NM Carissa Yip turned in a good performance at the 2016 U.S women's championship in St. Louis this spring, and now she is back on ChessKid with another game review from the historic event. Learn what one of the most talented young players in the country was thinking in a critical chess position.
What can you do when your opponent puts a piece on your side of the board?
Try to kick it out, says FM Mike Klein.
Learn how to shoo away your opponent’s most annoying pieces in this lesson on kicking them out.
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.
Should you take a risk in chess?
Sometimes it’s more than worth it.
FM Mike Klein shows you aggressive moves you can make to give up some material for a quicker attack or control of some crucial space on the chessboard.
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.
When is a chess player like a calculator? Well, hopefully, all the time.
FM Mike Klein explains how to calculate in your games, which is the most important skill to have in chess.
Learn how to use the clues of the chessboard to solve tactical puzzles you might not have seen otherwise.
National Master Carisa Yip is back with some more of her favorite chess puzzles for you to solve.
This time, the puzzles are positional studies by the chess author Jacob Aagaard. Yes, that's a lot of A's. Hopefully you can get an A on these puzzles too if you try hard.
What's the one thing that turns an average chess player into a real chess master?
Focusing on the opponent's moves!
FM Mike Klein gives you one of the most important lessons of your chess career today in this video that teaches you exactly how to stop your opponent's threats.
Who is chess coach Rob's favorite chess player?
The great Paul Morphy!
Watch this fun video to see how Morphy developed his pieces by making the easy moves first.
This simple idea will help every one of your chess games.
Do you want to play an exciting and strong opening?
Sure, we all do.
IM Danny Rensch shows you a fun and easy opening to play, The Scotch 4 Knights.
Learn how the Scotch game can help you immediately challenge the center and complete your development.
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."
One of the most important reasons to trade pieces is to defend yourself.
In chess, you can't win without protecting your own army, and sometimes trading pieces is the best way to do that.
WFM Amanda Mateer gives you a must-watch lesson on trading pieces in self-defense.
Are you ready for a bonus video on the chess piece who swallowed a fly?
IM Daniel Rensch is back with another look at how your own pieces can block in your chess army - but this time with a twist.
Learn when it is OK to "swallow a fly" (in chess, not real life!) when it achieves a greater goal on the 64 squares.
So when should you trade your pieces?
WFM Amanda Mateer continues her series with two of her favorite reasons to trade material: to remove a crucial defender, or to create a specific weakness.
You must understand these two important ways to gain an winning advantage in chess, so watch closely.