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When They Were Chess Kids: Viswanathan Anand
  • When They Were Chess Kids: Viswanathan Anand

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 28, 2014 8805 views 10 min
  • The 2014 world chess championship starts next month, with GM Magnus Carlsen defending his title against the challenger, GM Vishy Anand. Ever wonder what Anand was like when he was a ChessKid? FM Mike Klein shows you a sparkling attack by young Anand where his knights and bishops work together beautifully. Make sure to do the bishop and knight mate computer workout in the related links when you’re done watching.
Search For More Tactics, Then Destroy!
  • Search For More Tactics, Then Destroy!

  • FM Todd Andrews 1 Oct 25, 2014 6356 views 6 min
  • How do you win a position where a tactic might be possible, but not quite on the board yet? Visualize how it could happen — then make it happen! Sometimes the threat of one tactic is all you need to set up a different winning idea. FM MusicCityMaster shows you how to set up crushing tactics, and then execute them on the board.
Your Games Analyzed! -– Show 18, Part 1
  • Your Games Analyzed! -– Show 18, Part 1

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Oct 23, 2014 2580 views 25 min
  • FM FunMasterMike analyzes your games in this replay of a live ChessKidTV show that aired originally on Sept. 30. In part 1 of the replay, FM Mike Klein reminds you that even if you don’t play perfectly, you can still play an inspired and spirited game. Check out how activity and creativity are the most important elements of many games. Don’t forget to take a lesson on opening principles in the related links.
The Language of Chess: Development
  • The Language of Chess: Development

  • IM Daniel Rensch Oct 21, 2014 5530 views 10 min
  • IM PoppaBear talks about one of the most important words in chess: development. Find out how to get your pieces active and your king to safety before you do anything else! When you’re done watching, make sure to take the ChessKid lesson on development in the related links.
More Ways To Be Sneaky With Opening Traps!
  • More Ways To Be Sneaky With Opening Traps!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 1 Oct 18, 2014 8616 views 5 min
  • Have you ever lost a chess game and had no idea why? CM Mousetrap wants to help you avoid that! Learn both sides of another sneaky opening trap in this second video of Mousetrap’s series. See how a tricky move by Black can put White in jeopardy from almost the very beginning.
Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship -- Part 2
  • Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship -- Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Oct 16, 2014 1879 views 34 min
  • Keeping the Tempo is back with another episode of interesting chess and music. In part two of this full show replay, FM Todd Andrews examines his games at the recently completed Tennessee state championship. Learn what FM Andrews was thinking as he played each move in this important tournament, and enjoy some relevant musical interludes.
How to Play the Danish Gambit
  • How to Play the Danish Gambit

  • David Petty 1 Oct 14, 2014 12874 views 12 min
  • Can you survive a chess game when you immediately give away two “free” pawns? PinkHamster shows you how to play the Danish Gambit, an exciting and romantic opening you need to know!
When Fabiano Caruana was a ChessKid!
  • When Fabiano Caruana was a ChessKid!

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 11, 2014 4098 views 6 min
  • What was GM Fabiano Caruana like when he was a ChessKid? He was really good back then, too! Let FM FunMasterMike show you how Caruana beat a grandmaster when Fabiano was just 10 years old — setting the record for the youngest player to ever beat a GM!
Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship - Part 1
  • Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship - Part 1

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Oct 9, 2014 1841 views 30 min
  • Keeping the Tempo is back with another episode of interesting chess and music. In part one of this full show replay, FM Todd Andrews examines his games at the recently completed Tennessee state championship. Learn what FM Andrews was thinking as he played each move in this important tournament.
He Should've Castled Early On!
  • He Should've Castled Early On!

  • Ross Colby 1 Oct 7, 2014 12423 views 10 min
  • How do you punish an opponent who waits too long to castle? By opening the e-file and pouncing with his rook, queen and both bishops, coach skunkfrog never gives Black a chance to cover up his king. Stick around till the end of the video to solve a tricky mate-in-six!
Search For Tactics, Then Destroy!
  • Search For Tactics, Then Destroy!

