Games That Changed Chess History

Games That Changed Chess History

Learn about the games and rivalries that defined the history of chess!

Do you want to learn how modern chess came to be? 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 in chess history! Learn history and strategy from the legends of the past. Start increasing your knowledge of chess history today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn about key games from the last 500 years!
  • Learn about the romantic era and exciting attacking games!
  • Learn about the great rivalries throughout the history of the game!

"An enjoyable course - showing interesting games while bringing chess history and the players' characters to life too. Nice work!" - Chess.com member mjflo

The First Modern Chess Game Ever Recorded

Check out the oldest recorded chess game on record.
11 min
5 Challenges

Games That Changed Chess History: The Romantic Era

Learn about Greco, perhaps the first ever professional chess player!
7 min
5 Challenges

Philidor's Pawn Revolution

Learn about Philidor, the first player to appreciate the role of pawns in chess.
13 min
5 Challenges

The Shock Of Positional Chess

Learn about Steinitz, the first World Champion and how he developed modern positional ideas.
15 min
5 Challenges

The Biggest Rivalry In Chess

Nimzowitsch and Tarrasch argued about how chess should be played. See what happened when these geniuses clashed over the board!
21 min
5 Challenges

Botvinnik: Master Of The Soviet Chess School

Learn how Botvinnik became World Champion and started an era of Soviet chess dominance.
12 min
5 Challenges

Bobby Fischer Makes Chess History

Learn about the most famous game from the Match of the Century, where American chess genius Bobby Fischer interrupted years of Soviet dominance of the world title.
19 min
5 Challenges

Karpov vs Kasparov

How did Garry Kasparov, perhaps the greatest champion in history, take the title from his arch-rival?
21 min
5 Challenges

Judit Polgar

Learn about the best female chess player of all time and her quest to break Fischer's record to become the youngest Grandmaster ever!
22 min
5 Challenges

Deep Blue vs Kasparov

We end our course on chess history by introducing the new top players -computers! See the shocking game that won Deep Blue a match against World Champion Kasparov.
9 min
5 Challenges