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Pawn Chains

Pawn Chains

NM Sam Copeland 99 Feb 15, 2017 67720 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!
Combinations

Combinations

FM FunMasterMike Aug 24, 2016 38491 Views 9 min
What exactly is a combination in chess? FM Mike Klein fills you in, and shows you how to play these brilliant sequences, which are often the most fun you can have on the chessboard.
The Power Of The Bishop Pair

The Power Of The Bishop Pair

FM FunMasterMike Aug 10, 2016 83912 Views 8 min
The bishop pair is a fearsome force in chess. They can dominate open diagonals create threats across the entire board! FM Mike Klein shows you how to put this dastardly due to work!
How To Plan

How To Plan

FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2015 37081 Views 8 min
Hey, what's your plan, ChessKids? FM Mike Klein gives you three important things to focus on in all your chess games: checks, captures, and threats. Let FunMasterMike teach you why should never make a move without looking for these three forcing ideas.
Calculating Tactics

Calculating Tactics

FM FunMasterMike Oct 24, 2015 36483 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.
Decoy And Deflection

Decoy And Deflection

FM FunMasterMike Sep 3, 2015 35001 Views 8 min
A "D" on your report card is bad, but in chess it stands for decoy and deflection, which are powerful tactics you need to know about. Learn how to play your opponent's pieces like a fiddle in this exciting video lesson by FM Mike Klein.
Attraction

Attraction

FM FunMasterMike Aug 29, 2015 29615 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.
Puzzles That Help You Win!

Puzzles That Help You Win!

FM Carissa Yip 3 Aug 19, 2015 15179 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?
The Great Pawn Race

The Great Pawn Race

FM FunMasterMike Jul 24, 2015 52777 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."
Tactics On The f-Pawns

Tactics On The f-Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jul 8, 2015 34084 Views 8 min
Are you ready for some tactical fun? FM Mike Klein shows you the two best squares on the whole board to attack the king: f2 and f7. Learn from FM Klein and Bobby Fischer how to use these naturally weak squares to go after your opponent - and have lots of fun at the same time.
Tactics: The Skewer!

Tactics: The Skewer!

FM FunMasterMike May 20, 2015 44573 Views 6 min
FM Mike Klein continues his lesson on the fundamental chess tactics with an exciting video on skewers - the reverse of pins. Learn how to spot skewers and use them to win tons of material. If you've ever seen the movie "Searching For Bobby Fischer," you've watched a powerful skewer in action. Enjoy the show as FM Klein explains the tactics from the movie's climax.
Stop Copying Me!

Stop Copying Me!

Jonathan Corbblah 3 Jan 31, 2015 31811 Views 6 min
Do you get annoyed when your opponent copies your moves? You don't have to! Just use these simple tricks to make your opponents wish they never even dreamed of copying you. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!

Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!

FM FunMasterMike Dec 27, 2014 26661 Views 7 min
By now you should know that moving your f-pawn haphazardly can be a big mistake. FM Mike Klein shows you exactly why in this final video in his f-pawn series, where we see FunMasterMike demolish his opponent who moved his f-pawn. Learn the amazing trick FM Klein used to gain more than enough compensation for a nice positional queen sacrifice. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
Search For Tactics, Then Destroy!

Search For Tactics, Then Destroy!

FM Todd Andrews 1 Oct 4, 2014 9554 Views 6 min
Can you find tactics that help you win chess games? FM MusicCityMaster shows you how to search for tactics, and then use them to destroy your opponent's position! Learn how to use forks, skewers, mating nets, and more to dominate the game tactically.
Think Before You Move That f-Pawn

Think Before You Move That f-Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2014 39028 Views 4 min
Do you need permission to move your f-pawn? FunMasterMike says you do! It's dangerous to advance this pawn, and FM Klein explains exactly why. Moving your f-pawn opens up two scary diagonals that are best left closed in the opening. It also weakens the critical dark squares around your king. What if your opponent moves his f-pawn without permission? FM Klein shows you how to take advantage quickly and win the game.
Castling Catastrophes! -- Part 5

Castling Catastrophes! -- Part 5

Ross Colby 1 Sep 13, 2014 8957 Views 10 min
When is castling a terrible idea? Coach Skunkfrog gives you the warning signs that castling could become a catastrophe! Learn about the dangers of castling under a pseudo-pin, where the pinned piece can legally move, but only at great material loss. Coach Skunkfog shows you how to pile up the pressure on these pinned pieces to attack the castled king.
How to Checkmate like Benzoo, Part 2

How to Checkmate like Benzoo, Part 2

GM Ben Finegold 1 Aug 23, 2014 6282 Views 8 min
GM Ben Finegold shows you the best checkmates of his career, and how to play them on the board. Watch this informative video to find out the secrets behind some of the most important checkmates in chess! It's the best move you can make.
Benzoo's Black Brilliancies - Part 1

Benzoo's Black Brilliancies - Part 1

GM Ben Finegold 1 Jun 7, 2014 5554 Views 7 min
Want to win as Black in fewer than 20 moves?! Of course you do! GM Benzoo starts a new series and shows you how. Pro tip: play like Morphy! Benzoo's favorite player (the first World Champion) loves getting all of his pieces out. Here he accepts the Evans Gambit, but he's the one who gets to do the attacking. Morphy caps off the game with a crazy checkmate that you've probably never seen before. Watch this stunning idea!