gosh, that's terrible. So bad. How did this happen? And this is a bad bishop to Yeah, So I'm definitely in a worse position. I'm so sorry, guys. I tried hard, but I didn't really follow my chest. My own CHESK list. So this is what happens. This is what I get. Not sure how a temple forward here. I'm pretty much he has control over everything. He has developed everything. So if you want to learn something, take a look. How? Black plate. That's good. That was good. Uh huh. He can go here? Yeah, he's protected groups by the RUC. Now, is this good for him? So I probably should get my rook own. No. And then I would lose the pone. That's not a bad move. Not so bad at all. O g. I get just gotta get my my bishop out now. It's really about time. If he moves the route here, it's also not nice. But then I can protect at least Ah, I will just take this than do you. So I hope I can swap some pieces off because my position is just terrible Terror. Rob old. But how? How to do that best. I can't even move my rook here I would lose upon Shall I just push? I'll just push. At least this one is protecting this poem. My queen is protecting this pone and yeah, here I go. Here I go. I will lose upon right now. That's what's happening. Oh, gosh z, Even worse. I see. I see. Terrible, terrible moves ahead. I'm getting demolished here. How embarrassing. Look at that. That is the great move. I see good moves for my opponents. It's this good. Probably not. Also, this is the next move. Wow. Not sure how to get out of this terrifying mess here. This might be the next move. Yeah, So I'm seeing nice moves for my apartment, and I'm not really sure how to deal with that So I could go here attacking the Queen That's funny. He can't take back otherwise. So it would be good if he takes back with the bishop. And I can get my Rukh out if you he just has to move away with his queen. But then I will take here, huh? Yeah. I just was just a very, very lucky discovery I just had and he has to take like this. That's great. What to do now? OK, it's time for me to shine. Shine, shine, shine. So let me go with him here. Attack this one so I can get a bit more space here. Did I miss anything on this side? Now? That was just very lucky. Oh, I can just take Cicero. Rukh, That's interesting. Not I cannot just take his route, but I could take his rook. That gives me a bit more space. Shall I just do that? Takes, takes, takes. But then there's so many connected poems. I will take this point first because this is why I played this bishop to get rid off the night here. Okay, Now I cannot take the RUC anymore off course, but this is a nice discovered attack which would lead me to taking hiss night. If I, for example, just go here. Okay? Okay. He saw that one. Now let me protect a bit better. Yeah. For some reason, this one move was was a good move. So, yeah, this ihsaa piece loss and another piece loss, and he has a bad time as well. So I think I might just win this. This is the only thing what saved me here is experience. And maybe because I have a little bit of a better rating. Because if you have ah, a bit under 2000. This is what happens to me when I play against people who have a rating off 2200. 2300. 2400 maybe. Well, look at that. That's a nice attack here, people. I tend to get nervous because even if I have a better position, which kind of often happens and then I make mistakes and this is what just happened to him . So I was I could luckily defend this in the end. Okay, Now, what's next here E for Okay. No, I'm playing the five. Let's see what he has to. Okay, let's go for the very, very normal night to see six and that is a Spanish game. All right, I will play this rule. It's this good. I don't Let's Ah yeah, Let's go here. Let's follow the CHESK list, and there's no pin yet. And I think I will just open the line for my bishop and tried to pin hiss night. This could be a double pawn. I okay, Maybe not. I see. I see. I see. So, yeah, this is everything. This is new territory for me. I also don't know 100% what to play here. I'm just following the CHESK list and I think I will be safe. So this is, of course, a double attack here. It could also just put my bishop in front. But I would like to Castle. No, this is not good. This is not nice. So I want to keep my night and I want to put it here. But if you okay, he's going there. If you want have gone there, I would have lost this pawn like this. I think this is a nice spot for my night. What? Ok, he will try once my bishop, If I go here, I don't have a double pawn anymore. That's okay. I can live with that. Maybe I want to put my bishop here. Try to exchange to open this line. It's a good line. Yeah, Hopefully he will. He does it. That's great. Uh, okay, so this is an open line. This is a little threat here. Tiny threat. Not anymore. Could have Also, actually, this was not so good What I just did. Ah, yeah. I see that now. Because I should have I should have taken with this point open this line and protect my other ponds soul, That was He's attacking two pawns now at the same time. Good. This