When is a draw more exciting than a win? GM Ben Finegold makes his case for this fighting draw between two of the best players in the world, Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Played in the recently concluded Sinquefield Cup (the strongest chess tournament of all time), this game helped set the standard for aggressive, dynamic chess early in the pairings.
Watch carefully for a secret move that according to GM Hikaru Nakamura was only known by three players in the world!
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GM Victor Mikhalevski shows you another high-quality game from this year’s Biel Chess Festival.
Learn what GM Mikhalevski was planning each move of this game, which helped him finish an excellent second-place in the master tournament.
See how Mikhalevski handles the tricky Torre Attack to score a full point with the black pieces. | Watch video
Have you ever made a chess move so brilliant that spectators threw money onto the board in gratitude? If so, you might be the legendary Frank Marshall, whose “gold coin” game is oft-cited as containing the greatest chess move ever made.
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you the move and explains what makes it so outstanding.
If that wasn’t enough, IM Kiewra also presents one of greatest games ever played.
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FM Elliot Liu concludes both the exciting Lasker game from part 3 and the video series as a whole with this thrilling finishing flurry of continual chess threats.
Learn how Lasker finished off the hapless Porges by maintaining constant pressure and creating new problems for his opponent with every move.
Can you find the piece sacrifice at the end that seals the deal? | Watch video
GM Victor Mikhalevski walks you through a fascinating game from this year’s Biel Chess Festival.
Learn what GM Mikhalevski was thinking each move of this excellent win with the white pieces on his way to an outstanding second-place finish in the master tournament.
Dive deep into Mikhalevski’s anti-Slav system and learn how to win a complex positional game. | Watch video
Join IM Keaton Kiewra for an exhilarating blitz session with live commentary against four strong opponents, including two FMs, in 3-minute games on Chess.com.
Will Keaton be able to notch four wins in this blitz battle, or will his opponents score some upsets?
What does an international master think about when he’s in a time scramble? Find out in this incredible video.
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What happens when Chess.com's best takes on a world top 15 player? Well, it's a little predictable, but if at first you don't succeed, try a half-dozen times! IM Danny Rensch faces off in a live session against GM Wesley So, the new American number two who is also encroaching on the world top ten. The two play six wildly different openings, and So shows why he is so tough to beat. That doesn't mean Rensch doesn't go down fighting. Watch and see him try to convert several advantages! | Watch video
GM Ben Finegold previews the upcoming Sinquefield Cup, which is set to be the strongest chess tournament in history.
Two young, exciting super GMs are playing: Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Which of these rising stars will shine the brightest in St. Louis?
GM Finegold takes a look at two amazing games between them. Can Caruana score a win against MVL’s dangerous Najdorf Sicilian? Will MVL be able to crack Caruana’s Berlin Wall? Watch to find out. | Watch video
FM Mike Klein analyzes a relatively unknown endgame between international masters with a beautiful, study-like finish.
You might spot the first sacrifice, but it’s the second piece offering that really puts this game over the top.
FM Klein shows you the power of connected passed pawns, and how they can win even without any help from your pieces. | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu continues his analysis of an instructive Aron Nimzowitsch game on the art of keeping the initiative.
The game starts with an amazing string of moves by Nimzowitsch that improves his position while keeping his opponent occupied and reacting to threats.
Watch how Nimzowitsch magically turns a dormant rook into a monster in two moves, then optimizes his other pieces. If you’ve ever seen a good knight vs. a bad bishop, you will recognize the power of Nimzo's ultimate plan. | Watch video