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The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

FM Carissa Yip 3 Apr 5, 2017 52413 Views 7 min
Everyone's favorite ChessKid, Carissa Yip, wields a favorite opening for ChessKids, The King's Indian Defense, excellently in this video as she explains a missed chance from the U.S. Championship.
Pawn Chains

Pawn Chains

NM Sam Copeland 99 Feb 15, 2017 67720 Views 11 min
What should you do when you spot a pawn chain, ChessKids? NM Sam Copeland has the strategic tips to help you out!
The ChampionshYip Returns

The ChampionshYip Returns

FM Carissa Yip 3 Jul 27, 2016 33348 Views 7 min
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.
Kick Them Out

Kick Them Out

FM FunMasterMike Jul 6, 2016 57841 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 31519 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.
Tempo

Tempo

FM FunMasterMike Jun 8, 2016 45452 Views 9 min
How do you measure time in chess? It's a trick question. You use a chess clock to keep track of the time you have to think, but time to get things done on the board is determined by a unit called a tempo. FM Mike Klein explains what this is and why it's so important.
Gambits

Gambits

FM FunMasterMike May 26, 2016 49046 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.
Force The Draw

Force The Draw

FM FunMasterMike May 18, 2016 42699 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.
Where To Attack!

Where To Attack!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 41060 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.
Calculating Tactics

Calculating Tactics

FM FunMasterMike Oct 24, 2015 36483 Views 8 min
When is a chess player like a calculator? Well, hopefully, all the time. FM Mike Klein explains how to calculate in your games, which is the most important skill to have in chess. Learn how to use the clues of the chessboard to solve tactical puzzles you might not have seen otherwise.
Carissa's Master Puzzles

Carissa's Master Puzzles

FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 21, 2015 42262 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.
Your Opponent's Move!

Your Opponent's Move!

FM FunMasterMike Oct 10, 2015 31806 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.
Make The Easy Moves First

Make The Easy Moves First

Rob Lazorchak 41 Sep 18, 2015 20084 Views 6 min
Who is chess coach Rob's favorite chess player? The great Paul Morphy! Watch this fun video to see how Morphy developed his pieces by making the easy moves first. This simple idea will help every one of your chess games.
Puzzles That Help You Win!

Puzzles That Help You Win!

FM Carissa Yip 3 Aug 19, 2015 15179 Views 8 min
NM Carissa Yip is a strong chess prodigy, but how did she get so good? By solving a lot of tactics puzzles! NM Yip shows you five of her favorite puzzles in this fun video -- can you solve them?
The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 5, 2015 40220 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.
The Great Pawn Race

The Great Pawn Race

FM FunMasterMike Jul 24, 2015 52777 Views 9 min
Are you ready for a race? FM Mike Klein gives you a fun lesson on pawn races, which are the key to many important endgames. Learn how to know if you're winning or losing the race, and when a special trick can change the result - just like in the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer."
When To Trade Pieces: To Defend Yourself!

When To Trade Pieces: To Defend Yourself!

Amanda Mateer 1 Jun 17, 2015 28098 Views 12 min
One of the most important reasons to trade pieces is to defend yourself. In chess, you can't win without protecting your own army, and sometimes trading pieces is the best way to do that. WFM Amanda Mateer gives you a must-watch lesson on trading pieces in self-defense.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

IM Daniel Rensch Jun 13, 2015 31626 Views 8 min
Are you ready for a bonus video on the chess piece who swallowed a fly? IM Daniel Rensch is back with another look at how your own pieces can block in your chess army - but this time with a twist. Learn when it is OK to "swallow a fly" (in chess, not real life!) when it achieves a greater goal on the 64 squares.
When To Trade Pieces: Remove The Defender!

When To Trade Pieces: Remove The Defender!

Amanda Mateer 1 Jun 10, 2015 22662 Views 10 min
So when should you trade your pieces? WFM Amanda Mateer continues her series with two of her favorite reasons to trade material: to remove a crucial defender, or to create a specific weakness. You must understand these two important ways to gain an winning advantage in chess, so watch closely.