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Check!
  • Check!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 4, 2015 2261 views 7 min
  • What’s the most urgent move in chess? Check! FM Mike Klein shows you how to give a check, and what to do if you find yourself in check. Learn the memory aid “CPR” — capture, protect, or run away — to get your king out of check.
Stop Copying Me Again!
  • Stop Copying Me Again!

  • Jonathan Corbblah Feb 28, 2015 4690 views 9 min
  • The Four Knights Opening is extremely popular, especially in youth chess. But what should you do if your opponent keeps copying your moves in this opening? Learn how to take advantage of some tricky positions if your opponent won’t stop mirroring your moves! Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
When To Trade Pieces 2: To Simplify!
  • When To Trade Pieces 2: To Simplify!

  • Amanda Mateer Feb 25, 2015 3815 views 8 min
  • It’s one of the most important questions in chess: when do you trade pieces? Coach Amanda lets you know when it’s a good idea to exchange your pieces, and when it’s not. In this video, learn how to trade pieces to simplify the position and press your advantage. Remember to take our ChessKid lesson on square counting in the related links.
The Immortal Pin Game!
  • The Immortal Pin Game!

  • FM FunMasterMike Feb 21, 2015 5075 views 9 min
  • If FM Mike Klein’s said it once, he’s said it 100 times: put pressure on the pinned piece! FM Klein shows you the immortal pin game in this fun and educational video. Count the pins along with FunMasterMike and learn how to use them to your advantage to win material and games. Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: The Old Pony
  • The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: The Old Pony

  • IM Daniel Rensch Feb 18, 2015 5086 views 9 min
  • Knights can jump right over pieces, but they can still get in the way of their teammates! IM Daniel Rensch is back with another example of a chess piece who swallowed a fly — blocking in its own army. Learn how to avoid common opening blunders by following the simple rule of never blocking in your own pieces. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
Even Crazier Knights Of 2015!
  • Even Crazier Knights Of 2015!

  • FM FunMasterMike Feb 14, 2015 5837 views 8 min
  • Watching a video on ChessKid paid off big time for one student, who used FM Mike Klein’s previous video on crazy knights to win a game. Now FM Mike Klein is back to review that ChessKid’s game and to show you the most insane knights he’s ever seen! Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
Lock The Door And Throw Away The Key!
  • Lock The Door And Throw Away The Key!

  • GM Eugene Perelshteyn Feb 11, 2015 5523 views 10 min
  • How can locking your own king away help you? Don’t worry, GM Eugene Perelshteyn explains it all for you. Learn how to save otherwise lost games with this beautiful trick! Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on stalemate in the related links.
Welcome To ChessKid Version 3
  • Welcome To ChessKid Version 3

  • FM FunMasterMike Feb 7, 2015 6094 views 19 min
  • You’ve noticed a shiny new look for the ChessKid website, and FM Mike Klein is here to give you an in-depth tour of all the new functions and features. Whether you’re a coach, a parent, or a ChessKid, you’ll want to watch this video tour to get familiar with ChessKid version 3.0 — and we think you’ll like what you see. Take some time to learn about the new site before you jump in to learn and play.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2
  • The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

  • IM Daniel Rensch Feb 4, 2015 5469 views 4 min
  • Queens aren’t the only pieces that can block in their teammates. Bishops can be the ones swallowing flies, too, as IM Daniel Rensch explains with an old song. You don’t want to treat your bishop like an oversized pawn, do you? Watch this video to find out where not to put your piece. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
Stop Copying Me!
  • Stop Copying Me!

  • Jonathan Corbblah Jan 31, 2015 7723 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.