If you’ve made it this far in GM Simon Williams’ examination of the French Defense, you’ve got to watch the last video in this educational series.
Simon wraps up his French lessons with the odds and ends of the opening to make your knowledge complete, including how to play against the “spicy” wing gambit.
After this video you will be able to stare down 1. e4 with full confidence. | Watch video
Can you simplify your way to a win? You can if you’re Capablanca.
Follow the game of the great Cuban master to see how he made favorable exchanges at every opportunity.
FM Elliott Liu serves up this fun lesson on a very practical subject. | Watch video
How did Bobby Fischer play against the French Defense as White, and what can you do to respond to his system?
GM Simon Williams continues his love letter to the French with this fun and important video lesson on the King’s Indian Attack. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra is back from the tournament trail and ready to share to chess knowledge with you.
Join IM Kiewra as he discusses a very close call in Budapest where he nearly earned his final GM norm.
Watch IM Kiewra review his best game from Budapest and see just how close he was to becoming a grandmaster. You won’t believe what he has to say about pawn structure | Watch video
All passed pawns are not created equally.
Dejan Bojkov shows you the power of centralized passed pawns, and how to handle them as opposed to outside passed pawns.
This idea is not just important in the endgame, but also may dictate entire middlegames as well. You don’t want to miss this important lesson. | Watch video
Want to learn how to execute the perfect positional squeeze? Learn from one of the greatest, Efim Geller.
GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his series on positional restriction with an excellent lesson on prophylactic positional thinking.
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J.R. Capablanca was a chess prodigy and a genius at all elements of chess, from the basic to the very advanced.
One of the basic concepts many beginners struggle with is when to trade pieces, and it’s no surprise that we can learn a ton about this crucial decision from Capablanca.
FM Elliot Liu reviews a gorgeous Capablanca game to teach you exactly when you should initiate or accept trades in your games. | Watch video
The center of the chessboard is a busy and dangerous place, especially when two creative attacking players face off.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you a fascinating game where the crossroads of the board became a gauntlet of dangerous tactics and ideas for one unlucky player who chose to keep his king in the middle of the mess. | Watch video
GM Sergey Karjakin single-handedly defeated the entire Chinese chess team and “upheld the honor of Mother Russia,” according to GM Alex Yermolinsky.
Taking advantage of the event’s format, Karjakin eliminated his opponents one by one.
Against the super-GM Yu Yangyi, Karjakin found himself down a pawn in a blitz showdown.
Find out how the Russian master used the unbalanced position to win the game. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams has played the French Defense all his life, and he has quite a few secrets to share.
Learn how to play a universal system against the dynamic Tarrasch French in this extremely useful lesson, covering the most commonly played moves by White.
Find out how GM Williams did against one of the best players in the world in this opening in a late-night barroom battle.
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