How can you attack like Mikhail Tal, one of the most ferocious chess players in history?
GM Simon Williams shows you how in this fun and educational lesson on his favorite chess player of all time.
Learn the secret to conjuring fierce attacks over the board and you too can play like “the magician of Riga.” | Watch video
Have you ever begun an attack only to be cruelly rebuffed by timely counterplay from your opponent? GM Simon Williams has the solution in part 4 of 5 from his "How to Attack" video series. Have a look at the classic game Short vs. Timman as the Ginger GM shows you not only how to build your own attack, but also how to frustrate your opponent's plans and designs in the process. | Watch video
If you want to learn how to attack, why not learn from one of the greatest attackers ever?
GM Simon Williams shows you how Garry Kasparov and his aggressive brand of chess wiped his opponents off the board.
Even if you’ve already seen Kasparov’s “immortal game” against Topalov, you have to see this video lesson. | Watch video
Simon Williams continues his series on the very fun and important topic of how to attack in chess.
Drawing upon one of his own games for inspiration, GM Williams runs you through his entire thought process on how to conceive and execute an attack.
GM Williams’ philosophy is that an attack begins from the opening itself, so being aggressive and developing quickly are important. | Watch video
Do your attacks sometimes fizzle and falter? GM Simon Williams is here to help with part one of five of his "How to Attack" video series. Feel your attacking prowess grow as Simon walks you through the attacking masterpiece Polugaevsky versus Nezhmetdinov, explaining how to lay a sound attacking foundation, how to spot opportunity, and how to execute. | Watch video
If you’ve made it this far in GM Simon Williams’ examination of the French Defense, you’ve got to watch the last video in this educational series.
Simon wraps up his French lessons with the odds and ends of the opening to make your knowledge complete, including how to play against the “spicy” wing gambit.
After this video you will be able to stare down 1. e4 with full confidence. | Watch video
How did Bobby Fischer play against the French Defense as White, and what can you do to respond to his system?
GM Simon Williams continues his love letter to the French with this fun and important video lesson on the King’s Indian Attack. | Watch video
It took GM Simon Williams 25 years to master the French Defense, but it should take you a lot less time now that you know all his secrets.
Get ready for a lesson on perhaps the most popular of White’s responses to the French Defense — the classical variation with Nc3.
Learn what to do against this important variation favored by some of best players in the world, including Fischer and Tal. | Watch video
Do you realize how fun the French Defense can be?
GM Simon Williams sure does.
Check out this wild lesson on the rogue a-pawn in this supposedly solid and positional opening. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams has played the French Defense all his life, and he has quite a few secrets to share.
Learn how to play a universal system against the dynamic Tarrasch French in this extremely useful lesson, covering the most commonly played moves by White.
Find out how GM Williams did against one of the best players in the world in this opening in a late-night barroom battle.
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