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Bad Bishops

Bad Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2019 9636 Views 7 min
What makes a bishop "bad"? It's all about how he gets along with his pawns. If they don't play nice together, then a bishop can be doomed! Watch and learn how to spot a bad bishop and how to take advantage when your opponent has one!
Maneuvering

Maneuvering

FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2018 48117 Views 8 min
Sometimes you have to go backward instead of forward, as FunMasterMike shows with examples from every piece of the chess board. You'll also see why he's not prepared to host a nature show!
The ChampionshYip Returns

The ChampionshYip Returns

FM Carissa Yip 3 Jul 27, 2016 32409 Views 7 min
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.
Knight vs Bishop Endgames

Knight vs Bishop Endgames

FM FunMasterMike Jun 15, 2016 47554 Views 8 min
Want to learn your knight vs bishop endgames? FunMasterMike calls upon three world chess champions to help teach you these important ideas about the game’s two minor pieces. Learn how to recognize when each piece is better in the endgame in this lesson.
Bishop vs Knight

Bishop vs Knight

IM Daniel Rensch Mar 5, 2016 49296 Views 8 min
It’s the age-old question in chess — which piece is better, the bishop or the knight? Even though both are worth three points on paper, IM Rensch will show you that sometimes one is much better than the other. It’s up to you to decide when in your own games.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

IM Daniel Rensch Feb 4, 2015 18152 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!
Match of the Century 2: McDonnell's Strong e5 Pawn

Match of the Century 2: McDonnell's Strong e5 Pawn

IM David Pruess 1 Sep 22, 2011 4289 Views 12 min
The PlayfulSquirrel once again dives into chess history to bring us another amazing game from the unprecedented 85 game chess match between Labourdonnais and McDonnell, the two strongest chess players of their day. Learn about McDonnell's important strategy: using a space advantage to build strength and launch a devastating attack, all made possible by a single pawn on e5!