This month’s Titled Tuesday featured some of the best chess players in the world, but none of them could come close to GM Hikaru Nakamura, who won his third straight event.
Join Chess.com host IM Danny Rensch for this full replay of Tuesday’s show and experience the chess action all over again.
Be sure to read FM Mike Klein’s news report in the related links. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams recommends a strange and aggressive response to 1. d4 — The English Defense.
In this important lesson, GM Williams examines what he considers is White’s most important reply to this unorthodox opening.
If you’re going to give the English Defense a try, this might be the most important video for you to watch. | Watch video
Shaun McCoy joins GM Melik for another outstanding episode of Melik & Me. Enjoy a full replay of this fun and educational program originally broadcast on July 9. Find out what the Chess.com members did right and wrong in their own games as analyzed by a Grandmaster. | Watch video
How do some of the top players in the world respond to the aggressive Sicilian Defense?
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you one of the main weapons in White’s openings arsenal: the Bb5 Sicilian.
This solid opening is perfect for players who want to avoid the sharpest lines of the world’s most-studied opening.
Learn from one of the best blitz chess players ever how to incorporate this system into your own speed games. | Watch video
If you want one more dose of summer fireworks, look no further. IM Keaton Kiewra reviews his friend Craig Hilby’s game against the former U.S. champion, GM Alex Shabalov.
Hilby earned a well-deserved IM norm from this tournament, and this game played a big part.
The game, appropriately, was played this July 4th — and as you can guess from the title, plenty of fireworks exploded on the chessboard. | Watch video
No, it’s not the English Opening — it’s the English Defense!
Join GM Simon Williams for his second lesson on this aggressive response to queen's pawn openings.
Learn how to use your f-pawn to quickly unbalance the position and throw a major wrench in all of White’s plans. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. The subtitle today is, “Meanwhile in China.” Yermo looks at games of the amazing Wei, Yi and other top Chinese players. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on July 6. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili authors a nice tribute to his friend, GM Walter Browne, who died last week at the age of 66.
GM Dzindzichashvili highlights one of the best attributes of GM Browne’s chess: his strict adherence to good principles.
Watch one of GM Browne’s finest wins along with GM Dzindzi in this heartfelt video. | Watch video
GM Maxim Dlugy and IM Yaacov Norowitz put on a show last week, playing a marathon blitz and bullet session for high stakes.
Join Chess.com hosts IM Daniel Rensch and GM Irina Krush for a full replay of Death Match 32. You won’t be disappointed, as the match comes down to the final game.
Don’t forget to read FM Mike Klein’s news report in the related links. | Watch video
This time its Gerard Le-Marechal joining Melik for this week's Melik & Me. Check out this instructional show to see Chess.com members' games analyzed by the proclaimed Chess.com Tutor originally aired on July 2. | Watch video