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Perpetual Check

Perpetual Check

FM FunMasterMike Aug 17, 2018 39068 Views 8 min
It may be impossible to build a perpetual motion machine, but in chess, all things are possible! Watch the learn how you can save a lost position by checking your opponent over and over and over and over and....
Stalemate Tricks

Stalemate Tricks

FM FunMasterMike Jul 16, 2018 48821 Views 9 min
So you're completely lost, huh? Wait! Don't resign! There may just be one last trick in the bag. Watch and see how you might be able to save a horrible position, sometimes by sending your pieces over the waterfall!
Mysterious Moves

Mysterious Moves

FM FunMasterMike Nov 29, 2017 42570 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!
Playing Tournament Chess

Playing Tournament Chess

FM FunMasterMike Oct 17, 2017 46605 Views 8 min
Are you ready for a chess tournament? You will be after watching this video! Join FM Mike Klein as he walks you through tournament preparation from a master's perspective.
Building A Fortress

Building A Fortress

FM FunMasterMike Jul 13, 2016 70216 Views 11 min
You usually want to make your pieces as active as possible, with lots to do, but sometimes the best plan is for them to do...nothing. How can this be? FunMasterMike explains the important concept of fortresses on the chessboard: what they are, how to set them up, and why you would want to use them.
Kick Them Out

Kick Them Out

FM FunMasterMike Jul 6, 2016 57743 Views 9 min
What can you do when your opponent puts a piece on your side of the board? Try to kick it out, says FM Mike Klein. Learn how to shoo away your opponent’s most annoying pieces in this lesson on kicking them out.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 31433 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.
Force The Draw

Force The Draw

FM FunMasterMike May 18, 2016 42634 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 46513 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.
Deflecting The Defender

Deflecting The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 2, 2016 23829 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 31556 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 28549 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 35275 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.
How To Plan

How To Plan

FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2015 37007 Views 8 min
Hey, what's your plan, ChessKids? FM Mike Klein gives you three important things to focus on in all your chess games: checks, captures, and threats. Let FunMasterMike teach you why should never make a move without looking for these three forcing ideas.
Your Opponent's Move!

Your Opponent's Move!

FM FunMasterMike Oct 10, 2015 31755 Views 8 min
What's the one thing that turns an average chess player into a real chess master? Focusing on the opponent's moves! FM Mike Klein gives you one of the most important lessons of your chess career today in this video that teaches you exactly how to stop your opponent's threats.
The French Defense

The French Defense

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 12, 2015 34698 Views 9 min
The French Defense might not look special, but there is lots of fun in this opening. Join IM Daniel Rensch as he shows you the three main ways White can choose to play. Remember the rule of the pawn spear and you just might get to see some dancing monkeys.
The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 5, 2015 40129 Views 11 min
Do you want to play an exciting and strong opening? Sure, we all do. IM Danny Rensch shows you a fun and easy opening to play, The Scotch 4 Knights. Learn how the Scotch game can help you immediately challenge the center and complete your development.
When To Check

When To Check

FM FunMasterMike Jul 15, 2015 21924 Views 6 min
Checking is the most forcing move you can make in chess - but when should you do it? FM Mike Klein teaches you the right time to check, and just as important, when not to do it. Learn how to use this powerful move correctly and your rating will go up quickly.