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Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite Colored Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Mar 6, 2018 54505 Views 9 min
When bishops control opposite colors, they aren't just two ships passing in the night. The bishops are actually unrivaled dominators, if you know how to use them in the middlegame and endgame!
Force The Draw

Force The Draw

FM FunMasterMike May 18, 2016 42098 Views 8 min
Do you like to draw? In chess, sometimes a draw is a very good result for a worse position. FM Mike Klein teaches you how to force a draw in this must-see lesson if you’re serious about competing for every last half-point in chess.
Not So Minor: When to Trade Pieces!

Not So Minor: When to Trade Pieces!

IM Rusa Goletiani 1 Apr 5, 2014 6748 Views 6 min
Would you trade a pencil for a race car? Of course you would! That trade is easy, but what about trading ice cream for cake? That one you probably have to think about a little more. In chess, knowing when to trade bishops for knights, knights for bishops, bishops for bishops, or knights for knights are four separate chess skills. Watch IM Rusa Goletiani explain how the World Champions do it!
Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

Not So Minor: Opposite Colored Bishops!

IM Rusa Goletiani 1 Jan 30, 2014 8130 Views 6 min
Welcome IM Rusa Goletiani to the ChessKid author family! Rusa is a past U.S. Women's Champion and the co-founder of the Westchester Chess Academy. Today she shows us when you'd like to have opposite-colored bishops, and what happens when you reach an endgame with them. Watch and learn how different parts of the game demand different sets of principles!
When to Trade Pieces 4: To Defend Yourself!

When to Trade Pieces 4: To Defend Yourself!

Amanda Mateer 1 Nov 25, 2013 6608 Views 12 min
WFM Amanda Mateer got her high rating by knowing some of the subtleties of chess. Today she shows you one of the most important ones - when to trade. Through a collection of positions in which one side is under attack, Amanda illuminates why trading can save your king, and your rating.
My Chicago Open: Round 5: Active Counterplay

My Chicago Open: Round 5: Active Counterplay

David Petty 1 Aug 3, 2012 5564 Views 21 min
When the PinkHamster finds himself on the ropes after just 14 moves, he decides that simply defending his position won't work and sacrifices an exchange to launch a counter attack. Make sure to see this game, which the PinkHamster claims was his favorite from the whole tournament!