Sometimes the best way to secure a draw in lopsided opposite-colored bishop endgames is to follow your opponent’s king with your own.
If your king behaves like it has separation anxiety from its counterpart, you can control the key diagonal without letting the opposing pawns advance.
Sounds a little confusing? The endgame expert GM Alex Yermolinsky walks you through this important concept. | Watch video
We all know that opposite-colored bishop endgames are drawish, but what is the best technique to actually defend this endgame?
GM Alex Yermolinsky, one of Chess.com’s best endgame specialists, has all the answers in this first video of a new series.
Learn how to properly defend a bishop ending in this can’t-miss video lesson. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky has a key piece of endgame knowledge you simply have to know if you’re serious about chess.
Learn the best way to draw when down a pawn with two pieces each left — and see how GM Yermo’s opponent lost because he did not follow this advice!
Finally, if your opponent allows it, learn how to win with an extra pawn and a knight vs a bishop. | Watch video
If you’re looking for a nice, quiet chess game, this video is not for you.
GM Alex Yermolinsky reviews a game where neither side was willing to back down from the sharpest lines, and the results are complicated, to say the least.
Learn what GM Yermolinksy was thinking as he chose the most aggressive moves available. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky starts a new series about his most interesting games from a recent tournament in South America.
In this game, find out how GM Yermo bounces back after an opening that didn’t quite work out as planned, only to fumble away the win in the end.
As you will see, sometimes your opponent dictates your own correct plan, and it’s all about good execution. | 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
Have you ever seen a perfect game of chess?
GM Alex Yermolinksy has. Join GM Yermo in a deep analysis of an exciting battle between two of the brightest stars in recent chess history: Alexei Shirov and Vladimir Kramnik.
Shirov decides early to steer the game away from the infamous Berlin endgame, with spectacular results. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy draws inspiration from a recent FIDE World Team Championship game to teach you the intricacies of a complex endgame.
With a rook facing off against a bishop and knight, the position isn’t so clear.
But GM Yermo walks you through all the possibilities to show you which side is winning — and how to win. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy is back with another full episode of Old School.
With no shortage of opinions, game analysis, and amusing stories, this show has something for every chess fan.
Enjoy this full replay of the show originally broadcast on April 20. | Watch video
Two of the best up-and-coming grandmasters in the United States battle it out in this excellent game from the recent U.S. Chess Championship.
GM Alex Yemolinsky analyzes a match-up between Chess.com columnist GM Daniel Naroditsky and GM Ray Robson.
Check out GM Robson’s persistent endgame technique to grind out the win. | Watch video