will be pretty easily challenged by just moving this point forward. I guess this is a very natural next move he should make. And I can conquer this because I'm protected by two ponds. Yeah, that should do this. Also, F for is a very aggressive ideas. Well, yeah, this is a good move. He has to really get this bishop out now. It's been there for too long anyway. Opening accomplished. I kind of got out of there in an okay way in. It's time to double up. I would say this is a good spot to attack my rook. And I always have pretty nice spots for my night. So yeah, the double up. So I will attack his bishop. If he goes here, then this pawn is not protected anymore. That well, so let me do it. Let me try to force the exchange with the bishop. He has a good bishop. I don't like that. Maybe he goes for it. If not, I might just push my pawn forward Another space. Now, that's an interesting move. I think it's not so good for him. Let's see. I will just open this space to give my king a little bit more space. And then he has to go away from this line, which gives me a check. Well, check is not basically winning the game. Maybe this is even nicer. Here s so many options, so many options. I might just go here now. Wow. So hard to say I would love to get my rook here and here to build up this threat, but he might just take no, uh, should I just push it forward? I think I will. Clancy, that IHS dear, that's that is definitely in the air like it just don't care, Okay? He might win this poem here, but that's not a big deal, because my pieces are pretty active now. How to get the best out of it now? I think this is nice dragging his queen far away. It has almost has to go here. Maybe could also go here. But then I will triple up. I mean, I will triple up anyway. That's a nice threat. He can move his king. I'm protecting both poems with all my pieces and yeah, he's protecting a bit more now what to do? Shall I push forwards or shall I just go like here? It's this fun. Ah Oh, are are here so hard to say is pretty much occupied here, and he has upon more now, so that's that's not nice. Uh, I'm having a bad time to I'll just go here pushing. I mean, those middle ponds there also these air the ponds which are getting them. But at least they're connected. That might be a tiny advantage. I have. Although I have upon less so he's giving away his attack ago. Here. Does this help me? No, but I can attack Hiss Brooke on my own. Now. Uh huh. That's where he goes. Yeah, makes sense. What happens if I move this point forward and try to have it? Doesn't. Doesn't doesn't help it'll. That doesn't help. So I'm hoping that he just makes a mistake. Wow, he has 2200 blitz games and rapids. Wow. Pretty pretty impressive. So he knows he has some experience, so I anyway, I hope he's making. He's not good with the time and makes a mistake now because it's a complicated. It's very complicated. Oh, I could I would love to push this point forward, but it's not working. He will just take with the Queen. But if I go here first of all, I'm protecting everything. And then I couldn't advance with my pawn. That is threatening a checkmate here. Yeah, that's good. Moving forward with the pawn. Um, that's so if I go here, check. Let's see what we have in petal here. I will try to go with my Rukh, too. This spot's here. Look, I'm having I mean, he has a hard time to defend. That's how the situation is. What happens if he pushes one point forward. Okay, Now he's getting Oh, my time is a bit bad, but this look discovered, discovered Checkmate here. And if he gives me a check, I will just push a my rukh down here attacking the queen. OK, But now I think I will win this because if he takes, it's over. So I think I want a queen. Now, that's pretty nice. Yeah, the tactical moves. Once you have them in your head, you don't get them out. And as I predicted correctly, luckily for me, he made a mistake. So, uh, tough to see it's hard. Yeah. This this battery I had was just too strong. Yeah, Pity I lost the first game. Otherwise I would be in the top 10 But no, I'm not. Anyway, so we are back to our openings. That's what it's all about. Okay. 2054 OK. D four. Then I will play d five and that is the Queens Can be OK, let's go Here. This is how I played against my opponent. Just secure the king. Very basic. No bad bishop. Shall I play the night? I guess that's okay. Maybe he takes. I hope I could open up my bishop. Why can I take Why didn't I take So this is a bad bishop and this is a bad bishop. Maybe I can exchange my bishop. That's always a good trick. But if he goes here than this was for nothing, so that was bad. Mm. What is on his mind now? How much does he have? Okay, is blocking my bishop. Well, this is great, because I didn't want him anyway. And I can even go further here and try to get his bishop, because it is not not the worst at all, so I'll just try to exchange some pieces here. Ah, this is such a nasty attack. I'm opening up my secure king ponds here, and he will move back here. And then I could move this one up. Oh, shall I do it? Forgive