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Learn From The Best: AlphaZero

Learn From The Best: AlphaZero

In December 2017, AlphaZero took the world by storm! The organization Deep Mind announced that their new self-taught engine had won a match against Stockfish, previously the strongest engine in history. Join IM Danny Rensch in a review of AlphaZero's most amazing games from that historic match.

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Daniel Rensch
5 lezioni
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Play Like A World Champion: Botvinnik, Smyslov And Tal

Play Like A World Champion: Botvinnik, Smyslov And Tal

In 1948 Mikhail Botvinnik became the 6th World Champion. He lost and won back the title against the classical, Vasily Smyslov, and the brilliant, Mikhail Tal.

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Jeremy Kane
6 lezioni
Play Like A World Champion: Capablanca, Alekhine and Euwe

Play Like A World Champion: Capablanca, Alekhine and Euwe

Learn from the greatest moments of Capablanca, Alekhine and Euwe's World Championship matches!

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Jeremy Kane
6 lezioni
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Play Like A World Champion: The Lasker Years

Play Like A World Champion: The Lasker Years

Emanuel Lasker was World Champion for a record 27 years! Learn from his greatest moments in world title matches.

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Jeremy Kane
6 lezioni
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Play like Max Euwe

Play like Max Euwe

Max Euwe was the fifth World Champion and defeated Alexander Alekhine in one of the biggest upsets in the history of chess. Watch how he did it by finding the moves in five of his greatest games!

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Emanuel Lasker

Play Like Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker was the 2nd World Champion and reigned for a record 27 years between 1894 and 1921. Find out how he did it by figuring out the moves of five of his greatest games!

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Alexander Alekhine

Play Like Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine was the fourth World Champion, holding the title from 1927 - 1935 and again from 1935 until his death in 1946. Alekhine was the greatest tactician of his day and defeated Jose Raul Capablanca, a player previously considered nearly unbeatable. See how he won by finding the moves in five of his best games!

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Wilhelm Steinitz

Play Like Wilhelm Steinitz

Wilhelm Steinitz was the first official chess World Champion. He held the title from 1886–1894. Steinitz was the strongest player of his day and developed the theory that you should accumulate small advantages to prepare a winning attack. See if you can find the moves from five of Steinitz's greatest games.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Mikhail Botvinnik

Play Like Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik won the World Championship multiple times and was one of the best players in the world for much of the 20th century. Botvinnik understood the game more deeply than his contemporaries and eventually even taught the young Garry Kasparov. Try to figure out the moves to five of his greatest games.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Vasily Smyslov

Play Like Vasily Smyslov

Vasily Smyslov was the World Chess Champion in 1957 - 1958. He played three epic matches with Mikhail Botvinnik, finishing with one win, one draw and one loss. Even after his time as champion, Smyslov remained one of the best players in the world, nearly qualifying for another title match at the age of 62. Try to figure out the moves in five of Smyslov's greatest games.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Tigran Petrosian

Play Like Tigran Petrosian

Tigran Petrosian was the World Champion from 1963 - 1969. He won matches against fellow champions, Mikhail Botvinnik and Boris Spassky before finally losing a rematch to Spassky. His solidity and mastery of prophylaxis earned him the nickname Iron Tigran. Despite his reputation, Petrosian also played brilliant attacking games and was known for frequently sacrificing material. Try to find the moves and learn from five of the great champion's best games.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Boris Spassky

Play Like Boris Spassky

Boris Spassky was the 10th World Champion, and one of the few players in history to successfully qualify for a title match more than once. Spassky played two title matches with Tigran Petrosian, winning the 2nd in 1969. He held the title until he lost a dramatic match to Bobby Fischer in 1972. Follow along find the moves in five of Spassky's greatest games.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Anatoly Karpov

Play Like Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov was FIDE World Champion from 1975 to 1985. Even after losing the title he was the main rival with World Champion, Garry Kasparov, for another decade in the greatest chess rivalry of all time. At his best Karpov was known for squeezing wins out of tiny advantages, but he could also play brilliant attacking games. Follow along and figure out the moves in five of his best masterpieces.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Vladimir Kramnik

