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  • 3 weeks ago


    great video, Mike!=)

  • 9 months ago


    good 1.... do keep making like this more videos :)

  • 9 months ago



    I hope there will be more video lessons with Mike Klein soon! He is easy to understand even for a non-native speaker like me, he does not go too fast like most lecturers tend to do, and he explains the ideas and concepts very well.

  • 11 months ago


    Helpful video!

  • 14 months ago


    This is why you are my favourite author here on chess.com!

  • 19 months ago


    Very concise and instructive. More from FM Mike Klein please.

  • 19 months ago


    Chess instruction as it should be, clear and concise. This is by far the best instructional video I have seen on chess.com.

    More please :)

  • 19 months ago


    @FM Mike - I loved your presentation and explanation of this video, you really do an excellent job.

  • 20 months ago


    FM Mike Kline :) Have to admit one of the best, easy and instructive videos i have ever watched :) The flow was amazing. 

  • 20 months ago


    Excellent video!  

    As everyone else has said, the pacing is perfect.  You're getting the ideas across, without going into sidelines that never happened.  

    I'd love to see some videos on controlling squares,(Masters are always talk about attacking on black/white squares, but us lower level players rarely even think about such concepts) and lots (lots) more endgames.

  • 20 months ago



  • 20 months ago


    I'd like to second flatseven's comment about the pace. Excellent pacing indeed! Don't get me wrong, I love Danny's occasional rant the first time I watch a video of his, but they sometimes get in the way of reviewing the video, whereas Mike's commentary is fast and to the point. Well done!

  • 20 months ago


    I enjoyed the idea that gxf6 was actually a pawn-structure-weakening capture.  It's a simple point that I would have overlooked in my own games.  Thanks.

  • 20 months ago


    Mike, in that last position where you chose to reposition your knight to d5, could you have equally gone to b7 via a5, targetting both his central pawns and thus creating the third passer? Thanks for your thoughts. The video was greatly appreciated!

  • 20 months ago


    I love the pace of this video.  I don't have to sit around listening for 3 minutes before seeing a move.  This is like brain candy.  Thanks.

  • 20 months ago


    Good explanation and analysis for a 1600 rated player like myself. Thanks

  • 20 months ago


    Great video and game! Thanks!

  • 20 months ago


    Is there a way to access the previous series? 

  • 20 months ago


    Pretty good video..thanks! :)

  • 20 months ago


    Nicely done. Thanks FM Mike Klein

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