Get up to date on the most important chess news with the latest episode of ChessCenter.
Join hosts IM Danny Rensch, Shaun McCoy, Peter Doggers, and the ChessBrahs for a run recap of the week in chess and a look ahead at the FIDE World Cup.
Stick around for a special guest to chat about Magnus Carlsen and an exclusive clip of the movie "Pawn Sacrifice." | Watch video
The Dragon Sicilian is one of the most misunderstood openings, according to GM Ben Finegold.
Does it win by force, or lose by force? GM Finegold will demonstrate that neither is true.
The Dragon Sicilian is playable at even the highest levels of chess, and GM Finegold will show you the most important ideas in this fighting opening. | Watch video
Needing to win to help his team get into the USCL Playoffs, GM Khachiyan plays a pet line in the Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Even though Black gets the first open file in an opposite-sides castling position, it is White who obtains more coordinated pieces and space. Khachiyan had just lost to GM Kraai the week before, but today he gets his revenge and pushes the L.A. Vibe into the playoffs. | Watch video
Today Roman reviews another great game from one of his all time favorite people... and chess players! Roman has more Efim Geller stories than most, so stick around for the post game chat. Until then, enjoy one of the most creative, aggressive rook lifts of all time! Geller left many marks on the Open Sicilian, as well as the "attackers guide" to chess. His uncompromising style was unforgettable! | Watch video
Our Amazing Games for Beginner's series continues with another gem from IM David Pruess! Here we see the legendary Alexander Alekhine, in the early stages of the later named "Alekhine-Chatard Attack" develop an assault based on the powerful coordination and cunning of ALL of his pieces. Take away these valuable lessons today: Give a sacrifice a try to gain experience, and don't let your opponent cheat you with 10 pawns! | Watch video