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Destroying Pawn Shelter

Destroying Pawn Shelter

FM FunMasterMike May 23, 2018 46245 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!
Attacking The Castled King

Attacking The Castled King

FM FunMasterMike Nov 16, 2016 56131 Views 11 min
By now ChessKids, your opponents certainly know enough to castle and make their king safe! How can you mate them once they do that? Well, FM Mike Klein has some helpful hints that are sure to point you in the right direction.
Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

FM FunMasterMike Nov 2, 2016 49817 Views 9 min
The annual U.S.A. vs Hungary match that's part of the Global Chess Festival pits the best ChessKids in these two countries against each other. This year, the U.S.A. team won by only one half-point. FM Mike Klein shows all the tricks and traps at play!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smothered Mate

Smothered Mate

FM FunMasterMike Aug 26, 2015 24674 Views 8 min
What do chess and hash browns have in common? More than you might think! Take a delicious lesson from FM Mike Klein on the most satisfying checkmate in the game - the smothered mate.
Tactics: Discovered Attack!

Tactics: Discovered Attack!

FM FunMasterMike May 27, 2015 36891 Views 7 min
FM Mike Klein continues his chess tactics survey with a lesson on a powerful move: the discovered attack. Learn how one piece can move out of the way, unveiling another piece just waiting to pounce. Find out how you can use a discovered attack to win your opponent's queen on just the sixth move of the game.
Checkmate!

Checkmate!

FM FunMasterMike Mar 7, 2015 31556 Views 8 min
You know about check, but what's the real goal of the game? Checkmate! FM Mike Klein tells you what this important chess term means and how to recognize it.
2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2015 22234 Views 9 min
FunMasterMike's favorite piece is the knight, and he'll show you why in this video of the best knight moves of 2014. Learn how this tricky piece hops around the board, creating all kinds of crazy cavalry tactics. If you can find the winning move in the last game shown, you'll really impress FunMasterMike.
When Anish Giri Was A ChessKid!

When Anish Giri Was A ChessKid!

FM FunMasterMike Dec 13, 2014 9178 Views 5 min
Anish Giri is one of the strongest players in the world, and he is on the rise fast. But Giri was once a young ChessKid, too. FM Mike Klein takes a look at two amazing Giri games when he was just 11. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links.
You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

Amanda Mateer 1 Nov 25, 2014 25929 Views 17 min
Can chess fireworks explode out of nowhere in what looks like a normal position? Sometimes they can! Akiba Rubinstein's immortal game is one of the most beautiful and spectacular attacking masterpieces in chess history. You won't believe how this game ends, as each move seems crazier than the last! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links.
Challenge: Mate in 2 With Benzoo!

Challenge: Mate in 2 With Benzoo!

GM Ben Finegold 1 Nov 8, 2014 7831 Views 7 min
Can you mate in two with GM Benzoo? GM Ben Finegold gives you four challenges where you can deliver mate by getting your own pieces out of the way. Stick around for the tricky last problem, and also take a lesson on checkmate by clicking the related links.
Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Nov 1, 2014 30835 Views 5 min
Have you seen the shortest game EVER played between two chess masters? You won't believe how this master got mated in seven moves! Here's a hint: he moved his f-pawn without FunMasterMike's permission. You need to watch this video to see what not to do in the opening.
When They Were Chess Kids: Viswanathan Anand

When They Were Chess Kids: Viswanathan Anand

FM FunMasterMike Oct 28, 2014 21156 Views 10 min
The 2014 world chess championship starts next month, with GM Magnus Carlsen defending his title against the challenger, GM Vishy Anand. Ever wonder what Anand was like when he was a ChessKid? FM Mike Klein shows you a sparkling attack by young Anand where his knights and bishops work together beautifully. Make sure to do the bishop and knight mate computer workout in the related links when you're done watching.
How to Play the Danish Gambit

How to Play the Danish Gambit

David Petty 1 Oct 14, 2014 23152 Views 12 min
Can you survive a chess game when you immediately give away two "free" pawns? PinkHamster shows you how to play the Danish Gambit, an exciting and romantic opening you need to know!
How to Play Benzoo's Best Checkmates, Part 3

How to Play Benzoo's Best Checkmates, Part 3

GM Ben Finegold 1 Sep 6, 2014 5421 Views 6 min
In the third video of his series, GM Ben Finegold shows you the best checkmates of his career, and how to play them on the board. GM Finegold analyzes the most exciting checkmates from his youth in this instructional episode, and lets you know how he managed to set up the mating nets. Watch this informative video to find out the secrets behind some of the most important checkmates in chess! It's the best move you can make.
How to Play Benzoo's Best Checkmates, Part 1

How to Play Benzoo's Best Checkmates, Part 1

GM Ben Finegold 1 Aug 2, 2014 6815 Views 7 min
GM Ben Finegold shows you the best checkmates of his career, and how to play them on the board. GM Benzoo starts with a game from when he was a kid himself! Watch this informative video to find out the secrets behind some of the best checkmates in chess! It's the best move you can make.
Famous Checkmate Patterns! - Part 1

Famous Checkmate Patterns! - Part 1

FM Todd Andrews 6 Jul 17, 2014 6507 Views 10 min
If the dictionary had a listing for "minor piece harmony" it would surely be this game by Garry Kasparov! Watch the knight and bishop team up like peanut butter and jelly to put Black's king in a checkmate sandwhich! Coach Todd has plenty of quiz positions for you so make sure to pause when he wants you to do a big think. You also get to learn what Kasparov's favorite move is - what's yours?