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FunMasterMike Forces Mate In 8!
  • FunMasterMike Forces Mate In 8!

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 17, 2018
  • When I was a ChessKid, I only got to have a grandmaster coach me once (but you get Benzoo and other GMs in our videos whenever you want!). I attended a camp in New York City taught by GM Edmar Mednis. For one week we barely got to touch the...
ChessKid Adds Live Tournaments!
  • ChessKid Adds Live Tournaments!

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 15, 2018
  • They're finally here!  After several years of planning, asking for input from dozens of programs, and hiring a dedicated programmer to work on the feature for many months, live tournaments in "Fast Chess" have finally arrived on ChessK...
FunMasterMike Loses A Winning Game!
  • FunMasterMike Loses A Winning Game!

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2018
  • Many tournament-playing ChessKids out there probably play a lot of G/30 (you have to play all of your moves in 30 minutes). Years ago I entered a G/30 tournament called the "New York Masters," which required you to be a master just to compe...
Trapped Pieces
  • Trapped Pieces

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 7, 2018 7 minutes
  • What happens when a piece runs low on squares? It's time to put him in the coffin! Often, these "traps" happen on the edge of the board, but not always. Watch and see many examples of queens and other pieces getting squeezed!