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King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 30850 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.
Opening Traps: The Scholar's Mate!

Opening Traps: The Scholar's Mate!

David Petty 1 Jun 27, 2015 29612 Views 7 min
It's the oldest chess trick in the book - but that doesn't mean you don't have to know how to stop it! ChessKid coach David Petty shows you the scholar's mate, which is by far the most common mating attack in the chess beginner's arsenal. Learn how to defend against this rudimentary threat, and explore the related themes of weak squares on f7 and f2.
The Language of Chess: Tension

The Language of Chess: Tension

Amanda Mateer 1 Oct 14, 2013 8110 Views 8 min
WFM Amanda Mateer is not usually a tense person, but today she is! She shows us what "tension" means in chess, and it is different than in real life. You can be relaxed and still have tension! The term comes from two pieces aiming at each other, and Amanda shows us what to do when you have this happen in your games!