Are you a real chess player if you can’t remember your games move-by-move? Don’t worry, Magnus Carlsen thinks so.
The world champion himself (with some help from the database) shows you his favorite win from the super-strong Tata Steel tournament, a solid victory against GM Aronian.
Learn why Carlsen considers this exciting game among his finest efforts. | Watch video
How do you beat two of the best players in the world at blitz?
Take notes from GM Maxim Dlugy, who shows you his amazing wins against super-GMs Grischuk and Aronian.
Learn how to neutralize your opponents’ strengths before they cause problems, and find out how to prioritize your own positional ideas — even when time is short.
Hopefully you can use this knowledge if you get a chance to play GM Hikaru Nakamura in Saturday’s free event! | Watch video
GM Yermolinsky gives a more in-depth look to what happened to the betting favorite at the 2014 Candidates Tournament. In his words, GM Aronian is "too driven by his emotions" and that got him in trouble after the tournament began to go sour. Today GM Mamedyarov capitalizes on this weakness by playing a topical line in the Nimzo and sacking the exchange for great counterplay. Watch and see this popular system in action! | Watch video
Many fans predict that Levon Aronian will be Magnus Carlsen's main challenger in the next few years. GM Yermolinsky takes a look at a game from last year in which the Armenian had a multitude of positional advantages against the Norwegian. But as is well documented, Carlsen always finds resources and counterplay. Our author says that he remains stoic at the board - maybe he had everything under control the whole way? Watch how he ditches a few pawns to fight back! | Watch video
FM Kavutskiy brings the yin and the yang today - a positional masterpiece and a tactical melee. GMs Aronian and Nakamura were the two winners. Can you guess who played which game? OK enough with the easy questions. Watch Aronian prove that the bishop pair is not the final word. Nakamura shows that he is still at least as creative at the young GM Rapport. An unexpected sacrifice comes out of nowhere - how often do you see Nxd5, Nxe3, Nxc2 on three consecutive moves in the opening? Wow! | Watch video