Showing videos about "Taking Space" theme

Space Advantages
  • Space Advantages

  • FM FunMasterMike May 4, 2018 42582 Views 8 min
  • Ready for some space exploration? ChessKid blasts off, showing kids why having more room for your pieces is a good thing, and how to play "slowly" when you enjoy all the space!
Pawn Chains
  • Pawn Chains

  • NM Sam Copeland 32 Feb 15, 2017 64198 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!
King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory
  • King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 18, 2017 56789 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.
The ChampionshYip Returns
  • The ChampionshYip Returns

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 Jul 27, 2016 30196 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.
Kick Them Out
  • Kick Them Out

  • FM FunMasterMike Jul 6, 2016 55123 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.
  • Gambits

  • FM FunMasterMike May 26, 2016 45898 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.
Where To Attack!
  • Where To Attack!

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 38763 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 28530 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.
Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia
  • Carissa's World Youth Championship: vs Colombia

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 Dec 26, 2015 17763 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.
Good And Bad Pieces
  • Good And Bad Pieces

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 7, 2015 34834 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.
Carissa's Master Puzzles
  • Carissa's Master Puzzles

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 21, 2015 40975 Views 5 min
  • National Master Carisa Yip is back with some more of her favorite chess puzzles for you to solve. This time, the puzzles are positional studies by the chess author Jacob Aagaard. Yes, that's a lot of A's. Hopefully you can get an A on these puzzles too if you try hard.
  • Outposts

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 26, 2015 33810 Views 8 min
  • What's a good place to put your piece? An outpost. FM Mike Klein explains what outposts mean and why they are so strong. If you start looking for outposts in your games, your pieces will thank you!
Make The Easy Moves First
  • Make The Easy Moves First

  • Rob Lazorchak 41 Sep 18, 2015 18832 Views 6 min
  • Who is chess coach Rob's favorite chess player? The great Paul Morphy! Watch this fun video to see how Morphy developed his pieces by making the easy moves first. This simple idea will help every one of your chess games.
Open Files
  • Open Files

  • FM FunMasterMike Sep 5, 2015 27087 Views 9 min
  • Hope you like rooks, because this video is all about them. What do rooks hate more than anything else? Pawns! They block in the powerful pieces, and sometimes the rooks will eat pawns just like Pac-Man. Find out where to put your rooks to make them the happiest in this fun lesson by FM Mike Klein.
King To King Opposition
  • King To King Opposition

  • FM FunMasterMike Jul 1, 2015 32822 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 Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!
  • The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

  • IM Daniel Rensch Jun 13, 2015 28470 Views 8 min
  • Are you ready for a bonus video on the chess piece who swallowed a fly? IM Daniel Rensch is back with another look at how your own pieces can block in your chess army - but this time with a twist. Learn when it is OK to "swallow a fly" (in chess, not real life!) when it achieves a greater goal on the 64 squares.
The Italian Game
  • The Italian Game

  • IM Daniel Rensch Jun 6, 2015 39614 Views 10 min
  • IM Daniel Rensch teaches you one of the most fun beginner and intermediate openings, the Italian. Learn the tips and tricks you need to win on both sides of this classic opening. Watch to the end to find out how IM Rensch recommends you play against the smelly Fried Liver Attack.
The Ruy Lopez
  • The Ruy Lopez

  • IM Daniel Rensch May 30, 2015 37909 Views 8 min
  • What are the best chess ideas for students to learn? IM Daniel Rensch compiles the 10 most essential opening concepts for beginning players. Top on the list? The logical Ruy Lopez, a powerful opening played at the highest levels of chess that also packs tremendous teaching value in each one of its moves. Don't let chess stress take you to Crazytown. Watch and enjoy this fun video.
Legends Of Chess: vs Suraj Ramanathan
  • Legends Of Chess: vs Suraj Ramanathan

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 May 23, 2015 15863 Views 5 min
  • Do you want to know how to attack against one of Black's most popular openings, the Sicilian Najdorf? NM Carissa Yip shows you how in this educational video. Learn how to tear down Black's best defenses and destroy his position in this extremely common opening.