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Attacking The Castled King

Attacking The Castled King

FM FunMasterMike Nov 16, 2016 57455 Views 11 min
By now ChessKids, your opponents certainly know enough to castle and make their king safe! How can you mate them once they do that? Well, FM Mike Klein has some helpful hints that are sure to point you in the right direction.
The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!

The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!

FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 26, 2016 44209 Views 11 min
NM Carissa Yip is back to regale you with more tales from the U.S. Women's Championship! Check out her absolutely exhilarating back and forth battle with WIM Agata Bygovtsev where both players had excellent chances at different points.
Exchange Sacrifices

Exchange Sacrifices

FM FunMasterMike Oct 19, 2016 58366 Views 8 min
Why would anyone ever just give up a rook for a bishop or knight?! Well, actually there are a lot of reasons! FM Mike Klein shows you four good ones.
The ChampionshYip Defense

The ChampionshYip Defense

FM Carissa Yip 3 Aug 30, 2016 27590 Views 11 min
NM Carissa Yip shows you another example of her incredible fighting chess as she goes toe to toe in a slugfest with WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and answers the critical question. Knights or bishops?
The Power Of The Bishop Pair

The Power Of The Bishop Pair

FM FunMasterMike Aug 10, 2016 83738 Views 8 min
The bishop pair is a fearsome force in chess. They can dominate open diagonals create threats across the entire board! FM Mike Klein shows you how to put this dastardly due to work!
Where To Attack!

Where To Attack!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 41003 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.
Exchange Sacrifices: Triumphant Tal!

Exchange Sacrifices: Triumphant Tal!

FM FunMasterMike Jun 24, 2014 24298 Views 9 min
Who knows how to sacrifice better than the legendary former World Champion Mikhail Tal? Trick question - no one does! FunMasterMike closes his series on exchange sacrifices by showing a classic example of playing Rxe6. White gets a ton of "comp" as we say - that's "compensation" not "computers!" Watch the entire finish, where Tal reduces into a king and pawn ending, just like Benzoo has been explaining!
Exchange Sacrifices: Knight Dominates Rook!

Exchange Sacrifices: Knight Dominates Rook!

FM FunMasterMike Jun 10, 2014 18917 Views 7 min
When is a knight better than a rook? When the rook can't find any open files on the map, that's a good bet the knight is better! Watch as FunMasterMike divulges the secrets to Exchange sacrifices, and explains why you shouldn't turn off the faucet. Well, you should when you're brushing your teeth, but not when you're analyzing. Confused? Watch and all will be explained!
Exchange Sacrifices: Getting a Dominant Bishop!

Exchange Sacrifices: Getting a Dominant Bishop!

FM FunMasterMike May 27, 2014 18801 Views 8 min
Are you a dragon or a dragon slayer? In the Sicilian Dragon, Black's dark-squared bishop is a beast - often worth much more than a rook. Watch these two examples where Black refuses to trade it off, even willing to offer the Exchange just to safeguard the heroic bishop. Once the offer is made, all that's left to do is bombard the White king and remove his shield!
Exchange Sacrifices: Destroying King Safety!

Exchange Sacrifices: Destroying King Safety!

FM FunMasterMike May 20, 2014 30156 Views 8 min
Brace yourself ChessKids because FunMasterMike has delivered a big package of 1500-level material. Are you into chess enough to handle it? We hope so! He begins a series on Exchange sacrifices - rooks trading for knights or bishops. You really have to be an advanced player to know when this is the right thing to do. In this first example, we see a very common pattern - Rxc3 in the Sicilian. Watch and see how powerful this move is!
Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 2

Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 2

FM FunMasterMike Apr 15, 2014 15199 Views 9 min
How many different openings can give White an isolated queen pawn? At least four, and probably a lot more, as FunMasterMike shows you. More importantly, what's the number one rule when facing the IQP? Don't know yet? Watch his quick video and you'll see a grandmaster who either forget himself, or he thought he was above the law. In chess, no one is above the law!
Score the Full Point!  Part 1

Score the Full Point! Part 1

Mike Amori 1 Feb 17, 2014 7162 Views 13 min
In his first video for ChessKid, Coach Mike from New York has a great endgame form none other than Bobby Fischer! He is up a small amount of material, but you'll get a great explanation of how grandmasters are willing to trade into a winning king and pawn endgame. The power of the outside passed pawn is the key, and Fischer sees this about 10 moves in advance! That's how you score the full point. He should be world champion. Oh wait, he was!
He Should've Castled Early On! - Part 4

He Should've Castled Early On! - Part 4

Ross Colby 1 Dec 5, 2013 5281 Views 12 min
Ever wonder how you can attack as Black, even after your opponent opens with his queen's pawn? Look no further - Coach Skunkfrog shows a game where he demolishes White in fewer than 15 moves. There are open files and diagonals everywhere, and plenty of discovered attacks to go around. And why oh why is White's queen on b8?!
Destroying the Defenders - Part 3!

Destroying the Defenders - Part 3!

IM John Bartholomew 1 Aug 19, 2013 5683 Views 13 min
A trio of games from CoachJohnnyB shows all the ChessKids how to use his advice in actual tournaments. Our international master is especially fond of the "sacrifice" method of destroying the defenders. His favorite technique is to offer his rooks to tear down enemy defenses, then dive in with the queen. See how he does it, even against grandmasters!
Destroying the Defenders - Part 1!

Destroying the Defenders - Part 1!

IM John Bartholomew 1 Jul 30, 2013 7525 Views 14 min
Coach JohnnyB shows the three ways to get what you want in chess: exchanging, sacrificing, or destroying a pawn wall. Any of these methods can be used to get to your opponent's king, but you need to know all three for the right moments. Your checkmates will come quickly and easily if you pay attention to his advice!
Back Rank Checkmate Part 7: An Exciting Example!

Back Rank Checkmate Part 7: An Exciting Example!

GM Ben Finegold 1 Jun 26, 2013 11614 Views 6 min
Grandmaster Ben Finegold displays an amazing example of the Bank Rank Checkmate theme from a recent game at the U.S. Junior Chess Championship in St Louis. Ben highlights how this weakness can be continuously attacked if the opponent doesn't have time to make "luft" for the king. Take notes and enjoy!
What to Do 8: Creating Weaknesses!

What to Do 8: Creating Weaknesses!

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 16, 2011 13903 Views 10 min
Last time we learned how to "Attack Weaknesses." But what do you do if there are no weaknesses to attack? Why you create them, of course! The PlayfulSquirrel darts and maneuvers about, creating weak pawns and color complexes, opening the enemy king, making enemy pieces bad, and...well, you'll see soon enough...