The Ruy Lopez is arguably the most important opening in super-grandmaster chess right now, but it’s just as relevant to games played on every level.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you how the slightest of weaknesses in Black’s camp can provide excellent targets for the white army in this fighting opening.
Learn the crucial ideas deep in this opening as you review an instructive win by the tireless attacking Boleslavsky. | Watch video
Are you looking for a plan as White in the Carlsbad pawn structure?
Look no further than the work of Mikhail Botvinnik, one of the greatest chess theoreticians of all time.
GM Dejan Bojkov reviews Botvinnik’s plan in this structure, and shows you an instructive game against Botvinnik’s main rival, Paul Keres, who was himself an inventive super-grandmaster. | Watch video
Did you miss the 2014 Russian championship superfinals?
Watch GM Alex Yermolinsky and GM Alexander Shabalov as they host this event as special as its name sounds.
Enjoy some of the best games Russia has to offer and some insightful grandmaster commentary. | Watch video
Do super grandmasters make mistakes?
You bet they do. We saw two astounding blunders on the highest possible level in game six of the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
So if world champions make errors in slow games, you can bet that super GMs make all kinds of blunders in blitz games, even as strong as they are.
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili shows you blunders made in a game featuring the second-best player in the world, Fabiano Caruana. | Watch video
Have you ever seen a grandmaster game with four queen sacrifices, none of which could be accepted?
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you a shocking Efim Gellar game where the legendary grandmaster uses his queen like an unstoppable battering ram that simply cannot be taken!
If you can learn how to use your queen like Gellar, you might find yourself making your opponent offers he must refuse. | Watch video
Can GM Alex Lenderman make up a 130-point rating difference against GM Wang Yue in Death Match 27?
Watch these exciting highlights to find out.
Whether you missed the live broadcast last week, or you just want to relive its best moments, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the next 21 minutes.
GM Simon Williams and GM Irina Krush supply the commentary for this clash of strong grandmasters.
Be sure to stick around until the end of the video for the match’s thrilling conclusion. | Watch video
Can GM Alex Lenderman make up a 130-point rating difference against GM Wang Yue in Death Match 27? Watch the complete show to find out. If you missed the live broadcast last week, relive it in all its glory here! GM Simon Williams and GM Irina Krush supply the commentary for this clash of strong grandmasters. Be sure to stick around until the end of the video for the match’s thrilling conclusion. | Watch video
What happens when two of the greatest chess minds ever collide?
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you the fireworks when two of history’s strongest grandmasters face each other: GM Richard Reti and GM Akiba Rubinstein.
GM Bojkov analyzes this positional masterpiece from Reti, and explains how he was able to crack Rubinstein’s defenses to score a win. | Watch video
Are you ready for a wild game where both sides sacrifice material for better piece activity?
Doesn’t sound like a boring grandmaster draw, does it?
GM Ben Finegold agrees, and he explains why this Vitiugov-MVL drawn game is more exciting than most wins.
Watch how both grandmasters sacrifice exchanges for specific goals, and listen to GM Finegold’s advice on how to be patient after making a material sacrifice. | Watch video
Everyone knows that today’s top computer engines can crush human players without breaking a digital sweat.
But what happens when you team up super grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and a lower-rated engine against Stockfish, the best computer chess program in the world? Can this “cyborg” team do better against the modern engine?
And what if you gave Nakamura pawn-and-move odds against the digital monster? Can humanity’s hopes be saved?
Watch these highlights to find out. | Watch video