J.R. Capablanca was a chess prodigy and a genius at all elements of chess, from the basic to the very advanced.
One of the basic concepts many beginners struggle with is when to trade pieces, and it’s no surprise that we can learn a ton about this crucial decision from Capablanca.
FM Elliot Liu reviews a gorgeous Capablanca game to teach you exactly when you should initiate or accept trades in your games. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky continues his educational series on Sergey Karjackin’s rook endgame wizardry.
Learn how the super-GM used his superior knowledge of these extremely complex endgames to make magic on the chessboard.
Don’t forget to check out the prior videos in this series in the related links. | Watch video
The center of the chessboard is a busy and dangerous place, especially when two creative attacking players face off.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you a fascinating game where the crossroads of the board became a gauntlet of dangerous tactics and ideas for one unlucky player who chose to keep his king in the middle of the mess. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams kicked off #ChessMonday with his brand-new show, Spicy Chess.
Watch one of the game’s most colorful grandmasters analyze fun and exciting positions in this full replay.
You will not believe one of the ways GM Williams turned a win into a draw. | Watch video
GM Sergey Karjakin single-handedly defeated the entire Chinese chess team and “upheld the honor of Mother Russia,” according to GM Alex Yermolinsky.
Taking advantage of the event’s format, Karjakin eliminated his opponents one by one.
Against the super-GM Yu Yangyi, Karjakin found himself down a pawn in a blitz showdown.
Find out how the Russian master used the unbalanced position to win the game. | Watch video
Do you realize how fun the French Defense can be?
GM Simon Williams sure does.
Check out this wild lesson on the rogue a-pawn in this supposedly solid and positional opening. | Watch video
Sergey Karjakin was a one-man wrecking crew at the recent Russia-China international match, destroying the best Chinese grandmasters in his wake.
GM Alex Yermolinksy reviews Karjakin’s masterful rook endgame technique from this event, showing you how to play these extremely difficult positions.
Don’t forget to read FM Mike Klein’s full news report on Karjakin’s win in the related links. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Melik Khachiyan recap the Sinquefield thus far, replaying their favorite and more exciting games including MVL vs Topalov and Nakamura vs Aronian. If you missed live coverage make sure to watch these recaps as they are a great way to relive this historical Sinquefield.
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Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. In the debut “Chess Monday” line up Yermo of course covers the games of the Sinquefeld Cup! Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov: There’s all there. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on August 24. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Simon Williams recap the Sinquefield thus far, replaying their favorite and more exciting games including Nakamura vs Caruana and So vs Aronian. If you missed live coverage make sure to watch these recaps as they are a great way to relive this historical Sinquefield. | Watch video