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The Poisoned Pawn

The Poisoned Pawn

FM FunMasterMike 18/02/2019 4103 Visualizações 7 min.
If the f-pawn is the weak pawn, which pawn is the poisoned pawn? The b-pawn! There are many times in the opening where the queen is aiming at your poisoned pawn, but you can simply let her take the poison!
Bad Bishops

Bad Bishops

FM FunMasterMike 10/01/2019 30672 Visualizações 7 min.
What makes a bishop "bad"? It's all about how he gets along with his pawns. If they don't play nice together, then a bishop can be doomed! Watch and learn how to spot a bad bishop and how to take advantage when your opponent has one!
Queen Endings

Queen Endings

FM FunMasterMike 05/12/2018 37941 Visualizações 9 min.
How can queens dance in the ending to make a second queen? Learn all about how to try to win, or defend, in queen-and-pawn endings. Make sure you watch until the end to see a gigantic grandmaster mistake!
Pawnless Endings

Pawnless Endings

FM FunMasterMike 29/09/2018 55347 Visualizações 10 min.
No pawns does not mean no brains! Watch and learn some key endgames without promotions: R vs N, R vs B, R+B vs R, Q vs B, Q vs N, and Q vs R! Whew, that's a lot of stuff to learn!
Common Rook Endings

Common Rook Endings

FM FunMasterMike 14/09/2018 41112 Visualizações 8 min.
Rooks are like cockroaches -- they'll survive under any conditions! But where do they like to crawl in the endgame? Watch and see how to win or draw the four most common rook endings!
Perpetual Check

Perpetual Check

FM FunMasterMike 17/08/2018 39501 Visualizações 8 min.
It may be impossible to build a perpetual motion machine, but in chess, all things are possible! Watch the learn how you can save a lost position by checking your opponent over and over and over and over and....
Stalemate Tricks

Stalemate Tricks

FM FunMasterMike 16/07/2018 49274 Visualizações 9 min.
So you're completely lost, huh? Wait! Don't resign! There may just be one last trick in the bag. Watch and see how you might be able to save a horrible position, sometimes by sending your pieces over the waterfall!
Opening Traps

Opening Traps

FM FunMasterMike 13/06/2018 53774 Visualizações 10 min.
There are no guarantees in life, but there is in chess! FunMasterMike promises you'll win some chess games just by memorizing these common opening mistakes. Watch and learn six different tricks in 10 minutes!
Destroying Pawn Shelter

Destroying Pawn Shelter

FM FunMasterMike 23/05/2018 50086 Visualizações 9 min.
Think castling makes your king safe forever? Think again! FunMasterMike shows how to "hook" your opponent and invade the enemy castle with some well-time sacrifices!
Space Advantages

Space Advantages

FM FunMasterMike 04/05/2018 57343 Visualizações 8 min.
Ready for some space exploration? ChessKid blasts off, showing kids why having more room for your pieces is a good thing, and how to play "slowly" when you enjoy all the space!
Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis

FM FunMasterMike 19/04/2018 44112 Visualizações 7 min.
One of the biggest words in chess is often carried out by the smallest pieces! Watch how pawns, and other members of your army, can stop your opponent's plans, in a process we call "prophylaxis"!
Maneuvering

Maneuvering

FM FunMasterMike 21/03/2018 51352 Visualizações 8 min.
Sometimes you have to go backward instead of forward, as FunMasterMike shows with examples from every piece of the chess board. You'll also see why he's not prepared to host a nature show!
Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite Colored Bishops

FM FunMasterMike 06/03/2018 58137 Visualizações 9 min.
When bishops control opposite colors, they aren't just two ships passing in the night. The bishops are actually unrivaled dominators, if you know how to use them in the middlegame and endgame!
Rook Lifts

Rook Lifts

FM FunMasterMike 20/02/2018 53832 Visualizações 9 min.
Can rooks climb stairs? They can today! Watch and see how rooks can become your BFF, even when there's no open files to use. Bring them up and over and they'll be shouting with joy!
Trapped Pieces

Trapped Pieces

FM FunMasterMike 07/01/2018 63527 Visualizações 7 min.
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!
Opposite Sides Castling

Opposite Sides Castling

FM FunMasterMike 26/12/2017 49982 Visualizações 11 min.
Never has one move been so important! When the kings go their own way and castle differently, it's a race to make an all-out attack before your own king is mated. Do you have the speed to win?