me, people. No, this is not good. He will move here. This is just not good. Don't do stuff like this. Don't don't even consider it. Think about it. But don't do it. So yeah. What? What I actually just did is I made Hiss Bishop a bit stronger. Let's see. I don't know if I push away. I he will take this pone. Maybe I just give it to him. How about No, This is also working. Oh, I'm in trouble, guys. I'm in trouble. Why? Why did I do that? That wasn't the cleverest plan. So shall I go here and here? How about that? What about this move? I don't like it. That was stupid. Let's try that takes away the good spaces for this Bishop. And I only have three minutes left now. So, uh well, that went well. Now, this is a very good spot for Hiss night. I hope he goes there because I could What could I do? What could I do here? Well, first of all this bonus hanging, let's try to attack it. Yeah, so this would be good. This would be good. I can't see anything else, So I'm kind of forcing himself always my bishop so bad that he's like, he's not even in the game. He is not even existing. Where to go now? So, uh, this line is a bit open. I should have Maybe it's OK. It's OK. How about I go? How about I do this attacking this poem and try to finally activate my my bishop of it. This should have been done a long time ago. So he will move h 43. Tournament analysis: And here we are. The tournament is over and we will take a look now with the help of the engine. If I have missed something significant, what could have been better? And I highly advice if you would ever play a tournament just like me to after the tournament is over, analyze how this could have been gone, What the idea was. So I've been telling my ideas. I've been telling you what I had in mind, and then the computer might help me and say like, Well, yeah, actually, that was interesting. Or he would say, Like now, that's just that's really bad In order to do this, what I don't like to do is I able multiple lines. So I will give three options, three available options by just putting in three here. And then I click on the menu again and the rest stock fish does on its own. So let's move on. Yeah, e four. And he answered with the French defence. So far, so good. Everything is in order. He takes wow, it says, plus one. Well, that's a bit over the top, I would say. Dear Computer, come on, I'm not winning here and then this move. Yeah, Z interesting was to something. No, this is This was this plan which I figured out. Yeah, And look, one of the suggestions was to move the bishop here. Another one would have gone directly here, but I just wanted this pawn to move up, and I think it was okay. Okay. So he doesn't Even exactly a he says is not good to move the pawn up to see six. I would have exchanged the bishop if he would have moved only four forward like this. No assists C six and I go back. And of course, the night should come. And I didn't think it would be good to move the bishop here because he would then quickly develop his last bishop, his last piece to castle safely. So I wanted to avoid this. Yeah, the night he should take. Yes, it would have been good if you would take in, but in the end e o Okay. And then I thought casting is good. That is fine. And he thought casting is good, that it's fine now. What was the next idea? Oh, yes. The bishop going to F four. Wow. So stock actually, says White is a bit better. So thanks to the CHESK list, I'm already a bit better. I'm not sure that's a bad move in the end. So he says, What happens if I take here? Then he would. Ah, this would be an interesting attack here because yeah, it's a flank attack. I mean, both pieces are here and is opening up this line, which is pretty strong from my side. That's and that's an idea. What what could have been done? But he played the night, too. B six. Yeah, I'm not sure if C four was the good. The best idea here I am not 100% sure, but stop. It already says why it still has the advantage. I think c four it's It's weakening this pawn, this bishop a bit. So I wanted to avoid any night to go inside here because they thought they would just be so strong. But I can always push the pawn later. That's one thing. So Onley avoiding is not the best thing. Yeah, even that changes a lot. The head it does look, it says the blackness even has a little advantage now. So if this would be happening. Yeah, There we go. I mean, I thought if I thought about this, and then the queen goes here and I could take here, that's how thought far I thought. So. What happens? Ah, this is this is blocking it a bit you I could take than the bishop. Okay, We have equal ponds, and actually, it's pretty equal in the end. Well, he moves back, and then why? It has a big advantage. So why, What? The night now? It's not that big. But look, plus 1.7 anyway, that's that's it for the opening. Almost. And he exchanges. And, yeah, so far, that was okay. I'm pretty happy with the outcome here. If I would have played a bit more correctly, I could have maybe turned and won this game. So let's see. There was a mistake from my