10 Ways To Use Your Knights Effectively

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130 Comments

  1. Good thing we survived the erthequack it was horrbile

  2. Was the Discord ping at 17:19 an intentional troll or something that snuck in?

    Edit: And the other one

  3. Not going to lie this video just saved my game started a trade mid trade I realized I had missed a bishop I missed in the corner and it was going bad saw the queen and knight would be setup in one move I guess they missed it because they continued attacking the trades next move with the queen checking the king protected by the knight man I should not have won that it was a blunder that was just saved by pure luck and they traded off the right pieces to clear the path for it guess that was a blunder on their part got to into taking my pieces to notice but thx this video really did save me

  4. As an old beginner, I find it harder for me to learn game of Chess n the knights are the harder ones to learner hence I eliminate my opponents knights when ever I can 👍👍

  5. The geometry of knight+queen vs. bishop+queen is that the knight provides protection on both colour complexes.

  6. The reason why #3 is so effective is that the knights are on different colored squares, so you're potentially controlling 16 squares of the board (d4 and e4, for instance).

    Another good position is to let them defend each other. That doesn't work as well as being side-by-side, though.

  7. Wonderful vedio. Can you suggest me a good book for knight maneuver and double knight attack

  8. Your channel is highly underrated, Sir

  9. When I understood outposts I understood chess

  10. Today I won a game with Queen+Knight combo.. Yesterday I watched this video. Thanks Lopez bro… He offered me a draw but suddenly I realised that I can win with Queen + Knight combo.. 😀 👍 Finally I checkmated him. Appreciate you for making such informative and clear videos for us.. Way to go bro!

  11. Nelson dear im your big fan, doing great job in teaching chess.regards

  12. GREAT VIDEO. I GET WHAT YOUR SAYING..AS FAR AS I USUALLY LIKE TO KEEP AT LEAST 1 KNIGHT. LEARNING HOW TO USE BOTH LIKE YOU DID LINING THEM UP..

  13. The weapon of the knight is the double attack. Double—-yin and yang. There are four elements to a knight fork double attack. 1) The ready knight. 2) The attack square or power point. 3) & 4) The yin and yang squares occupied with suitable targets. ( All the squares a knight can attack from one power point are said to be on the cusp. All squares on a cusp are candidate Y squares. ) There are four levels of knight attacks. 1) You just fall into it. 2) You are fighting for the power point. 3) You are fighting to get a suitable target on to a Y square. And 4) you have a free power point, you have the Y squares occupied but the knight is one move short of being on the ready square. What you need to solve 4) is the threat step. What you need to solve 3) is maybe a sac suck to the Y square, or a Kamakazze attack from the Y square, or a chase to the Y square. This assumes you already have one Y square occupied. What you need for 2) is to remove the guard of the power point, or block out the guard or deflect the guard away by a capture or a sacrifice. And what you need for 1) are eyes.
    One motif I'll mention is Knight Out Knight In. A 2) type position with a knight as guard. Capture the knight drawing another peice to the Y square and fork.

  14. @ 19:29 couldn't Karpov just push g4 kicking away the bishop and then taking the knight with the queen? I fail to see why this couldn't be done

  15. When I was 6 or 7, knight and bishop were my favourite pieces. Knight was because of it’s movement, hopping on pieces and the little horse representing it. I loved using it because everyone had trouble visualising their movement patterns on a crowded board. And loved bishop because people tend to not see the tight gaps it can barge through and attack. And in my language we refer to it as “the Elephant” instead of “the bishop.” So I always felt like I was finding clever and unexpected ways to defeat my opponent with my war elephants.
    Always saw the board like an actual battle ground with little figures fighting. And for some reason I had never had trouble visualising the Knight’s movement. Always saw that L shape very clearly. No matter where.
    Unfortunately I took a huge break from chess. A 17 years break, in fact. I can’t remember why.
    But after that 17 years, just one and a half weeks ago, I restarted. To my very welcome surprise, all those visualisation were still intact. Especially on the Knight. And after a week, the L shape evolved into a “flower” shape around the Knight. Highlighting every single square it can hop to. It’s getting easier to visualise multiple steps forward with it. I’m just very happy to have my enthusiasm for chess to be back. I want to be good at it.

  16. Oh man i should have watched this way earlier. I'm playing chess for a few months and this always screwed me. Nooooow i understand xD This is really helpful

  17. I think this was the most helpful chess Video I have ever seen. I'm gonna watch some more from you

  18. I play the London as white or the Karo-Kann as black, simply to not have to deal with knight fork traps.

  19. 17:45 but I play the silician like this pushing the bishop's pawn when I handle black piece…. So obviously a weakness square creates for knight to jump.. What can I do bro 😶

  20. Around 12:30, that’s a rook on f8 lol but i know what you meant

  21. Learn a lot bro. Ur teaching skills are impressive 👌

  22. Thank youuu❤❤❤.. Thank you very much!!

  23. Is this guy blind or just horrible at chess.nicd concept for a video but odd positions that fit ur narrative and blatant ways out kinda ruined it.i apologize for my negative perception I coulda found the good things and led with those and chose not to

  24. i'll exchange a bishop for a horse any day of the week – except for tuesdays…that's date night…

  25. A good eay to explain knights is one space diagonal and one space horizontal but not towards or away from the knight

  26. Knight is the only piece that can take the queen without the queen bieng able to take it wich means if the knight can take any piece in the game except an opponent's knight then that peice can't take the knight

  27. I think it easy to escape from the last example, Bf4, fork the B and K and it is protected by the K on C3, what do you think?

  28. In straightforward strategy, bishops win.
    But psychologically knights are in favor.
    An engine will never keep a knight thinking "he'll never see what im boutta do" its all enginey engine stuff

  29. Literally any time i take my eye off the knight or fail to defend the squares that it goes to, I always end up getting forked or some kind of other trick. Thats why any position i play I make sure to have multiple attacks on the g4 and b4 squares

  30. The forks example is horrendous. Rook takes a6#, bishop takes rook on a6, rook rakes bishop a6 checkmate

  31. A knight, half way across the board, is looking to take a piece on the same color square that it is on right now.
    2 moves it can jump around and over many defenses.
    I try to take out the knights first

  32. I love knights too. I have saved many end games with a knight. opponents getting tired and I lose count of how many times they walk into my obvious fork trap. They are hard to see, one slip in concentration and they strike. Also knights are great for producing invisible mating nets where a pawn can produce a checkmate out of nowhere. love the knights.

  33. At example 5, isn't that a bad blockade because Black can just force a Knight exchange?

  34. I too am one of those weirdos whose favorite piece is the knight, also because of how great and nasty it is when it comes to forks, as demonstrated in Gane 16 of the 1985 WCC with Kasparov's. legendary "octopus" knight.

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