By now ChessKids, your opponents certainly know enough to castle and make their king safe! How can you mate them once they do that? Well, FM Mike Klein has some helpful hints that are sure to point you in the right direction.
WFM Alexandra Botez makes her ChessKid video debut on an exciting topic in chess: how to attack the enemy king after it’s castled.
Learn how to tear down the castle walls in this fun lesson, then try to use the attacking ideas in your own games.
The windmill is probably the most powerful tactic in chess, and it can leave your opponent helpless.
FM Mike Klein teaches you how to set up this devastating attack. Make sure you watch till the end, because you won’t believe the final position FunMasterMike sets up for you.
We saw the power of rooks on the seventh rank in the endgame (last video), but did you know they’re just as powerful there in the middlegame?
GM Simon Williams shows you just how much damage these beasts on the seventh can do.
Isolated pawns are a very important part of chess strategy, and FM Mike Klein is here to teach you everything you need to know about these pawns without neighbors on either file.
While isolated pawns can lead to some exciting attacks in the middlegame, they are often big weaknesses later in the game, and FunMasterMike explains exactly how to destroy them.
Learn why you should usually avoid these isolated pawn structures, and the exception to this rule.
GM Simon Williams shows his disdain for defenders when they get in the way of his attack.
If you have “double power” in a line on the chessboard, it’s time to look for ways to remove any defender guarding your target square.
You can safely give up as much material as you want, as long as you expose the enemy king and checkmate him.
You want to attack in chess, but your opponent has defenses. What can you do?
GM Simon Williams teaches you an important way to break through defense in chess — by deflecting the guard away from its post.
Learn how to use this powerful tactic to distract the enemy king’s guardians and move in for the checkmate.
GM Simon Williams is back with more fun lessons on the damage you can do in chess when you just point your pieces at the same square.
Learn how the queen and knight work together to form a unique and dangerous combo.
These two pieces team up to control a huge swath of key squares and can demolish the enemy king.
GM Williams continues his lesson on chess battering rams, which are powerful ways to smash through to your opponent's king and send him packing.
Find out the best way to coordinate your pieces to work together in this fun video.
How do you break through to win in a chess game? Use a battering ram.
GM Simon Williams makes his ChessKid video debut with a fun lesson on this important chess weapon.
Learn how to burst through to the opponent's castled king and deliver checkmate with Simon's battering ram.
All chess pieces start out on the same squares, but once the game begins it's up to you to make them good or bad.
If you notice your opponent has bad pieces, look for opportunities to attack!
FM Mike Klein explains what makes a piece good, and gives you important tips on how to get the most out of your chess pieces.
FM Mike Klein reviews one of the best games from the recent Castle Chess camp to demonstrate an important lesson: don't force your opponents' pieces where they want to go anyway.
Watch how a 1300-rated player beat a much-higher rated opponent who did not follow FunMasterMike's advice at all.
Are you ready for some tactical fun?
FM Mike Klein shows you the two best squares on the whole board to attack the king: f2 and f7.
Learn from FM Klein and Bobby Fischer how to use these naturally weak squares to go after your opponent - and have lots of fun at the same time.
FM Todd Andrews reviews some educational member games in part two of this live show originally broadcast on Nov. 23.
If you like attacking tactical games, you will love this video. FM Andrews walks you through a sharp and exciting battle between two ChessKids.
Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
In this show, FM Todd Andrews teaches you how to attack on an important line - a file, a rank, or a diagonal.
Learn how to attack on the crucial f-file in part two of a replay of FM Andrews' Keeping the Tempo show.
Check out the related links for FM Mike Klein's video on not moving your f-pawn!
Can chess fireworks explode out of nowhere in what looks like a normal position?
Sometimes they can!
Akiba Rubinstein's immortal game is one of the most beautiful and spectacular attacking masterpieces in chess history.
You won't believe how this game ends, as each move seems crazier than the last!
Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links.
Who's the world chess champion you've never heard of? It's GM Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria.
But before he was one of the best players in the world, he was a ChessKid like you.
FM Mike Klein shows you an exciting game from young Topalov that demonstrates why activity is often better than material.
After you watch the video, take a less on quick mates and traps in the related links.