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  • Live Sessions: Playing Mind Games -- Part 5

    • Nov 21, 2014
    • | 26 min
    • | 1006 Views
    • | 4 Comments

    IM Daniel Rensch concludes his “comeback tour” with an instructive last-round game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com IM Rensch shows you how to take apart the Accelerated Dragon with a traditional Yugoslav Attack as he tries to finish the tournament on a perfect score. You’ll learn Danny’s advice on when to liquidate a position for a winning ending, and when to keep the tension on the board. | Watch video

  • Openings

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

      GM Simon Williams

      • 19 min
      • | 14471 Views
      • | 35 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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    • How To Win A Game You Should Win

      WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

      • 19 min
      • | 5234 Views
      • | 8 Comments

      One of the most stressful aspects of chess is trying to win a game you know you should win. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan uses one of her games from the 41st Olympiad to demonstrate a logical technique for winning games against lower-rated players — when you absolutely need the full point. Even in a drawish opening with Black — and even when her opponent can trade queens at will — WGM Abrahamyan keeps up the pressure to eventually gain the win. | Watch video

  • Tactics

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    • The One Thing You Need To Beat Lower Rated Players!

      WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

      • 18 min
      • | 10889 Views
      • | 38 Comments

      What’s the most important thing you need to beat weaker players? WGM Tatev Abrahamyan reveals the secret way to win against lower-rated players as she analyzes her performance in the Politiken Cup. Learn WGM Abrahamyan’s advice on how to become a better player by adapting well to changes in the position. | Watch video

  • Endgames

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    • The 5 Secrets To Win Complex Endgames

      GM Melikset Khachiyan

      • 11 min
      • | 8071 Views
      • | 19 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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    • Live Sessions: Playing Mind Games! -- Part 4

      IM Daniel Rensch

      • 41 min
      • | 4952 Views
      • | 21 Comments

      Watch IM Daniel Rensch play and analyze his thrilling fourth game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com. IM Rensch talks you through every move so you understand why he played it. This game, IM Rensch is paired with a strong young national master, and quickly reaches a sharp, unclear position. It’s always exciting when two masters castle on opposite sides in a rapid game. Can IM Rensch hold on to win this crucial game? Or will Black’s queenside attack be too much, too quickly? | Watch video

  • Beginners

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    • Pawn Structure 101: Every Opening Explained!

      IM Daniel Rensch

      • 45 min
      • | 78958 Views
      • | 144 Comments

      Can IM Daniel Rensch teach you 40 openings in a single video? On Throwback Thursday, enjoy a crash course in pawn structure for every main-line chess opening. In this fast-paced lesson, IM Rensch surveys the key elements of the openings, and shows you the crucial ideas for each arising structure. If you’re a chess beginner, there isn’t a better video for your opening repertoire. If you’re a more advanced player, take this as a refresher course. | Watch video

  • Intermediate

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    • How To Improve Your Strategy -- Part 1

      FM Kostya Kavutskiy

      • 16 min
      • | 10465 Views
      • | 23 Comments

      Chess players of all levels have heard it over and over: practice tactics to get better. While this is certainly true, longterm strategy is another important part of becoming a strong player. FM Kostya Kavutskiy shows you three concrete ways you can quickly improve your strategic game in part one of his new series. | Watch video

  • Advanced

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    • The One Thing You Need To Beat Lower Rated Players!

      WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

      • 18 min
      • | 10889 Views
      • | 38 Comments

      What’s the most important thing you need to beat weaker players? WGM Tatev Abrahamyan reveals the secret way to win against lower-rated players as she analyzes her performance in the Politiken Cup. Learn WGM Abrahamyan’s advice on how to become a better player by adapting well to changes in the position. | Watch video

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