IM Keaton Kiewra returns with a very important lesson topic: patience.
Many chess players want to launch a quick attack, but true strength relies on timing and patience.
Learn how to slowly improve your position with two of IM Kiewra’s own instructive games. | Watch video
Endgame school is back in session with GM Alex Yermolinsky, who reviews another instructive ending from the Moscow Open.
If you’ve ever wondered how to play an opposite-colored bishop endgame, this video is for you.
Learn how to play these “drawish” endgames from an absolute master instructor.
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Sometimes chess relies on rote study: the rules, normal openings, and some common endgames.
But most of the time, winning at chess requires imagination — and lots of it.
So how do you stay creative at chess?
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you how one of his master students came up with inspirational ideas to win a long and hard-fought game.
Learn how to have a flexible mind when evaluating positions and you just might win more of them. | Watch video
Are you a real chess player if you can’t remember your games move-by-move? Don’t worry, Magnus Carlsen thinks so.
The world champion himself (with some help from the database) shows you his favorite win from the super-strong Tata Steel tournament, a solid victory against GM Aronian.
Learn why Carlsen considers this exciting game among his finest efforts. | Watch video
How do you beat a former world champion at blitz chess?
The idea is “simple” — quite literally.
GM Maxim Dlugy explains how a simplification strategy allows the smart player to preserve the most precious resource in speed chess: time.
Learn how to avoid complications in blitz when you have a positional advantage. | Watch video
Everyone knows the Sicilian is a fighting opening, where both sides need to go all-in on their plans.
But how do you gain the initiative in such a hotly contested opening?
GM Melikset Khachiyan reviews one of his own recent games to show you exactly the plan you need. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Yermo finishes his series on the world champions with Anand-Carlsen. Check out how Yermo feels about the lineage after Kasparov. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on March 2. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his series on his excellent result in the Las Vegas North American Open.
Round seven was a crucial game, and GM Yermo faced a strong Chinese grandmaster.
After opting for an English Symmetrical with Black, GM Yermo must handle his opponent’s decision to immediately steer the game into dangerous tactical waters.
Learn how to make a weakness in your opponent’s position by staying active at all costs! | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland continues his battle with the Dutch legend Jan Timman in the Tata Steel super tournament.
Picking right up where he left off in the late middlegame, GM Shankland explains his thinking in a truly wild position, filled with sharp attacking ideas.
See if you can spot an unbelievable move that both of the grandmasters missed late in the game.
You don’t want to miss the ending of this extremely complicated tactical slugfest. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky cashed in the recently completed North American Open after 10 months without playing any serious chess.
Learn how he did it in this new series as GM Yermo reviews selected games move-by-move.
Against the talented young FM Vignesh Panchanatham, GM Yermolinsky used the solid Queen’s Indian Defense to gain a winning position. | Watch video