You can’t play the Queen’s Gambit Declined if you don’t know Lasker’s Defense.
Take a lesson on this complex positional set-up from one of the world’s greatest chess theoreticians, GM Gregory Kaidanov.
Learn how to evaluate the opening from both sides in this informative video. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland found himself at board one of the FIDE world team championship last month, facing the best players each team had to offer.
Enjoy this insightful game where GM Shankland matches wits with one of the highest-rated players in the world, Ding Liren. | Watch video
GM Babaev has taught you both sides of the King’s Indian Defense and Attack, but what do you do when your opponent starts with e4?
You can still apply the same ideas as the KID by responding with the Pirc.
GM Babaev shows you exactly how to do it, including tips to turn your knight into a monster against a bad bishop. | Watch video
Like it or not. a great number of games are decided by forcing decisions.
If you’re going to play chess, you simply have to know how to handle these crucial moments.
GM Melikset Khachiyan gives you an important lesson on these moves, providing advice on exactly how to handle key forcing positions. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy draws inspiration from a recent FIDE World Team Championship game to teach you the intricacies of a complex endgame.
With a rook facing off against a bishop and knight, the position isn’t so clear.
But GM Yermo walks you through all the possibilities to show you which side is winning — and how to win. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Max Dlugy host Chess.com’s coverage of the 2015 Shamkir Chess tournament and its best moments.
How do you define chess? GM Yermo says it’s a board of 64 squares, black and white pieces, and Magnus always wins.
Let these two charismatic grandmasters recap this super-GM tournament for you in this special best-of show. | Watch video
Do you sometimes wonder why chess masters make certain moves?
This new series is for you. IM Keaton Kiewra analyzes an exciting game between two of the best players in the world, Wesley So and Anish Giri, and explains the reasoning behind every single move.
Don’t forget to join us on Sunday, May 10 for an online chess simul with Anish Giri to benefit the Nepal earthquake relief effort. | Watch video
GM Gregory Kaidanov continues his Queen’s Gambit primer with one of the most important variations: the Classical.
This historic opening was famously battle-tested in the Alekhine-Capablanca world championship match, and it remains relevant today.
Learn how there is still a lot of play left in this old opening from a master teacher. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams concludes his comprehensive lesson on the aggressive hybrid Sicilian system known as the Dragodorf.
Learn what to do when White tries to counterpunch with the move a4, and how you can maintain your attacking initiative in this opening.
Find out where GM Williams studies chess the most — is it in a pub or in his office? | Watch video
Get excited, Chess.com members. GM Maurice Ashley is back with an astounding Millionaire Chess game for your enjoyment.
You’ll find some of the positions in this game hard to believe, so GM Ashley explains them thoroughly.
Watch and learn from this spectacular tactical battle from last year’s richest chess tournament. | Watch video