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The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!

The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!

FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 26, 2016 43621 Views 11 min
NM Carissa Yip is back to regale you with more tales from the U.S. Women's Championship! Check out her absolutely exhilarating back and forth battle with WIM Agata Bygovtsev where both players had excellent chances at different points.
Tactics On The f-Pawns

Tactics On The f-Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jul 8, 2015 33408 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.
Opening Traps: The Scholar's Mate!

Opening Traps: The Scholar's Mate!

David Petty 1 Jun 27, 2015 29571 Views 7 min
It's the oldest chess trick in the book - but that doesn't mean you don't have to know how to stop it! ChessKid coach David Petty shows you the scholar's mate, which is by far the most common mating attack in the chess beginner's arsenal. Learn how to defend against this rudimentary threat, and explore the related themes of weak squares on f7 and f2.
Loose Pieces Drop Off!

Loose Pieces Drop Off!

GM Ben Finegold 1 Jan 24, 2015 29969 Views 7 min
What happens to loose pieces? You'll find out in this video, where GM Ben Finegold shows you example after example of what can happen if you leave your pieces undefended. Learn how to avoid getting forked early in the game with the simple idea of LPDO: loose pieces drop off! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
Exposed King + Unprotected Piece = Winning Material!

Exposed King + Unprotected Piece = Winning Material!

FM Todd Andrews 6 Jan 17, 2015 12571 Views 8 min
Everyone wants to win material in chess, but how do you do it? FM Todd Andrews gives you a surefire formula to win pieces in certain positions. Any time your opponent has both an exposed king and an undefended piece, it's time to win some material! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
You've Snuck One By Me For The Last Time!

You've Snuck One By Me For The Last Time!

Jonathan Corbblah 3 Jan 3, 2015 17468 Views 4 min
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.
Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!

Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!

FM FunMasterMike Dec 27, 2014 26233 Views 7 min
By now you should know that moving your f-pawn haphazardly can be a big mistake. FM Mike Klein shows you exactly why in this final video in his f-pawn series, where we see FunMasterMike demolish his opponent who moved his f-pawn. Learn the amazing trick FM Klein used to gain more than enough compensation for a nice positional queen sacrifice. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
Magnus' First Moves

Magnus' First Moves

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 9, 2014 29590 Views 13 min
How good was Magnus Carlsen when he was just nine years old? Find out in this video, as IM PlayfulSquirrel reviews one of Carlsen's earliest games. Check out the related links for your chance to play Carlsen yourself!
How Judit Polgar Beat Vishy Anand

How Judit Polgar Beat Vishy Anand

GM Judit Polgar 1 Nov 18, 2014 28990 Views 9 min
Vishy Anand is currently playing Magnus Carlsen for the world chess championship in Russia. Obviously, it’s tough to win against such an amazing player. But GM Judit Polgar has done it! Watch as GM Polgar explains how she beat one of the best players of all time in this amazing game. One easy way to win is to use extra pieces. Do a computer workout in the related links!
Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Nov 1, 2014 30835 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.
How to Play the Danish Gambit

How to Play the Danish Gambit

David Petty 1 Oct 14, 2014 23152 Views 12 min
Can you survive a chess game when you immediately give away two "free" pawns? PinkHamster shows you how to play the Danish Gambit, an exciting and romantic opening you need to know!
He Should've Castled Early On!

He Should've Castled Early On!

Ross Colby 1 Oct 7, 2014 18525 Views 10 min
How do you punish an opponent who waits too long to castle? By opening the e-file and pouncing with his rook, queen and both bishops, coach skunkfrog never gives Black a chance to cover up his king. Stick around till the end of the video to solve a tricky mate-in-six!
Celebrate the Chess Fiesta!

Celebrate the Chess Fiesta!

FM FunMasterMike Sep 20, 2014 16373 Views 8 min
Are you ready for the hardest chess game yet in the chess fiesta? FunMasterMike wants you to learn what to do to improve your pieces even AFTER they've developed. Finding the best squares and jobs for your already-developed pieces requires creativity and logical thinking, and FM Klein shows you how to do it.
Controlling the Center - Part 2

Controlling the Center - Part 2

FM Alisa Melekhina 1 Jul 24, 2014 9692 Views 10 min
Talk about some fun tactics! FM Alisa Melekhina is back to show ChessKids how powerful your army can be if you place pieces in the center of the board. She's got forks, pins and discovered attacks coming from every direction. It's like a real-life version of the ChessKid puzzles! So watch this video a few times, then go practice your puzzles, and you'll be recording videos for us in no time!
Benzoo's Black Brilliancies - Part 2

Benzoo's Black Brilliancies - Part 2

GM Ben Finegold 1 Jul 5, 2014 5112 Views 8 min
How about some Fourth of July fireworks? Today former World Champion Boris Spassky beats a top-five player in about 20 moves! GM Benzoo proves that lack of development, center control and king safety leads to doom, no matter who you are. Black offers a few pieces to marshal his brave pawn down the board, and White's pieces are left watching as it reaches the other side of the battlefield!
Caruana Caught in the Center!

Caruana Caught in the Center!

FM Alex Chua 1 May 3, 2014 6213 Views 11 min
A chess.com video author beats a world top-5 grandmaster! Yes indeed! How did it happen? The Highlama meditated and chased the white queen all over the board. After a strong piece sacrifice, NM Alex Chua gathers every member of his army for the final assault. This will forever be his immortal game, unless he goes on to beat Carlsen. We'd have to give him a raise for that!
Keeping the Tempo: Tangled Up in Deep Blue - Part 1

Keeping the Tempo: Tangled Up in Deep Blue - Part 1

ChessKidTV Apr 10, 2014 4626 Views 26 min
You may have heard some stories about a match between Garry Kasparov and "the computer" back in the 1990s. Today Coach Todd shows the famous final game of one of those matches. The World Champion famously lost, and in an amazingly short game! Watch this Caro-Kann miniature and you'll never look at light-square weaknesses the same again!