Play Like Vladimir Kramnik

After 15 years as Word Champion, Garry Kasparov lost a shocker of a match to Vladimir Kramnik! Besides defeating one of the greatest of all time, Kramnik was a worthy World Champion in his own right. His openings like the Berlin Defense and the Catalan have revolutionized chess in the 21st century. Follow along and try to figure out the moves of five of Kramnik's greatest games.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Mikhail Tal

Play Like Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal was a World Champion, but is more well known as the greatest attacking wizard that the chess world has ever seen. Tal took the chess world by storm and played amazing attacking games in a style the world had never seen. See if you can keep up with this chess magician in five of his best games.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Play Like Bobby Fischer

Play Like Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer took on the whole Soviet Chess establishment, nearly by himself and became World Champion! He was an eccentric and brilliant player and may well have been the strongest champion of all time! See if you can find the moves in some of his best games.

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Jeremy Kane
5 lezioni
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Old School Cool

Old School Cool

They don't make chess players like they used to! Join GM Simon Williams as he demonstrates some of his favorite romantic attacking games from the 1800s. This course features brilliant and risky play, including games by Paul Morphy and Wilhelm Steinitz.

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Simon Williams
5 lezioni
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The Most Amazing Chess Moves

The Most Amazing Chess Moves

Join GM Simon Williams, as he demonstrates the most amazing moves of all time. See if you can find the best ideas of Morphy, Shirov, Ivanchuk and other geniuses.

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Simon Williams
5 lezioni
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The Funniest Chess Games of All Time

The Funniest Chess Games of All Time

Laugh and learn along with IM Konstantin Kavutskiy as he explores some of the strangest and funniest chess games ever played.

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Kostya Kavutskiy
6 lezioni
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Immortal Games

Immortal Games

Study some of the most amazing games in chess history with GM Simon Williams. See if you can find some of the most brilliant combinations ever played.

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Simon Williams
5 lezioni
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Games That Changed Chess History

Games That Changed Chess History

Learn about the moments that changed the history of the game with IM Anna Rudolf, starting with the oldest recorded game and showing some of the greatest rivalries chess history! Learn history and strategy from the legends of the past.

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Anna_Chess
10 lezioni
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Play Against Capablanca

Play Against Capablanca

I have collected 25 examples from the games of a chess legend - 3rd World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca. While he was the World champion for only 6 years, Capablanca has been always considered an extremely remarkable player. Capablanca lost only 35 serious games (as an adult), and went undefeated in 63 games during 8 year stretch. This is your chance to 'virtually' compete against one of the best chess players ever. Good luck!

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Igor Khmelnitsky
22 lezioni
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Play Against Lasker

Play Against Lasker

Here I have collected 25 examples from the games of another chess legend - 2nd World Champion Emanuel Lasker who was World Chess Champion for 27 years. Lasker is generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever. It is said that Lasker often deliberately played inferior moves that he knew would make his opponent uncomfortable. They often failed to recognize these critical positions and make the best moves! Can you do better?

Chess.com Team
22 lezioni
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Play Against Bobby Fischer

Play Against Bobby Fischer

Here I collected 25 examples from the games of chess legend, 11th World Champion Robert Fischer. In each of these examples, you will 'partner' with Fischer's opponent and be given an opportunity to examine Fischer's last move, identify Fischer's objectives, come up with your move-candidates and execute the best move (and often a series of moves).

Chess.com Team
25 lezioni
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IBM Deep Blue vs. Kasparov

IBM Deep Blue vs. Kasparov

These 24 challenges come from the historic 1996 match and 1997 rematch between World Champion Garry Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer. These challenges are richly annotated with extensive natural language to allow beginners and novices to follow world class chess. Experienced players will want this collector's item for their mentor library.

Chess.com Team
24 lezioni
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