FM Alisa Melekhina demonstrates the three best queen sacrifices by the greatest sacrificer of all time: Mikhail Tal.
Unlike many super-GM games today that are steeped in theory, Tal’s romantic games were ripe with the possibility for spectacular sacrifices.
FM Melekhina shows how Tal would often sacrifice without a specific variation set in stone, but instead for a general sense of superior piece play and possibilities. | Watch video
Have you ever seen a grandmaster game with four queen sacrifices, none of which could be accepted?
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you a shocking Efim Gellar game where the legendary grandmaster uses his queen like an unstoppable battering ram that simply cannot be taken!
If you can learn how to use your queen like Gellar, you might find yourself making your opponent offers he must refuse. | Watch video
Have you ever had that dream where you're being chased, and no matter how fast you go, you never outrun the danger? GM Dzindzichashvili's latest video leaves the black king in a similar predicament. White offers a queen for only two minor pieces. There's no direct win, but at the same time, Black never finds safe passage for his king. If there was a such thing as a "positional queen sacrifice" then surely this is it. Enjoy the latest novelty shop analysis! | Watch video
The first competitive game between Anand and Carlsen since their World Championship Match. That's not enough to make you watch? How about Carlsen-Nakamura, facing off in the last round of the blitz tournament? Perhaps that's still not enough. How about a Reverse Budapest Gambit, which leads to a queen sacrifice and forced mate? I hope we have your interest now! Watch the final two rounds of the blitz match which determines color allocation in the Zurich Chess Challenge! | Watch video
Throw out the playbook for this one! We've got a b-pawn advancing on the first move, multiple knights on the edge, neither king castling, and a queen sacrifice. So it's beautiful, yes, and it is also crazy. GM Mikhalevski's calm demeanor belies the maelstrom of pieces swarming each king. Whose monarch will topple first? | Watch video