How can locking your own king away help you?
Don't worry, GM Eugene Perelshteyn explains it all for you.
Learn how to save otherwise lost games with this beautiful trick!
Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on stalemate in the related links.
Can you name one of the most common yet devastating tactics in chess?
We won't be coy. It's the decoy.
Decoys lure an opposing piece to a bad square that allows you to play a winning tactic.
Learn all about decoys with GM Eugene Perelshteyn, and see if you can solve his decoy puzzles in the video.
Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links!
Our grandmaster coach shows off a great game by a 1700-rated superstar. Both sides develop normally, but White plays without a plan and Black storms his king with several strong pawn advances! This is a great example of what happens when one side plays actively and one side aimlessly. By move 25, Black already has two queens. Don't let this happen to you - make sure you watch to learn how to make a plan in the middlegame.
CoachEugene brings more action from the CK Invitational Championship. Staying in the Under-Eight Section, he shows a game where black could have played a crazy defense involving bringing his king forward instead of backward in the middlegame. Why would you want to march your king into the attack? Watch and learn the instructive idea!
Balaji Dagupatti won the recent Under-8 Section of the Chesskid Invitational with sparkling tactics, including several from this game. Coach Eugene shows us how he played against the Siclian nearly perfectly, and pounced when black broke the important rule of bringing his queen out too early. Balaji didn't even need his queen for the early checkmate - the bishop and knight did just fine!
GM Eugene is back, once against sharing a game from his youth. This time we see Eugene in the last round of a tournament right as a diabolical idea hits him: his king is doing his duty, stopping black's two passed pawns from turning into queens...but maybe there's something else that king could do!
Meet Coach Eugene, a new video author for ChessKid.com! Eugene is a grandmaster now, but he wasn't always one. Today Eugene tells a story about his first win against a grandmaster back when he was just 18 years old.