Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Lamenting no top players having played recently, Yermo suggests changes to the rating system followed by analysis of an Opposite Colored Bishop Ending. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on July 13. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland is back with another deep game analysis against one of the top players in the world.
This time, Shankland faces the fearsome Russian GM Alexander Grischuk.
Will the young American grandmaster be able to hold his own against Grischuk, whose peak rating is an incredible 2810? | Watch video
What is the single-most-important piece of information when GM Roman Dzindzichashvili analyzes a game?
It’s not the rating, not the player, not the event, and not the location. It’s the time control.
Watch how a relatively short time control transforms two good players into habitual blunderers in this entertaining member game analysis. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch presses the reset button on the Chess.com tactics trainer, starting with a fresh rating of 1200.
How quickly can he rise through the ranks and gain rating points? The tactics trainer is a tough grader, but IM Rensch explains the thought process you need to solve its puzzles.
Learn what an international master is thinking when he solves tactical exercises in this instructive lesson. | Watch video
Most players know how to win games against lower-rated opponents. In many cases, it’s simply a matter of technique.
But how on earth do you beat an opponent whose rating is higher than yours? After all, that rating may reflect superior knowledge or ability.
It’s possible — if you believe in yourself. GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you the important ways you can pull off the upset against stronger opponents. | Watch video