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Pawnless Endings

Pawnless Endings

FM FunMasterMike Sep 29, 2018 28537 Views 10 min
No pawns does not mean no brains! Watch and learn some key endgames without promotions: R vs N, R vs B, R+B vs R, Q vs B, Q vs N, and Q vs R! Whew, that's a lot of stuff to learn!
Destroying Pawn Shelter

Destroying Pawn Shelter

FM FunMasterMike May 23, 2018 38272 Views 9 min
Think castling makes your king safe forever? Think again! FunMasterMike shows how to "hook" your opponent and invade the enemy castle with some well-time sacrifices!
Maneuvering

Maneuvering

FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2018 41468 Views 8 min
Sometimes you have to go backward instead of forward, as FunMasterMike shows with examples from every piece of the chess board. You'll also see why he's not prepared to host a nature show!
Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite Colored Bishops

FM FunMasterMike Mar 6, 2018 47483 Views 9 min
When bishops control opposite colors, they aren't just two ships passing in the night. The bishops are actually unrivaled dominators, if you know how to use them in the middlegame and endgame!
Rook Lifts

Rook Lifts

FM FunMasterMike Feb 20, 2018 44157 Views 9 min
Can rooks climb stairs? They can today! Watch and see how rooks can become your BFF, even when there's no open files to use. Bring them up and over and they'll be shouting with joy!
Trapped Pieces

Trapped Pieces

FM FunMasterMike Jan 7, 2018 54317 Views 7 min
What happens when a piece runs low on squares? It's time to put him in the coffin! Often, these "traps" happen on the edge of the board, but not always. Watch and see many examples of queens and other pieces getting squeezed!
Opposite Sides Castling

Opposite Sides Castling

FM FunMasterMike Dec 26, 2017 42667 Views 11 min
Never has one move been so important! When the kings go their own way and castle differently, it's a race to make an all-out attack before your own king is mated. Do you have the speed to win?
Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

FM FunMasterMike Dec 4, 2017 41147 Views 8 min
What happens when one side focuses on development while the other side forgets? It's a comedy for the first side but a tragedy for the other! Watch this and other advanced opening ideas -- maybe you can also win some quick points!
Queen Sacrifices

Queen Sacrifices

FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2017 45297 Views 10 min
ChessKids, did you know that sometimes even the most powerful piece can be sacrificed? That's right! Even the queen can be sacrificed if opportunity strikes. FM Mike Klein teaches you with some great examples, including his own games!
Playing Tournament Chess

Playing Tournament Chess

FM FunMasterMike Oct 17, 2017 41714 Views 8 min
Are you ready for a chess tournament? You will be after watching this video! Join FM Mike Klein as he walks you through tournament preparation from a master's perspective.
King Hunt

King Hunt

FM FunMasterMike Jul 19, 2017 56228 Views 12 min
Everyone loves a chase! In these examples, FM Mike Klein shows you how to give chase to a fleeing king, trapping it and checkmating it.
Zwischenzug

Zwischenzug

FM FunMasterMike Jun 28, 2017 66085 Views 10 min
What is a "zwischenzug" and what does it have to do with eating ice cream? FunMasterMike explains this hilarious word and important tactical trick!
When Not To Castle

When Not To Castle

FM FunMasterMike Jun 7, 2017 65133 Views 9 min
ChessKids know that their king will almost always be safer if they castle, but truly advanced ChessKids know that sometimes you shouldn't castle! FM Mike Klein teaches five reasons you shouldn't castle!
Exceptions To The Rules

Exceptions To The Rules

FM FunMasterMike May 31, 2017 78686 Views 9 min
By now ChessKids you know a lot of rules! Sometimes though, you have to break a rule in a chess game? When and how should you do that? FM Mike Klein explains.
The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

The ChampionshYip: Melekhina and Me

FM Carissa Yip 3 Apr 5, 2017 50265 Views 7 min
Everyone's favorite ChessKid, Carissa Yip, wields a favorite opening for ChessKids, The King's Indian Defense, excellently in this video as she explains a missed chance from the U.S. Championship.
Pawn Chains

Pawn Chains

NM Sam Copeland 32 Feb 15, 2017 64813 Views 11 min
What should you do when you spot a pawn chain, ChessKids? NM Sam Copeland has the strategic tips to help you out!
Interference

Interference

FM FunMasterMike Jan 28, 2017 82557 Views 7 min
It's time for more tactics with FM Mike Klein! What in the world is this interference tactic of which he speaks? It's a beautiful and special pattern. Learn it today.
Simplifying

Simplifying

FM FunMasterMike Dec 14, 2016 70269 Views 10 min
Sometimes the key to winning is just knowing how to make things easy! FM Mike Klein shows you how to do just that by giving material back to reach a winning king and pawn ending.
The Greek Gift

The Greek Gift

FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 78232 Views 9 min
Is this the most famous sacrifice in chess? FM Mike Klein demonstrates a powerful attacking sequence inspired by real history. Find out how to expose the king with this fun idea.