One of the strongest tournaments in chess history is about to begin, so what better time to look back at the best moments from the Sinquefield Cup?
Let FM Mike Klein be your guide in this tour of the best moves and games from the United States’ top tournament.
Don’t forget to check out Peter Doggers’ Sinquefield preview in the related links, and visit Chess.com/news every day for the latest updates. | Watch video
A chess opening can get messed up so early that you can’t really evaluate what happens afterwards.
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili nonetheless presses on with this member analysis, showing how two players handle the aftermath of a “corrupted opening” very differently.
In an unbalanced position, one side plays with a clear plan, while the other flounders about aimlessly. The result is predictable but no less instructive. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch is back with his much-loved daily puzzle challenge, where he solves a month’s worth of chess tactics against a ticking clock.
Can IM Rensch solve 35 puzzles before the timer goes off? Enjoy the suspense as the master races against the clock, and then learn from each position as IM Rensch does a comprehensive review. | Watch video
GM Richard Rapport is a rising young star at the top level of chess. That’s one thing everyone agrees on.
But is this practitioner of wild tactics and weird openings a genius, or a madman? Or maybe a little of both?
FM Mike Klein makes his case in this fun video report.
Don't forget to leave a comment with your opinion. | Watch video
FM Mike Klein tours the chess games of Europe in this rapid-fire video.
Analyzing seven of the best games the continent has to offer, FM Klein shows you amazing tactics and beautiful combinations.
Take fun a trip with FM Klein in this multicultural chess exploration. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili authors a nice tribute to his friend, GM Walter Browne, who died last week at the age of 66.
GM Dzindzichashvili highlights one of the best attributes of GM Browne’s chess: his strict adherence to good principles.
Watch one of GM Browne’s finest wins along with GM Dzindzi in this heartfelt video. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky starts a new series about his most interesting games from a recent tournament in South America.
In this game, find out how GM Yermo bounces back after an opening that didn’t quite work out as planned, only to fumble away the win in the end.
As you will see, sometimes your opponent dictates your own correct plan, and it’s all about good execution. | Watch video
Are you in the mood for an exciting attacking game?
IM Keaton Kiewra sure is. Here he shows you a dynamic battle between two big names in chess, Pendyala Harikrishna and Loek van Wely.
Watch as these two chess heavyweights slug it out in a game of nonstop attacks.
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Chess puzzles are a hot topic lately. IM Rensch is solving them in marathon sessions, IM Silman is writing about them (see related links), and IM Keaton Kiewra is asking you to solve some of the hardest chess problems in existence.
Play along with IM Kiewra in this fun and challenging video. | Watch video
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