Tactics: Double Attack

There’s a lot more going on here than you might think. Today we’re gonna talk about double attacks. It’s like two for the price of one! And I bet your parents are all about some sales. In this position White could, of course, just capture this pawn and that would be great, but we’re going […]

Hanging Pieces!

Now that we know the basics of the opening it’s time to start talking about tactics. Tactic is a fancy word for “trick” and the simplest trick, the most common one, the one you absolutely have to know, is “Hanging Pieces”. Well, what’s a hanging piece? That’s a piece that can just be captured for […]

ChessKid.com Teaches Kids Fair Play & Chess Ethics

FunMasterMike, can you remind me what’s the most important thing about playing a chess game? That’s an easy one…it’s winning! Well…not exactly. What’s another thing? Uhh…it’s gotta be the trophies! I’m going to give you one more guess, Mike. Hm…all the stars I earn on ChessKid?! No. The most important thing about playing a chess […]

Special Pawns!

Wait, what’s this? Another endgame? But, I keep taking away big pieces? That’s right! We’ve learned the “King and Queen Mate”. We’ve learned the “Rook Roller Mate”. But would you believe you could checkmate with just a pawn? In some ways at the end of the game a pawn is even better than a bishop […]