Can you name the five types of forks that are the keys to winning chess tactics?
IM Daniel Rensch shows you the five fork patterns you need to know before you play your next chess game.
You’ll learn how each fork works and the types of positions where you need to look for them.
Don’t forget to take IM Rensch’s timed challenges in the video based on your own skill level. | Watch video
IM Rusa Goletiani shows you how to limit your opponent’s best ideas in her debut video for Chess.com.
You will learn two ways to stop your opponent’s plans before they happen:
1. Prevent your opponent’s best moves using tactics and control of key squares.
2. Allow your opponent to complete his idea, but only when it is to your advantage.
Finally, IM Goletiani shows you when to transition between stopping your opponent’s ideas and starting your own decisive attack.
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The English and the Americans, brought together by the Dutch?! That's the case today on Chess.com as GM Williams prepares with two poker players and flops the nuts versus a top GM. The scintillating attack features some great moments to improve your tactics and calculation. We won't be paying Williams to do any videos on defense any time soon. But he's brilliant in attack, and today he shows you why aggression should be your default setting. See what he turns over on the river to win the pot! | Watch video
If you only watch one video on the Dutch, it must be this one! GM Ginger, the author of books on the opening, synthesizes the main points into this introductory video. Watch him discuss the pawn structures and attacking formations while he flashes some tactics. Beating a 2700 is as simple as "throwing your bits at him." Now go chuck your army at the king and beat a Super-GM - let us know in the comments who you took down! | Watch video
The Third Annual ChessKid National Invitational Online Championship is front and center today. Host IM Danny Rensch shows the elite American prodigies navigate their way through 196 total moves of two technical rook-and-pawn endings. Two of the eventual winners show off their technique - Chinguun Bayaraa and Emily Nguyen. The kids don't just know their tactics - they're versed in the fundamentals too! Keep these names in mind, they'll probably be hosting Chess.com videos soon! | Watch video