GM Hikaru Nakamura is the world’s number-three player and the undisputed king of online speed chess, and many lucky Chess.com members got the chance to play him last Saturday in Nakamura’s Knockouts.
Watch Nakamura take on all comers — including several exceptionally strong blitz players — in this full replay of Saturday’s show, hosted by IM Daniel Rensch. | Watch video
Beating Hikaru Nakamura in blitz — it may seem like an April Fool’s joke, but it’s possible.
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you exactly how to do it in an instructive lesson.
Creating a solid defense to force his opponent to maintain pressure and waste time, Dlugy is able to fend off a bunch of scary attacks to bring home the point. | Watch video
How do you beat a former world champion at blitz chess?
The idea is “simple” — quite literally.
GM Maxim Dlugy explains how a simplification strategy allows the smart player to preserve the most precious resource in speed chess: time.
Learn how to avoid complications in blitz when you have a positional advantage. | 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
IM Thomas Rendle is back with a full episode of Hack Attack. Can IM Thomas Rendle beat Chess.com’s blitz players while broadcasting the game live and keeping the audience entertained? Hear IM Rendle’s every thought in this replay of the live stream originally broadcast on January 12. | Watch video