GM Irina Krush and GM Nadezhda Kosintseva squared off in Chess.com's Death Match 26 on July 26, 2014. It was the highest-rated all-female Death Match ever, and it showed in the games. Watch this replay of the complete show to see one of the most exciting Death Matches in history unfold in real time!
Commentary by IM Daniel Rensch and GM Robert Hess. | Watch video
You need to know what not to do in the endgame!
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili breaks down the blunders and bad ideas in this member game analysis.
Watch as GM Dzindzi awards nine question marks to the last 15 moves of this endgame horror show, and learn what the Chess.com amateurs should have played instead. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how to win three of the most important and entertaining zugzwang endgames:
1. Rook vs. knight.
2. Queen vs. rook.
3. Extra pawns with opposite-colored bishops.
If you find yourself on the better side of these endgames, try to reach these famous zugzwang positions and make your opponents move into their own demise. | Watch video
IM Rusa Goletiani shows you how to limit your opponent’s best ideas in her debut video for Chess.com.
You will learn two ways to stop your opponent’s plans before they happen:
1. Prevent your opponent’s best moves using tactics and control of key squares.
2. Allow your opponent to complete his idea, but only when it is to your advantage.
Finally, IM Goletiani shows you when to transition between stopping your opponent’s ideas and starting your own decisive attack.
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The d6/e5 pawn structure for Black in the Sicilian is one of the most common patters. It's time you got to know the plans and themes for both sides! GM Khachiyan doesn't need to dig deep in his vault. Instead, why not show off a recent game from the red-hot GM Ivan Saric? That's right - not all Croatians went to the Dalmatian Coast this summer. Some were beating Super-GMs and rising in the ranks; Saric may well soon crack the top 50 if he keeps this up! | Watch video
Ever see those people scanning a beach or park with a metal detector? FM Mike Klein does the chess version of that, unearthing the best games you've never seen. Klein begins his new series by showing a game that was supposed to launch a chess career, but instead just ended up being a singular standout effort. Watch Black win in 18 moves by sacking most of his army! | Watch video
The Challenge, should IM Rendle choose to accept it: You must castle the opposite way of your opponent and you must not allow a trade of queens. Chess is hard enough without such arbitrary additional rules, but that's the beauty of Hack Attack. See if our star can not only win the game, but remain within the self-imposed parameters. All in a day's work for the MacGyver of Chess.com/TV! | Watch video
If you want to see a superb demonstration of knight usage, look not further than GM Alejandro Ramirez's game from this year's U.S. Championship. First he offers an exchange, then he builds up a rock-solid pawn structure and makes Black's king walk the plank. The extra pawns prove useful, and with a losing endgame only getting worse, GM Mackenzie Molner commits Hari-kiri by mating himself. | Watch video
Learn from Coach Dan Heisman as he answers chess questions in this full replay of his 7-25-14 live broadcast. | Watch video
The full 90 minutes of hacking from IM Rendle. The blitz is so fast, he shorted his first name to Tom. No time for formalities on Chess.com! | Watch video