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Video Guide

  • webmaster
  • | Sep 8, 2011
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  • | 45 comments

Need a little help navigating the hundreds of videos on chess.com? This evolving work-in-progress article is an attempt to organize them for you. Split first by general area of the game (Opening, Tactics, Strategy, Endgame, Other); and then by difficulty level.

The Opening

Development - This long series goes from the most basic up to the very complex.

White Against the Petroff - This series of 5 videos for intermediate-advanced players shows a few different ways for white to play against the Petroff Defense, in the mainline and in the Cochrane Gambit.

Shankland Teaches the Najdorf - This series covers a complete Najdorf repertoire for black. It is intended for advanced players.

Applying Principles in the King's Gambit - This series teaches you about decision-making in the Opening, and in particular the important principles that come up in the King's Gambit.

Tactics

Intermediate Checkmates - For Beginner and Intermediate level players: build your knowledge of checkmate patterns.

Strategy

Isolated Queen Pawns - This series takes a look at one of the most important pawn structures in chess, which characteristically comes out of the Queen's Gambit, the Nimzo Indian, the Caro-Kann, the French, and the Alapin Sicilian among other mainstream openings.

The Principle of Two Weaknesses - One of the most fundamental strategic concepts in chess, but a difficult one to employ, in the middlegame or endgame. This series starts off at an intermediate level.

Playing with a Space Advantage - Space and Time work in harmony for great chess players, and this video series by GM Lenderman (as well as the prequel videos by IM David Pruess) will get you started on the right path!

Practical Defense - In this series, Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan implores all Chess.com members to understand and appreciate the difficult art of finding accurate defensive moves when under practical pressure. For advanced players, this series is solid gold!

Endgame

King and Pawn Endgames - You have to know K+P endgames in order to play other endgames, since trades can always come up! This is where anyone who wants to play a quality endgame must start.

Rook and Pawn Endgames - Rook and Pawn endgames are the most common type of endgame, and thus they are a natural second endgame to study. They are very tricky though!

Other

Amazing Games for Beginners - This has a bit of everything: tactics, strategy, endgames, thought process... As the name implies, this is flashy, aesthetic material that will help you remember what you learn, but everything is presented in a way accessible for beginners.

How to Improve Your Chess - In this video series GM Kaidanov lays out the steps for a chess player to improve entire approach to the game. From practical to psychological! He provides all the steps needed for recognizing and eliminating your mistakes and patterns. Enjoy!

Simply the Best: Garry Kasparov - In this video series IM Shankland reviews the life and games of the greatest chess player of all time: Former World Champion Garry Kasparov! The series needs no further introduction other than a word to the wise: If you consider yourself a serious and aspiring chess player, studying the games of the greatest player ever might not be a bad idea!

Comments


  • 2 weeks ago

    sroski1405

    no entiendo el inglés tiene que estar traducido al español

  • 3 months ago

    singul4r_f4t4lity

    It has been awhile, is there an update coming for this section?

  • 6 months ago

    AngMario

    E' possibile vedere video tradotti in Italiano?

  • 8 months ago

    relaxtemps

    Thanks much for the Premium Member!

  • 10 months ago

    Ghamantorr

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  • 11 months ago

    Chess_Clarinet

    Can you plz update it?

  • 12 months ago

    alexpawn

    Thanks very much keep ur videos up there great

  • 12 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Guys - in our redesign we will have much better ways of searching for video archives. So yes, we *will* be updating this at some point, but our original purpose for it was to help with this process... and since we've started redesigning so much, that has taken priority.

    We will get to this and it will eventually be full of every video series on the site :)

    Danny

  • 12 months ago

    Phelon

    Can't be bothered to update this or the study plans I see..

  • 12 months ago

    alexpawn

    C'mon there's been so much knew video series so please update

  • 12 months ago

    alexpawn

    Update

  • 14 months ago

    Murphy70

    As you are advertising various videos on Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN6mrRezpIk can you fix your video search engine so I can find these videos on chess.com?

  • 14 months ago

    bobbymac310

    I would love to be able to see things like gambits.

  • 15 months ago

    alexpawn

    Update

  • 16 months ago

    kshetra

    I would really appreciate if someone can go through the entire video library and update this guide.

  • 17 months ago

    alexpawn

    Change it please

  • 18 months ago

    alexpawn

    Are u working on it

  • 19 months ago

    alexpawn

    Can you update them please

  • 23 months ago

    herbyrawley

    gentlemen

    a good look at  www. custombookbinding.com and the cataloging and cross referencing will  exactly fit the task before you

  • 2 years ago

    pingo420

    Is the complete caro - part 6 by Sam Shankland missing? Can't find it in the database.

    Update: I have found it. Thanks

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