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.
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 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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
We're back for Fun with the King's Gambit. This time we take black's perspective. In this beautiful game, the first Unofficial World Champion, Paul Morphy, dons a blindfold and takes the black pieces as he plays the Falkbeer "Counter Gambit."
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!