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Opening Traps

Opening Traps

FM FunMasterMike Jun 13, 2018 53909 Views 10 min
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!
Trapped Pieces

Trapped Pieces

FM FunMasterMike Jan 7, 2018 63631 Views 7 min
What happens when a piece runs low on squares? It's time to put him in the coffin! Often, these "traps" happen on the edge of the board, but not always. Watch and see many examples of queens and other pieces getting squeezed!
Mysterious Moves

Mysterious Moves

FM FunMasterMike Nov 29, 2017 42833 Views 8 min
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!
The Greek Gift

The Greek Gift

FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 84964 Views 9 min
Is this the most famous sacrifice in chess? FM Mike Klein demonstrates a powerful attacking sequence inspired by real history. Find out how to expose the king with this fun idea.
Combinations

Combinations

FM FunMasterMike Aug 24, 2016 38587 Views 9 min
What exactly is a combination in chess? FM Mike Klein fills you in, and shows you how to play these brilliant sequences, which are often the most fun you can have on the chessboard.
The Principle Of Two Weaknesses

The Principle Of Two Weaknesses

FM FunMasterMike Aug 3, 2016 59797 Views 7 min
One weakness on the chessboard may not be enough to win, but two weaknesses are almost always decisive. FM Mike Klein shows you how to spot and create multiple weaknesses, ramping up the difficulty as he teaches each position.
Smash Your Opponent's Castle

Smash Your Opponent's Castle

WFM Alexandra Botez 1 Jul 20, 2016 83652 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.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 31534 Views 11 min
Is it a knightmare? Close, it’s Ladyknightma who is our next king of fast chess. FM Mike Klein reviews Ladyknightma’s game, praising Black's defensive technique that eventually won the battle.
Underpromotion

Underpromotion

FM FunMasterMike Jun 1, 2016 73928 Views 8 min
Everyone knows that when a pawn reaches the end of the board, you get a new queen, right? Except when you don’t. FM Mike Klein shows you some crazy reasons why you would want a different piece instead.
Gambits

Gambits

FM FunMasterMike May 26, 2016 49087 Views 7 min
Should you take a risk in chess? Sometimes it’s more than worth it. FM Mike Klein shows you aggressive moves you can make to give up some material for a quicker attack or control of some crucial space on the chessboard.
The Windmill

The Windmill

FM FunMasterMike Apr 30, 2016 52504 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 41075 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.
Destroying The Defender

Destroying The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 23, 2016 33728 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 23927 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.
King Of Puzzles: vs HulkingHunter

King Of Puzzles: vs HulkingHunter

FM FunMasterMike Dec 12, 2015 31687 Views 8 min
FM Mike Klein is back with the second game against a ChessKid puzzles contest winner, this time taking on HulkingHunter in a Russian Game. Learn how FunMasterMike pried open the center of the board to reach a great endgame very quickly. This game is all about solid technique, so be sure to pay attention. Don’t forget to try out the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FM FunMasterMike Dec 5, 2015 28682 Views 8 min
What was the prize for winning the ChessKid puzzles contest? You got to play a game with the legend himself, FM Mike Klein. Watch as FunMasterMike takes on Will, the first puzzles winner, and learn how important is to look an extra move ahead. Be sure to try the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
Queen And Knight Battering Rams

Queen And Knight Battering Rams

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 28, 2015 35496 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 31302 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.