Everyone knows the Sicilian is a fighting opening, where both sides need to go all-in on their plans.
But how do you gain the initiative in such a hotly contested opening?
GM Melikset Khachiyan reviews one of his own recent games to show you exactly the plan you need. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky shows you best recent games of the FIDE Grand Prix in Baku.
Can Fabiano Caruana keep up his winning ways against the stalwart Russian super-GM Peter Svidler?
GM Yermo takes a look at what could be the great Russian collapse at this tournament. | Watch video
Chess.com takes lemons and makes lemonade. After the live server crashes, IM Rensch calls up an old pal and Death Match graduate, GM Shankland. The two discuss who is the most beatable opponent in the upcoming Tournament of Champions. Shankland then accepts Rensch's challenge. Watch the gamesmanship as the two play a live blitz game. "The only thing I should do in real chess games... is provide trash talk," Danny realizes after his recent games with Nakamura and Shankland. | Watch video
GM Melik Khachiyan continues his incisive series on prophylaxis and calculation by showing one of his own recent games, and his missed opportunities, against the veteran GM Gregory Kaidanov. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the opening - many subtle ideas arise after the first player decides to create twin half-open files. Watch and learn how GMs offer new insight to a position we probably all played in our junior days! | Watch video
Today GM Shankland kicks off a new series, reviewing his recent games from the Pan-American Team Championship! Shanky does an excellent job of explaining the basic and general themes of the modern Najdorf, before he launches into the theoretical review of a very topical line in the 8.h3 "Neo-English Attack". The sharp game that ensues is highly instructive... | Watch video