GM Simon Williams begins a comprehensive new series on the French Defense, one of the most solid and versatile responses to 1. e4.
GM Williams kicks off the lesson series with a very important line, the Advance variation, and teaches you all the reasonable moves.
Watch how the always-dangerous Alexei Shirov played the Advance French to dismantle his grandmaster opponent. | Watch video
Class is back in session at the old school of chess.
Join GM Alex Yermolinksy in an ode to his favorite chess piece: the rook.
Why is the rook his favorite? You’ll have to watch the video to find out. | Watch video
GM Jeffery Xiong is one of the most talented young chess players in the world.
Back in 2014, Xiong was a little-known international master whose brilliancy at the board was evident immediately in Millionaire Chess, the richest open chess tournament ever.
Join GM Maurice Ashley as he reviews this spectacular game move-by-move. | Watch video
Jump inside the mind of IM Keaton Kiewra as he plays a strong grandmaster in a Chess.com blitz showdown.
With time ticking down, which of these titled players will come out on top?
After the game, Keaton slows things down to analyze each move, pointing out missed opportunities for both sides. | Watch video
Wei Yi is a fast-rising young star in chess, but he has already played an immortal chess game.
GM Simon Williams brings you one of the greatest games you might ever see in this captivating video.
Sit back and enjoy the fireworks on the board with the Ginger GM as your guide. | Watch video
Fabiano Caruana is one of the most dominant chess players in the world and has made big news with his decision to join the U.S. federation.
IM Keaton Kiewra knew Caruana way back when, so who better to review the super-GM’s performance at Dortmund?
Watch as Caruana dismantles the Evans Gambit in this brilliant game. Don’t forget to read Peter Dogger’s full report on this game in the related links. | Watch video
Sometimes the best way to secure a draw in lopsided opposite-colored bishop endgames is to follow your opponent’s king with your own.
If your king behaves like it has separation anxiety from its counterpart, you can control the key diagonal without letting the opposing pawns advance.
Sounds a little confusing? The endgame expert GM Alex Yermolinsky walks you through this important concept. | Watch video
It’s an ice cream social happy hour with some of the most fun personalities on Chess.com.
Join chess amateurs Brother Josh, Shaun McCoy, and Gerard Le-Marechal as they analyze one of GM Melikset Khachiyan’s games on his own show — a twist on the normal Melik and Me show, where the GM reviews amateur games.
Can the chess amateurs guess the moves? Find out in this full show replay. | Watch video
What do you do if your opponent plays the Petrosian center against your King’s Indian?
GM Rashad Babaev shows you a plan so logical and easy, you’ll be surprised you didn’t think of it yourself.
After this video lesson, you’ll be hoping your opponent advances his d-pawn early so you can transition right into this straightforward attacking idea. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams wraps up the most comprehensive lesson on the English Defense ever with this look at the last remaining setups you need to know if you play this aggressive opening.
If you’ve made it this far, you now have a rare and powerful chess weapon in your arsenal. Now your opponents will regret ever trying to play 1. d4 against you. | Watch video