GM Sam Shankland faces off with the legendary Dutch grandmaster Jan Tinman on his home turf in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.
After starting the Tata Steel challengers tournament with three draws, Shankland is in the mood to mix things up in this hard-fought French Winawer.
GM Shankland takes you move-by-move through the opening and early middlegame of this instructive tilt. | Watch video
Who better to learn from than Mikhail Tal when it comes to how to attack?
Tal, of course, was one of the greatest attacking players of all time — and FM Todd Andrews shows you one of his most brilliant wins.
In this game, Tal butts heads with a fellow future world champion, Tigran Petrosian, one of the best defenders ever.
How did Tal break through against this defensive genius? Watch to find out! | Watch video
What’s the most important thing you need to beat weaker players?
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan reveals the secret way to win against lower-rated players as she analyzes her performance in the Politiken Cup.
Learn WGM Abrahamyan’s advice on how to become a better player by adapting well to changes in the position. | Watch video
GM Khachiyan channels the advice of his boyhood teacher, GM Tigran Petrosian. What do you think happens when you follow the wisdom of a world champion? You win in style of course. The recent game takes us down a well-trodden path in the French, but deep into theory, it becomes clear that Melik knows more and understands the plans better. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he had the position on his computer minutes before the game! | Watch video
WGM Abrahamyan is back this month to continue her series on all things French! She provides a very instructive breakdown of the positional secrets to the Winawer Pawn Structure, then she reviews the theory of her "recommended lines" against the sharp, main line 7.Qg4 systems. | Watch video