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Magnus Carlsen: When They Were ChessKids
  • Magnus Carlsen: When They Were ChessKids

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 4, 2014 14793 Views 8 min
  • Magnus Carlsen will defend his world champion title later this week against Vishy Anand, but Carlsen wasn’t always the best player in the world! FM Mike Klein shows you that Carlsen was once a ChessKid, too, who loved to aggressively attack his opponent’s king. FunMasterMike analyzes two of young Carlsen’s most exciting attacking games! Don’t forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links so you can play like Carlsen.
Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn
  • Think Again Before You Move That f-Pawn

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 1, 2014 14206 Views 5 min
  • Have you seen the shortest game EVER played between two chess masters? You won’t believe how this master got mated in seven moves! Here’s a hint: he moved his f-pawn without FunMasterMike’s permission. You need to watch this video to see what not to do in the opening.
Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 18, Part 2
  • Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 18, Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Oct 30, 2014 2689 Views 18 min
  • FM FunMasterMike analyzes your games in this replay of a live ChessKidTV show that aired originally on Sept. 30. In part 2 of the replay, find out where some of your fellow ChessKids are from before FM Mike Klein begins his analysis of a heroic Center Counter Game. Take some time to really dive into the instructive rook and pawn endgame in the video. Don’t forget to take a lesson on opening principles in the related links.
When They Were Chess Kids: Viswanathan Anand
  • When They Were Chess Kids: Viswanathan Anand

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 28, 2014 10038 Views 10 min
  • The 2014 world chess championship starts next month, with GM Magnus Carlsen defending his title against the challenger, GM Vishy Anand. Ever wonder what Anand was like when he was a ChessKid? FM Mike Klein shows you a sparkling attack by young Anand where his knights and bishops work together beautifully. Make sure to do the bishop and knight mate computer workout in the related links when you’re done watching.
Search For More Tactics, Then Destroy!
  • Search For More Tactics, Then Destroy!

  • FM Todd Andrews 1 Oct 25, 2014 7795 Views 6 min
  • How do you win a position where a tactic might be possible, but not quite on the board yet? Visualize how it could happen — then make it happen! Sometimes the threat of one tactic is all you need to set up a different winning idea. FM MusicCityMaster shows you how to set up crushing tactics, and then execute them on the board.
Your Games Analyzed! -– Show 18, Part 1
  • Your Games Analyzed! -– Show 18, Part 1

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Oct 23, 2014 3198 Views 25 min
  • FM FunMasterMike analyzes your games in this replay of a live ChessKidTV show that aired originally on Sept. 30. In part 1 of the replay, FM Mike Klein reminds you that even if you don’t play perfectly, you can still play an inspired and spirited game. Check out how activity and creativity are the most important elements of many games. Don’t forget to take a lesson on opening principles in the related links.
The Language of Chess: Development
  • The Language of Chess: Development

  • IM Daniel Rensch Oct 21, 2014 6330 Views 10 min
  • IM PoppaBear talks about one of the most important words in chess: development. Find out how to get your pieces active and your king to safety before you do anything else! When you’re done watching, make sure to take the ChessKid lesson on development in the related links.
More Ways To Be Sneaky With Opening Traps!
  • More Ways To Be Sneaky With Opening Traps!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 1 Oct 18, 2014 10759 Views 5 min
  • Have you ever lost a chess game and had no idea why? CM Mousetrap wants to help you avoid that! Learn both sides of another sneaky opening trap in this second video of Mousetrap’s series. See how a tricky move by Black can put White in jeopardy from almost the very beginning.
Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship -- Part 2
  • Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship -- Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Oct 16, 2014 2312 Views 34 min
  • Keeping the Tempo is back with another episode of interesting chess and music. In part two of this full show replay, FM Todd Andrews examines his games at the recently completed Tennessee state championship. Learn what FM Andrews was thinking as he played each move in this important tournament, and enjoy some relevant musical interludes.
How to Play the Danish Gambit
  • How to Play the Danish Gambit

  • David Petty 1 Oct 14, 2014 14845 Views 12 min
  • Can you survive a chess game when you immediately give away two “free” pawns? PinkHamster shows you how to play the Danish Gambit, an exciting and romantic opening you need to know!
When Fabiano Caruana was a ChessKid!
  • When Fabiano Caruana was a ChessKid!

