It may be impossible to build a perpetual motion machine, but in chess, all things are possible! Watch the learn how you can save a lost position by checking your opponent over and over and over and over and....
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 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.
You know what pairs well with the Eagles? Smothered mates! OK that doesn't make much sense but you'll hear Joe Walsh and the rest of the Eagles jam as the MusicCityMaster shows some knights galloping all over the enemy kings!
Coach JohnnyB shows the three ways to get what you want in chess: exchanging, sacrificing, or destroying a pawn wall. Any of these methods can be used to get to your opponent's king, but you need to know all three for the right moments. Your checkmates will come quickly and easily if you pay attention to his advice!
Amanda (StrongHeart!) returns to tell a funny story about one of her first tournament experiences as a young chess kid. This story will teach you why it's a good idea to learn the rules of chess before competing in a big tournament!
StrongHeart goes over the very important concept of "3 time repetition of position" today. Make sure to pay close attention, as repetition is a very precise rule, and most people who know about the rule, get it wrong!
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??)