FunMasterMike

Trapped Pieces
  • Trapped Pieces

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 7, 2018 10516 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!
Opposite Sides Castling
  • Opposite Sides Castling

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 26, 2017 11041 Views 11 min
  • Never has one move been so important! When the kings go their own way and castle differently, it's a race to make an all-out attack before your own king is mated. Do you have the speed to win?
Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1
  • Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 4, 2017 14912 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!
Mysterious Moves
  • Mysterious Moves

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 29, 2017 12923 Views 8 min
  • Can you play chess detective? Part of being a good chess player is getting inside the head of your opponent, even when "weird" moves are played. Watch and learn how to spot the clues that will help you solve the puzzling positions!
Queen Sacrifices
  • Queen Sacrifices

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2017 21605 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 21033 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 36932 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.
Zwischenzug
  • Zwischenzug

  • FM FunMasterMike Jun 28, 2017 38562 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!
When Not To Castle
  • When Not To Castle

  • FM FunMasterMike Jun 7, 2017 43767 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 63083 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 69172 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 46099 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 31693 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 12894 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 14385 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!