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Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis

FM FunMasterMike Apr 19, 2018 41200 Views 7 min
One of the biggest words in chess is often carried out by the smallest pieces! Watch how pawns, and other members of your army, can stop your opponent's plans, in a process we call "prophylaxis"!
Opposite Sides Castling

Opposite Sides Castling

FM FunMasterMike Dec 26, 2017 47402 Views 11 min
Never has one move been so important! When the kings go their own way and castle differently, it's a race to make an all-out attack before your own king is mated. Do you have the speed to win?
The Pawn

The Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 31378 Views 5 min
This video is all about the little guys! FM Mike Klein demystifies the pawns. You get eight of these small but tricky guys so you'd better use them well!
Winning Technique

Winning Technique

FM FunMasterMike Nov 30, 2016 54831 Views 9 min
How do you finish off a winning game? The answer is chess technique. FunMasterMike teaches you what that is and how to learn it.
Blockading

Blockading

FM FunMasterMike Aug 17, 2016 34417 Views 8 min
How do you stop a pawn in its tracks? Blockade it. Just like in tic-tac-toe. FM Mike Klein shows you the best ways to stop your opponents’ pawns from advancing down the board.
Tempo

Tempo

FM FunMasterMike Jun 8, 2016 44493 Views 9 min
How do you measure time in chess? It's a trick question. You use a chess clock to keep track of the time you have to think, but time to get things done on the board is determined by a unit called a tempo. FM Mike Klein explains what this is and why it's so important.
Underpromotion

Underpromotion

FM FunMasterMike Jun 1, 2016 70781 Views 8 min
Everyone knows that when a pawn reaches the end of the board, you get a new queen, right? Except when you don’t. FM Mike Klein shows you some crazy reasons why you would want a different piece instead.
Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

Advanced Pawn Breakthroughs

FM FunMasterMike Apr 2, 2016 48526 Views 10 min
Pawns are the soul of chess, so you need to learn a lot about them. FM Mike Klein teaches you about advanced pawn breakthroughs, which you can use to cap off an exciting game and get the win.
More Doubled Pawns

More Doubled Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Mar 12, 2016 33972 Views 7 min
Doubled pawns are usually big weaknesses — and FM Mike Klein tells you why. Learn all about the problems caused by doubled pawns and the rare times they can be OK for you.
More On Isolated Pawns

More On Isolated Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jan 30, 2016 39460 Views 8 min
Isolated pawns are a very important part of chess strategy, and FM Mike Klein is here to teach you everything you need to know about these pawns without neighbors on either file. While isolated pawns can lead to some exciting attacks in the middlegame, they are often big weaknesses later in the game, and FunMasterMike explains exactly how to destroy them. Learn why you should usually avoid these isolated pawn structures, and the exception to this rule.
Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia

Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia

FM Carissa Yip 3 Dec 26, 2015 18390 Views 5 min
NM Carissa Yip is back with a lesson from one of her games in this year’s world youth chess championship. Learn from one of the greatest young chess prodigies in America in this thorough video that shows you how NM Yip approaches all phases of the game. Think you can solve tactics like Carissa? Try the puzzles in the related links.
King Activity

King Activity

FM FunMasterMike Oct 3, 2015 31426 Views 7 min
Most of the time, your king has to hide away safely. But in the endgame, the king becomes a fierce warrior on his own. FM Mike Klein shows you the awesome power of an active king late in the game.
Strong And Weak Pawns

Strong And Weak Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2015 37642 Views 7 min
When is a pawn a super hero? FunMasterMike shows you three ways that pawns can be as strong as any piece on the board. But the fun doesn't end there. FM Klein also teaches you the exact opposite, when pawns are weaklings. Watch this video to make sure your pawns are as powerful as they can be.
The French Defense

The French Defense

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 12, 2015 33863 Views 9 min
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.
The Great Pawn Race

The Great Pawn Race

FM FunMasterMike Jul 24, 2015 51335 Views 9 min
Are you ready for a race? FM Mike Klein gives you a fun lesson on pawn races, which are the key to many important endgames. Learn how to know if you're winning or losing the race, and when a special trick can change the result - just like in the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer."
Creating A Passed Pawn

Creating A Passed Pawn

User180784 1 May 13, 2015 22835 Views 9 min
Passed pawns are some of the most powerful things in all of chess. Do you know how to create them? This video teaches you the tricks you need to know to unlock the potential in your pawns.
Special Pawn Moves

Special Pawn Moves

FM FunMasterMike Mar 28, 2015 35062 Views 8 min
Pawns are the most common chess piece, but did you know they also have some very special moves? FM Mike Klein explains everything you need to know about promotion and en passant, two exciting rules you need to know about. If you've ever wondered what happens when a pawn reaches the end of the board, this video is for you.
Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed –- Show 17, Part 1

Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed –- Show 17, Part 1

ChessKidTV Jan 8, 2015 10335 Views 32 min
FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part one of a show originally broadcast live on September 18, 2014. Hope you like endgames, ChessKids, because FM Mike Klein is making this show an endgame special. After warming up with two easy puzzles, FM Klein dives into the seriously fun business of endgame analysis. When you’re done watching, try a match vs. the ChessKid computer in a two-bishop mate.