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The Funniest Game In The World!
  • The Funniest Game In The World!

  • Jonathan Corbblah Apr 25, 2015 3108 views 7 min
  • What’s the funniest chess game ever? Coach Jonathan Corbblah shows you an absurd game so you can learn — and laugh. Have you ever heard of the garbage can move? You will after this video.
Hanging Pieces!
  • Hanging Pieces!

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 22, 2015 4037 views 5 min
  • What’s the most common tactical mistake in beginner chess? Hanging pieces, of course. FM Mike Klein explains what it means for a piece to be hanging, and how to avoid losing your own pieces. Don’t forget to try the ChessKid puzzles trainer in the related links.
King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger
  • King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 18, 2015 4562 views 8 min
  • How did the ChessKid GeorgeTiger become a king of fast chess? FM Mike Klein shows you exactly how he did it in an exciting comeback game. Don’t miss FM Klein finally give you permission to move your f-pawn in the middlegame! When you’re done watching, try your luck with an extra knight in our computer workout.
More First Moves
  • More First Moves

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 15, 2015 5690 views 6 min
  • FM Mike Klein told you the goals of the opening, but how do you get there? The answer is development. Learn how to bring your pieces out in the correct order and to the correct squares in this important lesson. Find out what happens if you try to be a hero too early with the queen, a common mistake in the opening.
First Moves
  • First Moves

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 11, 2015 7057 views 6 min
  • Every chess game begins with the opening — but what moves should you play? FM Mike Klein shows you the fundamentals behind the ideas of good openings, so you know why to play them, not just how. Learn how important controlling the center is in a chess game, and apply that lesson to your choice of first moves.
CompleteTent: The Comeback King
  • CompleteTent: The Comeback King

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 8, 2015 5818 views 7 min
  • One of the best qualities to have as a chess player is never giving up. Here FM Mike Klein shows you how one ChessKid made a courageous comeback in the endgame that you don’t want to miss. Learn how to fight on when the odds are stacked against you and save a game.
Back Rank Mate!
  • Back Rank Mate!

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 4, 2015 6616 views 7 min
  • Castling is a great move, but there is one issue you should know about after you do it — your back rank. FM Mike Klein explains what makes the back rank so important, how to checkmate on it, and how to avoid being mated there.
The Best Kings Of Fast Chess!
  • The Best Kings Of Fast Chess!

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 1, 2015 4024 views 8 min
  • FM Mike Klein reviews ChessKid contest winner CompleteTent’s submitted game, and it happens to be a perfect example for a bunch of other ChessKid video lessons. Using the snow plow, taking en passant, picking up loose pieces, and placing your knight on the wrong square — all these ideas come together in a very instructive game. Don’t forget to watch the related videos in the links below.
Special Pawn Moves
  • Special Pawn Moves

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 28, 2015 8448 views 8 min
  • Pawns are the most common chess piece, but did you know they also have some very special moves? FM Mike Klein explains everything you need to know about promotion and en passant, two exciting rules you need to know about. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a pawn reaches the end of the board, this video is for you.
Castling!
  • Castling!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 25, 2015 7101 views 9 min
  • Have you ever moved two of your chess pieces — on the same move? FM Mike Klein explains the special move called castling, where you are allowed to tuck your king safely away toward the corner. How do you castle? When are you allowed to do it? When are you definitely not allowed to castle? FM Mike Klein has all the answers in this important video.