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Destroying Pawn Shelter

Destroying Pawn Shelter

FM FunMasterMike May 23, 2018 46248 Views 9 min
Think castling makes your king safe forever? Think again! FunMasterMike shows how to "hook" your opponent and invade the enemy castle with some well-time sacrifices!
Queen Sacrifices

Queen Sacrifices

FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2017 50010 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 Greek Gift

The Greek Gift

FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 82368 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.
Combinations

Combinations

FM FunMasterMike Aug 24, 2016 37646 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.
Underpromotion

Underpromotion

FM FunMasterMike Jun 1, 2016 70778 Views 8 min
Everyone knows that when a pawn reaches the end of the board, you get a new queen, right? Except when you don’t. FM Mike Klein shows you some crazy reasons why you would want a different piece instead.
The Windmill

The Windmill

FM FunMasterMike Apr 30, 2016 51682 Views 7 min
The windmill is probably the most powerful tactic in chess, and it can leave your opponent helpless. FM Mike Klein teaches you how to set up this devastating attack. Make sure you watch till the end, because you won’t believe the final position FunMasterMike sets up for you.
More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 30671 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.
Carissa's Master Puzzles

Carissa's Master Puzzles

FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 21, 2015 41878 Views 5 min
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.
Tactics: Zugzwang!

Tactics: Zugzwang!

FM FunMasterMike Sep 12, 2015 45537 Views 8 min
What happens in chess when you have no good moves? It's called zugzwang, and it's an important part of many endgames. FunMasterMike shows you a bunch of positions where all the options are yucky in this fun lesson. Learn how to use zugzwang to checkmate your opponent!
Decoy And Deflection

Decoy And Deflection

FM FunMasterMike Sep 3, 2015 34253 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 28971 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 14814 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?
Stop Copying Me Again!

Stop Copying Me Again!

Jonathan Corbblah 3 Feb 28, 2015 28669 Views 9 min
The Four Knights Opening is extremely popular, especially in youth chess. But what should you do if your opponent keeps copying your moves in this opening? Learn how to take advantage of some tricky positions if your opponent won't stop mirroring your moves! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2015 22234 Views 9 min
FunMasterMike's favorite piece is the knight, and he'll show you why in this video of the best knight moves of 2014. Learn how this tricky piece hops around the board, creating all kinds of crazy cavalry tactics. If you can find the winning move in the last game shown, you'll really impress FunMasterMike.
Use Your Snow Plow - Part 4

Use Your Snow Plow - Part 4

FM FunMasterMike Jul 29, 2014 7608 Views 10 min
In parts 1-3 you saw how to advance your Snow Plow, now FunMasterMike is going to show you how to blockade it! Sure, the Four Pawns Attack looks scary, but every pawn move makes a bigger piece sad. Watch how Black develops and destroys the center, then hunts down White's king and weak back rank. As always, our tactical ChessKid geniuses will love the fun that results!
Castling Catastrophes! - Part 4

Castling Catastrophes! - Part 4

Ross Colby 1 Jul 26, 2014 6955 Views 13 min
Sometimes castling actually brings your king into danger, rather than taking him to safety. What's the biggest warning sign? If you've opened up a file, make sure that castling doesn't tempt your opponent's rooks to come after you. Today Skunkfrog shows you a perfect example of this, complete with a checkmate in 5. Learn his idea, and also stay until the end to find his long mating pattern!