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
Beating Hikaru Nakamura in blitz — it may seem like an April Fool’s joke, but it’s possible.
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you exactly how to do it in an instructive lesson.
Creating a solid defense to force his opponent to maintain pressure and waste time, Dlugy is able to fend off a bunch of scary attacks to bring home the point. | Watch video
What was the most exciting game from the richest open chess tournament in history?
GM Maurice Ashley gives you the play-by-play to a brilliant game played in Vegas.
You won’t believe the spectacular attack that arises quickly out of a Najdorf Sicilian. If you want to learn how to play against the Najdorf, you must watch this video. | Watch video
Last time, GM Gregory Kaidanov looked at the classical Carlsbad.
But how do modern grandmasters handle the Carlsbad for Black in the Queen’s Gambit Declined?
Learn the latest theory on Black’s options in this interesting and relevant opening.
You might be surprised about how similar each side’s goals are.
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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
GM Maurice Ashley is back to analyze another exciting game from the world’s richest chess tournament, Millionaire Chess.
Two of the fiercest grandmasters in the world battle it out with tons of money on the line.
Watch and enjoy as GM Ashley gives you the play-by-play for this heavyweight bout. | 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
Isn’t it amazing that if we don’t see a crucial tactical idea on one move, we can miss it for several consecutive moves?
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili brings us a member-game analysis from two very strong players who nonetheless make myriad blunders and oversights in the game.
Learn how to logically follow a plan instead of making pointless moves from this lesson. | Watch video