part that anything significant happen here. No, he's just a little bit better because of the bishop pair. It's just a good thing, I think. Yeah, that was a mistake from my side and of course, there. That that was interesting that he swapped. I mean, this is a completely dead draw, like there's nothing can happen unless I'm really stupid and not moving this pawn forward. I didn't want the king to To to move here, But come on, that was really dumb. I had still a draw. It's still a draw. Yeah, that's thing. How How could I have Oh, what? What did I do wrong here anyway? I love Let's I want to see. I want to see what I did wrong here. So this if I would have moved the king here, I could have snuck around to stop the poem. So actually, this was my mistake. Can you believe it? Very interesting. Endgame skies, I can tell you. Let's see next game. Okay. I was black. Whoopsie. So let's see. I and I was playing Sicilian the first time ever. Yeah, that looks fine. Ah, if four year 85 of course. Off course. I mean, he takes, I take, I think, Yeah, but and he says ive five and then I have this backward porn, but upon but religious state, did I really just say that? But I just think I just said anyway, Ah, yeah, This is just losing a piece, so yeah, I'm just happy. That's that's all it needed. And then, of course, I just have to play down. Still, there's some threats, right? There's some tiny threats here, but I avoided them. I wanted to get the night away as quickly as possible. And then Fionn Cetto to Castle. So all of this was pretty well done. Could have just taken. Yeah, this was also good. This was interesting. This was interesting. How? The nights here. Yeah. Quickly on then. It is almost over, like this. It's really, really over. And then it's the Maidan to which I saw Glad I saw that next game that is here. White and I started with D four and a plate. The Queen's Camby. So far so good. Nothing to complain. All right, Everything is fine. Oh, this gives me a little advantage even after casting, so also Ah, yeah. And this is where he already lost a piece. He figured out. And this is why it goes two plus two. Yeah, Quite happy with this game as well. So here. Yeah. This is what I thought this is. Was this and no, He says I should have taken you Could also probably would have been better if I just take like this, You can just take the bishop. And then what? What happens? He moves away. Oh, look, a this'll Look at this, huh? That is something I missed. Wow. Attacking a fork and I cannot defend it. I can't go here, Can't go here and cannot defend this. Bishop would have been just in exchange. That could have getting upon gotten upon more. But like this, even to bones, actually. So Okay, it's still good for White, but yeah, that is a clever idea, but he missed that. So I thought I take your first, Okay. Didn't make a big difference. It actually did. I should have taken here, I think. But yeah, I should have taken here. That would have been better like this. I had to. I was a good move. I liked it. Oh, wasn't even the best idea to move the queen away like this. And then slowly but surely, Yeah, this is the end. This is Theo. End good. Three more games. Let's see. Oh, yeah. This is the one which I really, really screwed up. Wow. It's even an idea for white. Look at that. I should have taken. I should have taken. I went back. That was my mistake. I should have just exchanged it. Come on. It's not a big deal. I can exchange it. Ah, I went back. And this gifts? Yeah, I had actually, this is really strong. Look at the center out of this. I cannot tacked back. And this is, uh, because yeah, I moved back and forth. I I was a chess snail. That's what the chest closest told me. And I've been a chest snail. First, I moved to peace twice, and then I moved it back. I saw in the 1st 3 moves I made three night moves with the same night. Bad, bad, bad bat. So I really had had it coming to to lose this game. Lucky for me, I could somehow get out. I I don't even want to see. I got it was so must have been so terrible. De four might have been actually also a good idea, because it's that's so bad. All of this? Yeah, Yeah, I had to go back. My God. And they're in nine moves. I moved this night four times. Oh, gosh. Why? Why didn't I watch my chest course Ah. Uh huh. All right, let's see. I'm I'm 100% sure he missed some big, big, big winds here. I I am. I'm so sure I couldn't defend is Well, he played very good, actually. He played Really, Really. He made a really nice attack. All gosh at us. This was a great mistake. So first he takes this one, and then he takes this one. Yeah. So also, the computer says, Hey, you actually, this is good. Lucky, lucky. Lucky for me, I saw this. He should have taken with the rule camp. Might have been better. Still keeps the attack going here. But how to see that? It's difficult. So, like this, I could get out. S O Queen Exchange is not the best thing here. Yeah, look at that. I even saw this nice idea. Happy And also that so I played. I actually defended pretty well in this bad situation