You’ve seen GM Simon Williams’ crazy gambits against the Sicilian, the Caro-Kann, and the King’s Pawn defenses, but what is there to do against the French, perhaps Black’s most solid response to e4?
Don’t worry — there’s a spicy gambit available against the French, too, and it will infuriate any opponent who wants to stick to the main lines.
Learn how to achieve an almost-unbreakable attacking setup early in the game with this powerful idea. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Robert Hess team up to bring you the highlights of rounds nine and ten from the Tata Steel supertournament in Wijk aan Zee.
Enjoy the most exciting games and the best moves from these critical tournament rounds in this highlights video of the live show broadcast earlier this week. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Robert Hess team up to bring you the highlights of rounds nine and ten from the Tata Steel supertournament in Wijk aan Zee. Enjoy the most exciting games and the best moves from these critical tournament rounds in this complete replay of the live show broadcast earlier this week. | Watch video
Is sending your queen on a kamikaze mission a good idea?
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili doesn’t think so.
In this member-game analysis, GM Dzindzichashvili explains that when your opponent has a bad plan, you shouldn’t try to defend against it.
In a game full of comical errors, the second-to-last player to make a mistake usually wins, and it’s true in this game. | Watch video
When can rooks defeat a queen?
FM Mike Klein shows you five exciting games where a queen sacrifice proved that sometimes, the rooks are better.
Learn this explosive theme from some of the best players in the world: Anand, Kramnik, and Victor Bologan are all practitioners of this sacrifice.
Which queen sacrifice do you think is most spectacular? Let us know in the comments. | Watch video
The Carlsbad is a popular topic on Chess.com, and GM Melikset Khachiyan chimes in with an instructive lesson on the opening system from another Harry Nelson Pillsbury game.
Even though this game was played more than 100 years ago, its opening ideas are relevant today.
Learn the crucial plans for both sides in this popular opening as GM Khachiyan reviews the most important lines. | Watch video
IM Thomas Rendle and John Sargent host Chess.com’s highlights show from the 2015 Tata Steel supertournament in Wijk aan Zee.
Enjoy the best action from rounds five to eight in this full replay of the live show. | Watch video
Are you tired of boring chess? Had your fill of “positional rubbish”?
GM Simon Williams would like to introduce you to what he calls the Delayed Wing Gambit against Black’s Sicilian Defense.
Has GM Williams finally gone mad by recommending you play 2. a3? Find out in this wild video -- there's another surprise coming on a3, too!
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is having “knight-mares” about unrealized plans in this member-game analysis.
Even though the two combatants are very good players, there are still plenty of mistakes to avoid in this game.
GM Dzindzichashvili points out the members’ plans gone awry in this entertaining and educational recap. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Suat Atalik team up to host Chess.com’s coverage of the Tata Steel supertournament’s first four rounds.
Enjoy the best moments and moves from the early tournament action in this highlights show, originally broadcast live on Jan. 14.
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