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Pawnless Endings

Pawnless Endings

FM FunMasterMike Sep 29, 2018 48990 Views 10 min
No pawns does not mean no brains! Watch and learn some key endgames without promotions: R vs N, R vs B, R+B vs R, Q vs B, Q vs N, and Q vs R! Whew, that's a lot of stuff to learn!
Ways To Draw

Ways To Draw

FM FunMasterMike Apr 9, 2016 45293 Views 9 min
There is more than one way to draw in a chess game. FM Mike Klein shows you five ways you can tie in chess, including some you might not have known.
Tactics: Zugzwang!

Tactics: Zugzwang!

FM FunMasterMike Sep 12, 2015 45540 Views 8 min
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!
King And Queen Mate!

King And Queen Mate!

FM FunMasterMike Mar 18, 2015 50958 Views 9 min
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.
Stalemate!

Stalemate!

FM FunMasterMike Mar 11, 2015 38175 Views 6 min
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.
The Two Bishop Checkmate!

The Two Bishop Checkmate!

IM David Pruess 1 Mar 9, 2011 9921 Views 12 min
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!