Even if your position is bad, you can still take advantage of your opponent’s mistakes to salvage or even win the game.
In this entertaining member-game analysis, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili points out all the times both players did not do this, playing move after move of plan-less chess.
Find out what these two Chess.com members should have played in this hilarious lesson. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is having “knight-mares” about unrealized plans in this member-game analysis.
Even though the two combatants are very good players, there are still plenty of mistakes to avoid in this game.
GM Dzindzichashvili points out the members’ plans gone awry in this entertaining and educational recap. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch presses the reset button on the Chess.com tactics trainer, starting with a fresh rating of 1200.
How quickly can he rise through the ranks and gain rating points? The tactics trainer is a tough grader, but IM Rensch explains the thought process you need to solve its puzzles.
Learn what an international master is thinking when he solves tactical exercises in this instructive lesson. | Watch video
Are your King’s Pawn Games lacking in excitement? GM Simon Williams has an explosive solution for you -- the King’s Gambit!
This romantic opening is out of fashion in top-level play, but that doesn’t mean it can’t rack up the points elsewhere.
GM Williams shows you the powerful secrets of this dynamic opening, and how to crush your unsuspecting opponents who will be expecting anything but this true gambit. | Watch video
What do you do when your opponent plays an anti-Sicilian system against your favorite opening? GM Ben Finegold shows you how to crush these openings once and for all.
In this video, GM Finegold shows you the fine points of the Rossolimo variation, the most popular response from players avoiding open Sicilians.
Learn how to pick a “pet line” to get a quick advantage against these anti-Sicilian players! | Watch video
If you only watch one video on the Dutch, it must be this one! GM Ginger, the author of books on the opening, synthesizes the main points into this introductory video. Watch him discuss the pawn structures and attacking formations while he flashes some tactics. Beating a 2700 is as simple as "throwing your bits at him." Now go chuck your army at the king and beat a Super-GM - let us know in the comments who you took down! | Watch video
"You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like Danny." Today he raised his Tactics Trainer rating more than 600 points in 30 minutes. Wouldn't it be nice if your Chess.com rating went up that quickly? Some puzzles he aces like a whiz, but he struggles with others late in the session. Listen and hear what a strong player is thinking about, and see how he self-diagnoses his weaknesses. | Watch video
GM Bojkov's talented student is back. Today you'll see one of the games that helped Dom gain nearly 500 rating points. Black gets two pieces for the rook, and all of the fun. White's major pieces shuffle around listlessly as Coach Bojkov shows Dom constantly improving the worst-place piece. Sometimes that is even the king! Watch and see the torturous straightjacket that White is forced to wear. | Watch video
IM Danny Rensch plays the part of Stephen Colbert! A "tip of the hat and a wag of the finger" as he inadvertently plays into a Giri-Morozevich game that was very scary for Black. Rensch also gets in trouble; at multiple points half of his army is hanging. Break out your calculators - there are several strange material imbalances that unfold. Watch and see if you learn any "truthiness" about this line in the Nimzo! | Watch video
Put away your calculators today - GM Kaidanov has no use for them. Adding up the points of each army will only distort the truth and obscure the magnificence of this queen sacrifice by GM Boris Gulko. It almost seems as if it is a race to give away pieces as both sides struggle for activity over material. The final tactical sequence is worthy of high praise, and ironically White's "extra" queen only gets in his way. Watch and see the improbable finish for yourself. | Watch video