FM Elliot Liu continues his analysis of an instructive Aron Nimzowitsch game on the art of keeping the initiative.
The game starts with an amazing string of moves by Nimzowitsch that improves his position while keeping his opponent occupied and reacting to threats.
Watch how Nimzowitsch magically turns a dormant rook into a monster in two moves, then optimizes his other pieces. If you’ve ever seen a good knight vs. a bad bishop, you will recognize the power of Nimzo's ultimate plan. | Watch video
You need to know what not to do in the endgame!
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili breaks down the blunders and bad ideas in this member game analysis.
Watch as GM Dzindzi awards nine question marks to the last 15 moves of this endgame horror show, and learn what the Chess.com amateurs should have played instead. | Watch video
Wow! Roman is not short on superlatives for this one! First he shows you several positions where the discussion is whether a bishop is good or bad, then you get to see both sides' misunderstanding of this concept. But our author saves his highest opprobrium for a simple pawn move. "This is the worst move I've seen in months." One side clearly wasn't thinking about squares gained and taken away - it turns out to be the pivotal mistake. Enjoy the lesson! | Watch video
What happens when a member takes Dzindzi's exact advice in the opening? Watch and see the student imitate the teacher by using an optimistic system versus the French. He's clearly done his homework, but the question is, how will he perform once the theoretical phase ends? As you might guess, not every move is grandmaster level, so watch and see what Roman would have done differently. Let us know in the comments if you've ever had success with this or other Roman systems! | Watch video
You might be seeing double - call Dr. Rensch! After watching Keaton's live analysis of their Bullet Brawl yesterday, now you get to hear Danny's thoughts. As a special bonus, the "lost" game number 7 will appear at the end (and it's worth the wait!). "How many winning positions can a master blow?" Rensch wants to know. But the question's not academic - he intends to find out! | Watch video