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  • Make Constant Threats: Amazing Games for Beginners -- Part 4

    • Sep 2, 2014
    • | 18 min
    • | 1283 Views
    • | 4 Comments

    FM Elliot Liu concludes both the exciting Lasker game from part 3 and the video series as a whole with this thrilling finishing flurry of continual chess threats. Learn how Lasker finished off the hapless Porges by maintaining constant pressure and creating new problems for his opponent with every move. Can you find the piece sacrifice at the end that seals the deal? | Watch video

  • Openings

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    • How to Play the King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack! -- Part 1

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 24 min
      • | 3768 Views
      • | 9 Comments

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili unlocks the secrets of an aggressive response to the King’s Indian Defense: the Four Pawns Attack. What do you do when White throws four central pawns at your defenses? GM Dzindzichashvili helps you remain calm and play the best moves. In this instructive lesson, GM Dzindzichashvili takes a long look at the most popular variations of this dynamic opening. | Watch video

  • Strategy

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    • Make Constant Threats: Amazing Games for Beginners -- Part 3

      FM Elliott Liu

      • 17 min
      • | 8086 Views
      • | 11 Comments

      FM Elliot Liu shows you a brilliant Emanuel Lasker game from nearly 120 years ago to illustrate the power of making constant threats with your moves. Lasker uncorks one of the first uses of the Berlin Defense in top-level play to quickly gain an advantage in this instructive game. FM Liu shows you how Lasker pressed his edge and improved his position with every move. | Watch video

  • Tactics

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    • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 1

      GM Simon Williams

      • 23 min
      • | 10306 Views
      • | 31 Comments

      Are your King’s Pawn Games lacking in excitement? GM Simon Williams has an explosive solution for you -- the King’s Gambit! This romantic opening is out of fashion in top-level play, but that doesn’t mean it can’t rack up the points elsewhere. GM Williams shows you the powerful secrets of this dynamic opening, and how to crush your unsuspecting opponents who will be expecting anything but this true gambit. | Watch video

  • Endgames

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    • How to Win a Won Endgame!

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 21 min
      • | 6822 Views
      • | 22 Comments

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili analyzes one of his own games from start to finish, paying special attention to the transition between an advantageous position and a won endgame. Once you get to the endgame, how do you win it? GM Dzindzi shows you the important concepts in a tricky rook ending. | Watch video

  • Amazing Games

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    • How To Make Swiss Cheese: Mikhlaevski vs. Grandadam

      GM Victor Mikhalevski

      • 23 min
      • | 4036 Views
      • | 12 Comments

      GM Victor Mikhalevski walks you through a fascinating game from this year’s Biel Chess Festival. Learn what GM Mikhalevski was thinking each move of this excellent win with the white pieces on his way to an outstanding second-place finish in the master tournament. Dive deep into Mikhalevski’s anti-Slav system and learn how to win a complex positional game. | Watch video

  • Beginners

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    • How to Learn Openings, Part 2

      FM Todd Andrews

      • 14 min
      • | 5621 Views
      • | 12 Comments

      How does Bobby Fischer’s Yugoslav attack compare to a modern game between two super GMs? FM Todd Andrews shows you the similarities and differences between the Fischer game from part one and a more recent instructive Sicilian Dragon game by GMs Shirov and Topalov. Learn how to take notes on opening traps, patterns, transpositions, and structure in this enlightening video. | Watch video

  • Intermediate

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    • The Easiest Way to Crush the Anti-Sicilians! -- Part 2

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 15 min
      • | 3675 Views
      • | 9 Comments

      GM Ben Finegold continues his lesson on how to crush the anti-Sicilian systems. GM Finegold shows you the two main moves to handle the 2.c3 Sicilian (Alapin Variation) as Black. After imploring you to pick a pet variation of your own to play against this common opening, GM Finegold goes through an instructive U.S. Open game where he rapidly beats his hapless opponent’s Alapin. | Watch video

  • Advanced

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    • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 1

      GM Simon Williams

      • 23 min
      • | 10306 Views
      • | 31 Comments

      Are your King’s Pawn Games lacking in excitement? GM Simon Williams has an explosive solution for you -- the King’s Gambit! This romantic opening is out of fashion in top-level play, but that doesn’t mean it can’t rack up the points elsewhere. GM Williams shows you the powerful secrets of this dynamic opening, and how to crush your unsuspecting opponents who will be expecting anything but this true gambit. | Watch video

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