Two of Chess.com’s best hosts join forces to cover the 2015 ChessKid National Invitational Championship.
Watch this full replay of IM Daniel Rensch and FM Mike Klein broadcasting through an exciting round one of this prestigious event.
Check out the related news report to see who won the entire event. | Watch video
Are you looking for an opening to play in blitz games?
GM Maxim Dlugy has a intriguing option: The London System.
This solid, powerful, and flexible opening is perfect for blitz, and GM Dlugy draws upon the London System’s most famous practitioner — Gata Kamsky — to teach you the main ideas. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan thinks that some major positional chess concepts are not understood as well as they should be.
Starting a new series on these key positional ideas, GM Khachiyan gives you a lesson on turning a pawn majority into a win.
This fundamental middlegame-to-endgame theme is tremendously important and will often guide your game-long strategy. | Watch video
The center is the most important part of the chessboard, the crossroads through which attacks are often launched and defense comes to the rescue.
GM Dejan Bojkov demonstrates how to use this vital area of the board to succeed in your own attacks by analyzing an instructive game.
Learn how to control, occupy, and exploit the game’s most critical territory in this lesson. | Watch video
GM Gregory Kaidanov is back with another lesson in the most authoritative video series on the Queen’s Gambit in chess history.
Learn the crucial 5. Bf4 lines in this deep and complex opening from one of the top chess theoreticians in the world. | Watch video
Chess puzzles are a hot topic lately. IM Rensch is solving them in marathon sessions, IM Silman is writing about them (see related links), and IM Keaton Kiewra is asking you to solve some of the hardest chess problems in existence.
Play along with IM Kiewra in this fun and challenging video. | Watch video
It’s a daily puzzle marathon by IM Daniel Rensch!
Can the master solve 30 puzzles in 30 minutes? Watch in real time as Rensch battles the machine with the clock ticking down. | Watch video
Even if you’ve got a concrete advantage going into the endgame, you could fail to take home the full point if you release the tension too early.
FM Alisa Melekhina illustrates this vital concept with one of her recent games from the women’s world team championships.
Learn what happens when you fail to keep to tension, and how to avoid this strategic mistake. | Watch video
BrotherJosh and Melik wade though piles of exciting Chess.com member games in this week's Melik & Me! Enjoy a full replay of this fun and educational program originally broadcast on June 4. Find out what the Chess.com members did right and wrong in their own games as analyzed by a Grandmaster. | Watch video
Same-color bishop endings are some of the most common in chess, so it's crucial you know how to play them.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you an instructive game that reaches this ending quickly -- so much so that the majority of play comes after most of the pieces are off the board.
Learn how to handle this important endgame with this lesson.
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