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
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
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 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
Watch IM Daniel Rensch play and analyze his thrilling fourth game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com. IM Rensch talks you through every move so you understand why he played it.
This game, IM Rensch is paired with a strong young national master, and quickly reaches a sharp, unclear position.
It’s always exciting when two masters castle on opposite sides in a rapid game. Can IM Rensch hold on to win this crucial game? Or will Black’s queenside attack be too much, too quickly? | 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
It’s Throwback Thursday, your chance to watch the best videos in the Chess.com archive.
This week, we dial the time machine back to Aug. 13, 2010, for GM Dejan Bojkov’s enlightening series on the true powers of each chess piece.
You’ll learn how to evaluate your pieces not by static point values, but by what they can actually accomplish in a given position or plan.
If you can start doing this regularly, it might just revolutionize your chess game. | Watch video
GM Melik Khachiyan and Brother Josh review member games in this full replay of the live show originally broadcast on Nov. 14, 2014. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen is currently defending his world championship title against Vishy Anand in a close battle in Sochi, Russia.
Carlsen lost game three of the match, his first loss to Anand since 2010.
FM Mike Klein shows you how Carlsen attempts to make a comeback in another exciting game from this year’s 2014 Sinquefield cup against world #2 Fabiano Caruana.
See how Carlsen tries to wriggle his way out of a worse position early in the game! | Watch video
Want to keep up with the Magnus Carlsen-Vishy Anand world championship match on your own schedule?
GM Robert Hess and GM Danny Gormally host Chess.com’s recap show for game four of the world championship in Sochi.
After Carlsen won in round two to seize the lead, and Anand leveled the match in round three to shock the chess world, game four was a hard-fought draw.
GMs Hess and Gormally give you all the analysis for this fighting world championship game. | Watch video