The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the most important openings in chess, and GM Gregory Kaidanov begins a new series devoted to it.
Learn the origin, history, basic ideas, move orders, and transpositions of this solid opening. Then dive deep into the variations where the c and d pawns are exchanged early.
The Queen’s Gambit Declined is as relevant as ever today, even making an appearance at the most recent world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. | Watch video
Did you miss the latest Titled Tuesday tournament on Chess.com?
IM Daniel Rensch has you covered with the full replay of his live broadcast.
Check out what it’s like to be an international master playing in a titled tournament, and enjoy some exciting late-round action to see who wins. | Watch video
Want to see some queen sacrifices from the best players in the world?
FM Mike Klein continues his scintillating series with world champion queen sacrifices.
Learn from some of the greatest players of all time and appreciate the beauty of this exciting tactic. | Watch video
Appreciating pawns in chess may be an old idea, but it’s still relevant in modern chess.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn analyzes a fairly recent game between two strong grandmasters where a strong pawn center is worth more than an entire piece.
Learn how to use pawn power to destroy your opponent’s defenses, even when you have to give up some material to crack open the position. | Watch video
GM Melik Khachiyan and Gerard Le-Marechal analyze member games in their latest edition of the Melik and Me show. Enjoy a full replay of this fun and educational program originally broadcast on March 5. Find out what the Chess.com members did right and wrong in their own games as analyzed by a grandmaster. | Watch video
What opening would Mike Tyson choose if he played chess?
GM Simon Williams thinks he’d pick a super-aggressive opening, probably one from the “spicy” series.
Continuing to reveal his secret opening repertoire, GM Williams shows you his favorite setups against the Scandinavian Defense. | Watch video
If your opponent makes a mistake and you don’t take advantage of it, you’ve made a mistake yourself!
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili reviews a hilarious member game full of both kinds of errors.
Learn how to evaluate positions immediately after your opponent makes a misstep — and how not to return the favor by making a bad move in reply.
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It’s rapid carnage on the chessboard as Hikaru Nakamura dispatches a dozen opponents more quickly than you’ll believe.
FM Mike Klein does his best chess auctioneer impression as he keeps up with the action, explaining the tricks, traps, and attacks that Hikaru was able to find in just fractions of seconds.
Learn how Nakamura beats some of the strongest bullet players in the world, and see how he makes short work of their most desperate tricks. | Watch video
Did you miss the biggest Titled Tuesday in history?
Check out the full replay here and find out who won a piece of the $2,500 prize pool, the largest ever for Titled Tuesday.
Join host IM Daniel Rensch as he shows you the best games of this amazing tournament.
Check out FM Mike Klein's full report in the related links. | Watch video
When are a few pawns worth more than a queen and rook put together?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you an unbelievable famous game where the power of pawns was on full display.
Learn how to march your pawn majority forward at any cost to win in spectacular fashion. | Watch video