The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the most important openings in chess, and GM Gregory Kaidanov begins a new series devoted to it.
Learn the origin, history, basic ideas, move orders, and transpositions of this solid opening. Then dive deep into the variations where the c and d pawns are exchanged early.
The Queen’s Gambit Declined is as relevant as ever today, even making an appearance at the most recent world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Yermo finishes his series on the world champions with Anand-Carlsen. Check out how Yermo feels about the lineage after Kasparov. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on March 2. | Watch video
When can rooks defeat a queen?
FM Mike Klein shows you five exciting games where a queen sacrifice proved that sometimes, the rooks are better.
Learn this explosive theme from some of the best players in the world: Anand, Kramnik, and Victor Bologan are all practitioners of this sacrifice.
Which queen sacrifice do you think is most spectacular? Let us know in the comments. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen reviews one of his wins against Vishy Anand from the recently completed 2014 world championship match in this exclusive Chess.com video.
Learn what the world champion was thinking as he played each move necessary to reach a winning position as White in the Ruy Lopez. | Watch video
You know that Magnus Carlsen is a brilliant positional player, but do you know why?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn reviews an instructive Carlsen win against Vishy Anand from the 2013 Tal Memorial tournament.
Find out GM Perelshteyn’s advice on how to play against the “hanging pawns” that Anand took pains to avoid in the game. | Watch video