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.
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.
Do you want to know how to attack against one of Black's most popular openings, the Sicilian Najdorf?
NM Carissa Yip shows you how in this educational video.
Learn how to tear down Black's best defenses and destroy his position in this extremely common opening.
Have you ever moved two of your chess pieces - on the same move?
FM Mike Klein explains the special move called castling, where you are allowed to tuck your king safely away toward the corner.
How do you castle? When are you allowed to do it? When are you definitely not allowed to castle?
FM Mike Klein has all the answers in this important video.
Magnus Carlsen will defend his world champion title later this week against Vishy Anand, but Carlsen wasn't always the best player in the world!
FM Mike Klein shows you that Carlsen was once a ChessKid, too, who loved to aggressively attack his opponent's king.
FunMasterMike analyzes two of young Carlsen's most exciting attacking games!
Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links so you can play like Carlsen.
When is castling a terrible idea?
Coach Skunkfrog gives you the warning signs that castling could become a catastrophe!
Learn about the dangers of castling under a pseudo-pin, where the pinned piece can legally move, but only at great material loss.
Coach Skunkfog shows you how to pile up the pressure on these pinned pieces to attack the castled king.
In part 2, a ChessKid who played FunMasterMike in the Friday night "Play the Masters" program gets his game analyzed! He showed some creative tactics against the master, and he nearly held the draw before falling in the endgame. The second game in part 2 features an attack so complicated, even FunMasterMike can't figure it out. He asks ChessKids to analyze it and message him with their analysis!
In part 2, FunMasterMike analyzes a game played against him on ChessKid (remember you can play the Masters on Friday nights!). The student plays well, but the Master slowly dominates the center of the board with two wicked pawns. The second game is a brilliant attack that begins from an opposite-side castling position. Watch and review these important techniques!
Keeping the Tempo on ChessTV is back. This time the MusicCityMaster gives you one simple goal - break down your opponent's safety. Using a variety of methods, you'll learn how to destroy castles faster that the other side can build them. ChessKids need to know how to do this quickly and efficiently, because often the other side is trying to do the exact same thing to you!
A Czech player gives Checkmate! Watch and you'll learn some geography and some chess from GM Benzoo. In this Sicilian Dragon, it is a race to mate first. As usual, White uses the h-file while Black's weaponry congregates on the c-file. See if you can find the mate - even the 2600-rated player didn't see it coming!
Edition two of "Your Games Analyzed" with FunMasterMike! This is the archive of the show where ChessKids submit their games for live review on ChessKid TV. Look for the live show every other Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time. As always, the best and most instructive games are chosen, as well as the tactic of the week. Watch and see if your games were chosen.
StrongHeart brings us a sharp Sicilian struggle played between two of the best players in the world: current world champion Vishy Anand and Alexei Shirov. Enjoy this sharp battle in the Najdorf Sicilian!