Can you play brilliant positional chess in a blitz game?
Magnus Carlsen can, of course.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you the positional genius of Carlsen, who successfully defended his world championship against Vishy Anand earlier this week.
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Most players know how to win games against lower-rated opponents. In many cases, it’s simply a matter of technique.
But how on earth do you beat an opponent whose rating is higher than yours? After all, that rating may reflect superior knowledge or ability.
It’s possible — if you believe in yourself. GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you the important ways you can pull off the upset against stronger opponents. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch concludes his “comeback tour” with an instructive last-round game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com.
IM Rensch shows you how to take apart the Accelerated Dragon with a traditional Yugoslav Attack as he tries to finish the tournament on a perfect score.
You’ll learn Danny’s advice on when to liquidate a position for a winning ending, and when to keep the tension on the board. | Watch video
Watch IM Daniel Rensch play and analyze his thrilling fourth game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com. IM Rensch talks you through every move so you understand why he played it.
This game, IM Rensch is paired with a strong young national master, and quickly reaches a sharp, unclear position.
It’s always exciting when two masters castle on opposite sides in a rapid game. Can IM Rensch hold on to win this crucial game? Or will Black’s queenside attack be too much, too quickly? | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch continues his adventure in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com with a nice win as Black in the third round.
Watch how IM Rensch handles the English opening with a flexible response that yields an open position with many possibilities.
Learn how an international master approaches a game against a 1600-level player as IM Rensch explains every move he makes. | Watch video
Learn what IM Daniel Rensch is thinking as he plays round two in the Mind Games prize tournament on Chess.com.
IM Rensch uses an uncommon opening to quickly develop and create well-placed pieces against his 1800-level opponent.
Follow along as the game progresses to a spectacular attacking ending.
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GM Dejan Bojkov concludes his tribute to Réti with a brilliant and unusual attacking game from the great master.
Learn how Reti uses his eponymous opening to launch the assault on the super-strong Bogoljubov, who appropriately responded with the defense that would also eventually be named after him.
You won’t believe the clever queen maneuver Reti uncorked to apply maximum pressure to Black’s center and kingside.
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Is this IM Daniel Rensch’s chess comeback tour?
Enjoy an informative live chess session as IM Rensch plays in the Chess.com Mind Games prize tournament.
Learn what IM Rensch was thinking every move he plays in this decisive win against an intermediate player — even after breaking his own rules for playing against an opponent in time trouble. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky look at one of the most interesting games of the entire FIDE Grand Prix in this analysis of the last round of the tournament.
After showing you the first beautiful game, GM Yermo examines another game, this time between the red-hot Caruana and the always-tough Evgeny Tomashevsky.
Can Caruana break though and score the full point against a much-lower rated player? | Watch video
What’s the best plan when you know it will be a tough game?
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan shows you how to play it safe against a strong, well-prepared opponent in her important game at the Chess Olympiad.
If you find yourself in the midst of your opponent’s plan, try to do some damage control to get the most play out of the position. | Watch video