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  • How To Beat Nakamura At Blitz

    • Apr 1, 2015
    • | 24 min
    • | 2994 Views
    • | 9 Comments

    Beating Hikaru Nakamura in blitz — it may seem like an April Fool’s joke, but it’s possible. GM Maxim Dlugy shows you exactly how to do it in an instructive lesson. Creating a solid defense to force his opponent to maintain pressure and waste time, Dlugy is able to fend off a bunch of scary attacks to bring home the point. | Watch video

  • Openings

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  • Strategy

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    • How To Beat The Best At Blitz: Simplification

      GM Maxim Dlugy

      • 21 min
      • | 8147 Views
      • | 21 Comments

      How do you beat a former world champion at blitz chess? The idea is “simple” — quite literally. GM Maxim Dlugy explains how a simplification strategy allows the smart player to preserve the most precious resource in speed chess: time. Learn how to avoid complications in blitz when you have a positional advantage. | Watch video

  • Tactics

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    • The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: Classical Carlsbad For Black

      GM Gregory Kaidanov

      • 21 min
      • | 6509 Views
      • | 7 Comments

      GM Gregory Kaidanov is back with another installment of his comprehensive Queen’s Gambit Declined video series, and this time he examines the sharp Classical Carlsbad from Black’s point of view. Learn how some of the best players in the world handled this oft-played structure, and the advances that have been achieved through the years with this set-up. Don’t forget to check the related links for more information on the Carlsbad and minority attacks. | Watch video

  • Endgames

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    • Russian To The Endgame: The Extra Bishop

      GM Alex Yermolinsky

      • 20 min
      • | 3140 Views
      • | 5 Comments

      As long as chess players keep messing up rook endgames, GM Alex Yermolinksy will keep teaching them. GM Yermo promises that if you watch this lesson, you will never lose an endgame similar to the one in the video. Learn how to save the draw in this tricky position. If you find yourself defending this endgame, you will be glad you watched this video. | Watch video

  • Amazing Games

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    • Best Of Millionaire Chess: Suarez vs Li

      GM Maurice Ashley

      • 14 min
      • | 6956 Views
      • | 17 Comments

      What was the most exciting game from the richest open chess tournament in history? GM Maurice Ashley gives you the play-by-play to a brilliant game played in Vegas. You won’t believe the spectacular attack that arises quickly out of a Najdorf Sicilian. If you want to learn how to play against the Najdorf, you must watch this video. | Watch video

  • Beginners

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    • Pawn Power In The Grünfeld!

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn

      • 16 min
      • | 7415 Views
      • | 14 Comments

      Appreciating pawns in chess may be an old idea, but it’s still relevant in modern chess. GM Eugene Perelshteyn analyzes a fairly recent game between two strong grandmasters where a strong pawn center is worth more than an entire piece. Learn how to use pawn power to destroy your opponent’s defenses, even when you have to give up some material to crack open the position. | Watch video

  • Intermediate

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    • Russian To The Endgame

      GM Alex Yermolinsky

      • 20 min
      • | 3649 Views
      • | 10 Comments

      GM Alex Yermolinksy draws inspiration from the Moscow Open to begin a new series on practical endgames. Jump straight to the relevant ending in this illustrative lesson on rook, pawn, and bishop endgames. Learn how a strong grandmaster lost what should have been a drawn game, and see if you can save the half-point yourself. | Watch video

  • Advanced

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    • The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: Classical Carlsbad For Black

      GM Gregory Kaidanov

      • 21 min
      • | 6509 Views
      • | 7 Comments

      GM Gregory Kaidanov is back with another installment of his comprehensive Queen’s Gambit Declined video series, and this time he examines the sharp Classical Carlsbad from Black’s point of view. Learn how some of the best players in the world handled this oft-played structure, and the advances that have been achieved through the years with this set-up. Don’t forget to check the related links for more information on the Carlsbad and minority attacks. | Watch video

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