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Bad Bishops

Bad Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2019 30959 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!
Space Advantages

Space Advantages

FM FunMasterMike May 4, 2018 57450 Views 8 min
Ready for some space exploration? ChessKid blasts off, showing kids why having more room for your pieces is a good thing, and how to play "slowly" when you enjoy all the space!
Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis

FM FunMasterMike Apr 19, 2018 44192 Views 7 min
One of the biggest words in chess is often carried out by the smallest pieces! Watch how pawns, and other members of your army, can stop your opponent's plans, in a process we call "prophylaxis"!
Pawn Chains

Pawn Chains

NM Sam Copeland 99 Feb 15, 2017 67752 Views 11 min
What should you do when you spot a pawn chain, ChessKids? NM Sam Copeland has the strategic tips to help you out!
Winning Technique

Winning Technique

FM FunMasterMike Nov 30, 2016 56343 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.
Blockading

Blockading

FM FunMasterMike Aug 17, 2016 35204 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 59794 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.
Kick Them Out

Kick Them Out

FM FunMasterMike Jul 6, 2016 57859 Views 9 min
What can you do when your opponent puts a piece on your side of the board? Try to kick it out, says FM Mike Klein. Learn how to shoo away your opponent’s most annoying pieces in this lesson on kicking them out.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 31532 Views 11 min
Is it a knightmare? Close, it’s Ladyknightma who is our next king of fast chess. FM Mike Klein reviews Ladyknightma’s game, praising Black's defensive technique that eventually won the battle.
The ChampionshYip

The ChampionshYip

FM Carissa Yip 3 May 11, 2016 28308 Views 7 min
NM Carissa Yip made a big impact at the 2016 U.S women's championship in St. Louis last month, and now she reviews one of her best games of the tournament for ChessKid. Learn from the master herself in this educational French Defense game.
Where To Attack!

Where To Attack!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 41074 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.
Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

FM FunMasterMike Apr 2, 2016 50752 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.
More Doubled Pawns

More Doubled Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Mar 12, 2016 34930 Views 7 min
Doubled pawns are usually big weaknesses — and FM Mike Klein tells you why. Learn all about the problems caused by doubled pawns and the rare times they can be OK for you.
7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

GM Simon Williams 1 Feb 13, 2016 32742 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.
7th Rank Power: Rooks in the Endgame

7th Rank Power: Rooks in the Endgame

GM Simon Williams 1 Feb 6, 2016 29068 Views 8 min
Where is the best place you can put your rook in a game of chess? Usually, it’s on the seventh (or second) rank, where the rook is a real monster, says GM Simon Williams in his latest lesson. The rook only realizes its full power in the endgame when you put it on this ideal row, where it gobbles up pawns and restricts the enemy king.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 41203 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 31486 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.
Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia

Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia

FM Carissa Yip 3 Dec 26, 2015 18688 Views 5 min
NM Carissa Yip is back with a lesson from one of her games in this year’s world youth chess championship. Learn from one of the greatest young chess prodigies in America in this thorough video that shows you how NM Yip approaches all phases of the game. Think you can solve tactics like Carissa? Try the puzzles in the related links.
Strong And Weak Pawns

Strong And Weak Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2015 38545 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.