Who better to teach you attacking chess than Mikhail Tal, the brilliant former world champion?
IM Keaton Kiewra walks you through one of Tal’s most spectacular attacking games, where all his sacrifices arise from solid positional chess.
Learn IM Kiewra’s advice on how to attack like Tal, and soon your games will be a lot more exciting.
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Most players know how to win games against lower-rated opponents. In many cases, it’s simply a matter of technique.
But how on earth do you beat an opponent whose rating is higher than yours? After all, that rating may reflect superior knowledge or ability.
It’s possible — if you believe in yourself. GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you the important ways you can pull off the upset against stronger opponents. | Watch video
Join GM Dejan Bojkov and GM Danny Gormally for Chess.com’s official recap of game 11 in the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
This was the game that proved decisive in securing Magnus Carlsen’s defense of his world championship title.
Learn all the intricacies of the game, including the dubious exchange sacrifice by Anand that sealed his fate. | Watch video
Join GM Alex Yermolinsky and GM Simon Williams for Chess.com’s official recap of game 10 in the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
The clock was ticking for Anand, who needed to score a win to equalize the match.
Unfortunately for the Indian super-GM, it was not to be. Despite some winning chances, the game ended up drawn. | Watch video
GMs Dejan Bojkov and Melik Khachiyan host Chess.com’s comprehensive highlights show for rounds seven and eight in the ongoing world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Get caught up on these two important games as GMs Bojkov and Khachiyan review all the important moves and variations.
Be a part of chess history as you follow along this exciting world championship match. | Watch video
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
Join GM Alex Yermolinsky and GM Danny Gormally for Chess.com’s official recap of game nine in the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Although this game was not as thrilling as others in the match, GMs Yermolinsky and Gormally show you some interesting ideas you don’t want to miss. | 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
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
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