here. Very lucky. And then after this move, I could equalize. Look at that. I could have just taken this phone. I didn't even see that one minute left. I thought this was better. It wasn't what was No, no, He played that I still didn't take it. Ah, this would have been a good move. I take and he takes. Oh, wow. I would have lost a piece again. Like this. Do you see that? Ah! Ah, Well, not not losing a piece, but it's, ah, bad situation for me again. So that didn't happen. Instead, she just gave away a lot of pieces and then it was over. Ah, that last threat. And then he was like, OK, I give up. So two more games. Oh, yeah. You 45 And there we have this Spanish game. I don't think it's OK. It's okay to open like this. That was surprising for me. So he takes, I take get the night here. Yeah, this is and this is not so good. I I think it's not so good. I think the bishop No, but he says that I just good, but I don't like I don't like this pin here. I'm so old fashioned. I think next time I will try the bishop to d seven because I saw this. And this is not a nice move. It's just forcing my pone forward. No, not so nice. So yeah, he takes I take back. I'm very curious how he would have solved this pawn situation. I should I I believe I should have taken with this pond instead. With this one here. Lets see how this will be later. So he also suggests to go here with the night. Yes. Nice spots and also go back and ah Ah, this would have been good. Look at that. It was a bit too scared about my f upon because this one is here. This would have been good. It's a good attack. Just moving this point forward. Yeah, that would have been the best move. So instead, I wanted to exchange because I thought he has a very good bishop. And yeah, that's what I thought. Look at that. Even the computer cyst. Double pawn. That's better. Don't take it with C six, necessarily. Well, I did, though, Like this. I have to fight a little bit more with this situation. But actually, in the end, I mean, this is this is difficult for a human. So I was a bit scared, but the computer says it's all fine. Don't worry. But how to see that? So this is where the computer can trick you into thinking those positions are easy to play . They're not. So this was Yeah. This was the only good defense here. That wasn't a good move. He should have definitely played here. Keep this line open now. He was just blocking his own. Yeah, his own look like this. So now I'm slowly was is a good move here. This was good. Slowly getting forward, even that one. I'm curious how how this double up situation went, so okay, that was not now, okay, Was an option in the end. Yeah, it was even good. Nice and ah, G five. It's so good. It is such a good move. I didn't see that. Look at this. Check and boom. Look how we got here. Now, this is not a nice situation. Probably This is the only move I can see. And this gives a beautiful chick here and a beautiful check here. Wow. Wow. Wow. Our cats are going insane because I didn't see this move. I admit I'm sorry, Roger. I should have really seen g five. I was too scared. Nonetheless, that happened. That happened, that happened. And then I took Yeah, and he can take the poem, But there is he better now? The computer says Yes, but I think that's great. I love this battery here. It's difficult. So it's hard yet This is why you make mistake as white. It's difficult to to to try to counter this threat here. That was a stupid move off. I don't know why I don't. I just wanted to push this one forward to, and he fell for it. But then he puts his queen away. I could just take here. This is actually working. How? Check I go up here and then a check, and then I go down, and then he just takes year with check. But how to calculate this in the game like that? So that's really difficult. Anyway, Queen d two and then I went here. I thought it That's nice, but still, he says White has upon more so then, Yeah, that was It's still not a mistake. Wow. Oh, he even says I can even go here earlier. Yes, I can, actually. Oh, we cannot take but the check then I just moved down. No. So why is this? Ah, this was a good defense here. This was a good defense. But still, the mojo from White is gone a little bit like this. Yeah. And once he goes here, I could have taken earlier. I think that's fine enough. Yeah, that that just ends the game. The queen is basically gone. What to do here? Well, okay. If moves upon forward, I'll take the queen. Yeah, that was the initial plan. Let's take a look at the last game. And there I played against the queen's Camby. Let's see how I was behaving here, So, yeah, sometimes you just have bad Bishop. That was annoying me very much. Ah, maybe this is a bit more active to give a check and then just exchange the bishop. It's kind of almost a temple win because of what shall I do here on this side? And he didn't even to attack me. I was just going for my very first game back then. Still, I'm I'm not dramatically worse here, but I gave away a little bit of temple because I'm that passive now. Now? Yeah. There we