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Bad Bishops

Bad Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2019 30964 Views 7 min
What makes a bishop "bad"? It's all about how he gets along with his pawns. If they don't play nice together, then a bishop can be doomed! Watch and learn how to spot a bad bishop and how to take advantage when your opponent has one!
Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite Colored Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Mar 6, 2018 58246 Views 9 min
When bishops control opposite colors, they aren't just two ships passing in the night. The bishops are actually unrivaled dominators, if you know how to use them in the middlegame and endgame!
Winning Technique

Winning Technique

FM FunMasterMike Nov 30, 2016 56345 Views 9 min
How do you finish off a winning game? The answer is chess technique. FunMasterMike teaches you what that is and how to learn it.
Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

FM FunMasterMike Nov 2, 2016 51398 Views 9 min
The annual U.S.A. vs Hungary match that's part of the Global Chess Festival pits the best ChessKids in these two countries against each other. This year, the U.S.A. team won by only one half-point. FM Mike Klein shows all the tricks and traps at play!
The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!

The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!

FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 26, 2016 44350 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.
Blockading

Blockading

FM FunMasterMike Aug 17, 2016 35205 Views 8 min
How do you stop a pawn in its tracks? Blockade it. Just like in tic-tac-toe. FM Mike Klein shows you the best ways to stop your opponents’ pawns from advancing down the board.
The Principle Of Two Weaknesses

The Principle Of Two Weaknesses

FM FunMasterMike Aug 3, 2016 59795 Views 7 min
One weakness on the chessboard may not be enough to win, but two weaknesses are almost always decisive. FM Mike Klein shows you how to spot and create multiple weaknesses, ramping up the difficulty as he teaches each position.
The ChampionshYip Returns

The ChampionshYip Returns

FM Carissa Yip 3 Jul 27, 2016 33367 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.
Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

FM FunMasterMike Apr 2, 2016 50755 Views 10 min
Pawns are the soul of chess, so you need to learn a lot about them. FM Mike Klein teaches you about advanced pawn breakthroughs, which you can use to cap off an exciting game and get the win.
Queen vs Pawn

Queen vs Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Feb 27, 2016 55633 Views 9 min
Hey, ChessKids, did FunMasterMike mess up and set up the board backwards? Nope! It’s just time for another promotion lesson. In this video, FM Mike Klein shows you what happens when one side gets a queen just before the other can promote his pawn. Can the queen win? You’ll have to watch to find out.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 41204 Views 8 min
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.
Pawn Breakthroughs On The Wing

Pawn Breakthroughs On The Wing

FM FunMasterMike Jan 16, 2016 31487 Views 8 min
What’s the best place to break your pawns through to the end of the board? The wing, says FM Mike Klein. it’s so valuable to get a pawn to score a touchdown, it’s worth giving some other pawns away — and often this is the key to victory. Can you solve the tricky — and the most famous — beginners’ pawn endgame puzzle? Find out in this fun lesson.
King Activity

King Activity

FM FunMasterMike Oct 3, 2015 32105 Views 7 min
Most of the time, your king has to hide away safely. But in the endgame, the king becomes a fierce warrior on his own. FM Mike Klein shows you the awesome power of an active king late in the game.
Strong And Weak Pawns

Strong And Weak Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2015 38548 Views 7 min
When is a pawn a super hero? FunMasterMike shows you three ways that pawns can be as strong as any piece on the board. But the fun doesn't end there. FM Klein also teaches you the exact opposite, when pawns are weaklings. Watch this video to make sure your pawns are as powerful as they can be.
The Great Pawn Race

The Great Pawn Race

FM FunMasterMike Jul 24, 2015 52804 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."
Phases Of The Game

Phases Of The Game

FM FunMasterMike Jun 20, 2015 23253 Views 7 min
Did you know chess games have phases? FM Mike Klein teaches you the three phases of chess: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. Learn what you should do in each phase in this fun lesson.
Creating A Passed Pawn

Creating A Passed Pawn

User180784 1 May 13, 2015 23279 Views 9 min
Passed pawns are some of the most powerful things in all of chess. Do you know how to create them? This video teaches you the tricks you need to know to unlock the potential in your pawns.
King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

FM FunMasterMike Apr 18, 2015 23140 Views 8 min
How did the ChessKid GeorgeTiger become a king of fast chess? FM Mike Klein shows you exactly how he did it in an exciting comeback game. Don't miss FM Klein finally give you permission to move your f-pawn in the middlegame! When you're done watching, try your luck with an extra knight in our computer workout.
CompleteTent: The Comeback King

CompleteTent: The Comeback King

FM FunMasterMike Apr 8, 2015 25821 Views 7 min
One of the best qualities to have as a chess player is never giving up. Here FM Mike Klein shows you how one ChessKid made a courageous comeback in the endgame that you don't want to miss. Learn how to fight on when the odds are stacked against you and save a game.