FM Mike Klein takes on the third and final King Of Puzzles champion in this video. GameTheory plays some great ideas, but FunMasterMike shows some places he could improve in the classic French Defense.
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.
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.
Should you take a risk in chess?
Sometimes it’s more than worth it.
FM Mike Klein shows you aggressive moves you can make to give up some material for a quicker attack or control of some crucial space on the chessboard.
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.
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.
All chess pieces start out on the same squares, but once the game begins it's up to you to make them good or bad.
If you notice your opponent has bad pieces, look for opportunities to attack!
FM Mike Klein explains what makes a piece good, and gives you important tips on how to get the most out of your chess pieces.
National Master Carisa Yip is back with some more of her favorite chess puzzles for you to solve.
This time, the puzzles are positional studies by the chess author Jacob Aagaard. Yes, that's a lot of A's. Hopefully you can get an A on these puzzles too if you try hard.
Who is chess coach Rob's favorite chess player?
The great Paul Morphy!
Watch this fun video to see how Morphy developed his pieces by making the easy moves first.
This simple idea will help every one of your chess games.
Hope you like rooks, because this video is all about them.
What do rooks hate more than anything else? Pawns! They block in the powerful pieces, and sometimes the rooks will eat pawns just like Pac-Man.
Find out where to put your rooks to make them the happiest in this fun lesson by FM Mike Klein.
What happens when two kings face off? It's opposition.
FM Mike Klein explains the opposition, one of the most important endgame concepts in all of chess.
Learn how to use your king to control critical squares and help a pawn promote - all with this one idea, the opposition.
Are you ready for a bonus video on the chess piece who swallowed a fly?
IM Daniel Rensch is back with another look at how your own pieces can block in your chess army - but this time with a twist.
Learn when it is OK to "swallow a fly" (in chess, not real life!) when it achieves a greater goal on the 64 squares.
IM Daniel Rensch teaches you one of the most fun beginner and intermediate openings, the Italian.
Learn the tips and tricks you need to win on both sides of this classic opening.
Watch to the end to find out how IM Rensch recommends you play against the smelly Fried Liver Attack.
What are the best chess ideas for students to learn?
IM Daniel Rensch compiles the 10 most essential opening concepts for beginning players.
Top on the list? The logical Ruy Lopez, a powerful opening played at the highest levels of chess that also packs tremendous teaching value in each one of its moves.
Don't let chess stress take you to Crazytown. Watch and enjoy this fun video.