Who are the rising stars of the chess world?
Many of them are GM Melikset Khachiyan’s students.
GM Khachiyan shines the spotlight on one of his most aggressive chess students, Maurya Palusa, who loves to sacrifice pieces and conjure up wild tactics. | Watch video
Are you ready for a roller coaster of a chess game?
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is back with his latest member game analysis, and as usual, lots of mistakes were made.
With both sides upping the ante, making bigger and bigger blunders, who will come out on top?
You’d better watch till the end to find out. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his rising stars series with one of his youngest and most promising students, Rithik Polavaram.
Watch an exciting game from an up-and-coming chess talent in this informative video.
Learn GM Khachiyan’s crucial advice for how to respond in the center when your opponent attacks on the flank, and vice-versa. | Watch video
Which opening did Hikaru Nakamura just use to win against GM Holt at the U.S. Championship? This one!
GM Rashad Babaev gives you an introductory lesson on both the King’s Indian Defense and Attack.
If you like the positions in the video, you should definitely add the flexible King’s Indian to your repertoire. | Watch video
Appreciating pawns in chess may be an old idea, but it’s still relevant in modern chess.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn analyzes a fairly recent game between two strong grandmasters where a strong pawn center is worth more than an entire piece.
Learn how to use pawn power to destroy your opponent’s defenses, even when you have to give up some material to crack open the position. | Watch video
When are a few pawns worth more than a queen and rook put together?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you an unbelievable famous game where the power of pawns was on full display.
Learn how to march your pawn majority forward at any cost to win in spectacular fashion. | Watch video
Don’t kid yourself about pawns. Though they’re considered the lowliest members of the chess set, pawns can pack a wallop too.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates the awesome power of passed pawns in this analysis of one of Philidor’s iconic pawn-pushing games.
Learn how to unleash your pawns like Philidor to promote and win. | Watch video
Everyone knows you can sacrifice to checkmate the enemy king.
But when is it good to give away material for just a strategic goal?
FM Kostya Kavutskiy shows you exactly when it is profitable to sacrifice material, even if there is no immediately obvious tactical win.
Sometimes a positional sacrifice leads to an even bigger tactical sac to unify the theme. | Watch video
To win in modern chess, you need to be well versed in both tactics and strategy.
As the number-two player in the world, Fabiano Caruana is obviously a master of both.
FM Kostya Kavutskiy reviews a Caruana game in the Ruy Lopez to teach you the basics of evaluating a position.
Learn what FM Kavutskiy wants you to look for any time you are thinking strategy. | Watch video
Melik & Me: Complete Show from 1-29-15
GM Melik Khachiyan and Chess.com’s Shaun McCoy begin a new episode of the Melik & Me show.
GM Khachiyan reviews Shaun’s game to get inside the mind of an intermediate player and learn what he was thinking.
Watch in real time as GM Khachiyan teaches Shaun the rudiments of the Philador Defense. — except with a novelty on move three. | Watch video