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How to Win at Chess

Timeshift, Series 9 Episode 5 of 9

Many people know the basic rules of chess, but few can play really well. This programme offers some essential tips on how to raise our game.

British grandmasters Dan King and Ray Keene go through a special demonstration game from opening gambit to checkmate, revealing the key moves that can lead to victory. They explain the opening, middle and end games, and how to outwit an opponent with techniques such as forks, pins and skewers.

Along the way the colourful and diverse world of British chess playing is celebrated, including speed chess and chess boxing, and useful advice is offered on how not to be humiliated by a child prodigy.

Also taking part are novelist Martin Amis, writer Dominic Lawson, Britain's youngest grandmaster David Howell and under-16 champion Sheila Dines.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 15 Aug 2010 01:50


Role Contributor
PresenterDan King
PresenterRay Keene
ParticipantMartin Amis
ParticipantDavid Howell
DirectorGeorge Chan
ProducerGeorge Chan
ProducerJohn Das
Executive ProducerMichael Poole

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