King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger
  • King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 18, 2015 2744 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 4270 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 6033 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 5251 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 5937 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 3548 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 7856 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!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 25, 2015 6584 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.
Rook Roller!
  • Rook Roller!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2015 7093 views 4 min
  • So you know how to mate with a queen, but what if you have a couple of rooks instead? Don’t worry — it’s even easier! FM Mike Klein shows you an ironclad technique for achieving this basic checkmate. Watch this video and get those rooks rolling in your own endgames.
King And Queen Mate!
  • King And Queen Mate!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 18, 2015 7503 views 9 min
  • What’s one of the most common checkmates in the game? The king and queen mate, of course. FM Mike Klein shows you exactly how to mate with this combination, building a fence to contain the enemy king. Learn how to use the king and queen together to force checkmate and win the game.