In the recently concluded 2014 Chess Olympiad, GM Sam Shankland had the honor of playing against the legendary GM Judit Polgar in her final game before retiring from chess.
GM Shankland shows you move-by-move what he was thinking in this excellent win over Polgar that helped him win a gold medal at the Olympiad.
Find out how GM Shankland reacts when Polgar sacrifices her last piece in a chess career filled with thrilling sacrifices.
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GM Dzindzichashvili continues his series on the Four Pawns Attack in the King’s Indian Defense. Expanding on the analysis in part one, GM Dzindzi starts out by listing the four crucial positional objectives for White in this opening. If Black allows his opponent to achieve all four goals, Black will be in a lot of trouble. GM Dzindzi shows you how to prevent White from achieving this set-up. Stick around till the end of the video to learn every plausible variation in this exciting opening. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch kicks off a new video series with a look at the five pins you need to know before you play your next game.
With examples appropriate for all skill levels, IM Rensch shows you the different types of pins and how to use them to win.
You’ll learn how each pin works and the types of positions where you need to look for them.
Don’t forget to take IM Rensch’s timed challenges in the video based on your own skill level. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland starts out a new video series for Chess.com demonstrating his gold-medal-winning performance at the recently concluded chess Olympiad.
In this first game, GM Shankland shows you how to put away a lower-rated player in a game you’re supposed to win — which is often easier said than done.
Take a look at this sharp Sicilian Richter-Rauzer game and learn how to win a gold medal. | Watch video
When is a draw more exciting than a win? GM Ben Finegold makes his case for this fighting draw between two of the best players in the world, Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Played in the recently concluded Sinquefield Cup (the strongest chess tournament of all time), this game helped set the standard for aggressive, dynamic chess early in the pairings.
Watch carefully for a secret move that according to GM Hikaru Nakamura was only known by three players in the world!
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