FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part two of a show broadcast live on July 24, 2014.
Join FunMasterMike as he explains the best use of "the snow plow" by a ChessKid!
Also, find out what the ChessKids did right and wrong in their openings, middle games, and endgames.
FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in a show broadcast live on July 24, 2014.
Join FunMasterMike as he explains the best attacking game of the week.
Find out what the ChessKids did right and wrong in their openings, middlegames, and endgames.
Who was this guy in the long black coat? It's not a mystery novel, it's a chess player. Today the MusicCityMaster reveals the mythic figure and his chess brilliance. Watch carefully at the opening tactic and you'll be ready for the big reveal at the end of this section! The Rolling Stones say to Paint it Black, but we know they really meant "Blackburne"!
The MusicCityMaster filled in for FunMasterMike in June! Watch the musical version of Your Games Analyzed, where you'll see a master class on isolated queen pawns with a good bass beat. In general, if the pawn is allowed to advance, that spells trouble. Even attempts to win the pawn outright can lead to spectacular tactics. Watch and become an "IQP Master"!
The 2014 ChessKid Online Nationals featured 30 of the best ChessKids in the country. They played a five gam round robin, and champions were crowned in five different sections. Many of the six-year-olds already had ratings higher than the average adult! Watch the first part of round one action, then click through parts 2-7 to see the rest of the exciting first round!
It's time to get "Back in Black" (Blackburne that is)! Coach Todd dazzles with many more examples of checkmates you probably haven't seen before. Watch and learn how the pieces coordinate so you can be ready to throw down some checkmates and rock music!
Who will be crowned King of Fast Chess? These two super active members - Chessboxer2003 and MahoganyMouse - earned the right to face off by virtue of playing and winning the most games during our month-long contest. Now they battle mano-a-mano, or should we say ChessKid-a-ChessKid? As you'll hear, the players are nervous, but they produced two fine games here in Part 1!
She moves in mysterious ways! Who knew rooks were girls? MusicCityMaster explains all with the combo of rook moves you weren't expecting, mixed with music you've probably never heard of. What's harder - guessing the moves or pretending to enjoy your parent's taste in music? You decide!
Did you miss it? Your Games Analyzed was away for a month while FunMasterMike was on assignment. But that means he had a whole month of games to pick from! The result? A crazy game with pawns promoting in the middlegame; it also ended with smothered mate. Then we had a rare windmill attack (the subject of the most recent PandoPuzzler), and to cap it off, the Tactic of the Week! That's a whole month of amazement in one show, and this is just part 1!
In part 2, a ChessKid who played FunMasterMike in the Friday night "Play the Masters" program gets his game analyzed! He showed some creative tactics against the master, and he nearly held the draw before falling in the endgame. The second game in part 2 features an attack so complicated, even FunMasterMike can't figure it out. He asks ChessKids to analyze it and message him with their analysis!
The most exciting game in ChessKid history! After splitting the first two games 1-1, everything comes down to this third and final game in the King of Fast Chess Finals! In fact, it all boils down to a few precious seconds. Watch and see the drama, the tension, the single-most exhilarating game in ChessKid history!
The most patriotic Keeping the Tempo episode yet! Coach Todd shows games from the current U.S. Championship, complete with an All-American soundtrack. Do you have what it takes to one day compete in the U.S. Championship? How about the guitar or singing skills to fill up an arena? Today you'll learn how to make a little closer to the chess competition. Sorry, we can't help you sing better!