GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you a short, instructive game with some very important ideas.
GM Khachiyan demonstrates that the best plan when you have weak squares in your position is to eliminate the opponent’s piece that is controlling those squares.
While you’re planning, never stop looking for an in-between move, which often proves decisive (and did in this game).
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You know that cool uncle you have - the one with all the stories and humor and unique insight? Yeah, we have one too. Uncle Yermo's delivery is more campfire storyteller than college professor, so snuggle up with some hot cocoa and lend him your ear. You'll hear stories of Radjabov's slide and Anand's last great charge. You'll also see some of the great technique that the former World Champ just displayed. Thanks Uncle Yermo! | Watch video
Are you constantly playing opponents who play solid, boring lines, hoping to trade everything right away and never spicing it up? GM Leonid Kritz has, and he shows how methodical probing and switching of ideas can still keep some life in the position. He continues his series by showing how to counter the plans of his previous videos. Kritz admits you sometimes have to allow some weaknesses, but you play to win, don't you? | Watch video
Opening Theory, Opening Theory, and oh yeah, more Opening Theory! Well, the Slav hasn't been the most topical Opening variation in chess for the last few years for nothing we suppose... IM Shankland does a superb job of summarizing these variations for our viewer(s), and he still finds the time to offer some pearls of wisdom regarding the general positional nature of these structures as well. Check it out! | Watch video