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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!
Rook Lifts

Rook Lifts

FM FunMasterMike Feb 20, 2018 50450 Views 9 min
Can rooks climb stairs? They can today! Watch and see how rooks can become your BFF, even when there's no open files to use. Bring them up and over and they'll be shouting with joy!
The Rook

The Rook

FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 118785 Views 5 min
Today ChessKids, we learn how to move the chess pieces! FM Mike Klein begins with a powerful, simple piece: the rook!
Queen vs Two Rooks

Queen vs Two Rooks

FM FunMasterMike Sep 7, 2016 54336 Views 9 min
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.
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.
7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

GM Simon Williams 1 Feb 13, 2016 31457 Views 8 min
We saw the power of rooks on the seventh rank in the endgame (last video), but did you know they’re just as powerful there in the middlegame? GM Simon Williams shows you just how much damage these beasts on the seventh can do.
7th Rank Power: Rooks in the Endgame

7th Rank Power: Rooks in the Endgame

GM Simon Williams 1 Feb 6, 2016 28133 Views 8 min
Where is the best place you can put your rook in a game of chess? Usually, it’s on the seventh (or second) rank, where the rook is a real monster, says GM Simon Williams in his latest lesson. The rook only realizes its full power in the endgame when you put it on this ideal row, where it gobbles up pawns and restricts the enemy king.
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.
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.
More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 30671 Views 7 min
GM Williams continues his lesson on chess battering rams, which are powerful ways to smash through to your opponent's king and send him packing. Find out the best way to coordinate your pieces to work together in this fun video.
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.
Carissa's Master Puzzles

Carissa's Master Puzzles

FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 21, 2015 41878 Views 5 min
National Master Carisa Yip is back with some more of her favorite chess puzzles for you to solve. This time, the puzzles are positional studies by the chess author Jacob Aagaard. Yes, that's a lot of A's. Hopefully you can get an A on these puzzles too if you try hard.
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.
Open Files

Open Files

FM FunMasterMike Sep 5, 2015 28576 Views 9 min
Hope you like rooks, because this video is all about them. What do rooks hate more than anything else? Pawns! They block in the powerful pieces, and sometimes the rooks will eat pawns just like Pac-Man. Find out where to put your rooks to make them the happiest in this fun lesson by FM Mike Klein.
Attraction

Attraction

FM FunMasterMike Aug 29, 2015 28971 Views 8 min
Have you ever seen bugs attracted to a light outside in the summer? If you have, you can understand attraction on the chessboard. FM Mike Klein explains this powerful idea, and how you can use attraction to make some crazy tactics you might not even believe. Make sure you watch to the end to see one of the hardest problems FunMasterMike has ever assigned.
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?
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 Sicilian

The Sicilian

IM Daniel Rensch Jul 29, 2015 41914 Views 11 min
If you play 1. e4, you'd better learn one of the most popular and aggressive ways Black can respond: the Sicilian Defense. IM Danny Rensch gives you an easy-to-digest overview of the opening, categorizing each variation's basic ideas. Stick around for a bonus lesson on what not to do in this common opening.