Do super grandmasters make mistakes?
You bet they do. We saw two astounding blunders on the highest possible level in game six of the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
So if world champions make errors in slow games, you can bet that super GMs make all kinds of blunders in blitz games, even as strong as they are.
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili shows you blunders made in a game featuring the second-best player in the world, Fabiano Caruana. | Watch video
What can a game between the best players in America teach you about the middlegame?
FM Todd Andrews continues his middlegame series by looking at a game between Gata Kamsky and Hikaru Nakamura.
FM Andrews explains how this world-class game can teach you the guidelines to play efficient and strategic middlegames. | Watch video
The recently concluded FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent was an exceptionally exciting tournament, with thrilling games and down-to-the-wire results.
GMs Alex Yermolinksy and Simon Williams covered the event for Chess.com, and you can watch their selected highlights right here.
Enjoy these amazing games with some of the best players in the world. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky resumes his analysis of Boris Gelfand's game with the red-hot Fabiano Caruana at the 2014 Grand Prix in Baku.
Watch GM Yermo break down this exciting, asymmetrical game in one of 2014’s most important tournaments. | Watch video
IM Rusa Goletiani dives deep into a game between two legendary Soviet world champions: Tigran Petrosian and Boris Spassky.
Learn how Petrosian played a masterful middlegame to stop Spassky’s ideas outright or at least lessen their effectiveness. No one was better at combining attack and defense than Petrosian, and this game was one of his finest.
Watch on to learn Rusa’s rules for how to improve in the middlegame, and to see her favorite move of the entire game.
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IM Rusa Goletiani shows you how to limit your opponent’s best ideas in her debut video for Chess.com.
You will learn two ways to stop your opponent’s plans before they happen:
1. Prevent your opponent’s best moves using tactics and control of key squares.
2. Allow your opponent to complete his idea, but only when it is to your advantage.
Finally, IM Goletiani shows you when to transition between stopping your opponent’s ideas and starting your own decisive attack.
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Who does this guy think he is? Danny Rensch? No, but he was inspired by Rensch's Live Sessions. IM Keaton Kiewra proves that imitation is the sincerest form of chess flattery at he tries his had at blitz commentating. This four-game 3-minute match with another Chess.com member is decided in the final game. But when will Resnch and Kiewra face of in a Live Session video? And if they are both being recorded, who will talk over the other one?! | Watch video
Ben's loss is our gain! Since he didn't play in the U.S. Championship this year, he had two weeks to commentate on the games and see the best and worst moments. Today he compiles all of his favorite positions into one video. Besides a few spirited attacks, you'll also be treated to one of the most tricky knight vs. bishop endgames we've ever shown. The winning technique is far from obvious, but GM Josh Friedel found it. Can you? | Watch video
Making her Chess.com debut, FM Alisa Melekhina shows her modesty with a loss against a GM. Her lesson: don't just shuffle your pieces around expecting to draw. Higher-rated players know some secrets for overcoming complacency, and here White creates just enough of an imbalance to put Melekhina back on her heels. She's about to be a lawyer - not taking her advice would be criminal. | Watch video
GM Bojkov's talented student is back. Today you'll see one of the games that helped Dom gain nearly 500 rating points. Black gets two pieces for the rook, and all of the fun. White's major pieces shuffle around listlessly as Coach Bojkov shows Dom constantly improving the worst-place piece. Sometimes that is even the king! Watch and see the torturous straightjacket that White is forced to wear. | Watch video