The ChessCenter team checks in this week from chess hotspots around the world to bring you the latest news and entertainment.
Find out what you need to know about upcoming man vs. machine odds matches, the Euro Club Cup, the made-for-DVD Malta tournament, and more in this episode.
ChessCenter also remembers IM Emory Tate, who died at a California tournament this week at age 56. | Watch video
The 2015 FIDE World Cup in Baku was one of the most exciting chess events in recent memory, but what was the biggest upset from this huge knockout tournament?
GM Yermolinksy posits that it was Levon Aronian being taken out by GM Alexander Areshchenko.
Learn how Areshchenko was able to pull off the upset as GM Yermo analyzes the most exciting endgame of the match, in the first tiebreak. | Watch video
How do you squeeze your opponent like a snake? GM Melik Khachiyan shows you the way in this important lesson.
Watch GM Melik do his best Petrosian impression in one of his recent tournament games, and learn how to use positional advantages as a deadly weapon in your own games. | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu is back with another lesson from a battle of two chess titans and world champions.
Find out what Botvinnik and Capablanca can teach us on the crucial topic of king safety in this exciting game. | Watch video
The two biggest names in chess notched huge wins this week in separate hemispheres. ChessCenter offers wall-to-wall coverage of Millionaire Chess and the world rapid and blitz championships, with reports by IM Daniel Rensch, GM Robert Hess, Shaun McCoy, FM Mike Klein, Peter Doggers, and the ever-popular Magnus Carlsen reporter, Kaja Marie Snare. | Watch video
GM Dejan Bojkov goes in-depth on a lesson in one of the most powerful maneuvers in any attacking player’s arsenal: the rook lift in the Sicilian.
Learn how to use this devastating weapon to blast open your opponent’s position and end the game quickly afterward. | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu takes a cue from IM Daniel Rensch in starting a new video series on three things in chess you should always consider.
In this lesson, FM Liu examines a classic game between two of the best players ever, Botvinnik and Capablanca.
FM Liu calls this game a watershed moment for new thinking in chess. Find out why in this fun video. | Watch video
GM Shankland concludes his educational series on his own recent World Cup run with a must-win game against newly minted Millionaire Chess winner Hikaru Nakamura.
Was Shankland able to get the best of Hikaru in Baku? Watch to find out. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland continues his battle with now-world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura in this video lesson pulled from the rapid tiebreak match at the recent FIDE World Cup in Baku.
Was GM Shankland able to pull off the upset? Or did Nakamura show off his super-GM skills? Check out game one here. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland had an eventful run in the recent FIDE World Cup knockout tournament, taking on strong opponents one-by-one in a high-stakes, high-stress format.
In this video, GM Shankland faces as intimidating an opponent as you can get: Hikaru Nakamura. Learn how Shankland handled this game against inarguably one of the strongest players in the world. | Watch video