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Queen Sacrifices

Queen Sacrifices

FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2017 50010 Views 10 min
ChessKids, did you know that sometimes even the most powerful piece can be sacrificed? That's right! Even the queen can be sacrificed if opportunity strikes. FM Mike Klein teaches you with some great examples, including his own games!
The Greek Gift

The Greek Gift

FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 82368 Views 9 min
Is this the most famous sacrifice in chess? FM Mike Klein demonstrates a powerful attacking sequence inspired by real history. Find out how to expose the king with this fun idea.
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.
Combinations

Combinations

FM FunMasterMike Aug 24, 2016 37646 Views 9 min
What exactly is a combination in chess? FM Mike Klein fills you in, and shows you how to play these brilliant sequences, which are often the most fun you can have on the chessboard.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 30811 Views 11 min
Is it a knightmare? Close, it’s Ladyknightma who is our next king of fast chess. FM Mike Klein reviews Ladyknightma’s game, praising Black's defensive technique that eventually won the battle.
Underpromotion

Underpromotion

FM FunMasterMike Jun 1, 2016 70778 Views 8 min
Everyone knows that when a pawn reaches the end of the board, you get a new queen, right? Except when you don’t. FM Mike Klein shows you some crazy reasons why you would want a different piece instead.
Quick Mates and Traps

Quick Mates and Traps

FM FunMasterMike Apr 16, 2016 51491 Views 9 min
Want to be able to win a chess game in a few moves? More important, do you want to avoid losing quickly? This is the lesson for you. FM Mike Klein shows you some quick traps and mates to look for in your games.
Queen vs Pawn

Queen vs Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Feb 27, 2016 53717 Views 9 min
Hey, ChessKids, did FunMasterMike mess up and set up the board backwards? Nope! It’s just time for another promotion lesson. In this video, FM Mike Klein shows you what happens when one side gets a queen just before the other can promote his pawn. Can the queen win? You’ll have to watch to find out.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 39460 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.
King Of Puzzles: vs HulkingHunter

King Of Puzzles: vs HulkingHunter

FM FunMasterMike Dec 12, 2015 30941 Views 8 min
FM Mike Klein is back with the second game against a ChessKid puzzles contest winner, this time taking on HulkingHunter in a Russian Game. Learn how FunMasterMike pried open the center of the board to reach a great endgame very quickly. This game is all about solid technique, so be sure to pay attention. Don’t forget to try out the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
Make The Easy Moves First

Make The Easy Moves First

Rob Lazorchak 41 Sep 18, 2015 19729 Views 6 min
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.
Decoy And Deflection

Decoy And Deflection

FM FunMasterMike Sep 3, 2015 34253 Views 8 min
A "D" on your report card is bad, but in chess it stands for decoy and deflection, which are powerful tactics you need to know about. Learn how to play your opponent's pieces like a fiddle in this exciting video lesson by FM Mike Klein.
Attraction

Attraction

FM FunMasterMike Aug 29, 2015 28971 Views 8 min
Have you ever seen bugs attracted to a light outside in the summer? If you have, you can understand attraction on the chessboard. FM Mike Klein explains this powerful idea, and how you can use attraction to make some crazy tactics you might not even believe. Make sure you watch to the end to see one of the hardest problems FunMasterMike has ever assigned.
The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 5, 2015 39153 Views 11 min
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.
When To Check

When To Check

FM FunMasterMike Jul 15, 2015 21550 Views 6 min
Checking is the most forcing move you can make in chess - but when should you do it? FM Mike Klein teaches you the right time to check, and just as important, when not to do it. Learn how to use this powerful move correctly and your rating will go up quickly.
Tactics: The Skewer!

Tactics: The Skewer!

FM FunMasterMike May 20, 2015 43660 Views 6 min
FM Mike Klein continues his lesson on the fundamental chess tactics with an exciting video on skewers - the reverse of pins. Learn how to spot skewers and use them to win tons of material. If you've ever seen the movie "Searching For Bobby Fischer," you've watched a powerful skewer in action. Enjoy the show as FM Klein explains the tactics from the movie's climax.
Tactics: The Fork!

Tactics: The Fork!

FM FunMasterMike May 9, 2015 34879 Views 7 min
Are you ready for some forks? FM Mike Klein shows you this exciting chess move that allows you to attack two pieces at the same time. If you can master this important idea, you can turn your knights into nightmares - for your opponent.