If you want one more dose of summer fireworks, look no further. IM Keaton Kiewra reviews his friend Craig Hilby’s game against the former U.S. champion, GM Alex Shabalov.
Hilby earned a well-deserved IM norm from this tournament, and this game played a big part.
The game, appropriately, was played this July 4th — and as you can guess from the title, plenty of fireworks exploded on the chessboard. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili authors a nice tribute to his friend, GM Walter Browne, who died last week at the age of 66.
GM Dzindzichashvili highlights one of the best attributes of GM Browne’s chess: his strict adherence to good principles.
Watch one of GM Browne’s finest wins along with GM Dzindzi in this heartfelt video. | Watch video
Two commentators for one recorded video - a Chess.com first? FM Alisa Melekhina is joined by friend WGM Sabina Foisor as they break down an obscure gambit in the French advance. Melekhina shows a classic win, then shows how she could have kept the initiative in two games at the U.S. Championship. Her results may not show it, but the gambit has teeth. What do you think of dialogue of two presenters? Let us know in the comments! | Watch video
Two old friends and rivals are back in business. GMs Yermolinsky and Shabalov prove they've still got some energy reserves as they discuss Round 8 for 6.5 hours! That could be our longest Chess.com/TV program to date. What happened during this marathon? Karjakin tried to stretch his lead, Carlsen missed an easy win, and the party finally ended for unbeaten Agdestein. | Watch video
Watch the entire 10-board simul that IM Danny Rensch conducted this week on Chess.com. If you were one of the players that beat him, you'll want to bookmark this video to show all of your friends. Even if you didn't play him, you need to watch him try to rationalize his blue undershirt. What's up with that? | Watch video