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Destroying Pawn Shelter

Destroying Pawn Shelter

FM FunMasterMike May 23, 2018 46467 Views 9 min
Think castling makes your king safe forever? Think again! FunMasterMike shows how to "hook" your opponent and invade the enemy castle with some well-time sacrifices!
The Greek Gift

The Greek Gift

FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 82461 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.
Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 2

Learning Isolated Queen Pawn Games! - Part 2

FM FunMasterMike Apr 15, 2014 15048 Views 9 min
How many different openings can give White an isolated queen pawn? At least four, and probably a lot more, as FunMasterMike shows you. More importantly, what's the number one rule when facing the IQP? Don't know yet? Watch his quick video and you'll see a grandmaster who either forget himself, or he thought he was above the law. In chess, no one is above the law!
Castling Catastrophes! - Part 1: The Greek Gift

Castling Catastrophes! - Part 1: The Greek Gift

Ross Colby 1 Mar 15, 2014 9417 Views 11 min
Castling is good, right? Well, yes, usually. But all rules have exceptions. Today the SkunkFrog is back with a new series. He shows you that when all four minor pieces are on one side of the board, perhaps you shouldn't tuck your king away on the other half! You'll see some in-depth analysis of the Greek Gift. If you want to be a master, you have to know the Classics!
ThirstyDonkey Defends the Farm!

ThirstyDonkey Defends the Farm!

FM FunMasterMike Feb 10, 2014 10144 Views 12 min
Go on a trade tirade with a national champ! Today Lucas allows a Greek Gift sacrifice and lives to tell the tale. It's all about defense today. Don't be greedy, grab your extra piece, simplify, and ride that gravy train into the bountiful endgame. Lucas is like a seasoned pro - watch and see him recover from an early mistake to dominate the middlegame and endgame!
The Greek Gift! - Part 1

The Greek Gift! - Part 1

FM Todd Andrews 6 Jan 23, 2014 8511 Views 11 min
Cannonball! Is Coach Todd jumping into a pool? Hardly. But he is launching a giant wave at Black's king. The technique is called the "Greek Gift" sacrifice. White offers a Trojan Horse, I mean bishop, to lure the king out of his castle. Then the knight and queen pull a quick one-two and finish off the job. It's a common pattern, and you have our money-back guarantee that you'll get the chance to use it one day!
My Nationals Experience!

My Nationals Experience!

IM Daniel Rensch Nov 29, 2012 4832 Views 10 min
IM Danny Rensch helps everyone prepare for their first National Chess Championship (or even their first tournament), and then reviews one of his fondest chess memories: A game and "Mating Net" that helped him, and his team, win the K-6 Elementary Nationals!
Crushing the Castle 4: Quick Strike!

Crushing the Castle 4: Quick Strike!

IM David Pruess 1 Dec 13, 2010 8685 Views 10 min
The PlayfulSquirrel is back to show you a true Castle Crush! Once we chase away those annoying defenders who keep the castle safe, we are finally ready to BREAK THROUGH, SMASH down the flimsy pawn wall behind which the king trembles in fear, and HUNT him down while we EAT everything in sight. Sound fun? It is! At the end it looks like a meteor crashed into the black castle because the only thing left is a huge smoking crater, and a Queen and Knight who look they may have had too much to eat.