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Maneuvering

Maneuvering

FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2018 48114 Views 8 min
Sometimes you have to go backward instead of forward, as FunMasterMike shows with examples from every piece of the chess board. You'll also see why he's not prepared to host a nature show!
Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite Colored Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Mar 6, 2018 54503 Views 9 min
When bishops control opposite colors, they aren't just two ships passing in the night. The bishops are actually unrivaled dominators, if you know how to use them in the middlegame and endgame!
Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

FM FunMasterMike Dec 4, 2017 45648 Views 8 min
What happens when one side focuses on development while the other side forgets? It's a comedy for the first side but a tragedy for the other! Watch this and other advanced opening ideas -- maybe you can also win some quick points!
The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

FM Carissa Yip 3 Apr 5, 2017 51698 Views 7 min
Everyone's favorite ChessKid, Carissa Yip, wields a favorite opening for ChessKids, The King's Indian Defense, excellently in this video as she explains a missed chance from the U.S. Championship.
The Bishop

The Bishop

FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 38210 Views 6 min
FM Mike Klein teaches you how to move the tricky bishop and what the crazy and weird word, "diagonal," means!
The Greek Gift

The Greek Gift

FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 82368 Views 9 min
Is this the most famous sacrifice in chess? FM Mike Klein demonstrates a powerful attacking sequence inspired by real history. Find out how to expose the king with this fun idea.
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!
Color Weaknesses

Color Weaknesses

FM FunMasterMike Sep 21, 2016 61066 Views 7 min
Do you know what color weaknesses are ChessKids? FM Mike Klein shows you how to win by spotting (and creating) color weaknesses in your games!
The ChampionshYip Defense

The ChampionshYip Defense

FM Carissa Yip 3 Aug 30, 2016 27218 Views 11 min
NM Carissa Yip shows you another example of her incredible fighting chess as she goes toe to toe in a slugfest with WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and answers the critical question. Knights or bishops?
The Power Of The Bishop Pair

The Power Of The Bishop Pair

FM FunMasterMike Aug 10, 2016 82842 Views 8 min
The bishop pair is a fearsome force in chess. They can dominate open diagonals create threats across the entire board! FM Mike Klein shows you how to put this dastardly due to work!
The ChampionshYip Returns

The ChampionshYip Returns

FM Carissa Yip 3 Jul 27, 2016 32409 Views 7 min
NM Carissa Yip turned in a good performance at the 2016 U.S women's championship in St. Louis this spring, and now she is back on ChessKid with another game review from the historic event. Learn what one of the most talented young players in the country was thinking in a critical chess position.
Knight vs Bishop Endgames

Knight vs Bishop Endgames

FM FunMasterMike Jun 15, 2016 47554 Views 8 min
Want to learn your knight vs bishop endgames? FunMasterMike calls upon three world chess champions to help teach you these important ideas about the game’s two minor pieces. Learn how to recognize when each piece is better in the endgame in this lesson.
The Windmill

The Windmill

FM FunMasterMike Apr 30, 2016 51682 Views 7 min
The windmill is probably the most powerful tactic in chess, and it can leave your opponent helpless. FM Mike Klein teaches you how to set up this devastating attack. Make sure you watch till the end, because you won’t believe the final position FunMasterMike sets up for you.
Bishop vs Knight

Bishop vs Knight

IM Daniel Rensch Mar 5, 2016 49295 Views 8 min
It’s the age-old question in chess — which piece is better, the bishop or the knight? Even though both are worth three points on paper, IM Rensch will show you that sometimes one is much better than the other. It’s up to you to decide when in your own games.
Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia

Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia

FM Carissa Yip 3 Dec 26, 2015 18390 Views 5 min
NM Carissa Yip is back with a lesson from one of her games in this year’s world youth chess championship. Learn from one of the greatest young chess prodigies in America in this thorough video that shows you how NM Yip approaches all phases of the game. Think you can solve tactics like Carissa? Try the puzzles in the related links.
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.
Secrets Of The Battering Ram

Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 14, 2015 31856 Views 7 min
How do you break through to win in a chess game? Use a battering ram. GM Simon Williams makes his ChessKid video debut with a fun lesson on this important chess weapon. Learn how to burst through to the opponent's castled king and deliver checkmate with Simon's battering ram.
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.