Tactics decide most chess games, but as you advance in strength, you will find that strategy becomes increasingly important.
So how can you improve your chess strategy? GM Perelshteyn is back with five easy-to-digest strategic tidbits in this can’t-miss video lesson.
Don’t forget to read the companion article in the related links. | Watch video
Norway Chess 2015 was one of the most exciting chess tournaments in recent memory.
Join Chess.com hosts GM Melik Khachiyan and GM Simon Williams for highlights of round eight.
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GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another opening for you to add to your blitz chess repertoire.
Learn how to use Alekhine’s Defense as a speedy weapon in your games as Black.
GM Dlugy shows you how to gain the element of surprise in this underutilized opening. | Watch video
Do you want an exciting and aggressive option against 1. d4?
GM Simon Williams has a hypermodern opening for you to try: the English Defense.
Learn the basics of this offbeat defense and use it to throw off your opponent from the very beginning of the game. | Watch video
If you’re going to succeed in chess, you’ve got to trust yourself. While you can study and learn from the best, all you have at the board is your own mind.
IM Keaton Kiewra draws upon his own game to demonstrate that you should trust yourself, not your opponent, and how this trust can lead the way to the win.
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GM Melikset Khachiyan is back with another pawn majority lesson, this time drawing from a game by one of the greatest players ever, Anatoly Karpov.
Watch how the master used his dangerous queenside pawns to devastate his opponent.
Learn how to use a queenside pawn majority in your own games to generate a spectacular win. | Watch video
GM Gregory Kaidanov concludes his all-encompassing Queen’s Gambit Declined video lesson series with the one you’ve been waiting for: the current main line.
Learn the ins and outs of one of the most important openings in the history of chess from one of the game’s finest teachers.
After watching this video, you’ll have grandmaster-level preparation in this tricky opening. | Watch video
The 2015 version of the Norway Chess super-tournament kicked off this week with its opening blitz mini-event, and Chess.com was there with its extensive recap show.
Join GM Alex Yermolinsky, Chess.com journalist Peter Doggers, and GM Dejan Bojkov in this full replay of the live analysis show.
Don’t forget to tune into the ChessTV link below for daily Norway Chess recaps every tournament day at 2 PM Pacific Time. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky starts a new series about his most interesting games from a recent tournament in South America.
In this game, find out how GM Yermo bounces back after an opening that didn’t quite work out as planned, only to fumble away the win in the end.
As you will see, sometimes your opponent dictates your own correct plan, and it’s all about good execution. | Watch video
Every Sicilian player knows that one of the most annoying responses by White is the move c3. White threatens to build a powerful pawn center, so what can Black do about it?
Never worry — GM Simon Williams is here to show you an aggressive way to punish the c3 Sicilian, shifting the game back onto your terms.
Learn how to blast this opening off the board and rack up wins in the most active opening for Black. | Watch video