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Queen Endings

Queen Endings

FM FunMasterMike Dec 5, 2018 38158 Views 9 min
How can queens dance in the ending to make a second queen? Learn all about how to try to win, or defend, in queen-and-pawn endings. Make sure you watch until the end to see a gigantic grandmaster mistake!
Perpetual Check

Perpetual Check

FM FunMasterMike Aug 17, 2018 39610 Views 8 min
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....
Maneuvering

Maneuvering

FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2018 51448 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!
Queen Sacrifices

Queen Sacrifices

FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2017 52311 Views 10 min
ChessKids, did you know that sometimes even the most powerful piece can be sacrificed? That's right! Even the queen can be sacrificed if opportunity strikes. FM Mike Klein teaches you with some great examples, including his own games!
The Queen

The Queen

FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 43693 Views 7 min
FM Mike Klein shows you which two pieces combine to make the super-powerful queen and tests your newfound knowledge with some exercises where you have to think ahead!
Desperado

Desperado

FM FunMasterMike Sep 30, 2016 64253 Views 9 min
Sometimes it chess, desperate times call for desperate moves. In this lesson, FM Mike Klein shows you some desperado tactics that you need to know — both to defend against and to use yourself.
Queen vs Two Rooks

Queen vs Two Rooks

FM FunMasterMike Sep 7, 2016 55290 Views 9 min
What wins in chess, one queen, or two rooks? As always, it depends on the position, says FunMasterMike. Learn when the rooks roll over the queen, when the queen rules the rooks, and what to aim for from each side, taking advice from some of the best champions in chess along the way.
Smash Your Opponent's Castle

Smash Your Opponent's Castle

WFM Alexandra Botez 1 Jul 20, 2016 83650 Views 6 min
WFM Alexandra Botez makes her ChessKid video debut on an exciting topic in chess: how to attack the enemy king after it’s castled. Learn how to tear down the castle walls in this fun lesson, then try to use the attacking ideas in your own games.
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.
Quick Mates and Traps

Quick Mates and Traps

FM FunMasterMike Apr 16, 2016 52529 Views 9 min
Want to be able to win a chess game in a few moves? More important, do you want to avoid losing quickly? This is the lesson for you. FM Mike Klein shows you some quick traps and mates to look for in your games.
Queen vs Pawn

Queen vs Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Feb 27, 2016 55633 Views 9 min
Hey, ChessKids, did FunMasterMike mess up and set up the board backwards? Nope! It’s just time for another promotion lesson. In this video, FM Mike Klein shows you what happens when one side gets a queen just before the other can promote his pawn. Can the queen win? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Pawn Breakthroughs On The Wing

Pawn Breakthroughs On The Wing

FM FunMasterMike Jan 16, 2016 31487 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.
King Of Puzzles: vs HulkingHunter

King Of Puzzles: vs HulkingHunter

FM FunMasterMike Dec 12, 2015 31686 Views 8 min
FM Mike Klein is back with the second game against a ChessKid puzzles contest winner, this time taking on HulkingHunter in a Russian Game. Learn how FunMasterMike pried open the center of the board to reach a great endgame very quickly. This game is all about solid technique, so be sure to pay attention. Don’t forget to try out the ChessKid puzzles yourself 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 35494 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.
More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 31300 Views 7 min
GM Williams continues his lesson on chess battering rams, which are powerful ways to smash through to your opponent's king and send him packing. Find out the best way to coordinate your pieces to work together in this fun video.
Secrets Of The Battering Ram

Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 14, 2015 32446 Views 7 min
How do you break through to win in a chess game? Use a battering ram. GM Simon Williams makes his ChessKid video debut with a fun lesson on this important chess weapon. Learn how to burst through to the opponent's castled king and deliver checkmate with Simon's battering ram.
Attraction

Attraction

FM FunMasterMike Aug 29, 2015 29640 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.