GM Hikaru Nakamura is the world’s number-three player and the undisputed king of online speed chess, and many lucky Chess.com members got the chance to play him last Saturday in Nakamura’s Knockouts.
Watch Nakamura take on all comers — including several exceptionally strong blitz players — in this full replay of Saturday’s show, hosted by IM Daniel Rensch. | Watch video
Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So got the most attention at the recently completed 2015 U.S. Championship, but there was plenty of exciting chess from the rest of the field, too.
GM Alex Yermolinsky is back to show you one of the best games of the tournament in the second video of his series on the U.S. Championship.
Enjoy this exciting Bogo-Indian tilt between the aggressive GM Holt and the solid GM Akobian. | Watch video
Which opening did Hikaru Nakamura just use to win against GM Holt at the U.S. Championship? This one!
GM Rashad Babaev gives you an introductory lesson on both the King’s Indian Defense and Attack.
If you like the positions in the video, you should definitely add the flexible King’s Indian to your repertoire. | Watch video
Beating Hikaru Nakamura in blitz — it may seem like an April Fool’s joke, but it’s possible.
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you exactly how to do it in an instructive lesson.
Creating a solid defense to force his opponent to maintain pressure and waste time, Dlugy is able to fend off a bunch of scary attacks to bring home the point. | Watch video
How do you beat two of the best players in the world at blitz?
Take notes from GM Maxim Dlugy, who shows you his amazing wins against super-GMs Grischuk and Aronian.
Learn how to neutralize your opponents’ strengths before they cause problems, and find out how to prioritize your own positional ideas — even when time is short.
Hopefully you can use this knowledge if you get a chance to play GM Hikaru Nakamura in Saturday’s free event! | Watch video