Big attacks and spectacular sacrifices might get all the attention, but there are other ways to win a chess game.
GM Melikset Khachiyan explains the powerful positional method of restriction, which slowly saps the energy of both your opponent and his pieces.
Learn how to deny your opponent space, squares, and potential in this enlightening lesson. | Watch video
Hikaru Nakamura took on a former world champion, and IM Keaton Kiewra has a comprehensive analysis of the game.
Which world champion did Hikaru play? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.
Learn how the strongest players in the world go about improving their position in this lesson. | Watch video
What you don’t know about playing against pawn majorities in chess can hurt you, as GM Melikset Khachiyan explains in his latest pawn lesson.
Learn how to take on a larger pawn chain and emerge victorious, bucking the mathematics with accurate play. | Watch video
Does the idea of an opposing pawn majority keep you up at nights?
Fear no longer. GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you an easy method to defeat these dreaded majorities.
After you watch this video, your whole way of looking at imbalanced pawn chains will be different. | Watch video
Tactics decide most chess games, but as you advance in strength, you will find that strategy becomes increasingly important.
So how can you improve your chess strategy? GM Perelshteyn is back with five easy-to-digest strategic tidbits in this can’t-miss video lesson.
Don’t forget to read the companion article in the related links. | Watch video
If you’re going to succeed in chess, you’ve got to trust yourself. While you can study and learn from the best, all you have at the board is your own mind.
IM Keaton Kiewra draws upon his own game to demonstrate that you should trust yourself, not your opponent, and how this trust can lead the way to the win.
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GM Melikset Khachiyan is back with another pawn majority lesson, this time drawing from a game by one of the greatest players ever, Anatoly Karpov.
Watch how the master used his dangerous queenside pawns to devastate his opponent.
Learn how to use a queenside pawn majority in your own games to generate a spectacular win. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan thinks that some major positional chess concepts are not understood as well as they should be.
Starting a new series on these key positional ideas, GM Khachiyan gives you a lesson on turning a pawn majority into a win.
This fundamental middlegame-to-endgame theme is tremendously important and will often guide your game-long strategy. | Watch video
The center is the most important part of the chessboard, the crossroads through which attacks are often launched and defense comes to the rescue.
GM Dejan Bojkov demonstrates how to use this vital area of the board to succeed in your own attacks by analyzing an instructive game.
Learn how to control, occupy, and exploit the game’s most critical territory in this lesson. | Watch video
FM Alisa Melekhina thoroughly analyzes one of her recent games to teach you the importance of keeping the tension on the chessboard.
After building a very promising position out of a hyper-accelerated Dragon, FM Melekhina explains how she could have improved even more by doing one simple thing.
You don’t want to miss this video, where every important move is discussed in depth. | Watch video