Last time, GM Ben Finegold offered a defense of the Sicilian Dragon as a misunderstood opening.
But what’s the difference between the classical Dragon and the Accelerated Dragon?
GM Finegold shows you the key ideas behind the faster Dragon opening, and warns that as White you cannot try to play against the Accelerated Dragon like it’s a regular Dragon! | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch battles some tough puzzles in this latest tactics trainer live session.
Listen to IM Rensch think out loud as he untangles the most difficult positions on the Chess.com tactics trainer.
Try to defeat the automated tactics beast yourself by clicking the TACTICS TRAINER link in the sidebar. | Watch video
How did the great Henry Nelson Pillsbury handle the Carlsbad pawn structure?
GM Dejan Bojkov demonstrates an educational win in this pawn structure by Pillsbury from more than 100 years ago.
Do you know the “Pillsbury circle” in this opening? Find out in this video how to use the circle to gain space.
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How do you play against someone whose chess is so wild, it’s like he never left the 19th century?
GM Melikset Khachiyan recently had to face the swashbuckling NM Dana MacKenzie, and the clash of styles was immense.
Watch how GM Khachiyan tries to calm down his opponent’s penchant for wild attacks in this exciting game. | 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
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
What’s the most important thing you need to beat weaker players?
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan reveals the secret way to win against lower-rated players as she analyzes her performance in the Politiken Cup.
Learn WGM Abrahamyan’s advice on how to become a better player by adapting well to changes in the position. | Watch video
Do you know the five secrets to tough endgames?
If you’re not sure, don’t worry. GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to show you the five endgame concepts you need to know.
GM Khachiyan analyzes one of his own exciting games to demonstrate the proper endgame technique. | Watch video
How do you beat weaker players in the endgame?
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you how with his own game against a lower-rated international master.
Learn how a powerfully placed knight can dominate a bishop in a pawn endgame, even with pawns on both sides of the board. | Watch video
GM Ben Finegold shows you what he considers the funniest game of his anti-Sicilian series, an instructive tilt against a national master at the 2013 National Open.
On a recommendation from his son, GM Finegold tries out 2 …a6 in response to his opponent’s Nc3 anti-Sicilian.
Learn the four things you need to know about playing a6 against an anti-Sicilian system in this exciting video. | Watch video