What’s one way to make (or break) a blockade?
Sacrificing your queen, of course.
FM Mike Klein returns with his critically acclaimed queen sac series to show you how jettisoning the lady can help you create or burst through a crucial blockade.
You don’t have to be in Latvia to appreciate these beautiful queen sacs, but it helps! | Watch video
FM Mike Klein is back with seven more spectacular queen sacrifices for you to enjoy.
You won’t believe the creative ways the queens were jettisoned to win these brilliant attacking games — but FM Klein explains each important variation.
From Paul Morphy to modern attacking madmen, these guys just can’t stop sacrificing their queens. Gear up for some nonstop chess fireworks in this entertaining video. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch continues his chess tactics series with an exciting concept: discoveries.
Learn the five types of discoveries by solving IM Rensch’s timed puzzles, personalized to your own level of chess knowledge.
It’s not enough to know that discoveries exist — you must also be able to create opportunities for them, and IM Rensch shows you exactly how to do it. | Watch video
Did you know there were five types of chess skewers?
IM Daniel Rensch gives you timed puzzles for all five skewer categories in this interactive video.
If you can solve all of these puzzles you might be “fatally attracted” to skewers in your games.
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GM Dejan Bojkov concludes his tribute to Réti with a brilliant and unusual attacking game from the great master.
Learn how Reti uses his eponymous opening to launch the assault on the super-strong Bogoljubov, who appropriately responded with the defense that would also eventually be named after him.
You won’t believe the clever queen maneuver Reti uncorked to apply maximum pressure to Black’s center and kingside.
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The English and the Americans, brought together by the Dutch?! That's the case today on Chess.com as GM Williams prepares with two poker players and flops the nuts versus a top GM. The scintillating attack features some great moments to improve your tactics and calculation. We won't be paying Williams to do any videos on defense any time soon. But he's brilliant in attack, and today he shows you why aggression should be your default setting. See what he turns over on the river to win the pot! | Watch video
How do you assimilate the ideas from the best games in history? Listen to FM Todd Andrews as he describes the techniques he used while growing up. They might be labor intensive, but nobody said getting to master would be easy. He uses one of Fischer's most famous games as his guinea pig. The game has a famous back story - when Fischer played his final move, two grandmasters in the next room told spectators that his opponent had won! | Watch video
One and a half out of two as Black against two titled players, whilst keeping the initiative the whole time? Sign me up! GM Perelshteyn continues to open the keyhole to his secret preparation against the Fianchetto System - this time he explains a worthwhile exchange sacrifice. Black gets center control while weakening White's king. Even the endgame is no bargain for the first player. Watch the cluster of Black pawns overwhelm White! | Watch video
GM Bojkov is back! Today he begins a well-researched series on a pawn structure that will surely occur in your games sooner or later. Make sure you're good with the Carlsbad. In today's part 1, he focuses on the infamous minority attack. How can two pawns defeat three? With the help of an open c-file, that's how. Bojkov shows all the permutations of the attack on the c6-pawn, including a World Champion preemptively attacking the pawn even before it gets there! | Watch video
Why play the main line when you can instead play a perfectly reasonable move that confused your opponent? GM Finegold is full of these tricks, and today he illuminates one more - the "mysterious" Qd2. Where is she going? Why does she want to be there? Apparently there's a method to the madness since in both of these games the queen invades Black's castle quickly. In game two, Ben "accidentally" copies a famous GM for most of the game. That's a nice surprise! | Watch video