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  • A Tribute To Walter Browne

    • Jul 4, 2015
    • | 29 min
    • | 2435 Views
    • | 7 Comments

    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

  • Openings

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    • Best Blitz Openings: Alekhine's Defense

      GM Maxim Dlugy

      • 23 min
      • | 6048 Views
      • | 6 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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    • The Easy Way To Defeat A Pawn Majority

      GM Melikset Khachiyan

      • 13 min
      • | 4541 Views
      • | 15 Comments

      Does the idea of an opposing pawn majority keep you up at nights? Fear no longer. GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you an easy method to defeat these dreaded majorities. After you watch this video, your whole way of looking at imbalanced pawn chains will be different. | Watch video

  • Tactics

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

      GM Gregory Kaidanov

      • 26 min
      • | 7813 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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    • The Endgame Secret You Must Know

      GM Alex Yermolinsky

      • 18 min
      • | 4182 Views
      • | 14 Comments

      GM Alex Yermolinsky has a key piece of endgame knowledge you simply have to know if you’re serious about chess. Learn the best way to draw when down a pawn with two pieces each left — and see how GM Yermo’s opponent lost because he did not follow this advice! Finally, if your opponent allows it, learn how to win with an extra pawn and a knight vs a bishop. | Watch video

  • Amazing Games

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    • Carlsen Disagrees With Morphy

      GM Gregory Serper

      • 23 min
      • | 5346 Views
      • | 27 Comments

      GM Gregory Serper kicks off his first-ever Chess.com video lesson with an analysis of a Paul Morphy game. GM Serper uses Morphy’s instructive and clear style of play to teach you timeless truths about chess that will serve you well in your games today. Not everyone plays as logically as Morphy, though. Learn where the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, disagrees with the legendary Morphy and plays a mysterious move. | Watch video

  • Beginners

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    • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn

      • 20 min
      • | 8278 Views
      • | 16 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

  • Intermediate

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    • The Complete English Defense: f3 f5!

      GM Simon Williams

      • 23 min
      • | 5556 Views
      • | 23 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
      • | 7813 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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