Welcome to Chess 2017-2018

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Chess Season. Do set up an account for chesskid.org or kidchess.org at home.
Show me that you are willing to seriously work at chess.
Once I know that you know all of the basics, you will play a best-two-out-of-three sets of Pawns Game.
* Avoid doubled pawns. * Use pawn chains well. * Know en passant: in passing.
* Remember that the pawn is the lowest man but it is often just as important as the highest officer around.
(If the enemy moves two places forward on first move, you have the right to capture it. Capture takes place
on the square that the pawn moving two squares forward passes through if your pawn is next to the enemy pawn.)
Pawns Game

Light square in the lower right hand corner! Never settle for a stalemate when you can possibly win the game!
Don’t pay attention to the captured pieces off the chessboard. The only pieces that count are the ones on the board.
White does not always win. It does not even win most of the time. The moves are important, not the color of pieces.
There are normally four options if your chessman is attacked.
1. Move the man.
2. Protect the man so that an even trade is possible.
3. Attack another enemy man.
. Create a bigger threat than your opponent has. (For example, by attacking a more valuable enemy piece or by
seriously threatening the Kind with check or checkmate. The threat may balance your opponent’s threats.

Welcome to the 2016 Haigh Chess Blog

Welcome to the Haigh Elementary Chess Blog

The player who is confident and knows more about chess usually wins the game–not the smart kid who knows less! CASTLE on KING SIDE!
LEGAL and ILLEGAL MOVES (Howcast) 1:56

How to Scare Your Opponent – Seem confident-Watch them-Scare them

How to Win at Chess (Howcast) 1:54
How to Use the King (Howcast) 1:42

What is a Gambit? (Howcast)

Basics of the Italian Game -cool version-(Howcast) 3:13

TOP 7 Aggressive Openings

Quick Checkmates
2 moves

2 moves

3 moves

4 moves

5 moves

10 Golden Moves (Howcast) 1:36

BASICS of the Sicilian Defense (Howcast) 2:48

Tips (New York City Schools) 4:34

End-Game Achieving Checkmate w/ King and Pawn – Most Common Endgame

How to Use the King at Endgame (Howcast) 1:42

Opposition and Pawn Promotion

Achieving Checkmate with Only a King and a Queen

Achieving Checkmate with Only a King and a Rook

How to defend Bishop versus Rook

How to Checkmate with Only a Knight & Bishop by GM Huschenbeth-long

Important Tips for Winning

Practice new moves, new tactics by playing chess against a computer, a machine.

ChessKid Blog – In time, you’ll beat the computer with this one.

Checkers Chess (one that allows you to change your mind)

Computer CHESS – Can you beat the computer?
Here’s how to set up a chessboard properly.

Here’s the way you should use the structure of pawns.

How to castle successfully.
Chess Opening Traps

Top 8 chess mistakes

The best fork tactics in the world.

Here are some tactics and strategies to win at chess.

Here’s how to understand chess notation so you can win more. (Don’t use a “P” for pawns, however.)

The quickest way to get a stalemate.

Pins and Skewers

En passant. How to use it.

Here’s more you need to know about chess notation if you want to be in the first six team player roster or the second six team player roster.

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Here are the basics of the Sicilian Defense.

Here’s how to achieve checkmate with only a king and a queen.

Here’s how to get checkmate in just 3 moves.  Chess can be a very fast game!

Here are the top 7 aggressive openings that can help you win at chess.


Here are the basics of the Ruy Lopez.

Win in 4 Moves.  Don’t be fooled by the Scholar’s Mate.  Attack F7.

Here are some principles of attacking your chess opponent.

Here are three great things to consider if you get stuck or don’t know what to do.

The 10 Golden Moves in Chess

How to use your pawns so you win at chess.

Jazzy Intro to Chess

Endgame Strategies

Here are six cool ways to get a draw if you are sure you’re going to lose.

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Playing for a draw–and other endgame strategies

Endgame Tactices

Okay, Mr. Neff, what’s a zugzwang?

3 Fold repetition

Repetition of Position

The Three Fold Law (From another serious chess student)

The 50 Move Rule