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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!
Zwischenzug

Zwischenzug

FM FunMasterMike Jun 28, 2017 69869 Views 10 min
What is a "zwischenzug" and what does it have to do with eating ice cream? FunMasterMike explains this hilarious word and important tactical trick!
Desperado

Desperado

FM FunMasterMike Sep 30, 2016 62847 Views 9 min
Sometimes it chess, desperate times call for desperate moves. In this lesson, FM Mike Klein shows you some desperado tactics that you need to know — both to defend against and to use yourself.
Tempo

Tempo

FM FunMasterMike Jun 8, 2016 44491 Views 9 min
How do you measure time in chess? It's a trick question. You use a chess clock to keep track of the time you have to think, but time to get things done on the board is determined by a unit called a tempo. FM Mike Klein explains what this is and why it's so important.
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.
The French Defense

The French Defense

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 12, 2015 33863 Views 9 min
The French Defense might not look special, but there is lots of fun in this opening. Join IM Daniel Rensch as he shows you the three main ways White can choose to play. Remember the rule of the pawn spear and you just might get to see some dancing monkeys.
How Judit Polgar Beat Vishy Anand

How Judit Polgar Beat Vishy Anand

GM Judit Polgar 1 Nov 18, 2014 28990 Views 9 min
Vishy Anand is currently playing Magnus Carlsen for the world chess championship in Russia. Obviously, it’s tough to win against such an amazing player. But GM Judit Polgar has done it! Watch as GM Polgar explains how she beat one of the best players of all time in this amazing game. One easy way to win is to use extra pieces. Do a computer workout in the related links!
Your Games Analyzed!  Show 4 - Part 2

Your Games Analyzed! Show 4 - Part 2

ChessKidTV Dec 11, 2013 2886 Views 27 min
The second part of Your Games Analyzed shows some tricks and traps and more rare opening systems. You'll see (and learn to pronounce) the weird word "zwischenzug" and you'll learn how to play against the Center Counter and the King's Gambit. ChessKids will also learn to look for the hardest fork to see - a queen traveling one way but attacking two pieces in the other direction. Watch and you'll surely get to use one or all of these ideas very soon!
Tactics From the Tournament Trail! - Part 3

Tactics From the Tournament Trail! - Part 3

GM Ben Finegold 1 Oct 28, 2013 4266 Views 10 min
The teacher versus the student - a classic rivalry that usually starts out well for the teacher. Eventually the students learns enough to take one from the teacher, and that's what happens here. Benzoo is bested by a former student in the final round of the Michigan Open. You've probably never seen a king, rook and bishop coordinate so well, or create so many tactics and mating nets. Watch and learn how to beat your teacher!
When They Were Chess Kids: Vladimir Kramnik

When They Were Chess Kids: Vladimir Kramnik

FM FunMasterMike Oct 7, 2013 17748 Views 13 min
Trivia - Who was World Champion when you were born? Well, if you are between the age of six and 13, it was Vladimir Kramnik. Today we look at a game from when he was only 11 years old, but had the understanding of a wise old man. He gets a worse position out of the opening, but offers up his queen to the chess Gods, and produces a blistering attack with four pawns!
Victory Over Anand! - Part 3

Victory Over Anand! - Part 3

GM Judit Polgar 1 Apr 7, 2013 7510 Views 11 min
Despite Judit's strong attack in the middlegame, Anand defended well and the game has reaches it's final stage: the endgame! Up a pawn, Judit's position is a "technical win", but a great deal of tricky maneuvering is necessary before Judit can finally win this pawn up bishop endgame.
Victory Over Anand!  Part 2

Victory Over Anand! Part 2

GM Judit Polgar 1 Apr 6, 2013 6289 Views 8 min
In second phase of Judit's game against Anand we see the game transition from the opening into a complex middlegame position. Ahead in development but down a pawn, watch and learn from Judit as she conducts a powerful attack against the world champion's uncastled king!
The Danish Gambit 11: Eat When the Time is Right

The Danish Gambit 11: Eat When the Time is Right

David Petty 1 Mar 27, 2012 13946 Views 18 min
To prepare for their final showdown with Danny, the Hippo and the Turtle play a practice game in the Danish Gambit. The Turtle decides to try out a new defensive move, and the Hippo decides to try out some new advice from the Crocodile.
The Language of Chess: Zwischenzug

The Language of Chess: Zwischenzug

IM David Pruess 1 Apr 25, 2011 6170 Views 7 min
I hope you're ready to learn some new chess verbiage...and some German, too! What on earth does "Zwischenzug" mean? And more importantly, how do you even pronounce that word?? Watch this video to find out the answers to these questions, and many more with Professor Squirrel!