Who better to learn from than Mikhail Tal when it comes to how to attack?
Tal, of course, was one of the greatest attacking players of all time — and FM Todd Andrews shows you one of his most brilliant wins.
In this game, Tal butts heads with a fellow future world champion, Tigran Petrosian, one of the best defenders ever.
How did Tal break through against this defensive genius? Watch to find out! | Watch video
IM Rusa Goletiani dives deep into a game between two legendary Soviet world champions: Tigran Petrosian and Boris Spassky.
Learn how Petrosian played a masterful middlegame to stop Spassky’s ideas outright or at least lessen their effectiveness. No one was better at combining attack and defense than Petrosian, and this game was one of his finest.
Watch on to learn Rusa’s rules for how to improve in the middlegame, and to see her favorite move of the entire game.
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GM Melik proudly shows off a game from one of his star students - a player he compares to some of America's newest IMs and GMs. It may not be a name you are familiar with, but that makes it all the more impressive how he takes out a seasoned grandmaster. Watch and see NM Craig Hilby showing positional mastery well beyond his years. You'll also learn why Melik thinks the Ruy Lopez is the king of openings. Learn it and you'll be ready for all pawn structures. | Watch video
GM Khachiyan channels the advice of his boyhood teacher, GM Tigran Petrosian. What do you think happens when you follow the wisdom of a world champion? You win in style of course. The recent game takes us down a well-trodden path in the French, but deep into theory, it becomes clear that Melik knows more and understands the plans better. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he had the position on his computer minutes before the game! | Watch video
The king is not dead, long live the king! Today we get to see the king act like a kickoff return man in football as he outruns the entire enemy army en route to safety. Often, when you're able to march him up the board, he becomes the necessary extra piece to break through your opponent's defenses. It's extra pleasing to see the old guy act nimble. Who says generals have to control their army from behind? Not Short, Petrosian or Larsen! | Watch video