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Winning Technique

Winning Technique

FM FunMasterMike Nov 30, 2016 54895 Views 9 min
How do you finish off a winning game? The answer is chess technique. FunMasterMike teaches you what that is and how to learn it.
Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

FM FunMasterMike Apr 2, 2016 48620 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 Doubled Pawns

More Doubled Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Mar 12, 2016 34027 Views 7 min
Doubled pawns are usually big weaknesses — and FM Mike Klein tells you why. Learn all about the problems caused by doubled pawns and the rare times they can be OK for you.
King Activity

King Activity

FM FunMasterMike Oct 3, 2015 31460 Views 7 min
Most of the time, your king has to hide away safely. But in the endgame, the king becomes a fierce warrior on his own. FM Mike Klein shows you the awesome power of an active king late in the game.
Strong And Weak Pawns

Strong And Weak Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2015 37681 Views 7 min
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.
The French Defense

The French Defense

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 12, 2015 33915 Views 9 min
The French Defense might not look special, but there is lots of fun in this opening. Join IM Daniel Rensch as he shows you the three main ways White can choose to play. Remember the rule of the pawn spear and you just might get to see some dancing monkeys.
Castling Catastrophes! - Part 4

Castling Catastrophes! - Part 4

Ross Colby 1 Jul 26, 2014 6959 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!
Exchange Sacrifices: Destroying King Safety!

Exchange Sacrifices: Destroying King Safety!

FM FunMasterMike May 20, 2014 30000 Views 8 min
Brace yourself ChessKids because FunMasterMike has delivered a big package of 1500-level material. Are you into chess enough to handle it? We hope so! He begins a series on Exchange sacrifices - rooks trading for knights or bishops. You really have to be an advanced player to know when this is the right thing to do. In this first example, we see a very common pattern - Rxc3 in the Sicilian. Watch and see how powerful this move is!
Crossing the Finish Line! - Part 2

Crossing the Finish Line! - Part 2

FM FunMasterMike Mar 11, 2014 12206 Views 11 min
FunMasterMke wins another state championship, this time by accepting a gambit and using that very pawn later on for a promotion! You'll see the benefits of preparation and opening knowledge, as well as some cool tactical ideas. This is kind of a weird one - tons of pawns are moving before the minor pieces come out, but hey, nobody said chess was normal!
Keeping the Tempo: 2014 Nashville Champs - Part1

Keeping the Tempo: 2014 Nashville Champs - Part1

ChessKidTV Jan 20, 2014 2665 Views 42 min
The MusicCityMaster is back with games from the Nashville City Championships. All of his musical selections have the word "city" in the title - how clever! Many of the positions focus on using pins to create doubled pawns that weaken the opponent's king. This is one of the most frequent patterns kids use to win games! Watch and see the idea in action. You'll also learn what is a "Foghat"?!
What To Do 9: Creating Weaknesses - QUIZ!

What To Do 9: Creating Weaknesses - QUIZ!

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 19, 2011 4478 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 13711 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...
The Little Guys - Part 1: Doubled Pawns!

The Little Guys - Part 1: Doubled Pawns!

IM Daniel Rensch Jan 28, 2011 4305 Views 9 min
Today we learn the basics of positional chess! What is positional chess? Well, you will have to watch to find out - but let's just say that it all begins with the "little guys"... Doubled Pawns are first on the docket. Enjoy!