What happens when two of the greatest chess minds ever collide?
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you the fireworks when two of history’s strongest grandmasters face each other: GM Richard Reti and GM Akiba Rubinstein.
GM Bojkov analyzes this positional masterpiece from Reti, and explains how he was able to crack Rubinstein’s defenses to score a win. | 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
You've heard GM Finegold's take on this game, now get the analysis straight from the source. GM Shankland walks you through his decisions in winning the best game prize at the 2014 U.S. Championship. He's far less critical of GM Akobian's choices than others were - Black simply had a rotten position early on. Shankland's now a $1000 richer, and you're at least that much smarter - we all win! | Watch video
Despite being close several times, Nakamura famously has never overcome Carlsen in classical time controls. In Zurich this year, he built a formidable battery on the h-file. But did he have the Swiss precision to finally grab his first win? Coach Keaton reviews the semantics of the aggressive opening as well as the hugely-complex attack, in which a quiet move amidst the maelstrom was called for!
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In what is surely the most exciting of any Nakamura-Carlsen encounter, this one had more twists than an M. Night Shyamalan movie. It seemed for a while that the American could win on the f- g- or h-file, despite getting creamed on the b-file. The tactics are mind-boggling, but luckily IM Danny Rensch and former World Junior Champion GM Alexander Ipatov are working overtime! Did Nakamura find his way and defeat Carlsen for the first time ever in Classical chess? | Watch video