go. Chest, snail. Once again, chests nail 101 This is what the tournament was for me moving the bishop twice. Then he blocks. So I take and I thought this might be good, but apparently I realized it's not so good, because yeah, this bishop is actually very good. And this is such a good center piece. Yeah. So that should have been made by me f six to avoid all of those nasty attacks here. But I didn't. I just went here with the night and then here. Well, yeah, I think he sh he had to move the bishop here. And it doesn't even matter that he's blocking this pone. It's just it's a good bishop. He makes it a bit force here like this. But it's a good bishop with this diagonal, and nothing can harm him like this. So that was a mistake. That he lets me have taken it. Queen outs Computer says no. Yeah, and Ah, my gosh. This Bishop, this bishop. So he's doing the right move. I'm going here. He's attacking. I'm going here and White has a bigger advantage. No, Now, finally. And this move didn't help much. Yeah, this was This was not good. I didn't see. I mean, if he can go here with with with the King, that is much better even. Yeah, in the end he did this a bit later. Exactly. Now. And that's it. My night is gone When the pond moves forward. Yeah. So nonetheless, I take He goes here, I take here. He takes here. White is far better fall. This was the worst. This was even the worst movie ever. Oh! Oh, there is this check. Yeah. Terrible. Terrible. He just made a big mistake here by letting me pin him to. But he still has one piece more. There are trying to cheat him. And like this, I can exchange the queens and out of a sudden everything is fine. And the time is over anyway. Yeah, there is another game which I haven't played. Let's see. Did How can I? Ok, let's go to my profile to blitz games and let's take out my last game and then is over. Yeah, I lost here. Terrible. Or did I? No. I want my gosh on time. Yes. Ah, yeah. Let's go. Let's go back to the very beginning here. F four. Well, what do I expect? What do I expect? Why didn't I play e for? I mean, nothing is nothing is really happening here. But I play this this night and like this, the D for D five Pawn is moving forward and I cannot play before anymore. I could, but it's not so good. So I had to do this stupid move. Yeah, I did. I did it wrong. I just did it wrong a bit. I didn't control the center. I had the chance to control the center and I didn't do it. I gave up the center here, and then I decided to quickly Castle get out of the danger zone. And then he took control of the century. Yeah, that was pretty good. C four. OK, anyway, I think that's it. Do what did I do? Anything super weird here? Oh, yes. I wanted to attack here with the night. So I like this plan I had and it's somehow even worked like this. Yeah, this is kind of the winning move, so Oh, the pawn would have been better. I made a mistake. Why would have what I would have? Why was it better? Why? What happens if I go here? Oh, no. Clearly, clearly. Ah, the poem would have been so much better like this I really had to struggle hard, Couldn't get out. My bad, bad bishop. I couldn't exchange him. Nobody allowed me to six and like this. I even got in a bad situation in the end. And then I even lost the peace. And another piece. My gosh, Look at that. Wow, I just Oh, this was when we had no when he had no time. So I just made silly moves nonetheless. Ladies and gentlemen, I hope this was helpful if it was helpful. I would love to give to get a feedback for this, because I will continue those games. I will play tournaments in five minute games and I will post you. I will post them for free and keep this up a little bit because it's fun. And maybe it's Ah, it's good to have a couple of those tournaments and take a look and analyze them. I think it might be helpful, but then again, it won't help unless you do it yourself. So get into play tournament and do we have under 1500? There we go. Super blood. Serena under 1500. Click on that. And then you can just join and play against Mr Blunder, for example. Right. See you in the next lesson. 44. Personality test: How can I find my favorite opening? That's a really good question. Many recommend first e four. That's the one to start with. But there are dangers involved that you might never leave this opening, and I'm looking at my own place style here. I never left first E four for myself. Others recommend to just stick to one special opening and learn everything possible about it. Not the worst idea, either. But if some players play something very different or you are playing against on opening, which you hates to play against, this might also be a struggle. So in order to find your favorite opening, I made a test for you. Tell me who you are, and I will tell you what you are opening with. No, please do not take this test to Siri's, Okay, but there could be a little bit truth behind it, after all. Also, why not stick to the final idea and try out the opening suggested after the test? A lot of my chest colleagues and friends have tried to test