You know that Magnus Carlsen is a brilliant positional player, but do you know why?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn reviews an instructive Carlsen win against Vishy Anand from the 2013 Tal Memorial tournament.
Find out GM Perelshteyn’s advice on how to play against the “hanging pawns” that Anand took pains to avoid in the game. | Watch video
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan analyzes your games in this full replay of the live show originally broadcast on Dec. 3, 2014. | Watch video
The Dragon Sicilian is one of the most misunderstood openings, according to GM Ben Finegold.
Does it win by force, or lose by force? GM Finegold will demonstrate that neither is true.
The Dragon Sicilian is playable at even the highest levels of chess, and GM Finegold will show you the most important ideas in this fighting opening. | Watch video
What happens when the world’s best player faces one of his training partners in a serious game?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you a fascinating game Magnus Carlsen played against one of the players who knows him best, GM Jon Hammer — who also serves as one of Carlsen’s seconds.
Carlsen combines the ideas of two classical openings to form an innovative setup you don’t want to miss! | Watch video
Get inside IM Keaton Kiewra’s head as he plays an exciting live blitz session on Chess.com.
Learn how Kiewra handles a variety of tricky openings against a series of strong players when there’s not much time to calculate.
IM Kiewra explains every move he makes in this instructive exercise.
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Don't miss these highlights from the decisive round 11 of the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch and GM Georg Meier take the helm of Chess.com’s highlights coverage for the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Games nine and ten were crucial for the eventual outcome of the match, as Carlsen was able to secure draws despite Anand’s best attempts to convert any winning chances he could create.
Stick around for an in-depth look at only the important stuff in this informative video. | Watch video
Do super grandmasters make mistakes?
You bet they do. We saw two astounding blunders on the highest possible level in game six of the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
So if world champions make errors in slow games, you can bet that super GMs make all kinds of blunders in blitz games, even as strong as they are.
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili shows you blunders made in a game featuring the second-best player in the world, Fabiano Caruana. | Watch video
Both Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand missed a critical in-between move in game six of the 2014 world championship match.
GM Melikset Khachiyan will teach you to look out for these game-changing moves, whether they are quiet threats or spectacular sacrifices.
GM Khachiyan shows you one of his own games that is filled with potential in-between moves, and it’s your job to spot them.
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Can you play brilliant positional chess in a blitz game?
Magnus Carlsen can, of course.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you the positional genius of Carlsen, who successfully defended his world championship against Vishy Anand earlier this week.
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