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Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

FM FunMasterMike Nov 22, 2014 32070 Views 6 min
FM Mike Klein shows you another f-pawn disaster, this time from one of his own games when he was a ChessKid. What do you do if your opponent moves his f-pawn on the very first move? FM FunMasterMike has an aggressive gambit you can use to develop quickly. You'll also learn when it's better to attack on the flank than the center. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on opening principles in the related links.
More Ways To Be Sneaky With Opening Traps!

More Ways To Be Sneaky With Opening Traps!

Jonathan Corbblah 3 Oct 18, 2014 19582 Views 5 min
Have you ever lost a chess game and had no idea why? CM Mousetrap wants to help you avoid that! Learn both sides of another sneaky opening trap in this second video of Mousetrap's series. See how a tricky move by Black can put White in jeopardy from almost the very beginning.
How to Play the Danish Gambit

How to Play the Danish Gambit

David Petty 1 Oct 14, 2014 23404 Views 12 min
Can you survive a chess game when you immediately give away two "free" pawns? PinkHamster shows you how to play the Danish Gambit, an exciting and romantic opening you need to know!
He Should've Castled Early On!

He Should've Castled Early On!

Ross Colby 1 Oct 7, 2014 18696 Views 10 min
How do you punish an opponent who waits too long to castle? By opening the e-file and pouncing with his rook, queen and both bishops, coach skunkfrog never gives Black a chance to cover up his king. Stick around till the end of the video to solve a tricky mate-in-six!
How To Set a Sneaky Opening Trap!

How To Set a Sneaky Opening Trap!

Jonathan Corbblah 3 Sep 27, 2014 23430 Views 6 min
Can you give a pawn away for free on your very first move? Candidate Master Jonathan Corbblah says you can, if you're sneaky about it. Learn how to use the normally unsound Englund Gambit against your opponents, who will probably not play perfectly against it. CM Mousetrap shows you the powerful moves to play if your opponent veers into your trap!
Think Before You Move That f-Pawn

Think Before You Move That f-Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2014 39048 Views 4 min
Do you need permission to move your f-pawn? FunMasterMike says you do! It's dangerous to advance this pawn, and FM Klein explains exactly why. Moving your f-pawn opens up two scary diagonals that are best left closed in the opening. It also weakens the critical dark squares around your king. What if your opponent moves his f-pawn without permission? FM Klein shows you how to take advantage quickly and win the game.
Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 6

Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 6

FM FunMasterMike May 13, 2014 17820 Views 8 min
The finale of FunMasterMike's series on Isolated Queen Pawns! Today we see the other side play well - blockading and eventually winning the pawn thanks to some super clever back-rank ideas. But when FunMasterMike is down, he's not out. Watch how he created confusion and made an epic comeback. Chess is not just about knowledge, it's about putting up a fight!
He Should've Castled Early On! - Part 3

He Should've Castled Early On! - Part 3

Ross Colby 1 Nov 21, 2013 7171 Views 14 min
The Scotch Gambit is one of the most popular openings in scholastic chess, and today the SkunkFrog shows us two examples of the same game! That's right, two different students, five years apart, won a game with almost the exact same moves. Don't be too greedy - tuck your king away when you get the chance or you may be the third player that the SkunkFrog's students beat!
Fun with the King's Gambit 4: The Steinitz Gambit!

Fun with the King's Gambit 4: The Steinitz Gambit!

GM Ben Finegold 1 May 13, 2013 6714 Views 12 min
Last time we saw the first Unofficial World Champion, Paul Morphy, dish out some damage as black in the King's Gambit. This week, we see the first Official World Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, playing his very own bizarre version of the King's Gambit, the Steinitz Gambit. The king is a fighting piece!
Fun with the King's Gambit 1: Watch Out, White!

Fun with the King's Gambit 1: Watch Out, White!

GM Ben Finegold 1 Mar 8, 2013 10013 Views 9 min
GM Benzoo is back, starting a new series on the romantic's favorite opening: the Crazy King's Gambit! In this first part, Ben focuses on the dangers inherent to white: if you aren't careful, you can get your own king checkmated in the blink of an eye!