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Blockading

Blockading

FM FunMasterMike Aug 17, 2016 35114 Views 8 min
How do you stop a pawn in its tracks? Blockade it. Just like in tic-tac-toe. FM Mike Klein shows you the best ways to stop your opponents’ pawns from advancing down the board.
Tempo

Tempo

FM FunMasterMike Jun 8, 2016 45358 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.
Force The Draw

Force The Draw

FM FunMasterMike May 18, 2016 42649 Views 8 min
Do you like to draw? In chess, sometimes a draw is a very good result for a worse position. FM Mike Klein teaches you how to force a draw in this must-see lesson if you’re serious about competing for every last half-point in chess.
Where To Attack!

Where To Attack!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 41012 Views 9 min
Attacking in chess is fun, but how do you know where on the board to do it? FM Mike Klein teaches you what to look for when deciding where to aim your next attack.
Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

FM FunMasterMike Apr 2, 2016 50504 Views 10 min
Pawns are the soul of chess, so you need to learn a lot about them. FM Mike Klein teaches you about advanced pawn breakthroughs, which you can use to cap off an exciting game and get the win.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 41017 Views 8 min
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.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

IM Daniel Rensch Feb 4, 2015 18407 Views 4 min
Queens aren't the only pieces that can block in their teammates. Bishops can be the ones swallowing flies, too, as IM Daniel Rensch explains with an old song. You don't want to treat your bishop like an oversized pawn, do you? Watch this video to find out where not to put your piece. 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 29729 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!
Exchange Sacrifices: Knight Dominates Rook!

Exchange Sacrifices: Knight Dominates Rook!

FM FunMasterMike Jun 10, 2014 18923 Views 7 min
When is a knight better than a rook? When the rook can't find any open files on the map, that's a good bet the knight is better! Watch as FunMasterMike divulges the secrets to Exchange sacrifices, and explains why you shouldn't turn off the faucet. Well, you should when you're brushing your teeth, but not when you're analyzing. Confused? Watch and all will be explained!
Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 6

Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 6

FM FunMasterMike May 13, 2014 17812 Views 8 min
The finale of FunMasterMike's series on Isolated Queen Pawns! Today we see the other side play well - blockading and eventually winning the pawn thanks to some super clever back-rank ideas. But when FunMasterMike is down, he's not out. Watch how he created confusion and made an epic comeback. Chess is not just about knowledge, it's about putting up a fight!
More King and Pawn Endgames! - Part 4

More King and Pawn Endgames! - Part 4

GM Ben Finegold 1 May 10, 2014 8185 Views 5 min
Side pawn? Rook pawn? Algebraic notation? Descriptive notation? All this fancy talk is obscuring the lesson. GM Benzoo wants to show you how easy it is to blockade a pawn on the edge, but your king has to make it to the CORNER. That's right - the corner is not just where you're sent when you're punished, it's where you want to be! So go there, hold the draw, and make the GM happy!
Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 2

Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 2

FM FunMasterMike Apr 15, 2014 15200 Views 9 min
How many different openings can give White an isolated queen pawn? At least four, and probably a lot more, as FunMasterMike shows you. More importantly, what's the number one rule when facing the IQP? Don't know yet? Watch his quick video and you'll see a grandmaster who either forget himself, or he thought he was above the law. In chess, no one is above the law!
2013 CK Invitational Championship Highlights Part2

2013 CK Invitational Championship Highlights Part2

GM Eugene Perelshteyn 1 Aug 5, 2013 4696 Views 10 min
CoachEugene brings more action from the CK Invitational Championship. Staying in the Under-Eight Section, he shows a game where black could have played a crazy defense involving bringing his king forward instead of backward in the middlegame. Why would you want to march your king into the attack? Watch and learn the instructive idea!
Practical Endgame Lessons 2: Blockading

Practical Endgame Lessons 2: Blockading

David Petty 1 Jun 25, 2012 3599 Views 8 min
The PinkHamster continues examining the instructive endgame between ChessKids Josh and Andy, this time talking about the importance of blockading passed pawns, as well as keeping the enemy king out of your camp.
When We Were Chess Kids: My Biggest Upset

When We Were Chess Kids: My Biggest Upset

David Petty 1 Jun 17, 2011 5622 Views 18 min
Three months after his first game against the PlayfulSquirrel, David Petty played in his first ever adult tournament held at the oldest chess club in the country. In his first round, David was paired against a player rated 2000! See the game David played, and hear his story about this exciting moment in his career as a Chess Kid.