IM Daniel Rensch concludes his “comeback tour” with an instructive last-round game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com.
IM Rensch shows you how to take apart the Accelerated Dragon with a traditional Yugoslav Attack as he tries to finish the tournament on a perfect score.
You’ll learn Danny’s advice on when to liquidate a position for a winning ending, and when to keep the tension on the board. | Watch video
Can IM Daniel Rensch teach you 40 openings in a single video?
On Throwback Thursday, enjoy a crash course in pawn structure for every main-line chess opening.
In this fast-paced lesson, IM Rensch surveys the key elements of the openings, and shows you the crucial ideas for each arising structure.
If you’re a chess beginner, there isn’t a better video for your opening repertoire. If you’re a more advanced player, take this as a refresher course. | Watch video
Join IM Thomas Rendle and John Sargent for Chess.com’s recap of game eight in the 2014 world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
After the 122-move epic struggle in game seven, game eight was a more peaceful encounter — but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to discuss in this recap.
Watch as IM Rendle takes on the role of both the coach and the student in this instructive review. | Watch video
GM Hikaru Nakamura is back in his analyst’s seat for rounds 5 and 6 of the ongoing world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Nakamura joins Chess.com host IM Daniel Rensch in reviewing these two crucial games that will likely decide the fate of the 2014 world chess championship.
Find out what GM Nakamura and IM Rensch think of the dramatic finish to game 6, where Carlsen blundered, Anand missed it, and Carlsen wound up winning as a result. | Watch video
One of the most stressful aspects of chess is trying to win a game you know you should win.
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan uses one of her games from the 41st Olympiad to demonstrate a logical technique for winning games against lower-rated players — when you absolutely need the full point.
Even in a drawish opening with Black — and even when her opponent can trade queens at will — WGM Abrahamyan keeps up the pressure to eventually gain the win. | Watch video
GMs Robert Hess and Melik Khachiyan host Chess.com’s recap of game seven in the 2014 world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Didn’t have time to watch all 122 moves of this epic battle live? Let GMs Hess and Khachiyan show you the important moments and ideas from the exciting game. | Watch video
Even if you watched every move of game 6 live, you’ll want to check out this recap from GMs Yermolinsky and Atalik.
Round 6 of the world championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand might go down as the most famous game of the match, because Carlsen made a beginner’s blunder — and just as quickly, Anand missed it!
Carlsen went on to win in this game that will surely be remembered for all time. | Watch video
Join Chess.com hosts IM Daniel Rensch and GM Hikaru Nakamura for highlights of the Magnus Carlsen-Vishy Anand world championship.
GM Nakamura offers his peerless insights to the high-level ideas hidden in these exciting games.
Learn how Vishy Anand was able to score a win against Magnus Carlsen for the first time in four years.
Find out what IM Rensch and GM Nakamura think of Anand’s chances to win, and visit the comments section to predict the results for the rest of the match. | Watch video
Join Chess.com hosts IM Daniel Rensch and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for highlights of the Magnus Carlsen-Vishy Anand world championship.
Did you know Vachier-Lagrave is an unofficial world chess champion? Find out the details and discover if he likes his “MVL” nickname before diving into the best moments of the Sochi match.
Learn from one of the world's best players as MVL gives his analysis of games one and two, including the dramatic win by Magnus Carlsen to take the lead. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Nigel Short check in to recap the exciting game 5 of the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
If you missed watching game 5, or just want to relive the excitement, GMs Yermo and Short will give you every move and variation you need to know.
Stay tuned to the video to find out what GM Nigel Short considers the most important moment of the game. | Watch video