NM Carissa Yip turned in a good performance at the 2016 U.S women's championship in St. Louis this spring, and now she is back on ChessKid with another game review from the historic event. Learn what one of the most talented young players in the country was thinking in a critical chess position.
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.
It’s the age-old question in chess — which piece is better, the bishop or the knight?
Even though both are worth three points on paper, IM Rensch will show you that sometimes one is much better than the other. It’s up to you to decide when in your own games.
FM Mike Klein reviews ChessKid.com member games in part two of a show broadcast live on August 21, 2014.
Join FunMasterMike as he analyzes an exciting game from ChessKid.com contributor Claudia Munoz (chesscampeona) on her way to winning a national championship!
Watch this video and find out how chesscampeona used a sharp Alekhine's Defense to win as Black.
The fun doesn't stop there, as FM Klein reviews some more ChessKid games later in the show.
Today we go to Las vegas and hit the Jackpot! We also invert last week's lesson with FunMasterMike. This time the knight dominates the bishop! Watch how silly a bishop feels when all of his pawns are on the same color as him. You'll also see some common endgame ideas like triangulation and decoy. It takes a lot of knowledge to be World Champion, which is exactly what the White player became in this very tournament!
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!
Knights and bishops - they look different, they move different, they're of course spelled different. So why should you treat them the same? I know that coaches (us included!) begin by teaching you that they are both worth three points. But depending on what is happening in your game, they go up or down in value. Today IM Rusa Goletiani shows you that outposts make knights jump for joy!
If you've ever wrestled with a brother, sister, or friend then you already know all about "domination". Watch as chess pieces dominate and control each other, trapping and getting trapped in turn all over the board!