Tips for watching speed chess
March 24, 2014 3:50 AM Subscribe
I'm going to watch some chessboxing in a in a few weeks with some friends. I know the rules of chess but nothing beyond that, no strategies or anything, ways to tell a good move from a bad one or see who dominating. Are there some key things I can know/read/watch in order to have a vague understanding of what's going on?
posted by Cantdosleepy to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I realise that I don't have time to get properly to grips with the sport, but are there, say, a dozen rules of thumb that a person can understand in a few weeks that will make me into a slightly less clueless spectator? Or any matches that are commentated particularly well on Youtube?