What happens in chess when you have no good moves? It's called zugzwang, and it's an important part of many endgames.
FunMasterMike shows you a bunch of positions where all the options are yucky in this fun lesson.
Learn how to use zugzwang to checkmate your opponent!
What's one of the most common checkmates in the game? The king and queen mate, of course.
FM Mike Klein shows you exactly how to mate with this combination, building a fence to contain the enemy king.
Learn how to use the king and queen together to force checkmate and win the game.
If you're in check and can't get out, it's checkmate - you learned that in the last video.
But what happens when a player is not in check, but has no piece or pawn able to move?
That's something different entirely: stalemate - a tie.
FM Mike Klein explains what stalemate is, what it means, and how you can avoid it if you're winning - or hope for it if you're losing.
Are you ready for a challenge? And even more importantly...are you ready to PRACTICE?!? The PlayfulSquirrel is back, this time to teach a very useful endgame checkmate with just a king and two bishops versus a lone king. Knowing this checkmate will help you better understand how to weave a subtle check-mating net, and will help you better understand how to use your bishops, as well. Enjoy!