A chess opening can get messed up so early that you can’t really evaluate what happens afterwards.
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili nonetheless presses on with this member analysis, showing how two players handle the aftermath of a “corrupted opening” very differently.
In an unbalanced position, one side plays with a clear plan, while the other flounders about aimlessly. The result is predictable but no less instructive. | Watch video
Can IM Daniel Rensch teach you 40 openings in a single video?
On Throwback Thursday, enjoy a crash course in pawn structure for every main-line chess opening.
In this fast-paced lesson, IM Rensch surveys the key elements of the openings, and shows you the crucial ideas for each arising structure.
If you’re a chess beginner, there isn’t a better video for your opening repertoire. If you’re a more advanced player, take this as a refresher course. | Watch video
To conclude his "mini-series" on what all beginner players need to know in order to start the first few moves of every chess game "on the right foot" -- IM Pruess brings us all of black's main line options against 1.d4. He focuses again on the most logical pluses and minuses of each move, and makes a bold claim about 1...Nf6! Enjoy and take notes... | Watch video
If it's good enough for Bobby, it's good enough for me! Let's focus on black's responses for now though! IM David Pruess delivers his long awaited sequel to the "Ever Chess Opening Move" for white, with a deep look at all the "reasonable responses" against the most popular first move in the history of chess: 1.e4! Beginners, enjoy this kick start for understanding you openings as black. | Watch video
Calling all "beginning" Chess Players! Have you ever wanted to invent your own Opening? Or have you at least wondered why "X" move is never played at the top levels of chess? IM David Pruess goes through every single possible first move of a chess game from white's perspective and then discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each. There is no dogmatic "e4 or d4 is best" here, as this weekend David "open-mindedly" considers every option! | Watch video