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How many chess games are possible?

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How Magnus Carlsen checkmated Bill Gates in 9 moves

Bill Gates played white with 2 minutes against the current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, who only had 30 seconds. Carlsen played for a trick, and was clearly successful. The game only took 9 moves before Gates found himself in checkmate.

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Computer displays possible chess moves

I'm in the process of developing a chess game, the computer player uses an algorithm that compares every possible move for the next 3 turns to select the best one. This video displays what happens when you show those moves.

Special Chess Rule: En Passant; Basic Chess Lesson, Tips Tutorial - Pawn Moves, Ampasant Ampersand

En Passant is a Special Rule of Chess. This involves special pawn moves which are exception to the general form of capture. En passant is sometimes wrongly spelt as ampersand or ampasant. En passant is a French phrase which means 'in passing'. This basic chess tutorial will help you learn the different types of moves your pawn can play (be it white or black). It is surprising to see that not many chess players are aware of this rule. In this chess lesson, I will teach you the basic chess ideas, tips & tricks that you can play around with to make best use of this rule to your advantage & win more games fast. This rule is sometimes also used as a special strategy & tactics to surprise your opponent. Generally, captures are done in chess where the capturing piece moves onto the square of the piece it is going to capture. But En Passant is an exception to this rule. In en passant, the capturing piece, that is, the pawn, moves to a different square than that of the target pawn. These pawn moves can be very useful in chess end games where the pawns are fighting for promotion.

2 Important Conditions of En Passant:
► The option to capture is available for one move only, that is, the immediate next move. You cannot use this anytime during the game.
► This option can be exercised only if the pawn has moved 2 squares on its first move. It cannot be used if the pawn moves one square at a time.

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Computer Chess: How It Thinks!

Mistake at 2:14. It's 10 to the power 26 nanoseconds.

Chess requires intelligence and thought process, so how can a computer possibly do it?

A computer that is playing chess is not thinking. Instead, it is calculating through a set of formulas that makes it to take good moves.

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Chess Opening TRICKS to WIN More Games: Tennison Gambit: Secret Traps, Moves, Strategy & Ideas

Openings are the most exciting phase in the game of chess. There are various chess tricks, traps, strategies, tactics, ideas, gambits & opening moves that you can use to fool your opponent & win more chess games. In this video, I share with you 4 secret opening tricks that white can use to trap the black queen. These opening tricks involve the use of knight, bishop, pawn & white queen. This trick is popularly known as the Tennison Gambit. A gambit is basically a chess opening strategy in which a player sacrifices his material of lesser value, like a pawn, with the hope of achieving an advantageous position. It’s like a chess trick to fool your opponent. The Tennison Gambit is a popular response to the Scandinavian Defense. These opening moves will definitely surprise your opponent. You just need to follow these starting moves & you can easily trap and capture the black queen or gain a strong material advantage. This chess opening trick will help you to win fast.

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How to Checkmate with 2 Bishops & a King:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Lasker Trap:
Secret Chess Opening Trick & Puzzle: Blackburne Shilling Gambit:
Poison Pawn Trap: Chess Opening Trick to Win Fast:
Tennison Gambit: A Secret Trick to Capture Black Queen:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Fried Liver Attack:
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Chess Opening TRICK to Fool Your Opponent: Tennison Gambit - Strategy & Moves to Trap Black Queen

Openings are the most exciting phase in the game of chess. There are various chess strategies, tactics, tips, tricks, ideas, traps, gambits & opening moves that you can use to fool your opponent & win more chess games. In this video, I share a secret opening trick that white can use to trap the black queen. This opening trick involves the use of knight, bishop, pawn & white queen. This trick is popularly known as the Tennison Gambit. A gambit is basically a chess opening strategy in which a player sacrifices his material of lesser value, like a pawn, with the hope of achieving an advantageous position. It’s like a chess trick to fool your opponent. The Tennison Gambit is a popular response to the Scandinavian Defense. These opening moves will definitely surprise your opponent. You just need to follow these starting moves & you can easily trap and capture the black queen. This chess opening trick will help you to win fast.

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Secret Chess Endgame Strategy: King vs King & 2 pawns:
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04 - Illegal Moves (What is an Illegal Move?) | Chess

The King cannot stay in what?
The King cannot move into what?
The King cannot capture a piece that is what?
The King can never move next to who?

