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Bad Bishops

Bad Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2019 30672 Views 7 min
What makes a bishop "bad"? It's all about how he gets along with his pawns. If they don't play nice together, then a bishop can be doomed! Watch and learn how to spot a bad bishop and how to take advantage when your opponent has one!
Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite Colored Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Mar 6, 2018 58139 Views 9 min
When bishops control opposite colors, they aren't just two ships passing in the night. The bishops are actually unrivaled dominators, if you know how to use them in the middlegame and endgame!
Exceptions To The Rules

Exceptions To The Rules

FM FunMasterMike May 31, 2017 82638 Views 9 min
By now ChessKids you know a lot of rules! Sometimes though, you have to break a rule in a chess game? When and how should you do that? FM Mike Klein explains.
Knight vs Bishop Endgames

Knight vs Bishop Endgames

FM FunMasterMike Jun 15, 2016 49055 Views 8 min
Want to learn your knight vs bishop endgames? FunMasterMike calls upon three world chess champions to help teach you these important ideas about the game’s two minor pieces. Learn how to recognize when each piece is better in the endgame in this lesson.
Force The Draw

Force The Draw

FM FunMasterMike May 18, 2016 42701 Views 8 min
Do you like to draw? In chess, sometimes a draw is a very good result for a worse position. FM Mike Klein teaches you how to force a draw in this must-see lesson if you’re serious about competing for every last half-point in chess.
Ways To Draw

Ways To Draw

FM FunMasterMike Apr 9, 2016 46616 Views 9 min
There is more than one way to draw in a chess game. FM Mike Klein shows you five ways you can tie in chess, including some you might not have known.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 41154 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.
Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed –- Show 17, Part 1

Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed –- Show 17, Part 1

ChessKidTV Jan 8, 2015 10528 Views 32 min
FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part one of a show originally broadcast live on September 18, 2014. Hope you like endgames, ChessKids, because FM Mike Klein is making this show an endgame special. After warming up with two easy puzzles, FM Klein dives into the seriously fun business of endgame analysis. When you’re done watching, try a match vs. the ChessKid computer in a two-bishop mate.
The Deadly Decoy!

The Deadly Decoy!

GM Eugene Perelshteyn 1 Dec 2, 2014 12536 Views 9 min
Can you name one of the most common yet devastating tactics in chess? We won't be coy. It's the decoy. Decoys lure an opposing piece to a bad square that allows you to play a winning tactic. Learn all about decoys with GM Eugene Perelshteyn, and see if you can solve his decoy puzzles in the video. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links!
How Judit Polgar Beat Vishy Anand

How Judit Polgar Beat Vishy Anand

GM Judit Polgar 1 Nov 18, 2014 29225 Views 9 min
Vishy Anand is currently playing Magnus Carlsen for the world chess championship in Russia. Obviously, it’s tough to win against such an amazing player. But GM Judit Polgar has done it! Watch as GM Polgar explains how she beat one of the best players of all time in this amazing game. One easy way to win is to use extra pieces. Do a computer workout in the related links!
Zugzwang: FunMasterMike's Games

Zugzwang: FunMasterMike's Games

FM FunMasterMike Jun 3, 2014 12718 Views 8 min
Is it possible to have a chessboard full of pieces but not have any good moves? It sure is, and FunMasterMike shows you two examples from his games. These "zugzwang" positions are extremely powerful, and they also prove to your teacher that you are focusing on your opponent's moves as much as your own. Or should we say, your opponent's lack of moves!
Endgame Battles: Bishop Beats Knight!

Endgame Battles: Bishop Beats Knight!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 1, 2014 11783 Views 9 min
With only one fighting piece on the board, there's not much to think about, right? Wrong! Today FunMasterMike shows you a game between two World Champions. You'll learn all the factors that go into deciding whether the bishop or the knight is better in the endgame. You'll also learn about the cool theme "domination". Watch this video and you'll "dominate" the endgame!
Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

IM Rusa Goletiani 1 Jan 30, 2014 8223 Views 6 min
Welcome IM Rusa Goletiani to the ChessKid author family! Rusa is a past U.S. Women's Champion and the co-founder of the Westchester Chess Academy. Today she shows us when you'd like to have opposite-colored bishops, and what happens when you reach an endgame with them. Watch and learn how different parts of the game demand different sets of principles!
Victory Over Anand! - Part 3

Victory Over Anand! - Part 3

GM Judit Polgar 1 Apr 7, 2013 7599 Views 11 min
Despite Judit's strong attack in the middlegame, Anand defended well and the game has reaches it's final stage: the endgame! Up a pawn, Judit's position is a "technical win", but a great deal of tricky maneuvering is necessary before Judit can finally win this pawn up bishop endgame.
Victory Over Anand!  Part 2

Victory Over Anand! Part 2

GM Judit Polgar 1 Apr 6, 2013 6368 Views 8 min
In second phase of Judit's game against Anand we see the game transition from the opening into a complex middlegame position. Ahead in development but down a pawn, watch and learn from Judit as she conducts a powerful attack against the world champion's uncastled king!
How to Place Your Bishops in the Endgame

How to Place Your Bishops in the Endgame

IM David Pruess 1 Nov 2, 2011 5211 Views 12 min
Who's your favorite diagonal-moving, endgame-playing, knight-gobbling piece? The octopus? No no, wait, I take it back! Hopefully you answered the bishop (not the octopus), because today we're focusing on the bishop and how best to place him (and use him!) in the endgame.