Friday, March 19, 2010
BBC's "How to Win at Chess"
The BBC has produced a wonderful hour-long documentary titled "How to Win at Chess," most of which has been posted at zaphod319's YouTube channel. It is also widely available for download, though not yet available for sale. Structured rather like David Shenk's The Immortal Game, it follows an arranged game between British chess personalities Ray Keene and Daniel King (which the two players use as a vehicle for instruction) while jumping off into various aspects of chess history, culture, and competition. Highly recommended.
Hat tip to Mark Weeks, who often posts about videos on Friday.