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Even Crazier Knights Of 2015!
  • Even Crazier Knights Of 2015!

  • FM FunMasterMike Feb 14, 2015 25041 Views 8 min
  • Watching a video on ChessKid paid off big time for one student, who used FM Mike Klein's previous video on crazy knights to win a game. Now FM Mike Klein is back to review that ChessKid's game and to show you the most insane knights he's ever seen! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
Lock The Door And Throw Away The Key!
  • Lock The Door And Throw Away The Key!

  • GM Eugene Perelshteyn 1 Feb 11, 2015 14001 Views 10 min
  • How can locking your own king away help you? Don't worry, GM Eugene Perelshteyn explains it all for you. Learn how to save otherwise lost games with this beautiful trick! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on stalemate in the related links.
Welcome To ChessKid Version 3
  • Welcome To ChessKid Version 3

  • FM FunMasterMike Feb 7, 2015 13475 Views 19 min
  • You've noticed a shiny new look for the ChessKid website, and FM Mike Klein is here to give you an in-depth tour of all the new functions and features. Whether you're a coach, a parent, or a ChessKid, you'll want to watch this video tour to get familiar with ChessKid version 3.0 - and we think you'll like what you see. Take some time to learn about the new site before you jump in to learn and play.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2
  • The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly -- Part 2

  • IM Daniel Rensch Feb 4, 2015 13832 Views 4 min
  • Queens aren't the only pieces that can block in their teammates. Bishops can be the ones swallowing flies, too, as IM Daniel Rensch explains with an old song. You don't want to treat your bishop like an oversized pawn, do you? Watch this video to find out where not to put your piece. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
Stop Copying Me!
  • Stop Copying Me!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 1 Jan 31, 2015 23744 Views 6 min
  • Do you get annoyed when your opponent copies your moves? You don't have to! Just use these simple tricks to make your opponents wish they never even dreamed of copying you. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly
  • The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly

  • IM Daniel Rensch Jan 28, 2015 14561 Views 5 min
  • What happens when a chess piece swallows a fly? IM Daniel Rensch shows you how players make this common beginner's mistake. The error of blocking your own pieces creates a cascade of more blockages, reminding IM Rensch of the famous children's song about an old lady who swallowed a fly. Stick around for IM Rensch's spoken-word chess rendition of the classic Burl Ives song. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
Loose Pieces Drop Off!
  • Loose Pieces Drop Off!

  • GM Ben Finegold 1 Jan 24, 2015 23451 Views 7 min
  • What happens to loose pieces? You'll find out in this video, where GM Ben Finegold shows you example after example of what can happen if you leave your pieces undefended. Learn how to avoid getting forked early in the game with the simple idea of LPDO: loose pieces drop off! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
Exposed King + Unprotected Piece = Winning Material!
  • Exposed King + Unprotected Piece = Winning Material!

  • FM Todd Andrews 1 Jan 17, 2015 9916 Views 8 min
  • Everyone wants to win material in chess, but how do you do it? FM Todd Andrews gives you a surefire formula to win pieces in certain positions. Any time your opponent has both an exposed king and an undefended piece, it's time to win some material! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
Keeping the Tempo: Where To Attack -- Part 1
  • Keeping the Tempo: Where To Attack -- Part 1

  • ChessKidTV Jan 15, 2015 11188 Views 21 min
  • FM Todd Andrews is back with another edition of Keeping the Tempo, and this time he tells you exactly where you should attack in a chess game. To demonstrate this important concept, FM Andrews chooses two informative games and a few relevant songs to complement the lesson. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links!
Checkmating The Black King In The Sicilian
  • Checkmating The Black King In The Sicilian

  • GM Ben Finegold 1 Jan 13, 2015 22673 Views 10 min
  • What's the ultimate goal of chess? Checkmate! Learn how to achieve mate in one of the most important openings in chess, the Sicilian Defense. GM Benzoo shows you that sometimes, development is more important than material, especially when both sides are on the attack. Don't forget to take our ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links.
2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!
  • 2014 -- A Year Of Strange Knights!

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 10, 2015 16116 Views 9 min
  • FunMasterMike's favorite piece is the knight, and he'll show you why in this video of the best knight moves of 2014. Learn how this tricky piece hops around the board, creating all kinds of crazy cavalry tactics. If you can find the winning move in the last game shown, you'll really impress FunMasterMike.
Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed –- Show 17, Part 1
  • Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed –- Show 17, Part 1

  • ChessKidTV Jan 8, 2015 7675 Views 32 min
  • FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part one of a show originally broadcast live on September 18, 2014. Hope you like endgames, ChessKids, because FM Mike Klein is making this show an endgame special. After warming up with two easy puzzles, FM Klein dives into the seriously fun business of endgame analysis. When you’re done watching, try a match vs. the ChessKid computer in a two-bishop mate.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed a Fly -- Part 1
  • The Chess Piece Who Swallowed a Fly -- Part 1

  • IM Daniel Rensch Jan 6, 2015 10707 Views 6 min
  • What happens when a chess piece swallows a fly? IM Daniel Rensch shows you how players make this common beginner's mistake. The error of blocking your own pieces creates a cascade of more blockages, reminding IM Rensch of the famous children's song about an old lady who swallowed a fly. Stick around for IM Rensch's spoken-word chess rendition of the classic Burl Ives song. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links!
You've Snuck One By Me For The Last Time!
  • You've Snuck One By Me For The Last Time!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 1 Jan 3, 2015 13289 Views 4 min
  • How do you deal with one of the sneakiest opening traps White can play? Coach Mousetrap shows you how to handle it no matter what White does. Learn how sometimes the best way to answer a fork is with a fork of your own! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
Bobby Fischer And The Chess Zoo!
  • Bobby Fischer And The Chess Zoo!

  • ChessKidTV Jan 1, 2015 8923 Views 27 min
  • When was your last visit to the chess zoo? Let FM Todd Andrews take you on safari in part one of this replay of his Keeping the Tempo broadcast. FM Andrews shows you two Bobby Fischer games with the exciting Orangutan opening -- 1. b4!? Learn how Fischer used this crazy opening to beat all comers in his simultaneous exhibitions in the early 1960s.
How To Play The Fried Liver Attack
  • How To Play The Fried Liver Attack

  • David Petty 1 Dec 30, 2014 29143 Views 10 min
  • What do you get when you combine delicious breakfast food with one of the most feared openings of the 1800s? The Fried Liver Attack, of course! In this introductory video, find out what the Fried Liver Attack is and how it can spell grisly doom for the unprepared black player without precise defense.
Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!
  • Even Bigger Dangers Of Moving The f-Pawn!

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 27, 2014 18906 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 Dec 25, 2014 4321 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 13205 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 15968 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 Dec 18, 2014 3989 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.