The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me
  • The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 Apr 5, 2017 49803 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.
Controlling the Center - Part 2
  • Controlling the Center - Part 2

  • FM Alisa Melekhina 1 Jul 24, 2014 9327 Views 10 min
  • Talk about some fun tactics! FM Alisa Melekhina is back to show ChessKids how powerful your army can be if you place pieces in the center of the board. She's got forks, pins and discovered attacks coming from every direction. It's like a real-life version of the ChessKid puzzles! So watch this video a few times, then go practice your puzzles, and you'll be recording videos for us in no time!
Controlling the Center - Part 1
  • Controlling the Center - Part 1

  • FM Alisa Melekhina 1 Jun 14, 2014 4978 Views 14 min
  • Making her ChessKid debut today is FM Alisa Melekhina. What's that "FM" thingy in front of her name? Is she another FunMaster? We sure think so. Today she wants to show you the importance of controlling the center. Assisting her is World Champion Alexander Alekhine. He's first in the alphabet and should be number one on your study list. Watch him play in the middle and slice through Black's weakened king!