BEST Chess Opening for Black: Sicilian Defense: Basic Strategy, Moves, Variations, Ideas & Tricks

Find out the Best Chess Opening Strategy for Black in this video. This is the most common chess opening played at the grandmaster level. Openings are the most exciting phase in the game of chess. There are various chess tricks, strategies, moves and ideas that you can use to win more games. In this video, I will show you the Basics of the Sicilian Defense, which is statistically the most successful opening for black. The Sicilian Defense can be used by black against the King's pawn opening where white plays pawn to e4. This chess opening trick has a lot of variations like the Najdorf variation, Classical variation, Dragon variation, open sicilian & Scheveningen variation. The Sicilian was played very often by grandmasters like Bobby Fischer & Garry Kasparov. The opening moves shown in this video will help you build a strong opening repertoire & will help you win more games. You just need to follow these starting moves & practice in game situations & you will definitely improve your game. Let me know which is your favorite chess opening? If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below. I will be happy to answer & help you out.

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Also, Check out my previous chess videos:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Legal's Mate Trap:
How to Checkmate with 2 Bishops & a King:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Lasker Trap:
Secret Chess Opening Trick & Puzzle: Blackburne Shilling Gambit:
Poison Pawn Trap: Chess Opening Trick to Win Fast:
Tennison Gambit: A Secret Trick to Capture Black Queen:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Fried Liver Attack:
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The Number Of Possible Chess Games

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HOW TO WIN EVERY CHESS GAME!!

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How many moves are possible in the first move of chess?

How many moves are possible in the first move of chess?

The Elo Rating System for Chess and Beyond

The Elo Rating system is a method to rate players in chess and other competitive games. A new player starts with a rating of 1000. This rating will go up if they win games, and go down if they lose games. Over time a player's rating becomes a true reflection of their ability - relative to the population.

My video was mostly based on A Comprehensive Guide to Chess Ratings by Prof Mark E Glickman

Below are some of the things I wanted to talk about, but cut so the video wasn't too long!

Some explanations of the Elo rating system say it is based on the normal distribution, which is not quite true. Elo's original idea did model each player's ability as a normal distribution. The difference between the two players strengths would then also be a normal distribution. However, the formula for a normal distribution is a bit messy so today it is preferred to model each player using an extreme value distribution. The difference between the two players strengths is then a logistic distribution. This has the property that if a player has a rating 400 points more than another player they are 10 times more likely to win, this makes the formula nicer to use. Practically, the difference between a logistic distribution and the normal distribution is small.

For the update formula I say that your rating can increase or decrease by a maximum of 32 points, and I said there was no special reason for that. This value is called the K-factor, and the higher the K-factor the more weight you give to the players tournament performance (and so less weight to their pre-tournament performance). For high level chess tournaments they use a K-factor of 16 as it is believed their pre-tournament rating is about right, so their rating will not fluctuate as much. Some tournaments use different K-factors.

Some criticisms of the Elo system is that it doesn't account for draws, or the advantage to white. The paper by Mark Glickman above includes formulas that take those things into account.

Another criticism of Elo is the reliability of the rating. The rating of an infrequent player is a less reliable measure of that player's strength, so to address this problem Mark Glickman devised Glicko and Glicko2. See descriptions of these methods at

On the plus side, the Elo system was leagues ahead of what it replaced, known as the Harkness system. I originally intended to explain the Harkness system as well, so here are the paragraphs I cut:

In the Harkness system an average was taken of everyone's rating, then at the end of the tournment if the percentage of games you won was 50% then your new rating was the average rating.
If you did better or worse than 50% then 10 points was added or subtracted to the average rating for every percentage point above or below 50.
This system was not the best and could produce some strange results. For example, it was possible for a player to lose every game and still gain points.


This video was suggested by Outray Chess. The maths is a bit harder, but I liked the idea so I made a in-front-of-a-wall video.

Halosar Trap: Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast & PUZZLE |Best Checkmate Moves, Game Strategy & Ideas

Check out the Halosar Trap or the Ryder Gambit. This is another Chess Opening Trick to Win Fast. Plus, I also have an interesting Chess Puzzle for you. As you know, openings are the most exciting phase in the game of chess. There are various chess opening tricks, strategies, moves and ideas that you can use to win more games. In this video, I will show you all the Traps in the Blackmar Diemer Gambit Opening. I will share with you some amazing variations to fool your opponent & checkmate the black king in the first few moves. These secret tricks will help you in winning chess games against high-rated players.
If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below. I will be happy to answer & help you out.

