Showing videos about "Development" theme

Opening Traps
  • Opening Traps

  • FM FunMasterMike Jun 13, 2018 37506 Views 10 min
  • There are no guarantees in life, but there is in chess! FunMasterMike promises you'll win some chess games just by memorizing these common opening mistakes. Watch and learn six different tricks in 10 minutes!
Rook Lifts
  • Rook Lifts

  • FM FunMasterMike Feb 20, 2018 41990 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!
Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1
  • Advanced Opening Principles: Part 1

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 4, 2017 39698 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!
The Principle Of Two Weaknesses
  • The Principle Of Two Weaknesses

  • FM FunMasterMike Aug 3, 2016 56543 Views 7 min
  • One weakness on the chessboard may not be enough to win, but two weaknesses are almost always decisive. FM Mike Klein shows you how to spot and create multiple weaknesses, ramping up the difficulty as he teaches each position.
The ChampionshYip Returns
  • The ChampionshYip Returns

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 Jul 27, 2016 30198 Views 7 min
  • NM Carissa Yip turned in a good performance at the 2016 U.S women's championship in St. Louis this spring, and now she is back on ChessKid with another game review from the historic event. Learn what one of the most talented young players in the country was thinking in a critical chess position.
Smash Your Opponent's Castle
  • Smash Your Opponent's Castle

  • WFM Alexandra Botez 1 Jul 20, 2016 71189 Views 6 min
  • WFM Alexandra Botez makes her ChessKid video debut on an exciting topic in chess: how to attack the enemy king after it’s castled. Learn how to tear down the castle walls in this fun lesson, then try to use the attacking ideas in your own games.
Kick Them Out
  • Kick Them Out

  • FM FunMasterMike Jul 6, 2016 55128 Views 9 min
  • What can you do when your opponent puts a piece on your side of the board? Try to kick it out, says FM Mike Klein. Learn how to shoo away your opponent’s most annoying pieces in this lesson on kicking them out.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma
  • King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

  • FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 29216 Views 11 min
  • Is it a knightmare? Close, it’s Ladyknightma who is our next king of fast chess. FM Mike Klein reviews Ladyknightma’s game, praising Black's defensive technique that eventually won the battle.
  • Tempo

  • FM FunMasterMike Jun 8, 2016 42360 Views 9 min
  • How do you measure time in chess? It's a trick question. You use a chess clock to keep track of the time you have to think, but time to get things done on the board is determined by a unit called a tempo. FM Mike Klein explains what this is and why it's so important.
  • Gambits

  • FM FunMasterMike May 26, 2016 45901 Views 7 min
  • Should you take a risk in chess? Sometimes it’s more than worth it. FM Mike Klein shows you aggressive moves you can make to give up some material for a quicker attack or control of some crucial space on the chessboard.
The ChampionshYip
  • The ChampionshYip

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 May 11, 2016 26667 Views 7 min
  • NM Carissa Yip made a big impact at the 2016 U.S women's championship in St. Louis last month, and now she reviews one of her best games of the tournament for ChessKid. Learn from the master herself in this educational French Defense game.
Where To Attack!
  • Where To Attack!

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 38765 Views 9 min
  • Attacking in chess is fun, but how do you know where on the board to do it? FM Mike Klein teaches you what to look for when deciding where to aim your next attack.
7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame
  • 7th Rank Power: Rooks In The Middlegame

  • GM Simon Williams 1 Feb 13, 2016 28531 Views 8 min
  • We saw the power of rooks on the seventh rank in the endgame (last video), but did you know they’re just as powerful there in the middlegame? GM Simon Williams shows you just how much damage these beasts on the seventh can do.
Destroying The Defender
  • Destroying The Defender

  • GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 23, 2016 29022 Views 7 min
  • GM Simon Williams shows his disdain for defenders when they get in the way of his attack. If you have “double power” in a line on the chessboard, it’s time to look for ways to remove any defender guarding your target square. You can safely give up as much material as you want, as long as you expose the enemy king and checkmate him.
Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia
  • Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 Dec 26, 2015 17764 Views 5 min
  • NM Carissa Yip is back with a lesson from one of her games in this year’s world youth chess championship. Learn from one of the greatest young chess prodigies in America in this thorough video that shows you how NM Yip approaches all phases of the game. Think you can solve tactics like Carissa? Try the puzzles in the related links.
King Of Puzzles: vs HulkingHunter
  • King Of Puzzles: vs HulkingHunter

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 12, 2015 29097 Views 8 min
  • FM Mike Klein is back with the second game against a ChessKid puzzles contest winner, this time taking on HulkingHunter in a Russian Game. Learn how FunMasterMike pried open the center of the board to reach a great endgame very quickly. This game is all about solid technique, so be sure to pay attention. Don’t forget to try out the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will
  • FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 5, 2015 26340 Views 8 min
  • What was the prize for winning the ChessKid puzzles contest? You got to play a game with the legend himself, FM Mike Klein. Watch as FunMasterMike takes on Will, the first puzzles winner, and learn how important is to look an extra move ahead. Be sure to try the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
More Secrets Of The Battering Ram
  • More Secrets Of The Battering Ram

  • GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 21, 2015 27843 Views 7 min
  • GM Williams continues his lesson on chess battering rams, which are powerful ways to smash through to your opponent's king and send him packing. Find out the best way to coordinate your pieces to work together in this fun video.
Good And Bad Pieces
  • Good And Bad Pieces

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 7, 2015 34836 Views 8 min
  • All chess pieces start out on the same squares, but once the game begins it's up to you to make them good or bad. If you notice your opponent has bad pieces, look for opportunities to attack! FM Mike Klein explains what makes a piece good, and gives you important tips on how to get the most out of your chess pieces.