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Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis

FM FunMasterMike Apr 19, 2018 44200 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"!
Maneuvering

Maneuvering

FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2018 51451 Views 8 min
Sometimes you have to go backward instead of forward, as FunMasterMike shows with examples from every piece of the chess board. You'll also see why he's not prepared to host a nature show!
Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

FM FunMasterMike Dec 4, 2017 47890 Views 8 min
What happens when one side focuses on development while the other side forgets? It's a comedy for the first side but a tragedy for the other! Watch this and other advanced opening ideas -- maybe you can also win some quick points!
Mysterious Moves

Mysterious Moves

FM FunMasterMike Nov 29, 2017 42831 Views 8 min
Can you play chess detective? Part of being a good chess player is getting inside the head of your opponent, even when "weird" moves are played. Watch and learn how to spot the clues that will help you solve the puzzling positions!
King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory

King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory

FM FunMasterMike Jan 18, 2017 61165 Views 6 min
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.
The Knight

The Knight

FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 33053 Views 4 min
The knights can be tricky pieces, hopping all around the chessboard! FM Mike Klein explains the mysterious movements of these pet horses (just don't call them horses; they are proud to be tricky knights!)
The Greek Gift

The Greek Gift

FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 84956 Views 9 min
Is this the most famous sacrifice in chess? FM Mike Klein demonstrates a powerful attacking sequence inspired by real history. Find out how to expose the king with this fun idea.
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 Defense

The ChampionshYip Defense

FM Carissa Yip 3 Aug 30, 2016 27683 Views 11 min
NM Carissa Yip shows you another example of her incredible fighting chess as she goes toe to toe in a slugfest with WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and answers the critical question. Knights or bishops?
Blockading

Blockading

FM FunMasterMike Aug 17, 2016 35206 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.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 31533 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.
Knight vs Bishop Endgames

Knight vs Bishop Endgames

FM FunMasterMike Jun 15, 2016 49079 Views 8 min
Want to learn your knight vs bishop endgames? FunMasterMike calls upon three world chess champions to help teach you these important ideas about the game’s two minor pieces. Learn how to recognize when each piece is better in the endgame in this lesson.
Tempo

Tempo

FM FunMasterMike Jun 8, 2016 45481 Views 9 min
How do you measure time in chess? It's a trick question. You use a chess clock to keep track of the time you have to think, but time to get things done on the board is determined by a unit called a tempo. FM Mike Klein explains what this is and why it's so important.
Bishop vs Knight

Bishop vs Knight

IM Daniel Rensch Mar 5, 2016 52388 Views 8 min
It’s the age-old question in chess — which piece is better, the bishop or the knight? Even though both are worth three points on paper, IM Rensch will show you that sometimes one is much better than the other. It’s up to you to decide when in your own games.
King Of Puzzles: vs MasterEthan

King Of Puzzles: vs MasterEthan

FM FunMasterMike Dec 19, 2015 32496 Views 7 min
FM Mike Klein plays his final game against a ChessKid puzzles contest winner, closing out the series with a tilt against “MasterEthan.” See how Ethan does against FunMasterMike in a Scotch game, an enjoyable opening to play for both sides. Watch how FM Mike almost lost the game before he thought better. Don’t forget to try your hand at the ChessKid puzzles in the related links.
FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FM FunMasterMike Dec 5, 2015 28682 Views 8 min
What was the prize for winning the ChessKid puzzles contest? You got to play a game with the legend himself, FM Mike Klein. Watch as FunMasterMike takes on Will, the first puzzles winner, and learn how important is to look an extra move ahead. Be sure to try the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
Queen And Knight Battering Rams

Queen And Knight Battering Rams

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 28, 2015 35495 Views 8 min
GM Simon Williams is back with more fun lessons on the damage you can do in chess when you just point your pieces at the same square. Learn how the queen and knight work together to form a unique and dangerous combo. These two pieces team up to control a huge swath of key squares and can demolish the enemy king.