When is it theoretically correct to sacrifice your queen early in the game?
FM Mike Klein shows you six opening lines that allow — and sometimes require— you to give away your queen for a greater goal.
Learn how to win even without a queen with superior minor pieces in this entertaining video,
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You’ve seen GM Simon Williams’ crazy gambits against the Sicilian, the Caro-Kann, and the King’s Pawn defenses, but what is there to do against the French, perhaps Black’s most solid response to e4?
Don’t worry — there’s a spicy gambit available against the French, too, and it will infuriate any opponent who wants to stick to the main lines.
Learn how to achieve an almost-unbreakable attacking setup early in the game with this powerful idea. | Watch video
Are you tired of boring chess? Had your fill of “positional rubbish”?
GM Simon Williams would like to introduce you to what he calls the Delayed Wing Gambit against Black’s Sicilian Defense.
Has GM Williams finally gone mad by recommending you play 2. a3? Find out in this wild video -- there's another surprise coming on a3, too!
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How many mistakes do amateur players make in their games?
You’ll be shocked at how many!
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili shows you a member game ripe with mistakes so you can avoid making the same errors.
In more than 40 years of chess analysis, GM Dzindzichashvili has never seen a game like this one — a veritable comedy of errors.
Learn not only what the players did wrong, but also what they could have done to correct their blunders. | 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
It’s Throwback Thursday, your chance to watch the best videos in the Chess.com archive.
This week, we dial the time machine back to Aug. 13, 2010, for GM Dejan Bojkov’s enlightening series on the true powers of each chess piece.
You’ll learn how to evaluate your pieces not by static point values, but by what they can actually accomplish in a given position or plan.
If you can start doing this regularly, it might just revolutionize your chess game. | Watch video
How do you beat weaker players in the endgame?
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you how with his own game against a lower-rated international master.
Learn how a powerfully placed knight can dominate a bishop in a pawn endgame, even with pawns on both sides of the board. | Watch video
Join IM Keaton Kiewra for an exhilarating blitz session with live commentary against four strong opponents, including two FMs, in 3-minute games on Chess.com.
Will Keaton be able to notch four wins in this blitz battle, or will his opponents score some upsets?
What does an international master think about when he’s in a time scramble? Find out in this incredible video.
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Wow! Roman is not short on superlatives for this one! First he shows you several positions where the discussion is whether a bishop is good or bad, then you get to see both sides' misunderstanding of this concept. But our author saves his highest opprobrium for a simple pawn move. "This is the worst move I've seen in months." One side clearly wasn't thinking about squares gained and taken away - it turns out to be the pivotal mistake. Enjoy the lesson! | Watch video
Should you analyze the games of lower-rated players? GM Dzindzi does, and he used to compete against world champions! Even our lecturer benefitted form today's game. The lesson? Speed kills, or rather, lack thereof. Black hesitates too much in this opposite-side castling position, and White actuates open files first. There's no tardy slip for the second player - only a loss, and hopefully, a lesson. | Watch video