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  • Spicy Gambits: French Wing Gambit!

    • Jan 26, 2015
    • | 21 min
    • | 768 Views
    • | 3 Comments

    You’ve seen GM Simon Williams’ crazy gambits against the Sicilian, the Caro-Kann, and the King’s Pawn defenses, but what is there to do against the French, perhaps Black’s most solid response to e4? Don’t worry — there’s a spicy gambit available against the French, too, and it will infuriate any opponent who wants to stick to the main lines. Learn how to achieve an almost-unbreakable attacking setup early in the game with this powerful idea. | Watch video

  • Openings

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    • Spicy Gambits: French Wing Gambit!

      GM Simon Williams

      • 21 min
      • | 771 Views
      • | 3 Comments

      You’ve seen GM Simon Williams’ crazy gambits against the Sicilian, the Caro-Kann, and the King’s Pawn defenses, but what is there to do against the French, perhaps Black’s most solid response to e4? Don’t worry — there’s a spicy gambit available against the French, too, and it will infuriate any opponent who wants to stick to the main lines. Learn how to achieve an almost-unbreakable attacking setup early in the game with this powerful idea. | Watch video

  • Strategy

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    • Attacking Pawn Chains: Sicilian Grand Prix!

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn

      • 16 min
      • | 7250 Views
      • | 18 Comments

      The Sicilian Grand Prix is always good for some crazy pawn action, and GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you the very best way to attack with one of the most powerful pawn chains in the game. Learn the optimal plans for both sides in this exciting opening, which can often turn into a race on opposing flanks. | Watch video

  • Tactics

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    • Could Magnus Find It?

      GM Simen Agdestein

      • 25 min
      • | 6398 Views
      • | 13 Comments

      GM Simen Agdestein plans to ask World Champion Magnus Carlsen if he can spot the tactics in this video -- but first you get a chance. See if you can solve a variety of instructive positions from three of GM Agdestein’s own games. GM Agdestein says that tactics are more important than ever, and you have to “train your brain” to solve them -- so start with this video. | Watch video

  • Endgames

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    • The 5 Secrets To Win Complex Endgames

      GM Melikset Khachiyan

      • 11 min
      • | 17295 Views
      • | 34 Comments

      Do you know the five secrets to tough endgames? If you’re not sure, don’t worry. GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to show you the five endgame concepts you need to know. GM Khachiyan analyzes one of his own exciting games to demonstrate the proper endgame technique. | Watch video

  • Amazing Games

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    • Go On A Kamikaze Mission: Member Analysis

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 19 min
      • | 4257 Views
      • | 18 Comments

      Is sending your queen on a kamikaze mission a good idea? GM Roman Dzindzichashvili doesn’t think so. In this member-game analysis, GM Dzindzichashvili explains that when your opponent has a bad plan, you shouldn’t try to defend against it. In a game full of comical errors, the second-to-last player to make a mistake usually wins, and it’s true in this game. | Watch video

  • Beginners

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    • Spicy Gambits: Delayed Wing Gambit!

      GM Simon Williams

      • 23 min
      • | 6015 Views
      • | 25 Comments

      Are you tired of boring chess? Had your fill of “positional rubbish”? GM Simon Williams would like to introduce you to what he calls the Delayed Wing Gambit against Black’s Sicilian Defense. Has GM Williams finally gone mad by recommending you play 2. a3? Find out in this wild video -- there's another surprise coming on a3, too! | Watch video

  • Intermediate

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    • Secrets Of The Carlsbad: Pillsbury vs Showalter

      GM Melikset Khachiyan

      • 17 min
      • | 4018 Views
      • | 11 Comments

      The Carlsbad is a popular topic on Chess.com, and GM Melikset Khachiyan chimes in with an instructive lesson on the opening system from another Harry Nelson Pillsbury game. Even though this game was played more than 100 years ago, its opening ideas are relevant today. Learn the crucial plans for both sides in this popular opening as GM Khachiyan reviews the most important lines. | Watch video

  • Advanced

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    • Could Magnus Find It?

      GM Simen Agdestein

      • 25 min
      • | 6398 Views
      • | 13 Comments

      GM Simen Agdestein plans to ask World Champion Magnus Carlsen if he can spot the tactics in this video -- but first you get a chance. See if you can solve a variety of instructive positions from three of GM Agdestein’s own games. GM Agdestein says that tactics are more important than ever, and you have to “train your brain” to solve them -- so start with this video. | Watch video

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