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King Hunt
  • King Hunt

  • FM FunMasterMike Jul 19, 2017 18987 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 26756 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 51664 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.
The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me
  • The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

  • NM Carissa Yip 3 Apr 5, 2017 35658 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 44022 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 47072 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 59786 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 39851 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 2239 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 1197 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 1414 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!