Chess players of all levels have heard it over and over: practice tactics to get better.
While this is certainly true, longterm strategy is another important part of becoming a strong player.
FM Kostya Kavutskiy shows you three concrete ways you can quickly improve your strategic game in part one of his new series. | Watch video
How does Magnus Carlsen plan against Hikaru Nakamura?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn gives you an in-depth look at Carlsen’s preparation for this world-class battle against America’s top player.
Watch how Carlsen develops a powerful center and a devastating attack in one of the most popular openings, the Italian Game. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky look at one of the most interesting games of the entire FIDE Grand Prix in this analysis of the last round of the tournament.
After showing you the first beautiful game, GM Yermo examines another game, this time between the red-hot Caruana and the always-tough Evgeny Tomashevsky.
Can Caruana break though and score the full point against a much-lower rated player? | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky discusses the shocking turnarounds in rounds 7, 8, and 9 of the FIDE Grand Prix in Baku.
GM Yermo analyzes a key game between GMs Andreikin and Caruana, where Fabiano chooses the unorthodox center-counter game opening.
Can the number-two player in the world create the complications he needs to win as Black? Or will Andreikin show his top form and earn the point with White?
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Can Reti squeeze a win out of what looks like a textbook draw?
GM Dejan Bojkov continues his analysis of Reti’s brilliant play, picking up this time in the early endgame against Romanovsky.
Learn how Reti creates advantageous imbalances from this seemingly lifeless position. | Watch video
Take a trip in GM Roman Dzindzichashvili’s time machine back 30 years to the 1984 Chess Olympiad in Greece.
GM Dzindzichashvili shows you two seemingly straightforward games from this colossal chess event, and explains how you can use the power of simplicity to gain a big advantage. | Watch video
With so many lines available, what does GM Dzindzichashvili recommend as the "guideline" you should use when choosing a variation against the Sämisch? Whichever is easiest for you of course!
Roman reviews the theory behind the 6...c6 variation of the Sämisch, highlighting Black's positional ideas and solid approach towards undermining White's center.
Look for more soon on Roman's approach to the King's Indian Defense! | Watch video
What happens when a member takes Dzindzi's exact advice in the opening? Watch and see the student imitate the teacher by using an optimistic system versus the French. He's clearly done his homework, but the question is, how will he perform once the theoretical phase ends? As you might guess, not every move is grandmaster level, so watch and see what Roman would have done differently. Let us know in the comments if you've ever had success with this or other Roman systems! | Watch video
GM Dzindzichashvili concludes his Trompowsky Trio with an edition focused on 3. Bh4. He doesn't hide his disdain for the variation but he does caution you about many traps that could befall the unwary player. Black often has open g- and c-files, while White opens his d- and f-files. That's a strange imbalance, but it rewards the more prepared player. Watch and see how Black can attempt to punish White, but take note of the plentiful ways the second player can get mated right out of the opening! | Watch video
Doubled pawns? No problem. Now they're isolated too? GM Melik can handle that! Today he plays his favorite Philidor setup and simply outplays White in the endgame. With the queens traded early, Black's rooks find all the space. Despite the entire pawn structure looking shaky, our author shows you that White's pawns are like ducks in a shooting gallery. You have to have some deep insight to beat a 6-time U.S. Champ! | Watch video