When can rooks defeat a queen?
FM Mike Klein shows you five exciting games where a queen sacrifice proved that sometimes, the rooks are better.
Learn this explosive theme from some of the best players in the world: Anand, Kramnik, and Victor Bologan are all practitioners of this sacrifice.
Which queen sacrifice do you think is most spectacular? Let us know in the comments. | Watch video
Do you know one of the most flexible openings against 1. d4?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn continues his theme on powerful attacking pawn chains with a lesson on the King’s Indian Defense, which is often the preferred system for aggressive players against the queen’s pawn opening.
GM Perelshteyn shows you all the relevant lines in this opening to achieve an attack with its signature central pawn chain. | Watch video
The d6/e5 pawn structure for Black in the Sicilian is one of the most common patters. It's time you got to know the plans and themes for both sides! GM Khachiyan doesn't need to dig deep in his vault. Instead, why not show off a recent game from the red-hot GM Ivan Saric? That's right - not all Croatians went to the Dalmatian Coast this summer. Some were beating Super-GMs and rising in the ranks; Saric may well soon crack the top 50 if he keeps this up! | Watch video
GM Simon Williams, one of the most frequent practitioners of the Dutch Defense, shows why it isn't the opening's fault that he is 0-3 against GM Alexei Shirov. Today the plan of ...Ne4 and the importance of ...e5 are spotlighted. You'll learn some of the attacking themes to use and pawn structures to avoid. After the opening lesson, you also get to see Shirov be Shirov with a textbook exchange sac. What is it with Latvians and their devastating attacks? Watch the Baltic Blitz! | Watch video
FM Melekhina admits to resorting to trickery when she must, but she's most proud of this "clean win" against a woman she's struggled against, WIM Iryna Zenyuk. By understanding the main themes of a pawn sacrifice in the Rossolimo, she banishes the black knight. It remains in exile the entire game while Alisa's pieces roam freely. What is it with our author's love for Exchange sacrifices over women named Irina? If they keep working, she'll keep using them! | Watch video