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  • Playing Mind Games! -- Part 1

    • Oct 31, 2014
    • | 34 min
    • | 2807 Views
    • | 16 Comments

    Is this IM Daniel Rensch’s chess comeback tour? Enjoy an informative live chess session as IM Rensch plays in the Chess.com Mind Games prize tournament. Learn what IM Rensch was thinking every move he plays in this decisive win against an intermediate player — even after breaking his own rules for playing against an opponent in time trouble. | Watch video

  • Openings

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

      GM Simon Williams

      • 19 min
      • | 9654 Views
      • | 26 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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    • Magnus Carlsen's Lesson on Planning vs Nakamura!

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn

      • 18 min
      • | 5740 Views
      • | 21 Comments

      How does Magnus Carlsen plan against Hikaru Nakamura? GM Eugene Perelshteyn gives you an in-depth look at Carlsen’s preparation for this world-class battle against America’s top player. Watch how Carlsen develops a powerful center and a devastating attack in one of the most popular openings, the Italian Game. | Watch video

  • Tactics

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

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 13 min
      • | 12869 Views
      • | 46 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
      • | 12107 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
      • | 3176 Views
      • | 9 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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    • How to Build a Million Dollar Attack!

      IM Keaton Kiewra

      • 16 min
      • | 6181 Views
      • | 29 Comments

      Have you ever seen a beautiful king hunt in chess and wondered how the attacking player reached such a fun and powerful position? IM Keaton Kiewra gives you his advice on how to build an attack, even if you’re not a natural attacking player. IM Kiewra tells you which openings you should choose for an attack, and where to put your pieces before you strike. | Watch video

  • Intermediate

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    • How to Win Endgames vs Weaker Opponents

      GM Melikset Khachiyan

      • 20 min
      • | 5156 Views
      • | 16 Comments

      How do you beat weaker players in the endgame? GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you how with his own game against a lower-rated international master. Learn how a powerfully placed knight can dominate a bishop in a pawn endgame, even with pawns on both sides of the board. | Watch video

  • Advanced

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

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 13 min
      • | 12869 Views
      • | 46 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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