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Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!
  • Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 27, 2014 12692 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.
Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 20, Part 2
  • Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 20, Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Dec 25, 2014 2969 Views 31 min
  • FM Todd Andrews reviews some educational member games in part two of this live show originally broadcast on Nov. 23. If you like attacking tactical games, you will love this video. FM Andrews walks you through a sharp and exciting battle between two ChessKids. Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
When To Trade Pieces 1: To Get Ahead
  • When To Trade Pieces 1: To Get Ahead

  • Amanda Mateer 1 Dec 23, 2014 11062 Views 11 min
  • It’s one of the most important questions in chess: when do you trade pieces? Coach Amanda lets you know when it’s a good idea to exchange your pieces, and when it’s not. Start with a refresher course on the value of the pieces, then jump onto the trading floor! Remember to take our ChessKid lesson on square counting in the related links.
Watch Out For Rook vs Passed Pawns!
  • Watch Out For Rook vs Passed Pawns!

  • FM Todd Andrews 1 Dec 20, 2014 11408 Views 6 min
  • When do a couple of connected passed pawns beat a rook? When they reach the sixth rank! FM MusicCityMaster shows you the critical positions you need to know in this common endgame theme. When you’re done, try to play a pawn-only endgame against the computer in the related links.
Your Games Analyzed! -– Show 20, Part 1
  • Your Games Analyzed! -– Show 20, Part 1

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Dec 18, 2014 2895 Views 27 min
  • FM Todd Andrews reviews some educational member games in part one of this live show originally broadcast on Nov. 23. FM Andrews analyzes a very nice king’s-pawn game between two ChessKids in the first portion of the night’s show. Learn the key ideas when both players push their e-pawns to fight for central control in the opening, and how to smoothly transition to the next phases of the game. Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
When Anish Giri Was A ChessKid!
  • When Anish Giri Was A ChessKid!

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 13, 2014 5059 Views 5 min
  • Anish Giri is one of the strongest players in the world, and he is on the rise fast. But Giri was once a young ChessKid, too. FM Mike Klein takes a look at two amazing Giri games when he was just 11. Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links.
Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 2
  • Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Dec 11, 2014 3516 Views 34 min
  • In this show, FM Todd Andrews teaches you how to attack on an important line — a file, a rank, or a diagonal. Learn how to attack on the crucial f-file in part two of a replay of FM Andrews’ Keeping the Tempo show. Check out the related links for FM Mike Klein’s video on not moving your f-pawn!
Magnus' First Moves
  • Magnus' First Moves

  • IM PlayfulSquirrel 1 Dec 9, 2014 17189 Views 13 min
  • How good was Magnus Carlsen when he was just nine years old? Find out in this video, as IM PlayfulSquirrel reviews one of Carlsen’s earliest games. Check out the related links for your chance to play Carlsen yourself!
More Extreme f-pawn Disasters!
  • More Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 6, 2014 14481 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.
Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 1
  • Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 1

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Dec 4, 2014 4430 Views 25 min
  • In this show, FM Todd Andrews teaches you how to attack on an important line — a file, a rank, or a diagonal. FM Andrews shows how giving up a piece can be worthwhile if it opens up lines to the enemy king. Learn a lot about attacking chess — and a little about music, too — in part one of a replay of FM Andrews’ Keeping the Tempo show.
The Deadly Decoy!
  • The Deadly Decoy!

  • GM Eugene Perelshteyn 1 Dec 2, 2014 7587 Views 9 min
  • Can you name one of the most common yet devastating tactics in chess? We won’t be coy. It’s the decoy. Decoys lure an opposing piece to a bad square that allows you to play a winning tactic. Learn all about decoys with GM Eugene Perelshteyn, and see if you can solve his decoy puzzles in the video. Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links!
Don't Stop Being Sneaky! Here's Another Opening Trap!
  • Don't Stop Being Sneaky! Here's Another Opening Trap!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 1 Nov 29, 2014 12752 Views 3 min
  • If you like fun traps in common openings, you don’t want to miss this video. Mousetrap shows you a sneaky trap you can use if your opponent gets greedy in one of the most popular openings, the Queen’s Gambit Accepted. Learn how to make Black pay if he foolishly tries to keep his extra pawn. Don’t forget to take our ChessKid lesson on opening principles in the related links.
Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 19, Part 2
  • Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 19, Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Nov 27, 2014 2829 Views 21 min
  • FM Todd Andrews reviews some educational member games in part two of this live show originally broadcast on Oct. 23. Learn how to play a hypermodern opening with Black when White breaks an opening rule. Find out how to avoid the “color complex,” or putting too many pawns or pieces on the same color square, weakening the other color. Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!
  • You Won't Believe This Amazing Game!

  • Amanda Mateer 1 Nov 25, 2014 13893 Views 17 min
  • Can chess fireworks explode out of nowhere in what looks like a normal position? Sometimes they can! Akiba Rubinstein’s immortal game is one of the most beautiful and spectacular attacking masterpieces in chess history. You won’t believe how this game ends, as each move seems crazier than the last! Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links.
Extreme f-pawn Disasters!
  • Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 22, 2014 15699 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.
Your Games Analyzed! -- Show 19, Part 1
  • Your Games Analyzed! -- Show 19, Part 1

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Nov 20, 2014 3346 Views 27 min
  • FM Todd Andrews reviews some educational member games in part one of this live show originally broadcast on Oct. 23. Can ChessKid DarkPumpkin win his game right before Halloween? FM Andrews teaches you the pawn structures you need to know when considering an opening. You’ll also learn how to convert an endgame with a large material advantage. Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on endgames in the related links.
How Judit Polgar Beat Vishy Anand
  • How Judit Polgar Beat Vishy Anand

  • GM Judit Polgar 1 Nov 18, 2014 15125 Views 9 min
  • Vishy Anand is currently playing Magnus Carlsen for the world chess championship in Russia. Obviously, it’s tough to win against such an amazing player. But GM Judit Polgar has done it! Watch as GM Polgar explains how she beat one of the best players of all time in this amazing game. One easy way to win is to use extra pieces. Do a computer workout in the related links!
When Veselin Topalov Was A ChessKid!
  • When Veselin Topalov Was A ChessKid!

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 15, 2014 4684 Views 7 min
  • Who’s the world chess champion you’ve never heard of? It’s GM Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria. But before he was one of the best players in the world, he was a ChessKid like you. FM Mike Klein shows you an exciting game from young Topalov that demonstrates why activity is often better than material. After you watch the video, take a less on quick mates and traps in the related links.
Keeping the Tempo: Where To Attack -- Part 2
  • Keeping the Tempo: Where To Attack -- Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Nov 13, 2014 3140 Views 31 min
  • Everyone wants to attack, but where exactly do you aim your pieces? FM Todd Andrews shows you how to decide in part two of his Keeping the Tempo show on ChessKidTV. If you like aggressive chess with a musical theme, you don’t want to miss this video. Be sure to take a lesson on checkmating in the related links so you can finish off your attacks!
Don't Develop Your Opponent's Pieces!
  • Don't Develop Your Opponent's Pieces!

  • IM PlayfulSquirrel 1 Nov 11, 2014 8326 Views 14 min
  • We all know it’s important to develop your own pieces quickly, but one thing you never want to do is help your opponent develop! IM PlayfulSquirrel shows you how to be careful and avoid doing your opponent’s bidding in the opening. Check out the related links for some awesome lessons on opening principles.