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Pawn Chains

Pawn Chains

NM Sam Copeland 99 Feb 15, 2017 67721 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!
Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

FM FunMasterMike Nov 2, 2016 51332 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!
Color Weaknesses

Color Weaknesses

FM FunMasterMike Sep 21, 2016 62408 Views 7 min
Do you know what color weaknesses are ChessKids? FM Mike Klein shows you how to win by spotting (and creating) color weaknesses in your games!
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.
Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Nov 1, 2014 31303 Views 5 min
Have you seen the shortest game EVER played between two chess masters? You won't believe how this master got mated in seven moves! Here's a hint: he moved his f-pawn without FunMasterMike's permission. You need to watch this video to see what not to do in the opening.
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 16, Part 2

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 16, Part 2

ChessKidTV Sep 4, 2014 4437 Views 34 min
FM Mike Klein reviews ChessKid.com member games in part two of a show broadcast live on August 21, 2014. Join FunMasterMike as he analyzes an exciting game from ChessKid.com contributor Claudia Munoz (chesscampeona) on her way to winning a national championship! Watch this video and find out how chesscampeona used a sharp Alekhine's Defense to win as Black. The fun doesn't stop there, as FM Klein reviews some more ChessKid games later in the show.
ThirstyDonkey Defends the Farm!

ThirstyDonkey Defends the Farm!

FM FunMasterMike Feb 10, 2014 10251 Views 12 min
Go on a trade tirade with a national champ! Today Lucas allows a Greek Gift sacrifice and lives to tell the tale. It's all about defense today. Don't be greedy, grab your extra piece, simplify, and ride that gravy train into the bountiful endgame. Lucas is like a seasoned pro - watch and see him recover from an early mistake to dominate the middlegame and endgame!
Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

IM Rusa Goletiani 1 Jan 30, 2014 8223 Views 6 min
Welcome IM Rusa Goletiani to the ChessKid author family! Rusa is a past U.S. Women's Champion and the co-founder of the Westchester Chess Academy. Today she shows us when you'd like to have opposite-colored bishops, and what happens when you reach an endgame with them. Watch and learn how different parts of the game demand different sets of principles!
Your Games Analyzed!  Show 6 - Part 1

Your Games Analyzed! Show 6 - Part 1

ChessKidTV Jan 27, 2014 3236 Views 30 min
The next edition of the hit ChessKid TV show - Your Games Analyzed - with FunMasterMike! If you missed the live airing, watch and see whose games were chosen from the forum. The first is a really instructive knight endgame, but even before that the name of the game is: outpost! The ChessKids submitted some really high quality games this time, making the selection the hardest yet!
Heading to the Outpost!

Heading to the Outpost!

FM Todd Andrews 1 Dec 9, 2013 6096 Views 10 min
The MusicCityMaster shows us some of his techniques that he used to get his master rating. First, he explains how to judge a new position. Then, after repeating some great advice by a famous player, he shows how a small and simple advantage of an outpost can lead to victory. Not everything in chess is pins and forks - watch how even more basic concepts can lead to your chess improvement.
He Should've Castled Early On! - Part 2

He Should've Castled Early On! - Part 2

Ross Colby 1 Oct 21, 2013 8914 Views 16 min
As Black, are you wondering how to avoid the famous Fried Liver Attack? If so, SkunkFrog is your man. Or, he is at least your wise hybrid animal! He will show you how to meet this quick attack on f7, and how to actually counterattack your opponent on his weak spot. Watch and see how to turn the hunter into the hunted, and don't forget to castle!
When They Were Chess Kids: Vladimir Kramnik

When They Were Chess Kids: Vladimir Kramnik

FM FunMasterMike Oct 7, 2013 18075 Views 13 min
Trivia - Who was World Champion when you were born? Well, if you are between the age of six and 13, it was Vladimir Kramnik. Today we look at a game from when he was only 11 years old, but had the understanding of a wise old man. He gets a worse position out of the opening, but offers up his queen to the chess Gods, and produces a blistering attack with four pawns!
The Weakest Square 11

The Weakest Square 11

FM FunMasterMike Aug 22, 2013 19454 Views 9 min
Fun Master Mike shows off two games where high-rated players were mated because they didn't guard the weakest square. The pawn on f7 is like a newborn baby - just kind of sits there but still needs a lot of attention. Along the way, you'll learn about the importance of following your coach's advice, and knowing about the difference between the two types of pins. Now that's a full eight minutes!
Development Basics Part 1: Your King's Bishop!

Development Basics Part 1: Your King's Bishop!

IM Anna Zatonskih 1 Jul 8, 2013 7133 Views 9 min
International Master, and Woman's Grandmaster Anna Zatonskih makes her ChessKid.com debut today with a great video on the basic principles of developing your King's (f1) Bishop. She highlights that anytime, and she really means anytime, there is a possible threat on your weakest square (f7 or f2) you must consider all possible tactics.
ChessKid Battles: Amazing Tactical Shot!

ChessKid Battles: Amazing Tactical Shot!

David Petty 1 Mar 17, 2013 6600 Views 10 min
The PinkHamster returns with another ChessKid Battle, featuring an offbeat game that is decided by an unexpected tactical shot. If you want to submit your own game for a ChessKid Battle, make sure to take note of the guidelines at the start of this video!
The King's Mad Dash!

The King's Mad Dash!

GM Eugene Perelshteyn 1 Mar 4, 2013 13649 Views 12 min
GM Eugene is back, once against sharing a game from his youth. This time we see Eugene in the last round of a tournament right as a diabolical idea hits him: his king is doing his duty, stopping black's two passed pawns from turning into queens...but maybe there's something else that king could do!
Checkmating on the Dark Squares

Checkmating on the Dark Squares

David Petty 1 Feb 9, 2013 6785 Views 10 min
Today the Hamster finally returns and shows a crazy game where white sacrifices his Queen not once, but twice!! in order to create an unstoppable checkmating net on the dark squares.