IM Daniel Rensch kicks off a new video series with a look at the five pins you need to know before you play your next game.
With examples appropriate for all skill levels, IM Rensch shows you the different types of pins and how to use them to win.
You’ll learn how each pin works and the types of positions where you need to look for them.
Don’t forget to take IM Rensch’s timed challenges in the video based on your own skill level. | Watch video
More opposite colored bishop endgames are examined, but this time, some surprising sacrifices are needed to get the job done. Expanding on his comprehensive series, GM Bojkov assumes you mastered the basics, and this time challenges you with much more difficult examples. He stresses the quality of the passed pawns, not the quantity. Watch and see what he means! | Watch video
GM Perelshteyn continues his series on practical endings this weekend with the review of a famous "squeezing" by the fourth World Champion. He begins by reminding us why basic, technical rook endings are "must knows" before you can execute practical plans at a high level. He then challenges us to develop the same winning plan that Alekhine developed in his own game against Thomas. | Watch video
To conclude his coverage of the 2012 World Open, GM Shankland brings us Part 2 of his battle against Mongolia's top Grandmaster! In this highly instructive, and ultra-complex endgame from round 8, Shanky must make a critical decision right off the bat. He challenges the Chess.com Members to decide on how they would continue play. He then explains the struggles of converting his "tiny yet clear" advantage. | Watch video
After his opponent employs a slightly obscure opening, GambitGareth manages to create a natural attacking structure towards the kingside. As usual, Gareth's calculation is precise and his approach aggressive, but his Sensei has some parting words for his student. Particularly, he challenges Gambit to get all of his pieces on their most active positions before leaping into battle. A good lesson for all... | Watch video