King Activity
  • King Activity

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 3, 2015 4193 views 7 min
  • Most of the time, your king has to hide away safely. But in the endgame, the king becomes a fierce warrior on his own. FM Mike Klein shows you the awesome power of an active king late in the game.
  • Outposts

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 26, 2015 6435 views 8 min
  • What’s a good place to put your piece? An outpost. FM Mike Klein explains what outposts mean and why they are so strong. If you start looking for outposts in your games, your pieces will thank you!
Strong And Weak Pawns
  • Strong And Weak Pawns

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2015 5306 views 7 min
  • When is a pawn a super hero? FunMasterMike shows you three ways that pawns can be as strong as any piece on the board. But the fun doesn’t end there. FM Klein also teaches you the exact opposite, when pawns are weaklings. Watch this video to make sure your pawns are as powerful as they can be.
Make The Easy Moves First
  • Make The Easy Moves First

  • Rob Lazorchak 1 Sep 18, 2015 4887 views 6 min
  • Who is chess coach Rob’s favorite chess player? The great Paul Morphy! Watch this fun video to see how Morphy developed his pieces by making the easy moves first. This simple idea will help every one of your chess games.
Opposition: Advanced King Play
  • Opposition: Advanced King Play

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 16, 2015 4325 views 7 min
  • Think you know about king opposition? FM Mike Klein cranks up the intensity in this advanced lesson. See if you can keep up and become a king opposition black belt.
How To Know What To Do
  • How To Know What To Do

  • IM PlayfulSquirrel 1 Sep 16, 2015 13213 views 11 min
  • Have you ever been playing a game of chess and suddenly had no idea what you should do next? Everyone feels lost sometimes in a game of chess, but now you can do something about it. IM PlayfulSquirrel shows you what to do when you don't know what to do!
Tactics: Zugzwang!
  • Tactics: Zugzwang!

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 12, 2015 5942 views 8 min
  • What happens in chess when you have no good moves? It’s called zugzwang, and it’s an important part of many endgames. FunMasterMike shows you a bunch of positions where all the options are yucky in this fun lesson. Learn how to use zugzwang to checkmate your opponent!
Open Files
  • Open Files

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 5, 2015 7279 views 9 min
  • Hope you like rooks, because this video is all about them. What do rooks hate more than anything else? Pawns! They block in the powerful pieces, and sometimes the rooks will eat pawns just like Pac-Man. Find out where to put your rooks to make them the happiest in this fun lesson by FM Mike Klein.
Decoy And Deflection
  • Decoy And Deflection

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 3, 2015 5126 views 8 min
  • A “D” on your report card is bad, but in chess it stands for decoy and deflection, which are powerful tactics you need to know about. Learn how to play your opponent’s pieces like a fiddle in this exciting video lesson by FM Mike Klein.
  • Attraction

  • FM FunMasterMike Aug 29, 2015 6710 views 8 min
  • Have you ever seen bugs attracted to a light outside in the summer? If you have, you can understand attraction on the chessboard. FM Mike Klein explains this powerful idea, and how you can use attraction to make some crazy tactics you might not even believe. Make sure you watch to the end to see one of the hardest problems FunMasterMike has ever assigned.