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Trapped Pieces

Trapped Pieces

FM FunMasterMike Jan 7, 2018 60264 Views 7 min
What happens when a piece runs low on squares? It's time to put him in the coffin! Often, these "traps" happen on the edge of the board, but not always. Watch and see many examples of queens and other pieces getting squeezed!
King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory

King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory

FM FunMasterMike Jan 18, 2017 59862 Views 6 min
FM Mike Klein takes on the third and final King Of Puzzles champion in this video. GameTheory plays some great ideas, but FunMasterMike shows some places he could improve in the classic French Defense.
How To Plan

How To Plan

FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2015 36275 Views 8 min
Hey, what's your plan, ChessKids? FM Mike Klein gives you three important things to focus on in all your chess games: checks, captures, and threats. Let FunMasterMike teach you why should never make a move without looking for these three forcing ideas.
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.
Make The Easy Moves First

Make The Easy Moves First

Rob Lazorchak 41 Sep 18, 2015 19729 Views 6 min
Who is chess coach Rob's favorite chess player? The great Paul Morphy! Watch this fun video to see how Morphy developed his pieces by making the easy moves first. This simple idea will help every one of your chess games.
Puzzles That Help You Win!

Puzzles That Help You Win!

FM Carissa Yip 3 Aug 19, 2015 14814 Views 8 min
NM Carissa Yip is a strong chess prodigy, but how did she get so good? By solving a lot of tactics puzzles! NM Yip shows you five of her favorite puzzles in this fun video -- can you solve them?
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

IM Daniel Rensch Feb 4, 2015 18152 Views 4 min
Queens aren't the only pieces that can block in their teammates. Bishops can be the ones swallowing flies, too, as IM Daniel Rensch explains with an old song. You don't want to treat your bishop like an oversized pawn, do you? Watch this video to find out where not to put your piece. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
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.
Decommissioned Pieces - Part 5

Decommissioned Pieces - Part 5

FM Todd Andrews 6 Jun 26, 2014 8560 Views 6 min
The rook is trapped. No it's not. Yes it is. No it's not. Somebody decide! The MusicCityMaster shows a student game and tries to figure out if the b-pawn is poisoned or not. It's good to be careful, but sometimes you have to get in there and do the calculations to be sure of a correct answer. Try to find all the variations before they're shown. We bet you can. No you can't. Yes you can!
Pawn Power and Traffic Jams!

Pawn Power and Traffic Jams!

FM Alex Chua 1 Jun 21, 2014 6548 Views 8 min
One of the shortest games we've ever featured in a ChessKid video! Today Highlama shows you how to advance your pawns and kick your opponent's pieces, while stifling his back-rank army. It's a total crush, thanks mostly to White's hero on d6. The lama caps it off with a queen trap - the poor girl didn't even get a chance to move off her home square. You don't see that every day!
Zugzwang: The Immortal Position

Zugzwang: The Immortal Position

FM FunMasterMike Jun 17, 2014 10019 Views 9 min
Is it possible that the Immortal Zugzwang is not the best example that exists? FunMasterMike thinks so! But even second place is pretty sweet. Watch and see an entire army immobilized, twice! The first example is like getting strangled by a python. The second, a boa constrictor? We're not snake experts, but we do know zugzwang!
White Gets Rooked!

White Gets Rooked!

GM Ben Finegold 1 Jul 12, 2013 8731 Views 7 min
Grandmaster Benjamin Finegold (Benzoo) brings us another exciting game from the 2013 US Junior Championship. In this game between Sarah Chiang and Sam Sevian, White finds her rook strangely out of play, and we all learn a valuable lesson about keeping our pieces in the center of the board, even in the endgame.
Piece Domination - Part 2: Tic, Tac, Toe!

Piece Domination - Part 2: Tic, Tac, Toe!

David Petty 1 Apr 13, 2013 12406 Views 20 min
A 20 minute video excerpt from the beginning of today's episode of "In the PinkHamster's Wheel"! The answers to Puzzles of the Week #19 - advanced studies in the theme of "Piece Domination" - are finally revealed. Make sure to check out Puzzle of the Week #20 in the Articles section and give it your best shot!
Piece Domination!

Piece Domination!

David Petty 1 Mar 19, 2013 8924 Views 14 min
If you've ever wrestled with a brother, sister, or friend then you already know all about "domination". Watch as chess pieces dominate and control each other, trapping and getting trapped in turn all over the board!