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Bad Bishops

Bad Bishops

МФ FunMasterMike 10 янв. 2019 г. 29366 просмотров 7 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 5 дек. 2018 г. 37152 просмотра 9 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 29 сент. 2018 г. 54686 просмотров 10 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 14 сент. 2018 г. 40565 просмотров 8 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 17 авг. 2018 г. 39068 просмотров 8 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 16 июл. 2018 г. 48820 просмотров 9 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 13 июн. 2018 г. 53342 просмотра 10 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 23 мая 2018 г. 49682 просмотра 9 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 4 мая 2018 г. 56982 просмотра 8 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 19 апр. 2018 г. 43801 просмотр 7 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 21 мар. 2018 г. 51039 просмотров 8 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 6 мар. 2018 г. 57785 просмотров 9 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 20 февр. 2018 г. 53454 просмотра 9 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 7 янв. 2018 г. 63189 просмотров 7 минут
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

МФ FunMasterMike 26 дек. 2017 г. 49740 просмотров 11 минут
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?
Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

МФ FunMasterMike 4 дек. 2017 г. 47607 просмотров 8 минут
What happens when one side focuses on development while the other side forgets? It's a comedy for the first side but a tragedy for the other! Watch this and other advanced opening ideas -- maybe you can also win some quick points!