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The Poisoned Pawn

The Poisoned Pawn

МФ FunMasterMike 18 лют. 2019 р. 5919 переглядів 7 хв
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

МФ FunMasterMike 10 січ. 2019 р. 31128 переглядів 7 хв
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 груд. 2018 р. 38285 переглядів 9 хв
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 вер. 2018 р. 55617 переглядів 10 хв
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 вер. 2018 р. 41343 перегляди 8 хв
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 серп. 2018 р. 39685 переглядів 8 хв
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 лип. 2018 р. 49493 перегляди 9 хв
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 черв. 2018 р. 53963 перегляди 10 хв
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 трав. 2018 р. 50273 перегляди 9 хв
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 трав. 2018 р. 57508 переглядів 8 хв
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 квіт. 2018 р. 44272 перегляди 7 хв
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 бер. 2018 р. 51498 переглядів 8 хв
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 бер. 2018 р. 58307 переглядів 9 хв
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 лют. 2018 р. 53981 перегляд 9 хв
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 січ. 2018 р. 63680 переглядів 7 хв
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 груд. 2017 р. 50090 переглядів 11 хв
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?