What happens when one side focuses on development while the other side forgets? It's a comedy for the first side but a tragedy for the other! Watch this and other advanced opening ideas -- maybe you can also win some quick points!
What wins in chess, one queen, or two rooks?
As always, it depends on the position, says FunMasterMike.
Learn when the rooks roll over the queen, when the queen rules the rooks, and what to aim for from each side, taking advice from some of the best champions in chess along the way.
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.
Should you take a risk in chess?
Sometimes it’s more than worth it.
FM Mike Klein shows you aggressive moves you can make to give up some material for a quicker attack or control of some crucial space on the chessboard.
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.
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.
FM Mike Klein plays his final game against a ChessKid puzzles contest winner, closing out the series with a tilt against “MasterEthan.”
See how Ethan does against FunMasterMike in a Scotch game, an enjoyable opening to play for both sides.
Watch how FM Mike almost lost the game before he thought better.
Don’t forget to try your hand at the ChessKid puzzles in the related links.
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.
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.
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.
What's the fastest way to blast open the chessboard and use a lead in development?
Opening the center.
Learn from one of the rarest occasions in chess: a FunMasterMike mistake where he didn't play this powerful strategy.
The French Defense might not look special, but there is lots of fun in this opening.
Join IM Daniel Rensch as he shows you the three main ways White can choose to play.
Remember the rule of the pawn spear and you just might get to see some dancing monkeys.
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.
If you play 1. e4, you'd better learn one of the most popular and aggressive ways Black can respond: the Sicilian Defense.
IM Danny Rensch gives you an easy-to-digest overview of the opening, categorizing each variation's basic ideas.
Stick around for a bonus lesson on what not to do in this common opening.
IM Daniel Rensch teaches you one of the most fun beginner and intermediate openings, the Italian.
Learn the tips and tricks you need to win on both sides of this classic opening.
Watch to the end to find out how IM Rensch recommends you play against the smelly Fried Liver Attack.