The windmill is probably the most powerful tactic in chess, and it can leave your opponent helpless.
FM Mike Klein teaches you how to set up this devastating attack. Make sure you watch till the end, because you won’t believe the final position FunMasterMike sets up for you.
A "D" on your report card is bad, but in chess it stands for decoy and deflection, which are powerful tactics you need to know about.
Learn how to play your opponent's pieces like a fiddle in this exciting video lesson by FM Mike Klein.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In parts 1-3 you saw how to advance your Snow Plow, now FunMasterMike is going to show you how to blockade it! Sure, the Four Pawns Attack looks scary, but every pawn move makes a bigger piece sad. Watch how Black develops and destroys the center, then hunts down White's king and weak back rank. As always, our tactical ChessKid geniuses will love the fun that results!
If you've seen the first two videos on zugzwang, then you have a fighting chance in this 3rd challenge video! FunMasterMike shows you a trio of positions where you have to guess the right continuation. Can you get all three right? If you can, that means you are thinking as much about the opponent's move as your own, and that's the first step to chess master!
Moving the f-pawn is dangerous, right? Well sometimes it is necessary to be able to bring pieces to your king's defense. Today Bobby Fischer sees the f-pawn defense and plays a stunning move to block it, which forces a checkmate. If you see this spot, perhaps you'll be World Champion someday too!
Hi kids! In researching the Traxler Attack I found the most amazing game I have ever seen. It's really long. It's really complicated. But I want to show it to you anyway. So, strap in your seat belts and clamp on your thinking caps. It's time to "Cross the Trax" (get it, get it??)
The third installment of tricky ways to turn your pawns into queens. Watch 1 and 2 first, because it gets trickier with each lesson. Let's make your pawns the sneakiest sneakers your opponents have ever faced!