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
Endgame school is back in session with GM Alex Yermolinsky, who reviews another instructive ending from the Moscow Open.
If you’ve ever wondered how to play an opposite-colored bishop endgame, this video is for you.
Learn how to play these “drawish” endgames from an absolute master instructor.
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Beating Hikaru Nakamura in blitz — it may seem like an April Fool’s joke, but it’s possible.
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you exactly how to do it in an instructive lesson.
Creating a solid defense to force his opponent to maintain pressure and waste time, Dlugy is able to fend off a bunch of scary attacks to bring home the point. | Watch video
How do you beat a former world champion at blitz chess?
The idea is “simple” — quite literally.
GM Maxim Dlugy explains how a simplification strategy allows the smart player to preserve the most precious resource in speed chess: time.
Learn how to avoid complications in blitz when you have a positional advantage. | 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 two of the most famous 20th-century grandmasters handle the Carlsbad pawn structure?
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you an educational game between Mikhail Botvinnik and Bent Larsen in the relevant pawn structure.
How does Botvinnik get the better of Larsen in this match-up? GM Khachiyan explains how Larsen failed to maintain the needed tension between the white and black pawns. | Watch video
The Carlsbad is a popular topic on Chess.com, and GM Melikset Khachiyan chimes in with an instructive lesson on the opening system from another Harry Nelson Pillsbury game.
Even though this game was played more than 100 years ago, its opening ideas are relevant today.
Learn the crucial plans for both sides in this popular opening as GM Khachiyan reviews the most important lines. | Watch video
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan reviews Chess.com member games in this replay of her live show, originally broadcast on Dec. 16.
Learn what Chess.com members did right and wrong in their games, as WGM Abrahamyan considers each game from both the white and black perspective.
Watch till the end to find out WGM Abrahamyan’s ultimate theory on how chess works! | Watch video
Did Bobby Fischer blunder his bishop in game one of the 1972 world championship match against Boris Spassky?
IM Keaton Kiewra argues that he did not, proposing instead that Fischer gave up the bishop in a bold attempt to win a drawn endgame.
IM Kiewra shows you why this did not work, and discusses what could have led Fischer to press for a win when he should not have.
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It’s Throwback Thursday, your chance to watch the best videos in the Chess.com archive.
This week, we dial the time machine back to Aug. 13, 2010, for GM Dejan Bojkov’s enlightening series on the true powers of each chess piece.
You’ll learn how to evaluate your pieces not by static point values, but by what they can actually accomplish in a given position or plan.
If you can start doing this regularly, it might just revolutionize your chess game. | Watch video