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Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite Colored Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Mar 6, 2018 54498 Views 9 min
When bishops control opposite colors, they aren't just two ships passing in the night. The bishops are actually unrivaled dominators, if you know how to use them in the middlegame and endgame!
Color Weaknesses

Color Weaknesses

FM FunMasterMike Sep 21, 2016 61065 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!
Your Games Analyzed!  Show 9 - Part 1

Your Games Analyzed! Show 9 - Part 1

ChessKidTV Mar 20, 2014 4258 Views 21 min
It's been three weeks but FunMasterMike is back! Did you miss him? He chose five of the best games played on ChessKid to show you how to become a master. In this first part, he will focus on the concepts to rare queen and pawn endings. Then you'll see the move of the week. One of the ChessKids out there really understands how to play opposite colored bishop positions!
Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

IM Rusa Goletiani 1 Jan 30, 2014 8130 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!
Checkmating on the Dark Squares

Checkmating on the Dark Squares

David Petty 1 Feb 9, 2013 6730 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.
My Chicago Open: Round 5: Active Counterplay

My Chicago Open: Round 5: Active Counterplay

David Petty 1 Aug 3, 2012 5564 Views 21 min
When the PinkHamster finds himself on the ropes after just 14 moves, he decides that simply defending his position won't work and sacrifices an exchange to launch a counter attack. Make sure to see this game, which the PinkHamster claims was his favorite from the whole tournament!
The Danish Gambit 6: All You Can Eat!!

The Danish Gambit 6: All You Can Eat!!

David Petty 1 Feb 24, 2012 12001 Views 14 min
The Hippo is back with his buddy the Tortoise to battle against the generous, pawn-gifting Danny, who loves to feed greedy animals and then checkmate them afterward. Don't miss this game (it's the PinkHamster's favorite!!).
What To Do 9: Creating Weaknesses - QUIZ!

What To Do 9: Creating Weaknesses - QUIZ!

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 19, 2011 4474 Views 10 min
We're back with another one of Playful Squirrel's challenging Quizzes! Once again, it's time to pause the video and think really hard, because each quiz question will stretch your brain! Make sure you watch "What To Do 8" (see Related Links, below) before this video.
What to Do 8: Creating Weaknesses!

What to Do 8: Creating Weaknesses!

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 16, 2011 13698 Views 10 min
Last time we learned how to "Attack Weaknesses." But what do you do if there are no weaknesses to attack? Why you create them, of course! The PlayfulSquirrel darts and maneuvers about, creating weak pawns and color complexes, opening the enemy king, making enemy pieces bad, and...well, you'll see soon enough...
Match of the Century 6: Positional Rook Sacrifice!

Match of the Century 6: Positional Rook Sacrifice!

IM David Pruess 1 Nov 30, 2011 3855 Views 9 min
We continue with the match between Labourdonnais and McDonnell. What, another one?? Hey, hey, no complaining. If you think this video series is long, just remember that the actual match was 85 games long! In this game, the two champions walk down a well trodden path, following the opening from last time, until Labourdonnais suddenly uncorks his new idea...a positional rook sacrifice! Will the sacrifice be sound, or will the rook only be the first to fall before McDonnell's awesome might?
What to Do 7: Attacking Weakness, QUIZ!!

What to Do 7: Attacking Weakness, QUIZ!!

IM David Pruess 1 Nov 16, 2011 7001 Views 12 min
Have you watched What to Do 6? Did you understand it? Are you just dying to prove your knowledge, by taking a...QUIZ?!? Great, because that's exactly what is on the agenda for today. But prepare yourself to pause your videos and think hard, because Professor Squirrel's quizzes are pretty tricky.
What to Do 6: Attacking Weakness!

What to Do 6: Attacking Weakness!

IM David Pruess 1 Nov 14, 2011 7569 Views 9 min
Next on our list of things you can do in your games is locating a weakness and then attacking it! Not sure what a weakness is? Check the "Language of Chess: Weakness" in the Related Links, and then follow the Squirrel as he identifies and systematically attacks those weaknesses!