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WHEN: 11am-12:30pm, Saturday mornings (EST)
WHERE: Watch on the ChessKid TV page.
WHAT: A fun mix of chess stories, amazing games, unusual motifs, interactive puzzles, live play, and much, much more!
Table of Contents:
Episode 1 - Pawn Power 1
Episode 2 - Pawn Power 2
Episode 3 - Pawn Power 3
Episode 4 - Knight Power 1
Episode 5 - Knight Power 2
Episode 6 - Halloween Special
Episode 7 - Castling Power
Episode 8 - Under Promotion!
Episode 9 - Stalemate!
Episode 10 - Live Chess!
Episode 11 - Your Games Analyzed!
Episode 12 - The Adventures of Ruban!
Episode 13 - Zugzwang
Episode 14 - End of Year Special
Episode 15 - Beginning of Year Special
Episode 16 - The Evergreen Game
Episode 17 - Weak Color Complex
Episode 18 - The Game of the Century!
Episode 19 - The Adventures of funpad!
Episode 20 - The Adventures of Vidhan!
Episode 21 - Opening Lines
Episode 22 - Attraction, Clearance, and Interference
Episode 23 - Live Kid Tournament!
Episode 24 - Green Hamster
Episode 25 - The Initiative
Episode 26 - Hamster Autopilot
Episode 27 - Hamster: The Movie
Episode 28 - Special Guest...!
Episode 29 - The Sicilian Defense
Who is PinkHamster?
Hi! Perhaps you have already met me on ChessKid.com. Perhaps not. My name is David Petty, but here on ChessKid, everybody just calls me the PinkHamster. I am a chess enthusiast, and experienced scholastic chess coach. Read about me on the video author page!
On the Show:
Below are some of the topics and activities regularly covered on the show.
Chess Story Time:
People have written entire books about funny chess events which really did (and sometimes didn't really) happen. I'll share some of my favorite stories, true and otherwise, but always fun!
Chess History Lesson:
The PinkHamster delves into the rich and interesting history of the chess: how the rules of the game have evolved over the centuries, famous players, incredible matches, etc.
PinkHamster Chess Workout:
The PinkHamster sets a good example by doing his master-level tactics! These puzzles are really hard, but I'll guide you in my thought process every step of the way.
ChessKid Puzzle Workout:
We've all got to workout to keep our chess muscles strong! The PinkHamster feeds the audience puzzles of varying difficulties from the Tactics Trainer, and goes over the thought process required to tackle these brain-teasers!
Your Games Analyzed:
Each week the PinkHamster will select one game played by a ChessKid, and review it. Emphasis will be both on what the players did well, and also how they could improve in future games!
Battle the Hamster:
At the end of every episode, the PinkHamster logs into ChessKid.com's Blitz chess and takes on all comers in a no-holds-barred speed chess match, giving live commentary as he goes. Will you be the first kid to defeat the Hamster?
and much, much more...
How can I contribute?
If you have a chess game you'd the PinkHamster me to go over on his show, a great story you'd like to share, or an amazing chess variant that you think everyone should try out, send a private message to the PinkHamster on ChessKid.com. Your game or idea just might make it onto the show!