Learn Fundamentals of All Three Phases of the Game: Opening, Middlegame and Endgame
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What Will You Learn?
David Sullivan has been coaching chess for over 25 years and he puts just about every bit of knowledge into this incredible chess video that is a treasure trove of great information. David has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the game of chess and you’ll feel it in every minute of this exciting, knowledge-packed video. Whatever you thought you knew about chess will be enhanced exponentially by Dave’s training.
Much of Dave’s Squares focuses on pins, the most basic of chess tactics, and sacrifices, the most exciting. This video often shows how both of these tactics can be combined for devastating effect. Part I of this video provides numerous instructive examples of how to create a pin, sometimes through an unexpected sacrifice, how to attack a pinned piece and how to convert a pin into a win of material.
Part 2 has more great examples of tactical pins, including using a pin to create a discovered attack in order to win material, combining a pinning attack with a king side sacrifice attack, and combining a pin with other tactics. Part 2 also gives lots of fun, exciting, instructive examples of how to use a sacrifice in conjunction with another basic but effective tactic, the fork, or double attack.
You may need to pause the video to catch your breath, as Dave throws his energy right into more amazing tactics in Part 3, where he reviews examples of pin and fork combinations, deflection and double attack combinations, sacrifice and double attack combinations, and more. Dave doesn’t forget the endgame either, teaching you about the opposition, how to win rook and pawn vs rook and pawn endings and other critical endgame ideas.
Finally in Part 4, Dave covers some of the building block chess fundamentals that merit special attention, especially ideas surrounding f7, the weak spot in black’s position that can lead to a quick checkmate if white can attack quickly before black can castle to safety.
Much of the instruction in this video is teaching by example. Rather than just telling you what you should do, Dave shows you exactly how these tactics can work in games to surprise your opponents and help you secure a win. While you may not see these exact same positions in your own games, the patterns Dave reviews are universal, and can often transfer to the games that you play. These ideas can also spark your creativity and help you generate more exciting chess positions where you have an advantage.
If you’re into learning some great chess ideas from an experienced, enthusiastic teacher who keeps things fun and entertaining all the time, you’ll love Dave’s Squares. Dave’s energy and knowledge makes learning difficult concepts easy, and there’s so much information here that this video is one of the best values you’ll ever find when it comes to chess instruction. If you’re ready to get more creative than ever before with your chess and start winning lots more games, order Dave’s Squares: The Building Blocks of Chess, by David Sullivan today!
So, What Exactly Do You Get?
CREATION OF A PIN FOLLOWED BY ADDING ATTACKERS
CREATING PINS, MAKING DEFENDING HIDDEN THREATS
SACRIFICE TO CREATE A PIN
PIN FOLLOWED BY TACTICS
EXCHANGE SAC WINS MATERIAL
PINNED PIECE PILE ON IT
SAC TO CREATE A PIN
REMOVE PINNED PIECES' DEFENDER FOLLOWED BY ATTACK
CREATION OF A PIN FOLLOWED BY ATTACK
USING A PIN TO CREATE A DISCOVERED ATTACK WINNING MATERIAL
WHITE NOTICES THE PIN AND REACTS CORRECTLY
BLACK WINS MATERIAL USING A PIN ON C3
PINNING ATTACK FOLLOWED BY TYPICAL KING SIDE SAC ATTACK
PIN WINS MATERIAL
PIN VS PIN
TYPICAL PINNING ATTACK
INTRO TO DOUBLE ATTACKS, ALSO CALLED FORKS
FORK + PIN FOLLOWED BY TACTICS = WIN
WHITE TRIES TO WIN A PAWN, BUT SETS HIMSELF UP FOR A DOUBLE ATTACK
PIN + DOUBLE ATTACK = WIN
DOUBLE ATTACK WINS MATERIAL
POWERFUL CENTER THREATENS PAWN FORKS
DOUBLE ATTACK WINS A PAWN
SAC TO CREATE DOUBLE ATTACK WINS A PAWN
UNPROTECTED PIECE + DOUBLE ATTACK + MATING THREAT = WIN!
QUEEN SAC SETS UP KNIGHT FORK
BISHOP SAC SETS UP QUEEN FORK
QUEEN SAC SETS UP KNIGHT FORK
BLACK LEAVES HIS BISHOP UNPROTECTED AND LOSES TO A KNIGHT FORK
VERY TYPICAL PIN + FORK COMBINATION
DEFLECTION OF DEFENDER SETS UP DOUBLE ATTACK
PIN + BISHOP SAC + KNIGHT FORK = WIN!
ROOK SAC CREATES WINNING DOUBLE ATTACK
BLACK CARELESSLY GRABS A PAWN
DON'T ALWAYS GRAB BACK!
MATE THREAT PLUS UNPROTECTED PIECE = WIN!
ROOK SAC TO OPEN UP THE KING + FORK = WIN
SAC CREATES DOUBLE ATTACK
GET RID OF THAT KEY DEFENDER
PUSH BACK DEFENDER TO CREATE SHAM SAC FOR DOUBLE ATTACK
KNIGHT SAC DOUBLE ATTACK WITH MATES
ROOK SAC + PAWN FORK = WON GAME
KNIGHT SAC CREATES WINNING FORKS
KNIGHT SAC LEADS TO DOUBLE CHECK AND WIN
KNIGHT SAC LEADS TO QUEEN FORK
DON'T LEAVE YOUR PIECES UNPROTECTED
DISCOVERED ATTACK + PINS LEAD TO BETTER ENDING
TWO FOR ONE SALE
WHITE CAN WIN A PAWN, BUT HERE SQUEEZING BLACK WAS BEST
DISCOVERED, UNCOVERED, ATTACK
BEGINNING THE ENDINGS SECTION, THE OPPOSITION
BLOCK THAT ROOK THAT IS STOPPING US FROM PROMOTING
TRADE DOWN TO WIN
OPPOSITION, PLUS MATE WITH KING AND ROOK VS KING
SPACE ADVANTAGE, DIAGONAL OPPOSITION
SPLIT UP PAWNS VS CONNECTED PAWNS
QUEEN VS ADVANCED PAWN
WEAK SPOT ATTACK F7