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  • GM Nakamura + Rybka vs Stockfish! -- Highlights

    • Aug 30, 2014
    • | 30 min
    • | 775 Views
    • | 2 Comments

    Everyone knows that today’s top computer engines can crush human players without breaking a digital sweat. But what happens when you team up super grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and a lower-rated engine against Stockfish, the best computer chess program in the world? Can this “cyborg” team do better against the modern engine? And what if you gave Nakamura pawn-and-move odds against the digital monster? Can humanity’s hopes be saved? Watch these highlights to find out. | Watch video

  • Openings

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

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 15 min
      • | 1642 Views
      • | 3 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

  • Strategy

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

      FM Elliott Liu

      • 17 min
      • | 7278 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 Play the King's Indian Defense: Sämisch Variation

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 20 min
      • | 6591 Views
      • | 13 Comments

      With so many lines available, what does GM Dzindzichashvili recommend as the "guideline" you should use when choosing a variation against the Sämisch? Whichever is easiest for you of course! Roman reviews the theory behind the 6...c6 variation of the Sämisch, highlighting Black's positional ideas and solid approach towards undermining White's center. Look for more soon on Roman's approach to the King's Indian Defense! | Watch video

  • Endgames

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    • How to Win a Won Endgame!

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 21 min
      • | 6407 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
      • | 3610 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
      • | 4570 Views
      • | 9 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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    • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 1

      GM Simon Williams

      • 23 min
      • | 8546 Views
      • | 29 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

  • Advanced

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    • How to Play the King's Indian Defense: Sämisch Variation

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 20 min
      • | 6591 Views
      • | 13 Comments

      With so many lines available, what does GM Dzindzichashvili recommend as the "guideline" you should use when choosing a variation against the Sämisch? Whichever is easiest for you of course! Roman reviews the theory behind the 6...c6 variation of the Sämisch, highlighting Black's positional ideas and solid approach towards undermining White's center. Look for more soon on Roman's approach to the King's Indian Defense! | Watch video

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