FunMasterMike

Queen Sacrifices
  • Queen Sacrifices

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2017 12045 Views 10 min
  • ChessKids, did you know that sometimes even the most powerful piece can be sacrificed? That's right! Even the queen can be sacrificed if opportunity strikes. FM Mike Klein teaches you with some great examples, including his own games!
Playing Tournament Chess
  • Playing Tournament Chess

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 17, 2017 13194 Views 8 min
  • Are you ready for a chess tournament? You will be after watching this video! Join FM Mike Klein as he walks you through tournament preparation from a master's perspective.
King Hunt
  • King Hunt

  • FM FunMasterMike Jul 19, 2017 30197 Views 12 min
  • Everyone loves a chase! In these examples, FM Mike Klein shows you how to give chase to a fleeing king, trapping it and checkmating it.
When Not To Castle
  • When Not To Castle

  • FM FunMasterMike Jun 7, 2017 36480 Views 9 min
  • ChessKids know that their king will almost always be safer if they castle, but truly advanced ChessKids know that sometimes you shouldn't castle! FM Mike Klein teaches five reasons you shouldn't castle!
Exceptions To The Rules
  • Exceptions To The Rules

  • FM FunMasterMike May 31, 2017 58430 Views 9 min
  • By now ChessKids you know a lot of rules! Sometimes though, you have to break a rule in a chess game? When and how should you do that? FM Mike Klein explains.
Interference
  • Interference

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 28, 2017 65061 Views 7 min
  • It's time for more tactics with FM Mike Klein! What in the world is this interference tactic of which he speaks? It's a beautiful and special pattern. Learn it today.
King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory
  • King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 18, 2017 43135 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.
The Rook
  • The Rook

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 19393 Views 5 min
  • Today ChessKids, we learn how to move the chess pieces! FM Mike Klein begins with a powerful, simple piece: the rook!
The Bishop
  • The Bishop

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 9135 Views 6 min
  • FM Mike Klein teaches you how to move the tricky bishop and what the crazy and weird word, "diagonal," means!
The Queen
  • The Queen

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 9984 Views 7 min
  • FM Mike Klein shows you which two pieces combine to make the super-powerful queen and tests your newfound knowledge with some exercises where you have to think ahead!
The King
  • The King

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 6905 Views 3 min
  • By now you know how the queen moves, but what about her husband, the king?! He's not as fast, but he's still super-important as FM Mike Klein explains!
The Knight
  • The Knight

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 6319 Views 4 min
  • The knights can be tricky pieces, hopping all around the chessboard! FM Mike Klein explains the mysterious movements of these pet horses (just don't call them horses; they are proud to be tricky knights!)
The Pawn
  • The Pawn

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 5751 Views 5 min
  • This video is all about the little guys! FM Mike Klein demystifies the pawns. You get eight of these small but tricky guys so you'd better use them well!
Simplifying
  • Simplifying

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 14, 2016 48690 Views 10 min
  • Sometimes the key to winning is just knowing how to make things easy! FM Mike Klein shows you how to do just that by giving material back to reach a winning king and pawn ending.
The Greek Gift
  • The Greek Gift

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 54411 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.