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Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

FM FunMasterMike Nov 2, 2016 49818 Views 9 min
The annual U.S.A. vs Hungary match that's part of the Global Chess Festival pits the best ChessKids in these two countries against each other. This year, the U.S.A. team won by only one half-point. FM Mike Klein shows all the tricks and traps at play!
Combinations

Combinations

FM FunMasterMike Aug 24, 2016 37646 Views 9 min
What exactly is a combination in chess? FM Mike Klein fills you in, and shows you how to play these brilliant sequences, which are often the most fun you can have on the chessboard.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 30811 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.
Where To Attack!

Where To Attack!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 40413 Views 9 min
Attacking in chess is fun, but how do you know where on the board to do it? FM Mike Klein teaches you what to look for when deciding where to aim your next attack.
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.
Destroying The Defender

Destroying The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 23, 2016 32311 Views 7 min
GM Simon Williams shows his disdain for defenders when they get in the way of his attack. If you have “double power” in a line on the chessboard, it’s time to look for ways to remove any defender guarding your target square. You can safely give up as much material as you want, as long as you expose the enemy king and checkmate him.
Deflecting The Defender

Deflecting The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 2, 2016 23244 Views 9 min
You want to attack in chess, but your opponent has defenses. What can you do? GM Simon Williams teaches you an important way to break through defense in chess — by deflecting the guard away from its post. Learn how to use this powerful tactic to distract the enemy king’s guardians and move in for the checkmate.
FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FM FunMasterMike Dec 5, 2015 27917 Views 8 min
What was the prize for winning the ChessKid puzzles contest? You got to play a game with the legend himself, FM Mike Klein. Watch as FunMasterMike takes on Will, the first puzzles winner, and learn how important is to look an extra move ahead. Be sure to try the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
Good And Bad Pieces

Good And Bad Pieces

FM FunMasterMike Nov 7, 2015 37259 Views 8 min
All chess pieces start out on the same squares, but once the game begins it's up to you to make them good or bad. If you notice your opponent has bad pieces, look for opportunities to attack! FM Mike Klein explains what makes a piece good, and gives you important tips on how to get the most out of your chess pieces.
Calculating Tactics

Calculating Tactics

FM FunMasterMike Oct 24, 2015 35693 Views 8 min
When is a chess player like a calculator? Well, hopefully, all the time. FM Mike Klein explains how to calculate in your games, which is the most important skill to have in chess. Learn how to use the clues of the chessboard to solve tactical puzzles you might not have seen otherwise.
Your Opponent's Move!

Your Opponent's Move!

FM FunMasterMike Oct 10, 2015 31195 Views 8 min
What's the one thing that turns an average chess player into a real chess master? Focusing on the opponent's moves! FM Mike Klein gives you one of the most important lessons of your chess career today in this video that teaches you exactly how to stop your opponent's threats.
Decoy And Deflection

Decoy And Deflection

FM FunMasterMike Sep 3, 2015 34253 Views 8 min
A "D" on your report card is bad, but in chess it stands for decoy and deflection, which are powerful tactics you need to know about. Learn how to play your opponent's pieces like a fiddle in this exciting video lesson by FM Mike Klein.
Removing The Guard

Removing The Guard

FM FunMasterMike Aug 15, 2015 22461 Views 6 min
In chess, sometimes you can win a lot of treasure if you can just get rid of that pesky guard. FM Mike Klein shows you how to remove or even distract defenders in chess so you can swoop in and win even more material at the end. This is one tactic you'll be glad you learned.
The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

The Scotch Game: 4 Knights

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 5, 2015 39153 Views 11 min
Do you want to play an exciting and strong opening? Sure, we all do. IM Danny Rensch shows you a fun and easy opening to play, The Scotch 4 Knights. Learn how the Scotch game can help you immediately challenge the center and complete your development.
When To Trade Pieces: Remove The Defender!

When To Trade Pieces: Remove The Defender!

Amanda Mateer 1 Jun 10, 2015 22258 Views 10 min
So when should you trade your pieces? WFM Amanda Mateer continues her series with two of her favorite reasons to trade material: to remove a crucial defender, or to create a specific weakness. You must understand these two important ways to gain an winning advantage in chess, so watch closely.
King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

FM FunMasterMike Apr 18, 2015 22695 Views 8 min
How did the ChessKid GeorgeTiger become a king of fast chess? FM Mike Klein shows you exactly how he did it in an exciting comeback game. Don't miss FM Klein finally give you permission to move your f-pawn in the middlegame! When you're done watching, try your luck with an extra knight in our computer workout.
2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2015 22234 Views 9 min
FunMasterMike's favorite piece is the knight, and he'll show you why in this video of the best knight moves of 2014. Learn how this tricky piece hops around the board, creating all kinds of crazy cavalry tactics. If you can find the winning move in the last game shown, you'll really impress FunMasterMike.
Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Nov 1, 2014 30835 Views 5 min
Have you seen the shortest game EVER played between two chess masters? You won't believe how this master got mated in seven moves! Here's a hint: he moved his f-pawn without FunMasterMike's permission. You need to watch this video to see what not to do in the opening.