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The Poisoned Pawn

The Poisoned Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Feb 18, 2019 5912 Views 7 min
If the f-pawn is the weak pawn, which pawn is the poisoned pawn? The b-pawn! There are many times in the opening where the queen is aiming at your poisoned pawn, but you can simply let her take the poison!
Tactics On The f-Pawns

Tactics On The f-Pawns

FM FunMasterMike Jul 8, 2015 34109 Views 8 min
Are you ready for some tactical fun? FM Mike Klein shows you the two best squares on the whole board to attack the king: f2 and f7. Learn from FM Klein and Bobby Fischer how to use these naturally weak squares to go after your opponent - and have lots of fun at the same time.
King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

FM FunMasterMike Apr 18, 2015 23151 Views 8 min
How did the ChessKid GeorgeTiger become a king of fast chess? FM Mike Klein shows you exactly how he did it in an exciting comeback game. Don't miss FM Klein finally give you permission to move your f-pawn in the middlegame! When you're done watching, try your luck with an extra knight in our computer workout.
Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!

Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!

FM FunMasterMike Dec 27, 2014 26683 Views 7 min
By now you should know that moving your f-pawn haphazardly can be a big mistake. FM Mike Klein shows you exactly why in this final video in his f-pawn series, where we see FunMasterMike demolish his opponent who moved his f-pawn. Learn the amazing trick FM Klein used to gain more than enough compensation for a nice positional queen sacrifice. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
More Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

More Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

FM FunMasterMike Dec 6, 2014 31480 Views 6 min
Did you think that FM Mike Klein was out of f-pawn disasters? You'd better think again. FunMasterMike is back with yet more lessons on why moving that f-pawn might be a bad idea. Despite that warning, will FM Klein finally give you his permission to move your f-pawn? Watch to find out! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on opening principles in the related links.
Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

FM FunMasterMike Nov 22, 2014 32077 Views 6 min
FM Mike Klein shows you another f-pawn disaster, this time from one of his own games when he was a ChessKid. What do you do if your opponent moves his f-pawn on the very first move? FM FunMasterMike has an aggressive gambit you can use to develop quickly. You'll also learn when it's better to attack on the flank than the center. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on opening principles in the related links.
Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Nov 1, 2014 31325 Views 5 min
Have you seen the shortest game EVER played between two chess masters? You won't believe how this master got mated in seven moves! Here's a hint: he moved his f-pawn without FunMasterMike's permission. You need to watch this video to see what not to do in the opening.
Bigger Dangers of Moving the f-Pawn!

Bigger Dangers of Moving the f-Pawn!

FM FunMasterMike Sep 30, 2014 28874 Views 4 min
How do you crush your opponent if he or she foolishly moves the f-pawn? Learn how to exploit the weakened diagonals created after an f-pawn move to win material or checkmate your opponent's king. FM FunMasterMike shows you the "money square" for your queen to tear apart your opponent's king position!
Think Before You Move That f-Pawn

Think Before You Move That f-Pawn

FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2014 39057 Views 4 min
Do you need permission to move your f-pawn? FunMasterMike says you do! It's dangerous to advance this pawn, and FM Klein explains exactly why. Moving your f-pawn opens up two scary diagonals that are best left closed in the opening. It also weakens the critical dark squares around your king. What if your opponent moves his f-pawn without permission? FM Klein shows you how to take advantage quickly and win the game.