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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Last time, GM Ben Finegold offered a defense of the Sicilian Dragon as a misunderstood opening.
But what’s the difference between the classical Dragon and the Accelerated Dragon?
GM Finegold shows you the key ideas behind the faster Dragon opening, and warns that as White you cannot try to play against the Accelerated Dragon like it’s a regular Dragon! | Watch video
Bobby Fischer was a confident player, there is no disputing that.
Last time, we saw how his confidence could be his greatest weakness, as he pressed too hard in a drawish endgame and gave up his bishop in the 1972 world championship match with Spassky.
Today, IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how Fischer — undaunted — boldly challenged Spassky in the Russian’s best opening during the same match, with spectacular results.
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IM Daniel Rensch battles some tough puzzles in this latest tactics trainer live session.
Listen to IM Rensch think out loud as he untangles the most difficult positions on the Chess.com tactics trainer.
Try to defeat the automated tactics beast yourself by clicking the TACTICS TRAINER link in the sidebar. | Watch video
Did you miss the 2014 Russian championship superfinals?
Watch GM Alex Yermolinsky and GM Alexander Shabalov as they host this event as special as its name sounds.
Enjoy some of the best games Russia has to offer and some insightful grandmaster commentary. | Watch video
How did the great Henry Nelson Pillsbury handle the Carlsbad pawn structure?
GM Dejan Bojkov demonstrates an educational win in this pawn structure by Pillsbury from more than 100 years ago.
Do you know the “Pillsbury circle” in this opening? Find out in this video how to use the circle to gain space.
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GM Melik Khachiyan and Brother Josh review member games in this full replay of the live show originally broadcast on Dec. 11, 2014. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili was feeling the pressure in the 1990 U.S. Championship, when he had to score a win as White against the strong GM Boris Gulko.
What was GM Dzindzichashvili thinking when he selected an opening that might appear less than ambitious?
Find out the secrets to one of the most instructive games of his career! | Watch video
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan analyzes your games in this full replay of the live show originally broadcast on Dec. 10, 2014. | Watch video
How do you play against someone whose chess is so wild, it’s like he never left the 19th century?
GM Melikset Khachiyan recently had to face the swashbuckling NM Dana MacKenzie, and the clash of styles was immense.
Watch how GM Khachiyan tries to calm down his opponent’s penchant for wild attacks in this exciting game. | Watch video