If you want one more dose of summer fireworks, look no further. IM Keaton Kiewra reviews his friend Craig Hilby’s game against the former U.S. champion, GM Alex Shabalov.
Hilby earned a well-deserved IM norm from this tournament, and this game played a big part.
The game, appropriately, was played this July 4th — and as you can guess from the title, plenty of fireworks exploded on the chessboard. | Watch video
GM Maxim Dlugy and IM Yaacov Norowitz put on a show last week, playing a marathon blitz and bullet session for high stakes.
Join Chess.com hosts IM Daniel Rensch and GM Irina Krush for a full replay of Death Match 32. You won’t be disappointed, as the match comes down to the final game.
Don’t forget to read FM Mike Klein’s news report in the related links. | Watch video
Even if you’ve got a concrete advantage going into the endgame, you could fail to take home the full point if you release the tension too early.
FM Alisa Melekhina illustrates this vital concept with one of her recent games from the women’s world team championships.
Learn what happens when you fail to keep to tension, and how to avoid this strategic mistake. | Watch video
You probably know that hesitating in chess is bad, but you’ll be amazed at how quickly things fall apart after one unjustified delay.
GM Alex Yermolinsky examines an unusual game from the Russian team championships to illustrate this important chess truth.
Just as White is about to consolidate his position, Black uses that moment to start a deadly attack. You don’t want to miss the double rook sacrifice at the end. | Watch video
Are you ready for your Chess.com ice cream social?
Josh Sampson and Shaun McCoy are back to analyze one of GM Melik Khachiyan’s game live on their show.
Don’t check out early as you might miss some surprise guest appearances. | Watch video