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Fair Play
  • Fair Play

  • IM Daniel Rensch Mar 22, 2017 1148 Views 10 min
  • What's the most important thing in chess? It's having fun! FunMasterMike and PoppaBear are here to show you the right way to play so that BOTH players have a good time.
Exceptions To The Rules
  • Exceptions To The Rules

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 8, 2017 20731 Views 9 min
  • By now ChessKids you know a lot of rules! Sometimes thought, you have to break a rule in a chess game? When and how should you do that? FM Mike Klein explains.
Pawn Chains
  • Pawn Chains

  • NM Sam Copeland 32 Feb 15, 2017 27049 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 36644 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.
King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory
  • King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 18, 2017 23448 Views 6 min
  • FM Mike Klein takes on the third and final King Of Puzzles champion in this video. GameTheory plays some great ideas, but FunMasterMike shows some places he could improve in the classic French Defense.
Simplifying
  • Simplifying

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 14, 2016 28193 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 29092 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.
Winning Technique
  • Winning Technique

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 30, 2016 19397 Views 9 min
  • How do you finish off a winning game? The answer is chess technique. FunMasterMike teaches you what that is and how to learn it.
Attacking The Castled King
  • Attacking The Castled King

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 16, 2016 15122 Views 11 min
  • By now ChessKids, your opponents certainly know enough to castle and make their king safe! How can you mate them once they do that? Well, FM Mike Klein has some helpful hints that are sure to point you in the right direction.
Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016
  • Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 2, 2016 17444 Views 9 min
  • The annual U.S.A. vs Hungary match that's part of the Global Chess Festival pits the best ChessKids in these two countries against each other. This year, the U.S.A. team won by only one half-point. FM Mike Klein shows all the tricks and traps at play!
The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!
  • The ChampionshYip: More Girl Power!

  • NM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 26, 2016 18490 Views 11 min
  • NM Carissa Yip is back to regale you with more tales from the U.S. Women's Championship! Check out her absolutely exhilarating back and forth battle with WIM Agata Bygovtsev where both players had excellent chances at different points.
Exchange Sacrifices
  • Exchange Sacrifices

  • FM FunMasterMike Oct 19, 2016 21900 Views 8 min
  • Why would anyone ever just give up a rook for a bishop or knight?! Well, actually there are a lot of reasons! FM Mike Klein shows you four good ones.
Desperado
  • Desperado

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 30, 2016 23744 Views 9 min
  • Sometimes it chess, desperate times call for desperate moves. In this lesson, FM Mike Klein shows you some desperado tactics that you need to know — both to defend against and to use yourself.
Color Weaknesses
  • Color Weaknesses

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 21, 2016 26219 Views 7 min
  • Do you know what color weaknesses are ChessKids? FM Mike Klein shows you how to win by spotting (and creating) color weaknesses in your games!
Queen vs Two Rooks
  • Queen vs Two Rooks

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 7, 2016 28047 Views 9 min
  • What wins in chess, one queen, or two rooks? As always, it depends on the position, says FunMasterMike. Learn when the rooks roll over the queen, when the queen rules the rooks, and what to aim for from each side, taking advice from some of the best champions in chess along the way.