Do you want to see one of the worst games FM Mike Klein has ever played?
FM Klein shows you some bad chess — but hopes you learn from it — in this lesson on how to make a comeback with tricky traps.
Making a comeback after falling behind is one of the most important practical skills to have in chess, so be sure to watch closely as FM Klein gives you two instructive example games. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen is currently defending his world championship title against Vishy Anand in a close battle in Sochi, Russia.
Carlsen lost game three of the match, his first loss to Anand since 2010.
FM Mike Klein shows you how Carlsen attempts to make a comeback in another exciting game from this year’s 2014 Sinquefield cup against world #2 Fabiano Caruana.
See how Carlsen tries to wriggle his way out of a worse position early in the game! | Watch video
What do you do when your opponent has all the advantages in a game?
Try to create as much confusion as possible!
FM Mike Klein explains how to stir up complications when you have little left to lose, the key to making a comeback. | Watch video
FM Mike Klein analyzes a relatively unknown endgame between international masters with a beautiful, study-like finish.
You might spot the first sacrifice, but it’s the second piece offering that really puts this game over the top.
FM Klein shows you the power of connected passed pawns, and how they can win even without any help from your pieces. | Watch video
FM Mike Klein reviews an amazing 2001 game between two of the strongest bullet players of all time: GM Roland Schmaltz and GM Ronen Har-Zvi.
Is this the most incredible bullet game you never knew about? Probably.
FM Klein shows you the crazy game along with some traps that could spring up from its Vienna opening. | Watch video
Ever see those people scanning a beach or park with a metal detector? FM Mike Klein does the chess version of that, unearthing the best games you've never seen. Klein begins his new series by showing a game that was supposed to launch a chess career, but instead just ended up being a singular standout effort. Watch Black win in 18 moves by sacking most of his army! | Watch video
If you like bishops, watch this video. If you hate bishops, watch this video! Bishops are both the heroes and the sacrificial lambs in these five games. The first is the most famous example of the lot, though it took the grandmaster 45 minutes to find it over the board. How long did you spend finding it? You'll also be treated to a tough trivia question. FM Klein wants to see your favorites - please post them in the comments below! | Watch video
A well-compiled collection of five ridiculous bishop moves are on display from FM Klein today! And we bet there's almost no one in the world who has seen all five. In fact, we'd be surprised if you've seen any (if you have, let us know in the comments!). Even though you've already been told which piece is the hero, see how many of the quintet you can spot before our author blows your mind! | Watch video
A smörgåsbord of chess games and puzzles today come to you from FM Klein, all with one theme - the lady doesn't dance. You'll see underpromotion compositions, two cases in the same game, and a recent Super-GM example. The tactic is rare enough that it produces a smile for even the top players, but not so rare that you'll never have to use it. Watch a handful more usages, and share any personal examples in the comments below! | Watch video
FM Klein jumps into IM Kiewra's excellent series on entertaining chess ideas. This time the subject is underpromotion - always a special treat in a chess game. You'll see a few creative studies and several examples from real games (no surprise that the super-creative GM Miles gets in on the action). Bishops, knights and rooks get their revenge on the mighty queen today. Sometimes less is more! | Watch video