Showing videos about "Stalemate" theme

Building A Fortress
  • Building A Fortress

  • FM FunMasterMike Jul 13, 2016 61369 Views 11 min
  • You usually want to make your pieces as active as possible, with lots to do, but sometimes the best plan is for them to do...nothing. How can this be? FunMasterMike explains the important concept of fortresses on the chessboard: what they are, how to set them up, and why you would want to use them.
  • Underpromotion

  • FM FunMasterMike Jun 1, 2016 51154 Views 8 min
  • Everyone knows that when a pawn reaches the end of the board, you get a new queen, right? Except when you don’t. FM Mike Klein shows you some crazy reasons why you would want a different piece instead.
  • Gambits

  • FM FunMasterMike May 26, 2016 41806 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.
Force The Draw
  • Force The Draw

  • FM FunMasterMike May 18, 2016 37357 Views 8 min
  • Do you like to draw? In chess, sometimes a draw is a very good result for a worse position. FM Mike Klein teaches you how to force a draw in this must-see lesson if you’re serious about competing for every last half-point in chess.
Ways To Draw
  • Ways To Draw

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 9, 2016 36216 Views 9 min
  • There is more than one way to draw in a chess game. FM Mike Klein shows you five ways you can tie in chess, including some you might not have known.
Tactics: Zugzwang!
  • Tactics: Zugzwang!

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 12, 2015 38565 Views 8 min
  • What happens in chess when you have no good moves? It's called zugzwang, and it's an important part of many endgames. FunMasterMike shows you a bunch of positions where all the options are yucky in this fun lesson. Learn how to use zugzwang to checkmate your opponent!
King To King Opposition
  • King To King Opposition

  • FM FunMasterMike Jul 1, 2015 29422 Views 9 min
  • What happens when two kings face off? It's opposition. FM Mike Klein explains the opposition, one of the most important endgame concepts in all of chess. Learn how to use your king to control critical squares and help a pawn promote - all with this one idea, the opposition.
The Funniest Game In The World!
  • The Funniest Game In The World!

  • Jonathan Corbblah 2 Apr 25, 2015 23585 Views 7 min
  • What's the funniest chess game ever? Coach Jonathan Corbblah shows you an absurd game so you can learn - and laugh. Have you ever heard of the garbage can move? You will after this video.
Help Needed!
  • Help Needed!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 14, 2015 37118 Views 5 min
  • Checkmate is the goal, but how do you create one in a game? FM Mike Klein gives you the recipe for an easy checkmate using an important concept: the helper. Learn how to use your pieces to help one another to trap and destroy the enemy king.
  • Stalemate!

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 11, 2015 33504 Views 6 min
  • If you're in check and can't get out, it's checkmate - you learned that in the last video. But what happens when a player is not in check, but has no piece or pawn able to move? That's something different entirely: stalemate - a tie. FM Mike Klein explains what stalemate is, what it means, and how you can avoid it if you're winning - or hope for it if you're losing.
Lock The Door And Throw Away The Key!
  • Lock The Door And Throw Away The Key!

  • GM Eugene Perelshteyn 1 Feb 11, 2015 16160 Views 10 min
  • How can locking your own king away help you? Don't worry, GM Eugene Perelshteyn explains it all for you. Learn how to save otherwise lost games with this beautiful trick! Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on stalemate in the related links.
Tricks with Kings and Pawns! -- Part 1
  • Tricks with Kings and Pawns! -- Part 1

  • FM FunMasterMike Aug 12, 2014 13413 Views 6 min
  • Watch out for those tricky king and pawn endgames! In this video, FM Mike Klein shows you how slight changes to the position in these endgames can mean huge differences in the correct way to win. Learn how to convert a king and pawn endgame with an extra pawn and FunMasterMike's help.
More King and Pawn Endgames! - Part 4
  • More King and Pawn Endgames! - Part 4

  • GM Ben Finegold 1 May 10, 2014 7393 Views 5 min
  • Side pawn? Rook pawn? Algebraic notation? Descriptive notation? All this fancy talk is obscuring the lesson. GM Benzoo wants to show you how easy it is to blockade a pawn on the edge, but your king has to make it to the CORNER. That's right - the corner is not just where you're sent when you're punished, it's where you want to be! So go there, hold the draw, and make the GM happy!
Your Games Analyzed!  Show 10 - Part 2
  • Your Games Analyzed! Show 10 - Part 2

  • ChessKidTV Mar 27, 2014 2994 Views 25 min
  • Another great collection of games and positions for our studious ChessKids! Watch a puzzle that FunMasterMike gives. Then you'll see some stalemate traps, both of which came from real games!
More King and Pawn Endgames! - Part 1
  • More King and Pawn Endgames! - Part 1

  • GM Ben Finegold 1 Mar 13, 2014 11940 Views 7 min
  • Everything needs a strong foundation - endgame knowledge in particular. Today GM Benzoo begins a long series by first showing the building blocks of all endgames - king and one pawn. We get to draw a lot of squares. Hey, is this chess, art or math class? Either way, you've got to master the simple stuff so his future videos make sense!
Keeping the Tempo: And in the End - Part 1
  • Keeping the Tempo: And in the End - Part 1

  • ChessKidTV Feb 3, 2014 2833 Views 36 min
  • Everything you ever needed to know about king and one pawn versus king! Literally, everything! You have to get down cold chesskids so you'll be able to beat those high-rated players after you snatch and pawn and trade into the endgame. Later, you'll see a famous chess "study" - the solution is always beautiful and there's a trick or two you have to avoid. Warning: one of the seldom-used rules of chess will become important, but which one?
Keeping the Tempo: And in the End - Part 2
  • Keeping the Tempo: And in the End - Part 2

  • ChessKidTV Jan 23, 2014 2046 Views 28 min
  • It's Endgame Extravaganza! The MusicCityMaster continues his show with more "in the end." Rooks are stronger than pawns right? Well...don't be so sure. You also see more complicated pawn endgames - sometimes it takes 15 minutes to analyze a position with only a few pawns on the board!
Zugzwang: Funny Name, Bad Situation!
  • Zugzwang: Funny Name, Bad Situation!

  • GM Ben Finegold 1 Aug 2, 2013 8733 Views 6 min
  • GM Benzoo shows you what happens when you are in a pickle - you have to move, even though you don't want to. This is called "zugzwang" and while you'd like to pass, you aren't allowed to in chess! He even shows an example of "mutual zugzwang" that he just learned from former World Champion GM Garry Kasparov!
Puzzle of the Week #21 - Solution
  • Puzzle of the Week #21 - Solution

  • David Petty 1 Apr 27, 2013 11460 Views 10 min
  • If you think you've solved Puzzle of the Week #21 (found in the Articles section), then check here to see if your answer is correct! This footage is excerpted from In the PinkHamster's Wheel, where the solution was revealed.