Showing videos about "Using Knights" theme

  • Prophylaxis

  • FM FunMasterMike Apr 19, 2018 32853 Views 7 min
  • One of the biggest words in chess is often carried out by the smallest pieces! Watch how pawns, and other members of your army, can stop your opponent's plans, in a process we call "prophylaxis"!
  • Maneuvering

  • FM FunMasterMike Mar 21, 2018 39241 Views 8 min
  • Sometimes you have to go backward instead of forward, as FunMasterMike shows with examples from every piece of the chess board. You'll also see why he's not prepared to host a nature show!
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!
Mysterious Moves
  • Mysterious Moves

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 29, 2017 35141 Views 8 min
  • Can you play chess detective? Part of being a good chess player is getting inside the head of your opponent, even when "weird" moves are played. Watch and learn how to spot the clues that will help you solve the puzzling positions!
King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory
  • King Of Puzzles: vs GameTheory

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 18, 2017 56790 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 Knight
  • The Knight

  • FM FunMasterMike Jan 1, 2017 25315 Views 4 min
  • The knights can be tricky pieces, hopping all around the chessboard! FM Mike Klein explains the mysterious movements of these pet horses (just don't call them horses; they are proud to be tricky knights!)
The Greek Gift
  • The Greek Gift

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 8, 2016 76677 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.
Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016
  • Judit Polgar's Chess Festival 2016

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 2, 2016 46205 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 Defense
  • The ChampionshYip Defense

  • FM Carissa Yip 3 Aug 30, 2016 25995 Views 11 min
  • NM Carissa Yip shows you another example of her incredible fighting chess as she goes toe to toe in a slugfest with WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and answers the critical question. Knights or bishops?
  • Blockading

  • FM FunMasterMike Aug 17, 2016 32533 Views 8 min
  • How do you stop a pawn in its tracks? Blockade it. Just like in tic-tac-toe. FM Mike Klein shows you the best ways to stop your opponents’ pawns from advancing down the board.
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.
Knight vs Bishop Endgames
  • Knight vs Bishop Endgames

  • FM FunMasterMike Jun 15, 2016 45238 Views 8 min
  • Want to learn your knight vs bishop endgames? FunMasterMike calls upon three world chess champions to help teach you these important ideas about the game’s two minor pieces. Learn how to recognize when each piece is better in the endgame in this lesson.
  • 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.
Bishop vs Knight
  • Bishop vs Knight

  • IM Daniel Rensch Mar 5, 2016 43818 Views 8 min
  • It’s the age-old question in chess — which piece is better, the bishop or the knight? Even though both are worth three points on paper, IM Rensch will show you that sometimes one is much better than the other. It’s up to you to decide when in your own games.
King Of Puzzles: vs MasterEthan
  • King Of Puzzles: vs MasterEthan

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 19, 2015 30514 Views 7 min
  • FM Mike Klein plays his final game against a ChessKid puzzles contest winner, closing out the series with a tilt against “MasterEthan.” See how Ethan does against FunMasterMike in a Scotch game, an enjoyable opening to play for both sides. Watch how FM Mike almost lost the game before he thought better. Don’t forget to try your hand at the ChessKid puzzles in the related links.
FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will
  • FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

  • FM FunMasterMike Dec 5, 2015 26339 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.
Queen And Knight Battering Rams
  • Queen And Knight Battering Rams

  • GM Simon Williams 1 Nov 28, 2015 30875 Views 8 min
  • GM Simon Williams is back with more fun lessons on the damage you can do in chess when you just point your pieces at the same square. Learn how the queen and knight work together to form a unique and dangerous combo. These two pieces team up to control a huge swath of key squares and can demolish the enemy king.
Good And Bad Pieces
  • Good And Bad Pieces

  • FM FunMasterMike Nov 7, 2015 34835 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.