Don’t kid yourself about pawns. Though they’re considered the lowliest members of the chess set, pawns can pack a wallop too.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates the awesome power of passed pawns in this analysis of one of Philidor’s iconic pawn-pushing games.
Learn how to unleash your pawns like Philidor to promote and win. | Watch video
How would you do in a game against Magnus Carlsen?
Eleven lucky Chess.com and ChessKid members got to find out in one of the biggest events in Chess.com history.
Did we mention that the actor Rainn Wilson (Dwight from “The Office”) was one of the players in the simul?
Join IM Daniel Rensch and GM Irina Krush in this full replay of their live broadcast — and don’t miss the post-game interview with Magnus Carlsen himself.
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How did Magnus Carlsen become the triple crown champion of chess? To win the classical, rapid and blitz world titles, he needed some "Carlsen Magic" as GM Yermolinsky says. Watch and see why his blitz rating is nearing 3000 - Carlsen just never knows when to call it a day. Today he squeezes the polyglot GM Sergei Movsesian until his opponent lands in a pitiful zugzwang. The kid has the goods no matter the time control! | Watch video
The Third Annual ChessKid National Invitational Online Championship is front and center today. Host IM Danny Rensch shows the elite American prodigies navigate their way through 196 total moves of two technical rook-and-pawn endings. Two of the eventual winners show off their technique - Chinguun Bayaraa and Emily Nguyen. The kids don't just know their tactics - they're versed in the fundamentals too! Keep these names in mind, they'll probably be hosting Chess.com videos soon! | Watch video
Round 3 of ChessKid.com's premier annual event! The 2014 ChessKid National Online Invitational Championship groups the top 30 ChessKids in the U.S. into five brackets according to age. Watch these geniuses play a high-level round robin and amaze you with their gifts. You'll also hear IM Danny Rensch's thoughts on motivation and the right balance parents should seek when pushing their kids to succeed. | Watch video