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More Extreme f-pawn Disasters!
  • More Extreme f-pawn Disasters!

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 6, 2014 21344 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 Dec 4, 2014 5330 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 9336 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 15746 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 Nov 27, 2014 3796 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 19222 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 22136 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 Nov 20, 2014 4608 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 21105 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 5946 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 Nov 13, 2014 4314 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 David Pruess 1 Nov 11, 2014 10300 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.
Challenge: Mate in 2 With Benzoo!
  • Challenge: Mate in 2 With Benzoo!

  • GM Ben Finegold 1 Nov 8, 2014 5879 Views 7 min
  • Can you mate in two with GM Benzoo? GM Ben Finegold gives you four challenges where you can deliver mate by getting your own pieces out of the way. Stick around for the tricky last problem, and also take a lesson on checkmate by clicking the related links.
Magnus Carlsen: When They Were ChessKids
  • Magnus Carlsen: When They Were ChessKids

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 4, 2014 20950 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 21413 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 Oct 30, 2014 3889 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 14849 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 9628 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 Oct 23, 2014 4543 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 7830 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 14313 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.