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Fair Play

Fair Play

MI Daniel Rensch 7 janv. 2019 Vu 81587 fois 10 min
What's the most important thing in chess? It's having fun! FunMasterMike and PoppaBear are here to show you the right way to play so that BOTH players have a good time.
Bishop vs Knight

Bishop vs Knight

MI Daniel Rensch 5 mars 2016 Vu 52090 fois 8 min
It’s the age-old question in chess — which piece is better, the bishop or the knight? Even though both are worth three points on paper, IM Rensch will show you that sometimes one is much better than the other. It’s up to you to decide when in your own games.
The French Defense

The French Defense

MI Daniel Rensch 12 août 2015 Vu 34709 fois 9 min
The French Defense might not look special, but there is lots of fun in this opening. Join IM Daniel Rensch as he shows you the three main ways White can choose to play. Remember the rule of the pawn spear and you just might get to see some dancing monkeys.
The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

MI Daniel Rensch 5 août 2015 Vu 40144 fois 11 min
Do you want to play an exciting and strong opening? Sure, we all do. IM Danny Rensch shows you a fun and easy opening to play, The Scotch 4 Knights. Learn how the Scotch game can help you immediately challenge the center and complete your development.
The Sicilian

The Sicilian

MI Daniel Rensch 29 juil. 2015 Vu 43080 fois 11 min
If you play 1. e4, you'd better learn one of the most popular and aggressive ways Black can respond: the Sicilian Defense. IM Danny Rensch gives you an easy-to-digest overview of the opening, categorizing each variation's basic ideas. Stick around for a bonus lesson on what not to do in this common opening.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

MI Daniel Rensch 13 juin 2015 Vu 31555 fois 8 min
Are you ready for a bonus video on the chess piece who swallowed a fly? IM Daniel Rensch is back with another look at how your own pieces can block in your chess army - but this time with a twist. Learn when it is OK to "swallow a fly" (in chess, not real life!) when it achieves a greater goal on the 64 squares.
The Italian Game

The Italian Game

MI Daniel Rensch 6 juin 2015 Vu 43424 fois 10 min
IM Daniel Rensch teaches you one of the most fun beginner and intermediate openings, the Italian. Learn the tips and tricks you need to win on both sides of this classic opening. Watch to the end to find out how IM Rensch recommends you play against the smelly Fried Liver Attack.
The Ruy Lopez

The Ruy Lopez

MI Daniel Rensch 30 mai 2015 Vu 40878 fois 8 min
What are the best chess ideas for students to learn? IM Daniel Rensch compiles the 10 most essential opening concepts for beginning players. Top on the list? The logical Ruy Lopez, a powerful opening played at the highest levels of chess that also packs tremendous teaching value in each one of its moves. Don't let chess stress take you to Crazytown. Watch and enjoy this fun video.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: The Old Pony

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: The Old Pony

MI Daniel Rensch 18 févr. 2015 Vu 18624 fois 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!
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

MI Daniel Rensch 4 févr. 2015 Vu 18407 fois 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!
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly

MI Daniel Rensch 28 janv. 2015 Vu 19011 fois 5 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!
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed a Fly -- Part 1

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed a Fly -- Part 1

MI Daniel Rensch 6 janv. 2015 Vu 13706 fois 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!
The Language of Chess: Development

The Language of Chess: Development

MI Daniel Rensch 21 oct. 2014 Vu 10779 fois 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.
2013 Polgar Chess Festival: USA-Hungary Match, 1

2013 Polgar Chess Festival: USA-Hungary Match, 1

MI Daniel Rensch 3 oct. 2013 Vu 14123 fois 42 min
PoppaBear and FunMasterMike broadcast a rare Sunday feature. What could make a Bear arise from his slumber early on a weekend? The Polgar Chess Festival and the USA-Hungary Youth Rapid Match! The two countries face off with some of their best scholastic players, and ChessKid TV was there to see all the action!
My Nationals Experience!

My Nationals Experience!

MI Daniel Rensch 29 nov. 2012 Vu 4894 fois 10 min
IM Danny Rensch helps everyone prepare for their first National Chess Championship (or even their first tournament), and then reviews one of his fondest chess memories: A game and "Mating Net" that helped him, and his team, win the K-6 Elementary Nationals!