GM Dejan Bojkov recently played the rising American chess star, IM Jeffery Xiong.
What completely shocking move did the young prodigy play in the middlegame? You’ll have to watch to find out — and learn from GM Bojkov’s instructional analysis of the results. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Anticipating the Sinquefeld Cup, Yermo wraps up his coverage of the Russian Superfinal highlighting an excellent game of Tomashevsky. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on August 17. | Watch video
A chess opening can get messed up so early that you can’t really evaluate what happens afterwards.
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili nonetheless presses on with this member analysis, showing how two players handle the aftermath of a “corrupted opening” very differently.
In an unbalanced position, one side plays with a clear plan, while the other flounders about aimlessly. The result is predictable but no less instructive. | Watch video
Did you miss Titled Tuesday, the world’s premier online chess tournament? Or do you just want to relive the magic?
Either way, enjoy a full replay of this exciting event, hosted by IM Daniel Rensch and attended by some of the best blitz players on earth. | Watch video
If your opponent meets your Classical French Defense with e5, you can always play Nd7 with a solid theoretical footing.
But what would be the fun in that? GM Simon Williams, as usual, recommends a shocking move to immediately blast the game out of the opening books.
Find out about this spicy idea in this bold video.
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Big attacks and spectacular sacrifices might get all the attention, but there are other ways to win a chess game.
GM Melikset Khachiyan explains the powerful positional method of restriction, which slowly saps the energy of both your opponent and his pieces.
Learn how to deny your opponent space, squares, and potential in this enlightening lesson. | Watch video
Have you ever seen a chess move so incomprehensible that the only reasonable explanation is the game was played blindfold?
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili can’t believe his eyes in this latest member-game review.
Chuckle along with the grandmaster as he teaches you to think logically in chess, which is exactly the opposite of what the players in this game did. | Watch video
Failure in chess has a silver lining, says IM Keaton Kiewra.
Missing an opportunity in chess may be distressing at the time, but it’s the best possible motivator for future improvement in your game.
Join IM Kiewra as he draws upon his own missed chances to learn from them. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams continues his primer on the French Defense with one of the trendiest variations today, the Tarrasch with Nd2.
Learn how to make this opening spicy and aggressive, whether White likes it or not.
Stick around for some of Simon’s best rhyming slang in this fun video. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. This Year’s Russian Championship held in exotic Chita yielded even more exciting Chess. Our favorite Uncle takes us through the games in yet another instructive episode. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on August 10. | Watch video