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The Greek Gift

The Greek Gift

FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 83979 Views 9 min
Is this the most famous sacrifice in chess? FM Mike Klein demonstrates a powerful attacking sequence inspired by real history. Find out how to expose the king with this fun idea.
Smash Your Opponent's Castle

Smash Your Opponent's Castle

WFM Alexandra Botez 1 Jul 20, 2016 83243 Views 6 min
WFM Alexandra Botez makes her ChessKid video debut on an exciting topic in chess: how to attack the enemy king after it’s castled. Learn how to tear down the castle walls in this fun lesson, then try to use the attacking ideas in your own games.
Underpromotion

Underpromotion

FM FunMasterMike Jun 1, 2016 73576 Views 8 min
Everyone knows that when a pawn reaches the end of the board, you get a new queen, right? Except when you don’t. FM Mike Klein shows you some crazy reasons why you would want a different piece instead.
The Windmill

The Windmill

FM FunMasterMike Apr 30, 2016 52423 Views 7 min
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.
7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

GM Simon Williams 1 Feb 13, 2016 32607 Views 8 min
We saw the power of rooks on the seventh rank in the endgame (last video), but did you know they’re just as powerful there in the middlegame? GM Simon Williams shows you just how much damage these beasts on the seventh can do.
Destroying The Defender

Destroying The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 23, 2016 33581 Views 7 min
GM Simon Williams shows his disdain for defenders when they get in the way of his attack. If you have “double power” in a line on the chessboard, it’s time to look for ways to remove any defender guarding your target square. You can safely give up as much material as you want, as long as you expose the enemy king and checkmate him.
Deflecting The Defender

Deflecting The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 2, 2016 23848 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 31578 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.
Queen And Knight Battering Rams

Queen And Knight Battering Rams

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 28, 2015 35310 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.
More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 31244 Views 7 min
GM Williams continues his lesson on chess battering rams, which are powerful ways to smash through to your opponent's king and send him packing. Find out the best way to coordinate your pieces to work together in this fun video.
Secrets Of The Battering Ram

Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 14, 2015 32382 Views 7 min
How do you break through to win in a chess game? Use a battering ram. GM Simon Williams makes his ChessKid video debut with a fun lesson on this important chess weapon. Learn how to burst through to the opponent's castled king and deliver checkmate with Simon's battering ram.
Calculating Tactics

Calculating Tactics

FM FunMasterMike Oct 24, 2015 36413 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.
Tactics: Zugzwang!

Tactics: Zugzwang!

FM FunMasterMike Sep 12, 2015 46403 Views 8 min
What happens in chess when you have no good moves? It's called zugzwang, and it's an important part of many endgames. FunMasterMike shows you a bunch of positions where all the options are yucky in this fun lesson. Learn how to use zugzwang to checkmate your opponent!
Attraction

Attraction

FM FunMasterMike Aug 29, 2015 29567 Views 8 min
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.
Smothered Mate

Smothered Mate

FM FunMasterMike Aug 26, 2015 25188 Views 8 min
What do chess and hash browns have in common? More than you might think! Take a delicious lesson from FM Mike Klein on the most satisfying checkmate in the game - the smothered mate.
Puzzles That Help You Win!

Puzzles That Help You Win!

FM Carissa Yip 3 Aug 19, 2015 15161 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?
Removing The Guard

Removing The Guard

FM FunMasterMike Aug 15, 2015 22894 Views 6 min
In chess, sometimes you can win a lot of treasure if you can just get rid of that pesky guard. FM Mike Klein shows you how to remove or even distract defenders in chess so you can swoop in and win even more material at the end. This is one tactic you'll be glad you learned.
Tactics: Discovered Attack!

Tactics: Discovered Attack!

FM FunMasterMike May 27, 2015 37540 Views 7 min
FM Mike Klein continues his chess tactics survey with a lesson on a powerful move: the discovered attack. Learn how one piece can move out of the way, unveiling another piece just waiting to pounce. Find out how you can use a discovered attack to win your opponent's queen on just the sixth move of the game.
Even Crazier Knights Of 2015!

Even Crazier Knights Of 2015!

FM FunMasterMike Feb 14, 2015 33434 Views 8 min
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.