Want to learn your knight vs bishop endgames?
FunMasterMike calls upon three world chess champions to help teach you these important ideas about the game’s two minor pieces.
Learn how to recognize when each piece is better in the endgame in this lesson.
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.
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.
Watching a video on ChessKid paid off big time for one student, who used FM Mike Klein's previous video on crazy knights to win a game.
Now FM Mike Klein is back to review that ChessKid's game and to show you the most insane knights he's ever seen!
Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
With only one fighting piece on the board, there's not much to think about, right? Wrong! Today FunMasterMike shows you a game between two World Champions. You'll learn all the factors that go into deciding whether the bishop or the knight is better in the endgame. You'll also learn about the cool theme "domination". Watch this video and you'll "dominate" the endgame!
The next edition of the hit ChessKid TV show - Your Games Analyzed - with FunMasterMike! If you missed the live airing, watch and see whose games were chosen from the forum. The first is a really instructive knight endgame, but even before that the name of the game is: outpost! The ChessKids submitted some really high quality games this time, making the selection the hardest yet!
Pawns are worth 1 point and knights are worth 3 points, right? Well, not always! As we have seen, at the end of the game a pawn gets stronger and stronger as it nears promotion at the end of the board. In this installment of How Strong is the Pawn, a lonely Knight tries to sacrifice its life to prevent a pawn from becoming a queen. Will it be successful? Watch and find out!