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Opening Traps

Opening Traps

FM FunMasterMike Jun 13, 2018 53896 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!
Maneuvering

Maneuvering

FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2018 51445 Views 8 min
Sometimes you have to go backward instead of forward, as FunMasterMike shows with examples from every piece of the chess board. You'll also see why he's not prepared to host a nature show!
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 31532 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.
Where To Attack!

Where To Attack!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 41074 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.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 41203 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.
Deflecting The Defender

Deflecting The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 2, 2016 23926 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.
Clearance

Clearance

FM FunMasterMike Dec 12, 2015 32065 Views 10 min
Do you ever really need to get one of your own pieces out of the way, ChessKids? That's when "Clearance" might be useful! FM Mike Klein shows us how this beautiful idea worked in some really famous chess games.
More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 31299 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.
Good And Bad Pieces

Good And Bad Pieces

FM FunMasterMike Nov 7, 2015 38180 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.
Carissa's Master Puzzles

Carissa's Master Puzzles

FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 21, 2015 42268 Views 5 min
National Master Carisa Yip is back with some more of her favorite chess puzzles for you to solve. This time, the puzzles are positional studies by the chess author Jacob Aagaard. Yes, that's a lot of A's. Hopefully you can get an A on these puzzles too if you try hard.
Attraction

Attraction

FM FunMasterMike Aug 29, 2015 29639 Views 8 min
Have you ever seen bugs attracted to a light outside in the summer? If you have, you can understand attraction on the chessboard. FM Mike Klein explains this powerful idea, and how you can use attraction to make some crazy tactics you might not even believe. Make sure you watch to the end to see one of the hardest problems FunMasterMike has ever assigned.
Stop Copying Me Again!

Stop Copying Me Again!

Jonathan Corbblah 3 Feb 28, 2015 29094 Views 9 min
The Four Knights Opening is extremely popular, especially in youth chess. But what should you do if your opponent keeps copying your moves in this opening? Learn how to take advantage of some tricky positions if your opponent won't stop mirroring your moves! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2015 22573 Views 9 min
FunMasterMike's favorite piece is the knight, and he'll show you why in this video of the best knight moves of 2014. Learn how this tricky piece hops around the board, creating all kinds of crazy cavalry tactics. If you can find the winning move in the last game shown, you'll really impress FunMasterMike.
You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

Amanda Mateer 1 Nov 25, 2014 26060 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.
Challenge: Mate in 2 With Benzoo!

Challenge: Mate in 2 With Benzoo!

GM Ben Finegold 1 Nov 8, 2014 7945 Views 7 min
Can you mate in two with GM Benzoo? GM Ben Finegold gives you four challenges where you can deliver mate by getting your own pieces out of the way. Stick around for the tricky last problem, and also take a lesson on checkmate by clicking the related links.
Magnus Carlsen: When They Were ChessKids

Magnus Carlsen: When They Were ChessKids

FM FunMasterMike Nov 4, 2014 30046 Views 8 min
Magnus Carlsen will defend his world champion title later this week against Vishy Anand, but Carlsen wasn't always the best player in the world! FM Mike Klein shows you that Carlsen was once a ChessKid, too, who loved to aggressively attack his opponent's king. FunMasterMike analyzes two of young Carlsen's most exciting attacking games! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links so you can play like Carlsen.
Score the Full Point! - Part 4

Score the Full Point! - Part 4

Mike Amori 1 Jul 12, 2014 6945 Views 15 min
What's the "visor" and the "chin rest"? Mr. A describes what tournament chess players should look like when they training and studying for tournaments. Today you'll need an actual chess set to watch his video. If you want to be a grandmaster, you have to look like one!
Endgame Battles: Knight Beats Bishop!

Endgame Battles: Knight Beats Bishop!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 8, 2014 21240 Views 9 min
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!
Crossing the Finish Line! - Part 4

Crossing the Finish Line! - Part 4

FM FunMasterMike Mar 25, 2014 6467 Views 11 min
Ever play a game where the other guy forgets to castle? Make him pay! Watch how FunMasterMike opens the center, allows his rook to be trapped, but wins anyway! You'll see the common tactic "remove the guard" several times, but you'll also see the much less frequent idea line "clearance". This is a fun one - kids that love to attack will be jumping out of their seats finding these checkmates!