LIBRARY

Stop Copying Me!
  • Stop Copying Me!

  • Jonathan Corbblah Jan 31, 2015 1025 views 6 min
  • Do you get annoyed when your opponent copies your moves? You don’t have to! Just use these simple tricks to make your opponents wish they never even dreamed of copying you. Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly
  • The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly

  • IM Daniel Rensch Jan 28, 2015 2073 views 5 min
  • What happens when a chess piece swallows a fly? IM Daniel Rensch shows you how players make this common beginner’s mistake. The error of blocking your own pieces creates a cascade of more blockages, reminding IM Rensch of the famous children’s song about an old lady who swallowed a fly. Stick around for IM Rensch’s spoken-word chess rendition of the classic Burl Ives song. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
Loose Pieces Drop Off!
  • Loose Pieces Drop Off!

  • GM Ben Finegold Jan 24, 2015 3190 views 7 min
  • What happens to loose pieces? You'll find out in this video, where GM Ben Finegold shows you example after example of what can happen if you leave your pieces undefended. Learn how to avoid getting forked early in the game with the simple idea of LPDO: loose pieces drop off! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
Exposed King + Unprotected Piece = Winning Material!
  • Exposed King + Unprotected Piece = Winning Material!

  • FM Todd Andrews Jan 17, 2015 2502 views 8 min
  • Everyone wants to win material in chess, but how do you do it? FM Todd Andrews gives you a surefire formula to win pieces in certain positions. Any time your opponent has both an exposed king and an undefended piece, it’s time to win some material! Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
Keeping the Tempo: Where To Attack -- Part 1
  • Keeping the Tempo: Where To Attack -- Part 1

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Jan 15, 2015 3509 views 21 min
  • FM Todd Andrews is back with another edition of Keeping the Tempo, and this time he tells you exactly where you should attack in a chess game. To demonstrate this important concept, FM Andrews chooses two informative games and a few relevant songs to complement the lesson. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links!
Checkmating The Black King In The Sicilian
  • Checkmating The Black King In The Sicilian

  • GM Ben Finegold Jan 13, 2015 6698 views 10 min
  • What’s the ultimate goal of chess? Checkmate! Learn how to achieve mate in one of the most important openings in chess, the Sicilian Defense. GM Benzoo shows you that sometimes, development is more important than material, especially when both sides are on the attack. Don’t forget to take our ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links.
2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!
  • 2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

  • FM Mike Klein Jan 10, 2015 2434 views 9 min
  • FunMasterMike’s favorite piece is the knight, and he’ll show you why in this video of the best knight moves of 2014. Learn how this tricky piece hops around the board, creating all kinds of crazy cavalry tactics. If you can find the winning move in the last game shown, you’ll really impress FunMasterMike.
Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 17, Part 1
  • Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 17, Part 1

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Jan 8, 2015 2267 views 32 min
  • FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part one of a show originally broadcast live on September 18, 2014. Hope you like endgames, ChessKids, because FM Mike Klein is making this show an endgame special. After warming up with two easy puzzles, FM Klein dives into the seriously fun business of endgame analysis. When you’re done watching, try a match vs. the ChessKid computer in a two-bishop mate.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed a Fly -- Part 1
  • The Chess Piece Who Swallowed a Fly -- Part 1

  • IM Daniel Rensch Jan 6, 2015 4600 views 6 min
  • What happens when a chess piece swallows a fly? IM Daniel Rensch shows you how players make this common beginner’s mistake. The error of blocking your own pieces creates a cascade of more blockages, reminding IM Rensch of the famous children’s song about an old lady who swallowed a fly. Stick around for IM Rensch’s spoken-word chess rendition of the classic Burl Ives song. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
You've Snuck One By Me For The Last Time!
  • You've Snuck One By Me For The Last Time!

  • Jonathan Corbblah Jan 3, 2015 2278 views 4 min
  • How do you deal with one of the sneakiest opening traps White can play? Coach Mousetrap shows you how to handle it no matter what White does. Learn how sometimes the best way to answer a fork is with a fork of your own! Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.