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Fishing Pole Trap: Chess Opening TRICK to WIN Games Fast:
Legal's Mate Trap: Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast:
How to Checkmate with 2 Bishops & a King:
Lasker Trap: Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast:
Blackburne Shilling Gambit: Secret Chess Opening Trick & Puzzle:
Poison Pawn Trap: Chess Opening Trick to Win Fast:
Tennison Gambit: 4 Secret Tricks to WIN FAST:
Fried Liver Attack: Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast:
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Longest Chess Game Ever played (Recorded) Ivan Nikolic v Goran Arsovic, Belgrade 1989

The longest Known game ever recorded was in Belgrade 1989 between Nikolic and Arsovic ended in a draw with 269 moves. The game lasted 20 hours and 15 minutes. Neither player claimed the 50 -move rule and the game went on and on.

Fishing Pole Trap: Chess Opening TRICK to WIN Games Fast: Secret Checkmate Strategy, Moves & Ideas

Check out this Fishing Pole Trap in the Ruy Lopez chess Opening. Openings are the most exciting phase in the game of chess. There are various chess opening tricks, tips, strategies, moves and ideas that you can use to win more games. In this video, I will show you an amazing chess opening trap for Black in the Ruy Lopez opening. I will share with you some amazing variations to fool your opponent & checkmate the white king in the first few moves. These secret chess tricks will give you a match winning advantage & help you in winning chess games very fast.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below. I will be happy to answer & help you out.

If you like this video, do not forget to Like, Comment & Share. If you want to learn some cool chess tips & tricks and become a better chess player, then Subscribe to my Channel Chess Talk by Jeetendra Advani.

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Also, Check out my previous chess videos:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Legal's Mate Trap:
How to Checkmate with 2 Bishops & a King:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Lasker Trap:
Secret Chess Opening Trick & Puzzle: Blackburne Shilling Gambit:
Poison Pawn Trap: Chess Opening Trick to Win Fast:
Tennison Gambit: 4 Secret Tricks to WIN FAST:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Fried Liver Attack:
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The Infinite Game of Chess (with Outray Chess)

An infinite game of chess with the Thue-Morse sequence.

To avoid an infinite game of chess there was a rule that declared that a game would end if any sequence of moves were repeated three times in a row.

However Dutch mathematician Max Euwe showed that the Thue-Morse sequence can define an infinite game since it contains no finite sequence that is repeated three times in a row.

The Thue-Morse sequence is made from building blocks of 0110 and 1001, so we know it cannot contain short repetitions like 000, 111, 010101 or 101010.

Double digits in the Thue-Morse sequence always appear in the odd positions (starting from position zero), which is not possible if a sequence of odd length is repeated. So the Thue-Morse sequence does not contain any finite sequence of odd length repeated three times in a row.

If we remove every second digit of the Thue-Morse sequence we will still have the Thue-Morse sequence. If you apply this to any finite sequence of even length that is repeated three times in a row, you will get a sequence half the length that also repeats three times in a row. Repeat this process until you reach a sequence of odd length repeated three times or a short sequence repeated three times. Since we know this shorter repeated sequence is not contained in the Thue-Morse sequence it implies the original repeated sequence is not contained in the Thue-Morse sequence.

The argument above is enough to show that the Thue-Morse sequence does not contain a finite sequence of any length repeated three times in a row.

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Poison Pawn Trap: Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Secret Checkmate Moves, Strategy & Ideas

Openings are the most exciting phase in the game of chess. There are various chess tricks, strategies, tips, traps, moves, tactics and ideas that you can use to fool your opponent. In this video, I share a secret chess opening trick for white to checkmate the black king in the first few moves and win fast. This trick is popularly known as the Poison Pawn Trap. The Poison Pawn Trap can be used by white against the Sicilian Defense variation. This chess opening trick is all about sacrificing your pawn to capture the queen early & win the game fast. It’s like a chess trap to fool your opponent. The opening moves shown in this video will definitely surprise your opponent. You just need to apply the basic chess principles & follow these starting moves & you will be easily able to trap and checkmate the black king. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below. I will be happy to answer & help you out.

If you like this video, do not forget to Like, Comment & Share. If you want to learn some cool chess tips & tricks and become a better chess player, then Subscribe to my Channel Chess Talk by Jeetendra Advani.

Also, Check out my previous chess videos:
How to Checkmate with 2 Bishops & a King:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Lasker Trap:
Secret Chess Opening Trick & Puzzle: Blackburne Shilling Gambit:
6 Tips to Master Chess Openings:
Tennison Gambit: A Secret Trick to Capture Black Queen:
Secret Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Fried Liver Attack:
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Top 7 Aggressive Chess Openings

Everyone loves an aggressive chess opening so I thought I would create a list of my top 7 aggressive openings. Enjoy.


#7 Danish Gambit
#6 Cochrane Gambit
#5 Scotch Gambit
#4 King's Gambit
#3 Halloween Gambit
#2 Latvian Gambit
#1 Fried Liver Attack

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