IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how to win three of the most important and entertaining zugzwang endgames:
1. Rook vs. knight.
2. Queen vs. rook.
3. Extra pawns with opposite-colored bishops.
If you find yourself on the better side of these endgames, try to reach these famous zugzwang positions and make your opponents move into their own demise. | Watch video
The Challenge, should IM Rendle choose to accept it: You must castle the opposite way of your opponent and you must not allow a trade of queens. Chess is hard enough without such arbitrary additional rules, but that's the beauty of Hack Attack. See if our star can not only win the game, but remain within the self-imposed parameters. All in a day's work for the MacGyver of Chess.com/TV! | Watch video
The final chapter in the Dutch Defense covers various other responses, including what to do when White fails to fianchetto. The Ginger GM also shows a model game where Black accomplishes the thematic ...e5 and gets an impressive pawn duo on the 5th rank. Watch how Black's latent queenside development comes alive and gives him great play. You'll also some some early move order questions you must answer, but you're now ready to go Dutch! | Watch video
What happens when the Albin Counter Gambit meets up with GM Finegold's opening repertoire? A Chigorin cousin with queenside knights is born! Finegold speculates that the opening is far better than its reputation, and sets out to prove it by showing three games in less than 15 minutes! If offbeat but playable openings are your thing, this land-speed record will set you off on the right foot. Why not enter choose an opening you'll know more about than your opponent? | Watch video
It's an all-FM Sportscenter highlight package today on Chess.com. FM Melekhina and FM Liu discuss the critical moments of the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship. We had a four-queens endgame, a touch-move blunder, a critical 1 vs. 2 matchup in the Women's, a 1 vs. 2 snoozefest in the Men's, and other moments worthy of discussion. Who knew chess could be so controversial? | Watch video