FM Elliot Liu continues his analysis of an instructive Aron Nimzowitsch game on the art of keeping the initiative.
The game starts with an amazing string of moves by Nimzowitsch that improves his position while keeping his opponent occupied and reacting to threats.
Watch how Nimzowitsch magically turns a dormant rook into a monster in two moves, then optimizes his other pieces. If you’ve ever seen a good knight vs. a bad bishop, you will recognize the power of Nimzo's ultimate plan. | Watch video
IM Rusa Goletiani dives deep into a game between two legendary Soviet world champions: Tigran Petrosian and Boris Spassky.
Learn how Petrosian played a masterful middlegame to stop Spassky’s ideas outright or at least lessen their effectiveness. No one was better at combining attack and defense than Petrosian, and this game was one of his finest.
Watch on to learn Rusa’s rules for how to improve in the middlegame, and to see her favorite move of the entire game.
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Watch this full replay of the Pardon Our Blunders show, which was broadcast live on July 28, 2014 on Chess.com/TV.
Join IM Daniel Rensch and GM Ben Finegold for a live bullet chess throwdown before they square off in a discussion about 10 hot chess topics.
Don’t miss when FM Mike Klein calls in with his “blunder of the month.” | Watch video
Learn from Coach Dan Heisman as he answers chess questions in this full replay of his 8/8/14 live broadcast. | Watch video
GM Ben Finegold shows us three generations of winning endgames, examining master games by his father, his son, and himself in his latest video for Chess.com.
You will learn that the key to winning a supposedly drawish endgame is often to sacrifice a piece or an exchange to achieve a decisive passed pawn or tactic. | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu analyzes an instructive Aron Nimzowitsch game where nearly every move contains a potent threat.
Nimzowitsch’s positional understanding was decades ahead of his time, and he makes use of that knowledge to quickly gain a winning position against his hapless opponent.
In this video, part one of the series, FM Liu shows you how to keep up constant threats to gain a positional advantage. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you three more important and entertaining zugzwang endgames: one from a student, one from his own game, and the most famous zugzwang game ever, a masterpiece between Sämisch and Nimzowitsch in 1923.
Learn key zugzwang concepts from the first two positions, and then sit back and enjoy what has been called the immortal zugzwang game between the two super grandmasters. | Watch video
FM Mike Klein reviews an amazing 2001 game between two of the strongest bullet players of all time: GM Roland Schmaltz and GM Ronen Har-Zvi.
Is this the most incredible bullet game you never knew about? Probably.
FM Klein shows you the crazy game along with some traps that could spring up from its Vienna opening. | Watch video
GM Ben Finegold reviews his father’s famous game with Bobby Fischer, one of the greatest players of all time.
NM Ronald Finegold played an excellent game in the French Defense against Fischer, who was 20 years old, at the 1963 Western Open in Bay City, Michigan.
Fischer went on to win the tournament with 7.5/8.
NM Finegold decided to reach an endgame against Fischer, and the result was an instructive position reprinted in textbooks and magazines. | Watch video
GM Irina Krush and GM Nadezhda Kosintseva squared off in Chess.com's Death Match 26 on July 26, 2014.
It was the highest-rated all-female Death Match ever, and it showed in the games. Watch this highlights video to see the best parts of one of the most exciting Death Matches ever.
Commentary by IM Daniel Rensch and GM Robert Hess. | Watch video