How do you approach a game you know is going to get complicated?
GM Sam Shankland concluded his super-tournament series with a complex attacking game full of wild tactical possibilities.
Get inside GM Shankland’s head as he explains what he was thinking on every move, and learn how he compares to Magnus Carlsen in time pressure. | Watch video
You’ve chosen to play the King’s Indian, but how can you expect your games to proceed?
GM Rashad Babaev shows you some quintessential King’s Indian games so you can familiarize yourself with the ideas and goals of the opening.
Learn the common plans crucial for success in this dynamic opening. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy returns with a new series reviewing the best games of the recently completed United States chess championship tournament in St. Louis.
In this first video, GM Yermo guides you through a tough battle between Gata Kamsky, a legend of U.S. chess, and the highly inventive GM Gareev.
Enjoy the clash of styles from this very relevant game.
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Are you ready for a roller coaster of a chess game?
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is back with his latest member game analysis, and as usual, lots of mistakes were made.
With both sides upping the ante, making bigger and bigger blunders, who will come out on top?
You’d better watch till the end to find out. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you a very advanced game from one of his most promising students, Andrew Hong.
Hong plays a King's Indian Defense reminiscent of Garry Kasparov, and you'll love the logical and patient way Hong cashed in his advantage. | Watch video
How did one of the greatest players of all time push his pawns?
Find out how the future world champion Garry Kasparov used his mobile pawns to attack in this instructive lesson by GM Eugene Perelshteyn.
Watch the young Kasparov practically blast his opponent off the board with his powerful marching central pawns. | Watch video
The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the most important openings in chess, and GM Gregory Kaidanov begins a new series devoted to it.
Learn the origin, history, basic ideas, move orders, and transpositions of this solid opening. Then dive deep into the variations where the c and d pawns are exchanged early.
The Queen’s Gambit Declined is as relevant as ever today, even making an appearance at the most recent world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. | Watch video
Appreciating pawns in chess may be an old idea, but it’s still relevant in modern chess.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn analyzes a fairly recent game between two strong grandmasters where a strong pawn center is worth more than an entire piece.
Learn how to use pawn power to destroy your opponent’s defenses, even when you have to give up some material to crack open the position. | Watch video
When are a few pawns worth more than a queen and rook put together?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you an unbelievable famous game where the power of pawns was on full display.
Learn how to march your pawn majority forward at any cost to win in spectacular fashion. | Watch video
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