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Destroying Pawn Shelter

Destroying Pawn Shelter

FM FunMasterMike May 23, 2018 50080 Views 9 min
Think castling makes your king safe forever? Think again! FunMasterMike shows how to "hook" your opponent and invade the enemy castle with some well-time sacrifices!
Attacking The Castled King

Attacking The Castled King

FM FunMasterMike Nov 16, 2016 57675 Views 11 min
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.
The Power Of The Bishop Pair

The Power Of The Bishop Pair

FM FunMasterMike Aug 10, 2016 83912 Views 8 min
The bishop pair is a fearsome force in chess. They can dominate open diagonals create threats across the entire board! FM Mike Klein shows you how to put this dastardly due to work!
Smash Your Opponent's Castle

Smash Your Opponent's Castle

WFM Alexandra Botez 1 Jul 20, 2016 83561 Views 6 min
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

The Windmill

FM FunMasterMike Apr 30, 2016 52480 Views 7 min
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.
Where To Attack!

Where To Attack!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 41060 Views 9 min
Attacking in chess is fun, but how do you know where on the board to do it? FM Mike Klein teaches you what to look for when deciding where to aim your next attack.
7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

GM Simon Williams 1 Feb 13, 2016 32713 Views 8 min
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.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 41151 Views 8 min
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.
Destroying The Defender

Destroying The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 23, 2016 33690 Views 7 min
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.
Deflecting The Defender

Deflecting The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 2, 2016 23906 Views 9 min
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.
Queen And Knight Battering Rams

Queen And Knight Battering Rams

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 28, 2015 35447 Views 8 min
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.
More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 31289 Views 7 min
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.
Secrets Of The Battering Ram

Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 14, 2015 32436 Views 7 min
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.
Good And Bad Pieces

Good And Bad Pieces

FM FunMasterMike Nov 7, 2015 38160 Views 8 min
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.
A Castle Chess Camp Battle

A Castle Chess Camp Battle

FM FunMasterMike Jul 11, 2015 19867 Views 12 min
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.
Tactics On The f-Pawns

Tactics On The f-Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jul 8, 2015 34084 Views 8 min
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.
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 20, Part 2

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 20, Part 2

ChessKidTV Dec 25, 2014 6266 Views 31 min
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.
Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 2

Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 2

ChessKidTV Dec 11, 2014 7087 Views 34 min
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!
You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

Amanda Mateer 1 Nov 25, 2014 26059 Views 17 min
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.
When Veselin Topalov Was A ChessKid!

When Veselin Topalov Was A ChessKid!

FM FunMasterMike Nov 15, 2014 8662 Views 7 min
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.