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!
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!
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....
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!
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!
Can you play chess detective? Part of being a good chess player is getting inside the head of your opponent, even when "weird" moves are played. Watch and learn how to spot the clues that will help you solve the puzzling positions!
FM Mike Klein takes on the third and final King Of Puzzles champion in this video. GameTheory plays some great ideas, but FunMasterMike shows some places he could improve in the classic French Defense.
The annual U.S.A. vs Hungary match that's part of the Global Chess Festival pits the best ChessKids in these two countries against each other. This year, the U.S.A. team won by only one half-point. FM Mike Klein shows all the tricks and traps at play!
Hey, ChessKids, did FunMasterMike mess up and set up the board backwards?
Nope! It’s just time for another promotion lesson.
In this video, FM Mike Klein shows you what happens when one side gets a queen just before the other can promote his pawn.
Can the queen win? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Do you want to play an exciting and strong opening?
Sure, we all do.
IM Danny Rensch shows you a fun and easy opening to play, The Scotch 4 Knights.
Learn how the Scotch game can help you immediately challenge the center and complete your development.
If you play 1. e4, you'd better learn one of the most popular and aggressive ways Black can respond: the Sicilian Defense.
IM Danny Rensch gives you an easy-to-digest overview of the opening, categorizing each variation's basic ideas.
Stick around for a bonus lesson on what not to do in this common opening.
One of the most important reasons to trade pieces is to defend yourself.
In chess, you can't win without protecting your own army, and sometimes trading pieces is the best way to do that.
WFM Amanda Mateer gives you a must-watch lesson on trading pieces in self-defense.
Are you ready for a bonus video on the chess piece who swallowed a fly?
IM Daniel Rensch is back with another look at how your own pieces can block in your chess army - but this time with a twist.
Learn when it is OK to "swallow a fly" (in chess, not real life!) when it achieves a greater goal on the 64 squares.