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Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship - Part 1
  • Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship - Part 1

  • ChessKidTV Oct 9, 2014 2316 Views 30 min
  • Keeping the Tempo is back with another episode of interesting chess and music. In part one 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.
He Should've Castled Early On!
  • He Should've Castled Early On!

  • Ross Colby 1 Oct 7, 2014 13782 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 5664 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 Oct 2, 2014 2903 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 14351 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 12316 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 18132 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 7519 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 Sep 18, 2014 2589 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.
Invite Your Friends and Party! -- Part 2
  • Invite Your Friends and Party! -- Part 2

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 16, 2014 7968 Views 6 min
  • FM Mike Klein continues his lesson on improving all your pieces (inviting all your friends to the party). FunMasterMike looks at an instructive David Bronstein game to illustrate the importance of getting all your pieces working for you — at almost any cost. Learn why getting active pieces is so crucial that it is unusually worth breaking other chess guidelines to achieve it.
Castling Catastrophes! -- Part 5
  • Castling Catastrophes! -- Part 5

  • Ross Colby 1 Sep 13, 2014 5106 Views 10 min
  • When is castling a terrible idea? Coach Skunkfrog gives you the warning signs that castling could become a catastrophe! Learn about the dangers of castling under a pseudo-pin, where the pinned piece can legally move, but only at great material loss. Coach Skunkfog shows you how to pile up the pressure on these pinned pieces to attack the castled king.
Invite Your Friends and Party!
  • Invite Your Friends and Party!

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 9, 2014 7948 Views 7 min
  • What should you do with your worst piece in a chess game? Improve it! FM Mike Klein kicks off a new video series with some powerful examples of piece improvement and how it can help your chess results. Just like your friends at a good party, all your pieces should be having fun. FunMasterMike shows you how to make that happen.
How to Play Benzoo's Best Checkmates, Part 3
  • How to Play Benzoo's Best Checkmates, Part 3

  • GM Ben Finegold 1 Sep 6, 2014 3379 Views 6 min
  • In the third video of his series, GM Ben Finegold shows you the best checkmates of his career, and how to play them on the board. GM Finegold analyzes the most exciting checkmates from his youth in this instructional episode, and lets you know how he managed to set up the mating nets. Watch this informative video to find out the secrets behind some of the most important checkmates in chess! It's the best move you can make.
Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 16, Part 2
  • Your Games Analyzed! –- Show 16, Part 2

  • ChessKidTV Sep 4, 2014 2196 Views 34 min
  • FM Mike Klein reviews ChessKid.com member games in part two of a show broadcast live on August 21, 2014. Join FunMasterMike as he analyzes an exciting game from ChessKid.com contributor Claudia Munoz (chesscampeona) on her way to winning a national championship! Watch this video and find out how chesscampeona used a sharp Alekhine’s Defense to win as Black. The fun doesn’t stop there, as FM Klein reviews some more ChessKid games later in the show.
Tricks with Kings and Pawns! -- Part 4
  • Tricks with Kings and Pawns! -- Part 4

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 2, 2014 4836 Views 6 min
  • FM Mike Klein shows you his favorite king-and-pawn endgame of all time in the final video of the series. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and this definitely applies to the endgame at hand. Learn the shocking moves necessary to win this tricky four-pawn vs four-pawn endgame.
Controlling the Center, Part 3
  • Controlling the Center, Part 3

  • FM Alisa Melekhina 1 Aug 30, 2014 2246 Views 8 min
  • FM Alisa Melehina shows you a famous ancient game to teach one of the most important chess ideas of all: controlling the center. Learn how to seize control of the center in King’s Pawn Opening when your opponent plays inaccurate moves early on. FM Melehina demonstrates the power of developing your pieces with an eye toward the center for a fast win.
Your Games Analyzed! -– Show 16, Part 1
  • Your Games Analyzed! -– Show 16, Part 1

  • ChessKidTV Aug 28, 2014 2520 Views 26 min
  • FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part one of a show broadcast live on August 21, 2014. Join FunMasterMike as he selects his exciting tactic of the week. FM Klein also explains the crucial idea that active and developed pieces can be worth more than being down material. Watch this video and find out what the ChessKids did right and wrong in their openings, middle games, and endgames.
Tricks with Kings and Pawns! -- Part 3
  • Tricks with Kings and Pawns! -- Part 3

  • FM FunMasterMike Aug 26, 2014 4116 Views 7 min
  • Can FM Mike Klein trick you with just kings and pawns? Watch this third video of his endgame series to find out. FM Klein once again changes the position slightly to show how small differences in placement can mean big differences in results! Learn how to convert a king-and-pawn endgame with an extra pawn and FunMasterMike’s help.
How to Checkmate like Benzoo, Part 2
  • How to Checkmate like Benzoo, Part 2

  • GM Ben Finegold 1 Aug 23, 2014 3777 Views 8 min
  • GM Ben Finegold shows you the best checkmates of his career, and how to play them on the board. Watch this informative video to find out the secrets behind some of the most important checkmates in chess! It's the best move you can make.
Keeping the Tempo: Pigs on the 7th! -- Part 2
  • Keeping the Tempo: Pigs on the 7th! -- Part 2

  • ChessKidTV Aug 21, 2014 2142 Views 30 min
  • FM Todd Andrews hosts the latest episode of his live show “Keeping the Tempo with the Music City Master.” In this second part of show’s replay, FM Andrews shows you the power of rooks on the seventh rank -- or pigs on the seventh, as he calls them. Learn the tremendous appetite these pigs on the seventh have for opposing pawns, pieces, and even kings!