  • FM Todd Andrews 1 Oct 4, 2014 4757 views 6 min
  • Can you find tactics that help you win chess games? FM MusicCityMaster shows you how to search for tactics, and then use them to destroy your opponent’s position! Learn how to use forks, skewers, mating nets, and more to dominate the game tactically.
Your Games Analyzed! – Show 17, Part 2
  • Your Games Analyzed! – Show 17, Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Oct 2, 2014 2172 views 22 min
  • Your Games Analyzed! – Show 17, Part 2 FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part two of a show broadcast live on September 18, 2014. Hope you like endgames, ChessKids, because FM Mike Klein is making this show an endgame special. Join FunMasterMike and deeply analyze a difficult ChessKid endgame to kick off this portion of the show.
Bigger Dangers of Moving the f-Pawn!
  • Bigger Dangers of Moving the f-Pawn!

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 30, 2014 10433 views 4 min
  • How do you crush your opponent if he or she foolishly moves the f-pawn? Learn how to exploit the weakened diagonals created after an f-pawn move to win material or checkmate your opponent’s king. FM FunMasterMike shows you the “money square” for your queen to tear apart your opponent’s king position!
How To Set a Sneaky Opening Trap!
  • How To Set a Sneaky Opening Trap!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 1 Sep 27, 2014 8708 views 6 min
  • Can you give a pawn away for free on your very first move? Candidate Master Jonathan Corbblah says you can, if you’re sneaky about it. Learn how to use the normally unsound Englund Gambit against your opponents, who will probably not play perfectly against it. CM Mousetrap shows you the powerful moves to play if your opponent veers into your trap!
Think Before You Move That f-Pawn
  • Think Before You Move That f-Pawn

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2014 13222 views 4 min
  • Do you need permission to move your f-pawn? FunMasterMike says you do! It’s dangerous to advance this pawn, and FM Klein explains exactly why. Moving your f-pawn opens up two scary diagonals that are best left closed in the opening. It also weakens the critical dark squares around your king. What if your opponent moves his f-pawn without permission? FM Klein shows you how to take advantage quickly and win the game.
Celebrate the Chess Fiesta!
  • Celebrate the Chess Fiesta!

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 20, 2014 5692 views 8 min
  • Are you ready for the hardest chess game yet in the chess fiesta? FunMasterMike wants you to learn what to do to improve your pieces even AFTER they’ve developed. Finding the best squares and jobs for your already-developed pieces requires creativity and logical thinking, and FM Klein shows you how to do it.
Keeping the Tempo: The Chess Zoo! -- Part 2
  • Keeping the Tempo: The Chess Zoo! -- Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Sep 18, 2014 1983 views 28 min
  • Resume your visit to the chess zoo in part two of this replay of FM Todd Andrews’ August 21 Keeping the Tempo broadcast. FM Andrews finishes up his analysis of an exciting Bobby Fischer Orangutan opening game, and shows how Fischer used it to mop up the competition in the 1960s. FM Andrews wraps up the show with a beautiful Wilhelm Steinitz game in the Bird Opening for the last stop on the zoo tour.
Invite Your Friends and Party! -- Part 2
  • Invite Your Friends and Party! -- Part 2

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 16, 2014 6045 views 6 min
  • FM Mike Klein continues his lesson on improving all your pieces (inviting all your friends to the party). FunMasterMike looks at an instructive David Bronstein game to illustrate the importance of getting all your pieces working for you — at almost any cost. Learn why getting active pieces is so crucial that it is unusually worth breaking other chess guidelines to achieve it.
Castling Catastrophes! -- Part 5
  • Castling Catastrophes! -- Part 5

  • Ross Colby 1 Sep 13, 2014 4083 views 10 min
  • When is castling a terrible idea? Coach Skunkfrog gives you the warning signs that castling could become a catastrophe! Learn about the dangers of castling under a pseudo-pin, where the pinned piece can legally move, but only at great material loss. Coach Skunkfog shows you how to pile up the pressure on these pinned pieces to attack the castled king.
Invite Your Friends and Party!
  • Invite Your Friends and Party!

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 9, 2014 6090 views 7 min
  • What should you do with your worst piece in a chess game? Improve it! FM Mike Klein kicks off a new video series with some powerful examples of piece improvement and how it can help your chess results. Just like your friends at a good party, all your pieces should be having fun. FunMasterMike shows you how to make that happen.