How many mistakes can you make in a video that runs less than two minutes?
- 0:15 - Shows White Bishops on the same color squares.
- 0:24 - 'You will need ... a computer with Internet access.' No, you won't. Use the die mentioned at 0:26.
- 0:29 - 'Step 1: Learn Chess960 terms. "Array" is the initial arrangement of pieces on a board. A "starting piece" is a chess piece that’s part of the initial array.' Who says "array"? Is that "starting piece" as opposed to "non-starting piece"? Those would be which pieces?
- 0:40 - 'The "960" in chess960 refers to the 960 possible starting moves in the game.' No, it doesn't. It refers to the number of possible start positions.
- 0:47 - 'Step 2: Study a numbered chess board diagram in order to notate chess piece positions.' Looking at a chess960 diagram is enough. The numbers are irrelevant for setup. What does 'to notate' mean?
- 1:00 - 'Step 3: Place the Pawns in their traditional board positions'. Should be preceded by step 2+: Position the board correctly before placing Pawns. ('White on right')
- 1:05 - 'Step 4: Use online position generators to set up each player's back row.' Shows the Chessgames.com forum, which uses a non-standard, proprietary system to number the start position. (Although I can't really expect Howcast.com to know that)
- 1:12 - 'A randomizer might display the Black Knight in the traditional Black Queen position'. The position doesn't show that. And what holds for Black also holds for White.
- 1:26 - 'Bishops are on opposite colored squares'. Shows the same position as at 0:15.
- 1:33 - 'Step 6: Learn how to castle in chess960'. Shows White castling O-O while in check.
A few weeks ago I used another Howcast video in How To Use Rybka?!. How many mistakes are in that clip?