How can queens dance in the ending to make a second queen? Learn all about how to try to win, or defend, in queen-and-pawn endings. Make sure you watch until the end to see a gigantic grandmaster mistake!
So you're completely lost, huh? Wait! Don't resign! There may just be one last trick in the bag. Watch and see how you might be able to save a horrible position, sometimes by sending your pieces over the waterfall!
What wins in chess, one queen, or two rooks?
As always, it depends on the position, says FunMasterMike.
Learn when the rooks roll over the queen, when the queen rules the rooks, and what to aim for from each side, taking advice from some of the best champions in chess along the way.
You usually want to make your pieces as active as possible, with lots to do, but sometimes the best plan is for them to do...nothing.
How can this be?
FunMasterMike explains the important concept of fortresses on the chessboard: what they are, how to set them up, and why you would want to use them.
Hey, ChessKids, did FunMasterMike mess up and set up the board backwards?
Nope! It’s just time for another promotion lesson.
In this video, FM Mike Klein shows you what happens when one side gets a queen just before the other can promote his pawn.
Can the queen win? You’ll have to watch to find out.
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.
It's been three weeks but FunMasterMike is back! Did you miss him? He chose five of the best games played on ChessKid to show you how to become a master. In this first part, he will focus on the concepts to rare queen and pawn endings. Then you'll see the move of the week. One of the ChessKids out there really understands how to play opposite colored bishop positions!
Not only does the MusicCityMaster show us unique positions in which a lady must fight against a bunch of children, he also shares some really information in the world of chess news. He's got double-features planned for the month of January on ChessKid TV, there's talk of the National Grade Championships in Orlando, and there's a MILLION DOLLAR chess tournament planned for later this year! Who said listening to the news isn't fun? Not me!
When a queen faces three pieces, it's like a swarm of bees chasing a giant! Can the giant swat the bees or will she get stung? Watch and see what happens. Also, you'll hear one of the most famous and successful pop music bands of the last 25 years. Before there was YouTube, there was U2!
The queen doesn't usually make it to the endgame...but when she does, it can be a nightmare trying to calculate not just what your own queen should be doing, but also how to stop your opponent's queen from running wild all over the place! While he admits that it's very complicated, the PlayfulSquirrel provides a few simple guidelines to help you place your queen correctly in the endgame.