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King Hunt

King Hunt

FM FunMasterMike Jul 19, 2017 59354 Views 12 min
Everyone loves a chase! In these examples, FM Mike Klein shows you how to give chase to a fleeing king, trapping it and checkmating it.
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.
Smash Your Opponent's Castle

Smash Your Opponent's Castle

WFM Alexandra Botez 1 Jul 20, 2016 79883 Views 6 min
WFM Alexandra Botez makes her ChessKid video debut on an exciting topic in chess: how to attack the enemy king after it’s castled. Learn how to tear down the castle walls in this fun lesson, then try to use the attacking ideas in your own games.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 30810 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.
The Windmill

The Windmill

FM FunMasterMike Apr 30, 2016 51682 Views 7 min
The windmill is probably the most powerful tactic in chess, and it can leave your opponent helpless. FM Mike Klein teaches you how to set up this devastating attack. Make sure you watch till the end, because you won’t believe the final position FunMasterMike sets up for you.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 39458 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.
Destroying The Defender

Destroying The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 23, 2016 32311 Views 7 min
GM Simon Williams shows his disdain for defenders when they get in the way of his attack. If you have “double power” in a line on the chessboard, it’s time to look for ways to remove any defender guarding your target square. You can safely give up as much material as you want, as long as you expose the enemy king and checkmate him.
Deflecting The Defender

Deflecting The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 2, 2016 23243 Views 9 min
You want to attack in chess, but your opponent has defenses. What can you do? GM Simon Williams teaches you an important way to break through defense in chess — by deflecting the guard away from its post. Learn how to use this powerful tactic to distract the enemy king’s guardians and move in for the checkmate.
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.
FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FM FunMasterMike Dec 5, 2015 27916 Views 8 min
What was the prize for winning the ChessKid puzzles contest? You got to play a game with the legend himself, FM Mike Klein. Watch as FunMasterMike takes on Will, the first puzzles winner, and learn how important is to look an extra move ahead. Be sure to try the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
Queen And Knight Battering Rams

Queen And Knight Battering Rams

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 28, 2015 33958 Views 8 min
GM Simon Williams is back with more fun lessons on the damage you can do in chess when you just point your pieces at the same square. Learn how the queen and knight work together to form a unique and dangerous combo. These two pieces team up to control a huge swath of key squares and can demolish the enemy king.
More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 30671 Views 7 min
GM Williams continues his lesson on chess battering rams, which are powerful ways to smash through to your opponent's king and send him packing. Find out the best way to coordinate your pieces to work together in this fun video.
Good And Bad Pieces

Good And Bad Pieces

FM FunMasterMike Nov 7, 2015 37259 Views 8 min
All chess pieces start out on the same squares, but once the game begins it's up to you to make them good or bad. If you notice your opponent has bad pieces, look for opportunities to attack! FM Mike Klein explains what makes a piece good, and gives you important tips on how to get the most out of your chess pieces.
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.
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.
A Castle Chess Camp Battle

A Castle Chess Camp Battle

FM FunMasterMike Jul 11, 2015 19519 Views 12 min
FM Mike Klein reviews one of the best games from the recent Castle Chess camp to demonstrate an important lesson: don't force your opponents' pieces where they want to go anyway. Watch how a 1300-rated player beat a much-higher rated opponent who did not follow FunMasterMike's advice at all.
Tactics On The f-Pawns

Tactics On The f-Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jul 8, 2015 33407 Views 8 min
Are you ready for some tactical fun? FM Mike Klein shows you the two best squares on the whole board to attack the king: f2 and f7. Learn from FM Klein and Bobby Fischer how to use these naturally weak squares to go after your opponent - and have lots of fun at the same time.
Opening Traps: More Scholar's Mate!

Opening Traps: More Scholar's Mate!

David Petty 1 Jul 4, 2015 21546 Views 12 min
Last time, ChessKid coach David Petty introduced you to scholar's mate, and showed you how to stop it when White plays his bishop out first. But what do you do when White aggressively moves his queen on move two? Never worry. Coach Petty has the answer you need to stop this crude threat. Learn all about how to defend against these common checkmating attempts.
King And Rook Mate!

King And Rook Mate!

FM FunMasterMike Jun 3, 2015 35409 Views 7 min
Checkmating with a king and rook against a lone king is one of those basic checkmates every chess player must know by heart. FM Mike Klein explains exactly how to do this mate, teaching you every move you need to win the game.