GM Sergey Karjakin single-handedly defeated the entire Chinese chess team and “upheld the honor of Mother Russia,” according to GM Alex Yermolinsky.
Taking advantage of the event’s format, Karjakin eliminated his opponents one by one.
Against the super-GM Yu Yangyi, Karjakin found himself down a pawn in a blitz showdown.
Find out how the Russian master used the unbalanced position to win the game. | Watch video
Sergey Karjakin was a one-man wrecking crew at the recent Russia-China international match, destroying the best Chinese grandmasters in his wake.
GM Alex Yermolinksy reviews Karjakin’s masterful rook endgame technique from this event, showing you how to play these extremely difficult positions.
Don’t forget to read FM Mike Klein’s full news report on Karjakin’s win in the related links. | Watch video
You probably know that hesitating in chess is bad, but you’ll be amazed at how quickly things fall apart after one unjustified delay.
GM Alex Yermolinsky examines an unusual game from the Russian team championships to illustrate this important chess truth.
Just as White is about to consolidate his position, Black uses that moment to start a deadly attack. You don’t want to miss the double rook sacrifice at the end. | 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
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Yermo speculats on the return to Kasparov to competetive chess before moving on to the Russian team championship. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on May 4. | Watch video