The Sicilian is great, but what if you or your opponent choose to avoid the open Sicilian?
You’ve ventured into anti-Sicilian territory.
Join GM Simon Williams in his characteristically “spicy” introduction to the various anti-Sicilian systems, which you simply must know if you ever play 1. e4. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra is back with a live blitz session on Chess.com, explaining his ideas in real time as he plays.
Starting out with a Budapest Gambit, IM Kiewra reveals a deep knowledge of opening theory as he fires off moves as quickly as he can make them.
Enjoy a top blitz master in action during this informative video. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland found himself at board one of the FIDE world team championship last month, facing the best players each team had to offer.
Enjoy this insightful game where GM Shankland matches wits with one of the highest-rated players in the world, Ding Liren. | Watch video
GM Gregory Kaidanov continues his Queen’s Gambit primer with one of the most important variations: the Classical.
This historic opening was famously battle-tested in the Alekhine-Capablanca world championship match, and it remains relevant today.
Learn how there is still a lot of play left in this old opening from a master teacher. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams concludes his comprehensive lesson on the aggressive hybrid Sicilian system known as the Dragodorf.
Learn what to do when White tries to counterpunch with the move a4, and how you can maintain your attacking initiative in this opening.
Find out where GM Williams studies chess the most — is it in a pub or in his office? | Watch video
We’ve all been there before. You think your position is slightly better, but how do you improve it enough to win?
Continuing his series on how to think like a master, IM Keaton Kiewra shows you exactly how to make a plan that increases your advantage.
Learn how to form a strategic idea and then execute it in this important lesson. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams taught you a repertoire of spicy openings with the white pieces, but what about when you’re playing as Black?
In this new series, learn how GM Williams responds to 1.e4 with the ever-aggressive “Dragodorf.”
Learn how to attack from this promising set-up in this can’t-miss lesson. | 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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IM Keaton Kiewra returns with a very important lesson topic: patience.
Many chess players want to launch a quick attack, but true strength relies on timing and patience.
Learn how to slowly improve your position with two of IM Kiewra’s own instructive games. | Watch video
In his previous video, GM Gregory Kaidanov taught you everything you need to know about the Carlsbad variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined.
But what if you’re not a Carlsbad fan? What if you find your QGD games steered away from that move order?
GM Kaidanov has you covered with a comprehensive lesson on avoiding the Carlsbad, including a relevant game between two of the greatest world champions of all time. | Watch video