Most of us are not professional chess players, and if you are an amateur, this is the show for you! GM Melik Khachiyan teams up with host Josh Sampson to analyze member games of all strengths. Watch this full replay of the show (originally broadcast on September 11) to find out what GM Khachiyan would have done differently in all the games he reviews. | 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
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili unlocks the secrets of an aggressive response to the King’s Indian Defense: the Four Pawns Attack.
What do you do when White throws four central pawns at your defenses? GM Dzindzichashvili helps you remain calm and play the best moves.
In this instructive lesson, GM Dzindzichashvili takes a long look at the most popular variations of this dynamic opening.
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GM Ben Finegold continues his lesson on how to crush the anti-Sicilian systems.
GM Finegold shows you the two main moves to handle the 2.c3 Sicilian (Alapin Variation) as Black.
After imploring you to pick a pet variation of your own to play against this common opening, GM Finegold goes through an instructive U.S. Open game where he rapidly beats his hapless opponent’s Alapin. | Watch video
Are your King’s Pawn Games lacking in excitement? GM Simon Williams has an explosive solution for you -- the King’s Gambit!
This romantic opening is out of fashion in top-level play, but that doesn’t mean it can’t rack up the points elsewhere.
GM Williams shows you the powerful secrets of this dynamic opening, and how to crush your unsuspecting opponents who will be expecting anything but this true gambit. | Watch video
How does Bobby Fischer’s Yugoslav attack compare to a modern game between two super GMs?
FM Todd Andrews shows you the similarities and differences between the Fischer game from part one and a more recent instructive Sicilian Dragon game by GMs Shirov and Topalov.
Learn how to take notes on opening traps, patterns, transpositions, and structure in this enlightening video. | Watch video
What do you do when your opponent plays an anti-Sicilian system against your favorite opening? GM Ben Finegold shows you how to crush these openings once and for all.
In this video, GM Finegold shows you the fine points of the Rossolimo variation, the most popular response from players avoiding open Sicilians.
Learn how to pick a “pet line” to get a quick advantage against these anti-Sicilian players! | Watch video
With so many lines available, what does GM Dzindzichashvili recommend as the "guideline" you should use when choosing a variation against the Sämisch? Whichever is easiest for you of course!
Roman reviews the theory behind the 6...c6 variation of the Sämisch, highlighting Black's positional ideas and solid approach towards undermining White's center.
Look for more soon on Roman's approach to the King's Indian Defense! | Watch video
FM Todd Andrews teaches you how to learn an opening from scratch.
Once you’ve chosen which opening to play, what’s the best way to learn it? FM Andrews shows you tips, tricks, and study methods to improve your chosen opening.
In this video, learn how to play the ferocious Yugoslav Attack in the Dragon Variation from one of the fiercest Sicilian players of all time, Bobby Fischer. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili analyzes one of his own games from start to finish, paying special attention to the transition between an advantageous position and a won endgame.
Once you get to the endgame, how do you win it? GM Dzindzi shows you the important concepts in a tricky rook ending. | Watch video