How did the great Henry Nelson Pillsbury handle the Carlsbad pawn structure?
GM Dejan Bojkov demonstrates an educational win in this pawn structure by Pillsbury from more than 100 years ago.
Do you know the “Pillsbury circle” in this opening? Find out in this video how to use the circle to gain space.
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Did you know there were five types of chess skewers?
IM Daniel Rensch gives you timed puzzles for all five skewer categories in this interactive video.
If you can solve all of these puzzles you might be “fatally attracted” to skewers in your games.
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IM Daniel Rensch and GM Georg Meier take the helm of Chess.com’s highlights coverage for the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Games nine and ten were crucial for the eventual outcome of the match, as Carlsen was able to secure draws despite Anand’s best attempts to convert any winning chances he could create.
Stick around for an in-depth look at only the important stuff in this informative video. | Watch video
Can IM Daniel Rensch teach you 40 openings in a single video?
On Throwback Thursday, enjoy a crash course in pawn structure for every main-line chess opening.
In this fast-paced lesson, IM Rensch surveys the key elements of the openings, and shows you the crucial ideas for each arising structure.
If you’re a chess beginner, there isn’t a better video for your opening repertoire. If you’re a more advanced player, take this as a refresher course. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Nigel Short check in to recap the exciting game 5 of the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
If you missed watching game 5, or just want to relive the excitement, GMs Yermo and Short will give you every move and variation you need to know.
Stay tuned to the video to find out what GM Nigel Short considers the most important moment of the game. | Watch video