out, and it was surprisingly accurate. You got to start somewhere after, so try to answer as honest and correct as possible juice. The answer which comes into your mind most intuitive and most important, because this will mess up everything. Try not to think of which answer might lead to which kind of opening. There will be six questions in total. Just write the number down for each question, and after the test is over, I will show you your results. Here we go. Imagine yourself walking around and one of the pictures. Which picture would you prepare to being after walking around for a while? You see an entrance. You decide to walk through the entrance, which would you prefer to walk through the most? Passing the entrance. You see some chess players who are equally good as you, and they want to play with you. Where would your favorite place be to play with them? You're playing a bit, and after 10 played moves, you reach this position with White. Which position would you like to have the most? You could win the first game. The second game you play with black. 10 moves have been played again. Which position as black Would you like to have the most? The day was great and you enjoyed a lot of good chess games. You walk home after a while and decide to sleep the next morning. This one game you want doesn't get out of your head and you want to analyze it on your computer. What would it look like? Ideally for you? My experience Personality tests didn't really shape my future. But it is fun. So see all of the results with a smile on your face. Okay. In order to find out what opening type you are, simply calculate which letter you have chosen the most off. If you have chosen to letters equally, you should take a look at both opening answers. And if you have even three letters equally, you should try out every single opening there is until you find your favorite. Maybe your decision from the two chest positions will give you the strongest influence 45. Most results were A: most answers a flanking games and maybe open games. You're very adventurous and like to invent and try out new things. Either alone or with friends. You need the space to be free and fulfill all your ideas. But once you have the time in space, you are unstoppable. For chess, you enjoy the sharp and chaotic positions, and this could be your greatest strength trying to complicate positions because this is when you feel calm and experimental and it gives a smile to your face and a tingly feeling in your tummy. You're open and curious for every new move and can dig deep into theory. Chess wise, you probably love real gambits and openings, which give you a strong advantage. Even if you are a piece behind. Attacking and sacrificing could be your art. The English opening might be interesting to look at. It is out of the norm and considered a very strong and solid opening for white. If you prepare the chaos a bit more, how about trying the bird opening? If you still like to be a bit different and try out new things go for openings like Lars and or even so called ski Furthermore, you might enjoy some of the open games, which include gambits and leave you with upon less pretty quickly. For example, the King scam bid the Scotch or Danish company as black. Think of the Dutch defence. Maybe the Benko gambit is interesting for you. Still played by several grand masters against E four, you probably have the greatest problems and might just learn a lot of sharpened crazy theory When playing E five back in general, I believe he will try out any move, which is out there from a three to sacrificing the minor pieces quickly and as much as you might like gambits, you love counter gambits. Albion's counter GAM be Blackmore, Deemer Gandhi, Polish beer counter GAM B and the Stanton Gambia to just name a few. 46. Most results were B: most answers beef Semi open games. You are very well, dependable and self disciplined. These traits are absolutely great for chest because you love to dig through chest theories , tactics and strategies. You love to learn new, interesting things and plan out exactly what to do in a team. You're probably the right hand and can take difficult decisions, easily duty or dutiful personality. You will probably learn openings and opening theories like crazy. No, all of them by name and maybe even who played them the most. As a beginner, you might have the potential to reach Ah, high chess rating. Very likely you prepare the most solid and most played openings, which lead to a well thought plan and interesting strategies and tactical decisions. You will probably play four and D for equally as white. Perhaps you will be prepared with the Queen scam bit and play solid against Roy Lopez and Sicilian as black. You will play the Sicilian and French defense most of the times. If you like to be super solid, Carro con could be your favorite black opening. No matter what White place, if you have the feeling you could get bored, try out the Scandinavian. The more theory and this opening has a lot, the happier it might make and to be extraordinary with French, try out the Tarish variation. 