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Loose Pieces Drop Off!
  • Loose Pieces Drop Off!

  • GM Ben Finegold Jan 24, 2015 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Bobby Fischer And The Chess Zoo!
  • Bobby Fischer And The Chess Zoo!

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Jan 1, 2015 27 min
  • When was your last visit to the chess zoo? Let FM Todd Andrews take you on safari in part one of this replay of his Keeping the Tempo broadcast. FM Andrews shows you two Bobby Fischer games with the exciting Orangutan opening -- 1. b4!? Learn how Fischer used this crazy opening to beat all comers in his simultaneous exhibitions in the early 1960s.
How To Play The Fried Liver Attack
  • How To Play The Fried Liver Attack

  • David Petty Dec 30, 2014 10 min
  • What do you get when you combine delicious breakfast food with one of the most feared openings of the 1800s? The Fried Liver Attack, of course! In this introductory video, find out what the Fried Liver Attack is and how it can spell grisly doom for the unprepared black player without precise defense.