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  • 2014 Polgar Chess Festival -- Highlights

    • Oct 25, 2014
    • | 33 min
    • | 1184 Views
    • | 1 Comment

    The USA took on Hungary in the 2014 Polgar Chess Festival, and ChessTV was there with a live broadcast. Enjoy these highlights of the live show, originally broadcast earlier this month. IM Daniel Rensch and GM Ben Finegold provided commentary for this exciting chess event. | Watch video

  • Openings

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    • How to Crush Your Opponent in the King's Gambit -- Part 5

      GM Simon Williams

      • 19 min
      • | 8433 Views
      • | 25 Comments

      How can you absolutely prevent your opponent from playing the King’s Gambit? There’s one hilarious and surefire way, as GM Simon Williams recalls from one of his own games. All jokes aside, GM Williams concludes one of the most interesting and useful video series in recent memory with his final analysis of how to crush your opponent in the King’s Gambit. | Watch video

  • Strategy

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    • Secrets to a Simple Game!

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 25 min
      • | 10069 Views
      • | 33 Comments

      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

  • Tactics

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    • The Easiest Way to Crush the Anti-Sicilians! -- Part 3

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 13 min
      • | 12243 Views
      • | 44 Comments

      GM Ben Finegold shows you what he considers the funniest game of his anti-Sicilian series, an instructive tilt against a national master at the 2013 National Open. On a recommendation from his son, GM Finegold tries out 2 …a6 in response to his opponent’s Nc3 anti-Sicilian. Learn the four things you need to know about playing a6 against an anti-Sicilian system in this exciting video. | Watch video

  • Endgames

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    • How to Win a Won Endgame!

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 21 min
      • | 11662 Views
      • | 25 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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    • The Best of the FIDE Grand Prix -- Part 6

      GM Alex Yermolinsky

      • 22 min
      • | 2606 Views
      • | 8 Comments

      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

  • Beginners

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    • Melik & Me: Complete Show from 9-18-14

      ChessTV Official Account

      • 59 min
      • | 5366 Views
      • | 21 Comments

      Most of us are not professional chess players, and if you are an amateur, this is the show for you! GM Melik Khachiyan teams up with host Josh Sampson to analyze member games of all strengths. Watch this full replay of the show (originally broadcast on September 18) to find out what GM Khachiyan would have done differently in all the games he reviews. | Watch video

  • Intermediate

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    • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 4

      GM Simon Williams

      • 18 min
      • | 8547 Views
      • | 22 Comments

      Can a caveman play chess? GM Simon Williams shows you the caveman way to attack in the King’s Gambit. You won’t believe some of the crazy winning sacrifices White has in this opening if Black makes a single slip-up. Learn how to exploit inaccuracies and quickly overwhelm your opponent in this romantic opening. | Watch video

  • Advanced

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    • The Easiest Way to Crush the Anti-Sicilians! -- Part 3

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 13 min
      • | 12243 Views
      • | 44 Comments

      GM Ben Finegold shows you what he considers the funniest game of his anti-Sicilian series, an instructive tilt against a national master at the 2013 National Open. On a recommendation from his son, GM Finegold tries out 2 …a6 in response to his opponent’s Nc3 anti-Sicilian. Learn the four things you need to know about playing a6 against an anti-Sicilian system in this exciting video. | Watch video

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