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Legends Of Chess: vs Suraj Ramanathan
  • Legends Of Chess: vs Suraj Ramanathan

  • NM Carissa Yip 3 May 23, 2015 13100 Views 5 min
  • Do you want to know how to attack against one of Black's most popular openings, the Sicilian Najdorf? NM Carissa Yip shows you how in this educational video. Learn how to tear down Black's best defenses and destroy his position in this extremely common opening.
Tactics: The Skewer!
  • Tactics: The Skewer!

  • FM FunMasterMike May 20, 2015 32401 Views 6 min
  • FM Mike Klein continues his lesson on the fundamental chess tactics with an exciting video on skewers - the reverse of pins. Learn how to spot skewers and use them to win tons of material. If you've ever seen the movie "Searching For Bobby Fischer," you've watched a powerful skewer in action. Enjoy the show as FM Klein explains the tactics from the movie's climax.
Tactics: The Pin!
  • Tactics: The Pin!

  • FM FunMasterMike May 16, 2015 26967 Views 7 min
  • What is the most common tactic in chess? FM Mike Klein teaches you all about pins - one of the most powerful tactical ideas in the entire game. Learn what pins are, the different types of pins, and how you can use them to win the game!
Creating A Passed Pawn
  • Creating A Passed Pawn

  • DancingDolphin 1 May 13, 2015 17622 Views 9 min
  • Passed pawns are some of the most powerful things in all of chess. Do you know how to create them? This video teaches you the tricks you need to know to unlock the potential in your pawns.
Tactics: The Fork!
  • Tactics: The Fork!

  • FM FunMasterMike May 9, 2015 26943 Views 7 min
  • Are you ready for some forks? FM Mike Klein shows you this exciting chess move that allows you to attack two pieces at the same time. If you can master this important idea, you can turn your knights into nightmares - for your opponent.
My World Youth Championship: vs Lidia Czarnecka
  • My World Youth Championship: vs Lidia Czarnecka

  • NM Carissa Yip 3 May 6, 2015 14968 Views 11 min
  • Carissa Yip is the youngest female national master in U.S. history. Watch her debut lesson on ChessKid as she explains how she won an important game in the World Youth Championship. Learn how a chess prodigy thinks in this informative game review.
Tactics: Double Attack!
  • Tactics: Double Attack!

  • FM FunMasterMike May 2, 2015 19445 Views 7 min
  • Can you do two things at once? Your chess pieces can. FM Mike Klein shows you how to attack two enemies at the same time, which sometimes can be impossible to defend against.
Learning To Count
  • Learning To Count

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 29, 2015 23927 Views 9 min
  • How do you know if you should make a capture? Most of the time, all you have to do is count. FM Mike Klein explains the key chess concept of counting how many pieces attack and defend your target. Learn how to make one of the most important decisions in chess by simply adding things up.
The Funniest Game In The World!
  • The Funniest Game In The World!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 1 Apr 25, 2015 20918 Views 7 min
  • What's the funniest chess game ever? Coach Jonathan Corbblah shows you an absurd game so you can learn - and laugh. Have you ever heard of the garbage can move? You will after this video.
Hanging Pieces!
  • Hanging Pieces!

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 22, 2015 21796 Views 5 min
  • What's the most common tactical mistake in beginner chess? Hanging pieces, of course. FM Mike Klein explains what it means for a piece to be hanging, and how to avoid losing your own pieces. Don't forget to try the ChessKid puzzles trainer in the related links.
King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger
  • King Of Fast Chess: GeorgeTiger

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 18, 2015 17143 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.
More First Moves
  • More First Moves

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 15, 2015 19954 Views 6 min
  • FM Mike Klein told you the goals of the opening, but how do you get there? The answer is development. Learn how to bring your pieces out in the correct order and to the correct squares in this important lesson. Find out what happens if you try to be a hero too early with the queen, a common mistake in the opening.
First Moves
  • First Moves

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 11, 2015 26351 Views 6 min
  • Every chess game begins with the opening - but what moves should you play? FM Mike Klein shows you the fundamentals behind the ideas of good openings, so you know why to play them, not just how. Learn how important controlling the center is in a chess game, and apply that lesson to your choice of first moves.
CompleteTent: The Comeback King
  • CompleteTent: The Comeback King

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 8, 2015 18529 Views 7 min
  • One of the best qualities to have as a chess player is never giving up. Here FM Mike Klein shows you how one ChessKid made a courageous comeback in the endgame that you don't want to miss. Learn how to fight on when the odds are stacked against you and save a game.
Back Rank Mate!
  • Back Rank Mate!

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 4, 2015 22492 Views 7 min
  • Castling is a great move, but there is one issue you should know about after you do it - your back rank. FM Mike Klein explains what makes the back rank so important, how to checkmate on it, and how to avoid being mated there.
The Best Kings Of Fast Chess!
  • The Best Kings Of Fast Chess!

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 1, 2015 16037 Views 8 min
  • FM Mike Klein reviews ChessKid contest winner CompleteTent's submitted game, and it happens to be a perfect example for a bunch of other ChessKid video lessons. Using the snow plow, taking en passant, picking up loose pieces, and placing your knight on the wrong square - all these ideas come together in a very instructive game. Don't forget to watch the related videos in the links below.
Special Pawn Moves
  • Special Pawn Moves

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 28, 2015 26571 Views 8 min
  • Pawns are the most common chess piece, but did you know they also have some very special moves? FM Mike Klein explains everything you need to know about promotion and en passant, two exciting rules you need to know about. If you've ever wondered what happens when a pawn reaches the end of the board, this video is for you.
Castling!
  • Castling!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 25, 2015 26551 Views 9 min
  • Have you ever moved two of your chess pieces - on the same move? FM Mike Klein explains the special move called castling, where you are allowed to tuck your king safely away toward the corner. How do you castle? When are you allowed to do it? When are you definitely not allowed to castle? FM Mike Klein has all the answers in this important video.
Rook Roller!
  • Rook Roller!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2015 22742 Views 4 min
  • So you know how to mate with a queen, but what if you have a couple of rooks instead? Don't worry - it's even easier! FM Mike Klein shows you an ironclad technique for achieving this basic checkmate. Watch this video and get those rooks rolling in your own endgames.
King And Queen Mate!
  • King And Queen Mate!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 18, 2015 38426 Views 9 min
  • What's one of the most common checkmates in the game? The king and queen mate, of course. FM Mike Klein shows you exactly how to mate with this combination, building a fence to contain the enemy king. Learn how to use the king and queen together to force checkmate and win the game.
Help Needed!
  • Help Needed!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 14, 2015 32512 Views 5 min
  • Checkmate is the goal, but how do you create one in a game? FM Mike Klein gives you the recipe for an easy checkmate using an important concept: the helper. Learn how to use your pieces to help one another to trap and destroy the enemy king.