47. Most results were C: most answers. See open games. You have loads of energy and almost don't know where to put it. You love to talk and think and philosophy I about everything, which makes you a welcome guest to all locations. I assume you love to do sports, too. You like to laugh and cry, shout and dance and sing if possible, and are normally far from shy. This reflects in your opening style. On the other hand, with all this energy, you need some more sleep and surely some quiet moments in time to focus. Meditation might be a great tool, your reliable and a strong character for chess games. You probably love the E four openings most and will stick to them. JoLopez, Italian game and the Scotch came could be your favorites. You aren't shy to try out some more adventurous opening, such as the Vienna Game, the King's Scam Bit and the Centre Game as black. You will possibly answer before with E five and are well aware off all the theory you put your energy and learning them. Your favorites as black are also Hola, pests and the Italian game. If you don't like E 45 that much as why Juve lean over to D four occasionally, maybe not even with this so often played Queens camping, but just the queen's. On the other hand, you might love every single French defence opening and variation, and there are a ton. 48. Most results were D: most answers deep closed games. People love you. Your character is polite and naturally trustful. Due to this, be aware of tricks and traps openings those you don't like. Your helpful nature makes you not only a great listener and learner, but also a good teacher and the one who makes things happen. You try to find the hard parts in life and make them more enjoyable. Once you can be of help, your happiest can be in chess. You surely love the Queen Scamp. One of the most played openings with all variations will make you feel very comfortable. The Queen scam would normally distinguishes. Attacking players have done right. Once you have assaulted position, you will figure out how to advance. As a fair player, you can feel if you are in a worse position and more easily fight for a draw instead of a win. Your ego has a little time up, which is truly important than playing chess. As a black player, you could sometimes play Indian defenses like the King's Indian, but probably you are so well aware of all the queen's Camby theory that you're able to counter with the slop Grunfeld defence and have no fear to accept the queen's gambit. D four and D five are probably your favorites for life. If you want to try some new things, check out the jiggering defense and especially the London system. 49. Most results were E: most answers E Indian games. You're very sensitive, which is not a bad thing at all. Like this. You can easily use all your senses to feel danger, discomfort or anything which is out of place. You love to have columnists around you and harmonic people. Luckily, you can sort out the bad influences in your life like this as well. You love nature and the philosophy behind it. Your great sense for emotions make you live the life to the fullest in all its sunny and dark times. You can be extremely happy to win a game, but might also be very sad. Two loops. For this reason, you might enjoy some protective openings where nobody can win against too easily or have any evil attacks prepared. You are a huge fan of every kind of fan. Chet Openings. Your bishop is one of your strongest pieces. In the end, if all opponents attacks fail and they get tired, you strike fact strong and with no remorse. Those openings are very good for this. The bank opening could be your favorite G three bishop G to night F three and casting and now build up your powers. You could also fall in love with the more and more popular opening names Larson Attack, which builds up the same way. On the other hand, you might be better with black and even prepare the black pieces. You could get a real force, and all Indian defenses there are and changed the pace from player to player names. Oh, Indian and Queens Indian can be your solid repertoire. If you define yourself as an experimental and creative corrector, try to learn the Blumenfeld, Camby and the Budapest Scampi. 50. The end: it's over the chess course. I will teach you how to play chess for beginners. Four openings has come to an end. And I really I really, really hope you enjoyed it as much as I did by making all of this. If you enjoyed it that much, that you are so happy about it, that you will be sharing it with other people. Do it. Please. This is This would be awesome for me and also for the other people. Maybe. And I hope from the bottom of my heart you have gotten some good knowledge from this course . And let's see, maybe one day I will make another course about myth games or endgames, or I will just go through a lot of different openings. I mean, one opening requires at least one course with hours of knowledge and all of this. So anyway, enough talking. Have a great day. See you another time. Bye bye. Don't