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  • Sharp Play Leads To Crazy Chess

    • Jun 29, 2015
    • | 21 min
    • | 2045 Views
    • | 8 Comments

    If you’re looking for a nice, quiet chess game, this video is not for you. GM Alex Yermolinsky reviews a game where neither side was willing to back down from the sharpest lines, and the results are complicated, to say the least. Learn what GM Yermolinksy was thinking as he chose the most aggressive moves available. | Watch video

  • Openings

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    • Best Blitz Openings: Alekhine's Defense

      GM Maxim Dlugy

      • 23 min
      • | 4743 Views
      • | 4 Comments

      GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another opening for you to add to your blitz chess repertoire. Learn how to use Alekhine’s Defense as a speedy weapon in your games as Black. GM Dlugy shows you how to gain the element of surprise in this underutilized opening. | Watch video

  • Strategy

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    • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn

      • 20 min
      • | 6530 Views
      • | 14 Comments

      Tactics decide most chess games, but as you advance in strength, you will find that strategy becomes increasingly important. So how can you improve your chess strategy? GM Perelshteyn is back with five easy-to-digest strategic tidbits in this can’t-miss video lesson. Don’t forget to read the companion article in the related links. | Watch video

  • Tactics

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    • The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: The Current Main Line

      GM Gregory Kaidanov

      • 26 min
      • | 7095 Views
      • | 11 Comments

      GM Gregory Kaidanov concludes his all-encompassing Queen’s Gambit Declined video lesson series with the one you’ve been waiting for: the current main line. Learn the ins and outs of one of the most important openings in the history of chess from one of the game’s finest teachers. After watching this video, you’ll have grandmaster-level preparation in this tricky opening. | Watch video

  • Endgames

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    • Same-Color Bishop Endgames

      GM Dejan Bojkov

      • 18 min
      • | 5237 Views
      • | 17 Comments

      Same-color bishop endings are some of the most common in chess, so it's crucial you know how to play them. GM Dejan Bojkov shows you an instructive game that reaches this ending quickly -- so much so that the majority of play comes after most of the pieces are off the board. Learn how to handle this important endgame with this lesson. | Watch video

  • Amazing Games

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    • How To Flush Away The Win

      GM Alex Yermolinsky

      • 21 min
      • | 3037 Views
      • | 7 Comments

      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

  • Beginners

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    • Why Simon Loves The Sicilian: Busting The Grand Prix

      GM Simon Williams

      • 17 min
      • | 9223 Views
      • | 24 Comments

      Have you ever faced an opponent who played the Grand Prix? GM Simon Williams shows you how to bust open this annoying anti-Sicilian system, gaining the wild and entertaining game you want. Learn how to play against jolly old England’s favorite anti-Sicilian in this enlightening video lesson. | Watch video

  • Intermediate

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    • The Complete English Defense: f3 f5!

      GM Simon Williams

      • 23 min
      • | 4807 Views
      • | 19 Comments

      Do you want an exciting and aggressive option against 1. d4? GM Simon Williams has a hypermodern opening for you to try: the English Defense. Learn the basics of this offbeat defense and use it to throw off your opponent from the very beginning of the game. | Watch video

  • Advanced

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    • The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: The Current Main Line

      GM Gregory Kaidanov

      • 26 min
      • | 7095 Views
      • | 11 Comments

      GM Gregory Kaidanov concludes his all-encompassing Queen’s Gambit Declined video lesson series with the one you’ve been waiting for: the current main line. Learn the ins and outs of one of the most important openings in the history of chess from one of the game’s finest teachers. After watching this video, you’ll have grandmaster-level preparation in this tricky opening. | Watch video

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