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Keeping the Tempo: Where To Attack -- Part 1

Keeping the Tempo: Where To Attack -- Part 1

ChessKidTV Jan 15, 2015 15056 Views 21 min
FM Todd Andrews is back with another edition of Keeping the Tempo, and this time he tells you exactly where you should attack in a chess game. To demonstrate this important concept, FM Andrews chooses two informative games and a few relevant songs to complement the lesson. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on checkmate in the related links!
Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed –- Show 17, Part 1

Endgame Special! Your Games Analyzed –- Show 17, Part 1

ChessKidTV Jan 8, 2015 10122 Views 32 min
FM Mike Klein analyzes ChessKid.com member games in part one of a show originally broadcast live on September 18, 2014. Hope you like endgames, ChessKids, because FM Mike Klein is making this show an endgame special. After warming up with two easy puzzles, FM Klein dives into the seriously fun business of endgame analysis. When you’re done watching, try a match vs. the ChessKid computer in a two-bishop mate.
Bobby Fischer And The Chess Zoo!

Bobby Fischer And The Chess Zoo!

ChessKidTV Jan 1, 2015 11423 Views 27 min
When was your last visit to the chess zoo? Let FM Todd Andrews take you on safari in part one of this replay of his Keeping the Tempo broadcast. FM Andrews shows you two Bobby Fischer games with the exciting Orangutan opening -- 1. b4!? Learn how Fischer used this crazy opening to beat all comers in his simultaneous exhibitions in the early 1960s.
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 20, Part 2

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 20, Part 2

ChessKidTV Dec 25, 2014 6018 Views 31 min
FM Todd Andrews reviews some educational member games in part two of this live show originally broadcast on Nov. 23. If you like attacking tactical games, you will love this video. FM Andrews walks you through a sharp and exciting battle between two ChessKids. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links.
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 20, Part 1

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 20, Part 1

ChessKidTV Dec 18, 2014 5360 Views 27 min
FM Todd Andrews reviews some educational member games in part one of this live show originally broadcast on Nov. 23. FM Andrews analyzes a very nice king's-pawn game between two ChessKids in the first portion of the night's show. Learn the key ideas when both players push their e-pawns to fight for central control in the opening, and how to smoothly transition to the next phases of the game. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on openings in the related links.
Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 2

Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 2

ChessKidTV Dec 11, 2014 6821 Views 34 min
In this show, FM Todd Andrews teaches you how to attack on an important line - a file, a rank, or a diagonal. Learn how to attack on the crucial f-file in part two of a replay of FM Andrews' Keeping the Tempo show. Check out the related links for FM Mike Klein's video on not moving your f-pawn!
Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 1

Keeping the Tempo: Attack The Line -- Part 1

ChessKidTV Dec 4, 2014 7074 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.
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 19, Part 2

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 19, Part 2

ChessKidTV Nov 27, 2014 5468 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.
Your Games Analyzed! -- Show 19, Part 1

Your Games Analyzed! -- Show 19, Part 1

ChessKidTV Nov 20, 2014 6535 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.
When Veselin Topalov Was A ChessKid!

When Veselin Topalov Was A ChessKid!

FM FunMasterMike Nov 15, 2014 8383 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 6024 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!
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 18, Part 2

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 18, Part 2

ChessKidTV Oct 30, 2014 5595 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.
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 18, Part 1

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 18, Part 1

ChessKidTV Oct 23, 2014 6429 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.
Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship -- Part 2

Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship -- Part 2

ChessKidTV Oct 16, 2014 4612 Views 34 min
Keeping the Tempo is back with another episode of interesting chess and music. In part two 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, and enjoy some relevant musical interludes.
When Fabiano Caruana was a ChessKid!

When Fabiano Caruana was a ChessKid!

FM FunMasterMike Oct 11, 2014 7999 Views 6 min
What was GM Fabiano Caruana like when he was a ChessKid? He was really good back then, too! Let FM FunMasterMike show you how Caruana beat a grandmaster when Fabiano was just 10 years old - setting the record for the youngest player to ever beat a GM!
Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship - Part 1

Keeping the Tempo: Tennessee State Championship - Part 1

ChessKidTV Oct 9, 2014 4518 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.
Your Games Analyzed!  Show 17, Part 2

Your Games Analyzed! Show 17, Part 2

ChessKidTV Oct 2, 2014 5697 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.
Keeping the Tempo: The Chess Zoo! -- Part 2

Keeping the Tempo: The Chess Zoo! -- Part 2

ChessKidTV Sep 18, 2014 5440 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.
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 16, Part 2

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 16, Part 2

ChessKidTV Sep 4, 2014 4254 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.
Your Games Analyzed! - Show 16, Part 1

Your Games Analyzed! - Show 16, Part 1

ChessKidTV Aug 28, 2014 4447 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.
Keeping the Tempo: Pigs on the 7th! -- Part 2

Keeping the Tempo: Pigs on the 7th! -- Part 2

ChessKidTV Aug 21, 2014 3854 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!