GM Dejan Bojkov can’t emphasize enough the power of central passed pawns, so here’s another lesson on this crucial concept.
Learn from two of the best players ever, Kramnik and Shirov, in a game when both were aggressive young chess superstars.
Kramnik creates a deadly advanced central pawn early, and his technique is brilliant in converting the advantage. | Watch video
We continue with our second Member Analysis video lecture on the subject of "race positions". Today's video lecture highlights how the details can change when the king's are castled on the same side of the board, the center is closed, and one side has a space advantage. Sound familiar? King's Indian Defense players, take notes and don't forget to memorize the rhyme: Whoever gets to the base (of the structure), wins the race! | Watch video
Today Dr. Ginsburg provides a cure for the common affliction known as "getting-mated-in-the-King's-Indian-Defense-itis"! This aggressive sideline for white, when described in such a clear and concise manner by International Master mark Ginsburg, provides hope to many searching for "the answer" in the Bayonet Attack. Though no variation is perfect, the practical reasoning associated with this line is enough to get excited. Execute along the c-file and victory is yours! | Watch video
Today Grandmaster Alex Lenderman delivers his fifth installment in the video series on playing with a space advantage. Reviewed today is perhaps one of Alex's best games, from certainly one of his best overall tournament performances. In the King's Indian, knowledge and experience in playing with a space advantage is both vital for your attack (on the queenside) and your defense (on the kingside). Watch as Alex displays "space mastery" against GM Rogelio Barcenilla... | Watch video