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!
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.
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.
Isolated pawns are a very important part of chess strategy, and FM Mike Klein is here to teach you everything you need to know about these pawns without neighbors on either file.
While isolated pawns can lead to some exciting attacks in the middlegame, they are often big weaknesses later in the game, and FunMasterMike explains exactly how to destroy them.
Learn why you should usually avoid these isolated pawn structures, and the exception to this rule.
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.
When is a pawn a super hero?
FunMasterMike shows you three ways that pawns can be as strong as any piece on the board.
But the fun doesn't end there. FM Klein also teaches you the exact opposite, when pawns are weaklings.
Watch this video to make sure your pawns are as powerful as they can be.
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.
Are you ready for a race?
FM Mike Klein gives you a fun lesson on pawn races, which are the key to many important endgames.
Learn how to know if you're winning or losing the race, and when a special trick can change the result - just like in the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer."
Do you want to know how to attack against one of Black's most popular openings, the Sicilian Najdorf?
NM Carissa Yip shows you how in this educational video.
Learn how to tear down Black's best defenses and destroy his position in this extremely common opening.
How did the ChessKid GeorgeTiger become a king of fast chess?
FM Mike Klein shows you exactly how he did it in an exciting comeback game.
Don't miss FM Klein finally give you permission to move your f-pawn in the middlegame!
When you're done watching, try your luck with an extra knight in our computer workout.
Pawns are the most common chess piece, but did you know they also have some very special moves?
FM Mike Klein explains everything you need to know about promotion and en passant, two exciting rules you need to know about.
If you've ever wondered what happens when a pawn reaches the end of the board, this video is for you.
How do you deal with one of the sneakiest opening traps White can play?
Coach Mousetrap shows you how to handle it no matter what White does.
Learn how sometimes the best way to answer a fork is with a fork of your own!
Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.