GM Melikset Khachiyan analyzes an important game between two super-GMs -- Boris Gelfand and Alexander Morozevich -- to reveal some new opening theory you need to add to your repertoire.
Do you know the “Quiet Variation” of the Slav Defense? Melik has succinct advice for you about the key ideas in this modern opening.
As Melik says, when you attack, always attack big — but first learn how to generate an attack from this opening. | Watch video
Do you know one of the most flexible openings against 1. d4?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn continues his theme on powerful attacking pawn chains with a lesson on the King’s Indian Defense, which is often the preferred system for aggressive players against the queen’s pawn opening.
GM Perelshteyn shows you all the relevant lines in this opening to achieve an attack with its signature central pawn chain. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Today Yermo kicks off a new series on the World Champions. Where else to start but Steintiz-Lasker! Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on January 5. | Watch video
What were the best games and most beautiful tactics of 2014?
FM Mike Klein takes you through the most exciting and amazing positions of the year in this fun and easy-to-digest video.
Kick off the new year with a look back at the best chess from the last 12 months — and find out where FM Klein is licensed to be captain of a boat!
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When is a defense actually an attack?
When it’s an aggressive Stonewall Defense!
Beautiful attacking pawn chains are not just for White; Black can quickly setup a deadly chain in this opening.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn teaches you everything you need to know about getting your pawns rolling in the Stonewall Defense — which should be called the Stonewall Attack! | Watch video
What is an international master thinking when he plays blitz?
IM Keaton Kiewra gives you a glimpse inside his mind as he plays a live session of high-level blitz on Chess.com
Learn what the most important chess ideas are to consider when time is a precious and limited resource.
Make sure you stick around for IM Kiewra’s advice on when an opposite-colored bishop ending is winning. | Watch video
Can you play brilliant positional chess in a blitz game?
Magnus Carlsen can, of course.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you the positional genius of Carlsen, who successfully defended his world championship against Vishy Anand earlier this week.
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IM Daniel Rensch concludes his “comeback tour” with an instructive last-round game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com.
IM Rensch shows you how to take apart the Accelerated Dragon with a traditional Yugoslav Attack as he tries to finish the tournament on a perfect score.
You’ll learn Danny’s advice on when to liquidate a position for a winning ending, and when to keep the tension on the board. | Watch video
Can IM Daniel Rensch teach you 40 openings in a single video?
On Throwback Thursday, enjoy a crash course in pawn structure for every main-line chess opening.
In this fast-paced lesson, IM Rensch surveys the key elements of the openings, and shows you the crucial ideas for each arising structure.
If you’re a chess beginner, there isn’t a better video for your opening repertoire. If you’re a more advanced player, take this as a refresher course. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen is currently defending his world championship title against Vishy Anand in a close battle in Sochi, Russia.
Carlsen lost game three of the match, his first loss to Anand since 2010.
FM Mike Klein shows you how Carlsen attempts to make a comeback in another exciting game from this year’s 2014 Sinquefield cup against world #2 Fabiano Caruana.
See how Carlsen tries to wriggle his way out of a worse position early in the game! | Watch video