What’s the most famous queen sacrifice ever?
FM Mike Klein gives you the best-known queen sacs in history, but it’s up to you to decide.
Will it be the legendary “gold coin” queen sac by Marshall? Or one of the many queen offerings by Morphy?
How about young Fischer’s “game of the century” against Donald Byrne? Or Adolf Anderssen’s immortal game?
Let us know your choice in the comments section! | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you three more important and entertaining zugzwang endgames: one from a student, one from his own game, and the most famous zugzwang game ever, a masterpiece between Sämisch and Nimzowitsch in 1923.
Learn key zugzwang concepts from the first two positions, and then sit back and enjoy what has been called the immortal zugzwang game between the two super grandmasters. | Watch video
"The Immortal Mushroom Game" is how GM Jon Speelman dubbed this superb attack. We're not sure if the Ginger GM cooks with mushrooms, but we do know he likes spice. Fittingly, he plays the Dutch while in Amsterdam, and crushes a top GM. Take notes on his tips for aggression, or just sit back with some popcorn and enjoy the main course. You should probably try to calculate why his variations work, unless you're too full to think straight. | Watch video
In perhaps the greatest piece of calculation in Kasparov's storied career, IM Kiewra shows the masterpiece at Wijk aan Zee in 1999. If we could have peered into the world champion's thinking process, it would have gone like this: "Hey, I can sac both rooks, lure Black's king toward me, almost get mated myself, threaten mate with just my pawns, and win by retreating my bishop back to its home square." Yeah, this is a classic. | Watch video
Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov is back on the "Greatest Chess Minds" trail, breaking into new territory today with his coverage of the great Dr. Akiba Rubinstein! Though many of Rubinstein's achievements have been discussed in detail in other Chess.com video lectures, you have never seen his "Immortal Game" reviewed under this powerful of a microscope! Enjoy this masterpiece of a game, as well as Dejan's systematic display of Rubinstein's ideas! | Watch video