More Secrets Of The Battering Ram
  • More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

  • Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 4646 views 7 min
  • GM Williams continues his lesson on chess battering rams, which are powerful ways to smash through to your opponent’s king and send him packing. Find out the best way to coordinate your pieces to work together in this fun video.
Secrets Of The Battering Ram
  • Secrets Of The Battering Ram

  • Simon Williams 1 Nov 14, 2015 7580 views 7 min
  • How do you break through to win in a chess game? Use a battering ram. GM Simon Williams makes his ChessKid video debut with a fun lesson on this important chess weapon. Learn how to burst through to the opponent’s castled king and deliver checkmate with Simon’s battering ram.
Good And Bad Pieces
  • Good And Bad Pieces

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 7, 2015 3870 views 8 min
  • All chess pieces start out on the same squares, but once the game begins it’s up to you to make them good or bad. If you notice your opponent has bad pieces, look for opportunities to attack! FM Mike Klein explains what makes a piece good, and gives you important tips on how to get the most out of your chess pieces.
How To Plan
  • How To Plan

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2015 11851 views 8 min
  • Hey, what’s your plan, ChessKids? FM Mike Klein gives you three important things to focus on in all your chess games: checks, captures, and threats. Let FunMasterMike teach you why should never make a move without looking for these three forcing ideas.
Calculating Tactics
  • Calculating Tactics

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 24, 2015 10242 views 8 min
  • When is a chess player like a calculator? Well, hopefully, all the time. FM Mike Klein explains how to calculate in your games, which is the most important skill to have in chess. Learn how to use the clues of the chessboard to solve tactical puzzles you might not have seen otherwise.
Carissa's Master Puzzles
  • Carissa's Master Puzzles

  • Carissa Yip 1 Oct 21, 2015 6641 views 5 min
  • National Master Carisa Yip is back with some more of her favorite chess puzzles for you to solve. This time, the puzzles are positional studies by the chess author Jacob Aagaard. Yes, that’s a lot of A’s. Hopefully you can get an A on these puzzles too if you try hard.
Opening The Center
  • Opening The Center

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 14, 2015 10265 views 8 min
  • What’s the fastest way to blast open the chessboard and use a lead in development? Opening the center. Learn from one of the rarest occasions in chess: a FunMasterMike mistake where he didn’t play this powerful strategy.
Your Opponent's Move!
  • Your Opponent's Move!

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 10, 2015 8853 views 8 min
  • What’s the one thing that turns an average chess player into a real chess master? Focusing on the opponent’s moves! FM Mike Klein gives you one of the most important lessons of your chess career today in this video that teaches you exactly how to stop your opponent’s threats.
King Activity
  • King Activity

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 3, 2015 9416 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 9773 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!