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 11, 2014 4637 Views 6 min
  • What was GM Fabiano Caruana like when he was a ChessKid? He was really good back then, too! Let FM FunMasterMike show you how Caruana beat a grandmaster when Fabiano was just 10 years old — setting the record for the youngest player to ever beat a GM!
He Should've Castled Early On!
  • He Should've Castled Early On!

  • Ross Colby 1 Oct 7, 2014 13451 Views 10 min
  • How do you punish an opponent who waits too long to castle? By opening the e-file and pouncing with his rook, queen and both bishops, coach skunkfrog never gives Black a chance to cover up his king. Stick around till the end of the video to solve a tricky mate-in-six!
Search For Tactics, Then Destroy!
  • Search For Tactics, Then Destroy!

  • FM Todd Andrews 1 Oct 4, 2014 5452 Views 6 min
  • Can you find tactics that help you win chess games? FM MusicCityMaster shows you how to search for tactics, and then use them to destroy your opponent’s position! Learn how to use forks, skewers, mating nets, and more to dominate the game tactically.
Your Games Analyzed! – Show 17, Part 2
  • Your Games Analyzed! – Show 17, Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Oct 2, 2014 2723 Views 22 min
  • Your Games Analyzed! – Show 17, Part 2 FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part two of a show broadcast live on September 18, 2014. Hope you like endgames, ChessKids, because FM Mike Klein is making this show an endgame special. Join FunMasterMike and deeply analyze a difficult ChessKid endgame to kick off this portion of the show.
Bigger Dangers of Moving the f-Pawn!
  • Bigger Dangers of Moving the f-Pawn!

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 30, 2014 13471 Views 4 min
  • How do you crush your opponent if he or she foolishly moves the f-pawn? Learn how to exploit the weakened diagonals created after an f-pawn move to win material or checkmate your opponent’s king. FM FunMasterMike shows you the “money square” for your queen to tear apart your opponent’s king position!
How To Set a Sneaky Opening Trap!
  • How To Set a Sneaky Opening Trap!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 1 Sep 27, 2014 11468 Views 6 min
  • Can you give a pawn away for free on your very first move? Candidate Master Jonathan Corbblah says you can, if you’re sneaky about it. Learn how to use the normally unsound Englund Gambit against your opponents, who will probably not play perfectly against it. CM Mousetrap shows you the powerful moves to play if your opponent veers into your trap!
Think Before You Move That f-Pawn
  • Think Before You Move That f-Pawn

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 23, 2014 17108 Views 4 min
  • Do you need permission to move your f-pawn? FunMasterMike says you do! It’s dangerous to advance this pawn, and FM Klein explains exactly why. Moving your f-pawn opens up two scary diagonals that are best left closed in the opening. It also weakens the critical dark squares around your king. What if your opponent moves his f-pawn without permission? FM Klein shows you how to take advantage quickly and win the game.
Celebrate the Chess Fiesta!
  • Celebrate the Chess Fiesta!

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 20, 2014 7088 Views 8 min
  • Are you ready for the hardest chess game yet in the chess fiesta? FunMasterMike wants you to learn what to do to improve your pieces even AFTER they’ve developed. Finding the best squares and jobs for your already-developed pieces requires creativity and logical thinking, and FM Klein shows you how to do it.
Keeping the Tempo: The Chess Zoo! -- Part 2
  • Keeping the Tempo: The Chess Zoo! -- Part 2

  • ChessKidTV ChessKidTV Sep 18, 2014 2448 Views 28 min
  • Resume your visit to the chess zoo in part two of this replay of FM Todd Andrews’ August 21 Keeping the Tempo broadcast. FM Andrews finishes up his analysis of an exciting Bobby Fischer Orangutan opening game, and shows how Fischer used it to mop up the competition in the 1960s. FM Andrews wraps up the show with a beautiful Wilhelm Steinitz game in the Bird Opening for the last stop on the zoo tour.