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Clearance
  • Clearance

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 12, 2017 10601 Views 10 min
  • Do you ever really need to gt one of your own pieces out of the way, ChessKids? That's when "Clearance" might be useful! FM Mike Klein shows us how this beautiful idea worked in some really famous chess games.
The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me
  • The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

  • NM Carissa Yip 3 Apr 5, 2017 14153 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.
Fair Play
  • Fair Play

  • IM Daniel Rensch Mar 22, 2017 26406 Views 10 min
  • What's the most important thing in chess? It's having fun! FunMasterMike and PoppaBear are here to show you the right way to play so that BOTH players have a good time.
Pawn Chains
  • Pawn Chains

  • NM Sam Copeland 32 Feb 15, 2017 33111 Views 11 min
  • What should you do when you spot a pawn chain, ChessKids? NM Sam Copeland has the strategic tips to help you out!
Interference
  • Interference

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 28, 2017 43130 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 28144 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.
Simplifying
  • Simplifying

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 14, 2016 32060 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 33257 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.
Winning Technique
  • Winning Technique

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 30, 2016 22492 Views 9 min
  • How do you finish off a winning game? The answer is chess technique. FunMasterMike teaches you what that is and how to learn it.
Attacking The Castled King
  • Attacking The Castled King

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 16, 2016 18551 Views 11 min
  • By now ChessKids, your opponents certainly know enough to castle and make their king safe! How can you mate them once they do that? Well, FM Mike Klein has some helpful hints that are sure to point you in the right direction.
Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016
  • Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 2, 2016 20338 Views 9 min
  • The annual U.S.A. vs Hungary match that's part of the Global Chess Festival pits the best ChessKids in these two countries against each other. This year, the U.S.A. team won by only one half-point. FM Mike Klein shows all the tricks and traps at play!
The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!
  • The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!

  • NM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 26, 2016 21439 Views 11 min
  • NM Carissa Yip is back to regale you with more tales from the U.S. Women's Championship! Check out her absolutely exhilarating back and forth battle with WIM Agata Bygovtsev where both players had excellent chances at different points.
Exchange Sacrifices
  • Exchange Sacrifices

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 19, 2016 25083 Views 8 min
  • Why would anyone ever just give up a rook for a bishop or knight?! Well, actually there are a lot of reasons! FM Mike Klein shows you four good ones.
Desperado
  • Desperado

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 30, 2016 27935 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.
Color Weaknesses
  • Color Weaknesses

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 21, 2016 29226 Views 7 min
  • Do you know what color weaknesses are ChessKids? FM Mike Klein shows you how to win by spotting (and creating) color weaknesses in your games!