Are you looking for a plan as White in the Carlsbad pawn structure?
Look no further than the work of Mikhail Botvinnik, one of the greatest chess theoreticians of all time.
GM Dejan Bojkov reviews Botvinnik’s plan in this structure, and shows you an instructive game against Botvinnik’s main rival, Paul Keres, who was himself an inventive super-grandmaster. | Watch video
Who better to learn from than Mikhail Tal when it comes to how to attack?
Tal, of course, was one of the greatest attacking players of all time — and FM Todd Andrews shows you one of his most brilliant wins.
In this game, Tal butts heads with a fellow future world champion, Tigran Petrosian, one of the best defenders ever.
How did Tal break through against this defensive genius? Watch to find out! | Watch video
What is an international master thinking when he plays blitz?
IM Keaton Kiewra gives you a glimpse inside his mind as he plays a live session of high-level blitz on Chess.com
Learn what the most important chess ideas are to consider when time is a precious and limited resource.
Make sure you stick around for IM Kiewra’s advice on when an opposite-colored bishop ending is winning. | Watch video
One of the most exciting and dangerous formations in chess is an attacking pawn chain.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates how to accomplish this menacing setup in a very common opening, the Torre Attack!
Even if you’re an e4 player, you can often achieve this exact pawn chain in your openings, as well. | Watch video
Most chess players love to attack whenever they can, but how do you know where on the board to start your assault?
FM Todd Andrews teaches you exactly how you should evaluate your attacking chances in each of the board’s sectors.
Don’t waste time attacking where you shouldn’t when you can focus your efforts on more fruitful areas on the chessboard. | Watch video
How would you do in a game against Magnus Carlsen?
Eleven lucky Chess.com and ChessKid members got to find out in one of the biggest events in Chess.com history.
Did we mention that the actor Rainn Wilson (Dwight from “The Office”) was one of the players in the simul?
Join IM Daniel Rensch and GM Irina Krush in this full replay of their live broadcast — and don’t miss the post-game interview with Magnus Carlsen himself.
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GM Melik Khachiyan and Brother Josh review member games in this full replay of the live show originally broadcast on Dec. 19, 2014. | Watch video
Do you know how to create a theoretical chess novelty?
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili explains the way to do it while reviewing one of his games from more than 40 years ago!
Learn what GM Dzindzi was thinking during one of the most memorable games of his career. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you a short, instructive game with some very important ideas.
GM Khachiyan demonstrates that the best plan when you have weak squares in your position is to eliminate the opponent’s piece that is controlling those squares.
While you’re planning, never stop looking for an in-between move, which often proves decisive (and did in this game).
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Last time, GM Ben Finegold offered a defense of the Sicilian Dragon as a misunderstood opening.
But what’s the difference between the classical Dragon and the Accelerated Dragon?
GM Finegold shows you the key ideas behind the faster Dragon opening, and warns that as White you cannot try to play against the Accelerated Dragon like it’s a regular Dragon! | Watch video