All passed pawns are not created equally.
Dejan Bojkov shows you the power of centralized passed pawns, and how to handle them as opposed to outside passed pawns.
This idea is not just important in the endgame, but also may dictate entire middlegames as well. You don’t want to miss this important lesson. | Watch video
Want to learn how to execute the perfect positional squeeze? Learn from one of the greatest, Efim Geller.
GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his series on positional restriction with an excellent lesson on prophylactic positional thinking.
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The most exciting Chess.com tournament was another success earlier this week.
If you missed the fun because you were following the Sinquefield Cup, we’ve got you covered with this full replay of Titled Tuesday.
Join special guest host Simon Williams as he comments on the games in his inimitable style. | Watch video
It took GM Simon Williams 25 years to master the French Defense, but it should take you a lot less time now that you know all his secrets.
Get ready for a lesson on perhaps the most popular of White’s responses to the French Defense — the classical variation with Nc3.
Learn what to do against this important variation favored by some of best players in the world, including Fischer and Tal. | Watch video
This is ChessCenter: all the can’t-miss stories from the week in chess, plus exclusive interviews and insight from the world’s strongest chess tournament, the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis.
Join hosts IM Danny Rensch, Shaun McCoy and Peter Doggers for this must-watch news and entertainment show. | Watch video
J.R. Capablanca was a chess prodigy and a genius at all elements of chess, from the basic to the very advanced.
One of the basic concepts many beginners struggle with is when to trade pieces, and it’s no surprise that we can learn a ton about this crucial decision from Capablanca.
FM Elliot Liu reviews a gorgeous Capablanca game to teach you exactly when you should initiate or accept trades in your games. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky continues his educational series on Sergey Karjackin’s rook endgame wizardry.
Learn how the super-GM used his superior knowledge of these extremely complex endgames to make magic on the chessboard.
Don’t forget to check out the prior videos in this series in the related links. | Watch video
The center of the chessboard is a busy and dangerous place, especially when two creative attacking players face off.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you a fascinating game where the crossroads of the board became a gauntlet of dangerous tactics and ideas for one unlucky player who chose to keep his king in the middle of the mess. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams kicked off #ChessMonday with his brand-new show, Spicy Chess.
Watch one of the game’s most colorful grandmasters analyze fun and exciting positions in this full replay.
You will not believe one of the ways GM Williams turned a win into a draw. | Watch video
GM Sergey Karjakin single-handedly defeated the entire Chinese chess team and “upheld the honor of Mother Russia,” according to GM Alex Yermolinsky.
Taking advantage of the event’s format, Karjakin eliminated his opponents one by one.
Against the super-GM Yu Yangyi, Karjakin found himself down a pawn in a blitz showdown.
Find out how the Russian master used the unbalanced position to win the game. | Watch video