Hikaru Plays to Win

Hikaru Plays to Win

Learn from an all-time great about some of his best games!

Do you want to play like Hikaru? Do you want to know how one of the best players in the world thinks during a game? Then this is the course for you! Learn from multiple time US Champion, super-GM Hikaru Nakamura, as he provides an in-depth look at his thought process in games against World Champions and other top players. Start playing like Hikaru today!

What you will learn:

  • How do you beat a World Champion like Vishy Anand?
  • How do you handle a queen sacrifice from a genius like Veselin Topalov?
  • How can you beat star players like Anish Giri, Étienne Bacrot, and MVL?
  • How do you take the initiative against Magnus Carlsen?

"Really interesting video. I've been studying chess for a few years now, and sometimes for me, and probably other intermediate players, the games of GMs seem inaccessible. Here, particularly in the middle game, you get a tremendous sense for how common sense some of the positional themes can be. They are insights that are immediately relatable to one's own games." - Chess.com member paragoncd

Hikaru Plays to Win vs Anand

Hikaru Plays to Win vs Anand

Do you want to know how a world-class grandmaster thinks during a game? Hikaru Nakamura shares his impressive victory against former World Champion Vishy Anand.
21 min
5 Challenges
Hikaru Plays to Win vs Topalov

Hikaru Plays to Win vs Topalov

How do you handle a queen sacrifice from your opponent? Hikaru Nakamura is back to give you a personal lesson on one of the most exciting things that can happen in a chess game.
32 min
5 Challenges
Hikaru Plays to Win vs Giri

Hikaru Plays to Win vs Giri

How do you beat one of the best chess players in the world? Let super-GM Hikaru Nakamura explain how he took apart the rock-solid Anish Giri.
31 min
5 Challenges
Hikaru Plays to Win vs Carlsen

Hikaru Plays to Win vs Carlsen

Hikaru Nakamura shows us how to play for a win against the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen. It doesn't get any better than this.
19 min
5 Challenges
Hikaru Plays to Win vs MVL

Hikaru Plays to Win vs MVL

Two of the world's most aggressive, fighting players clash over the board. Hikaru shows us what happens when fire meets fire in his game with Maxime Vachier - Lagrave!
18 min
5 Challenges
Hikaru Plays to Win vs Bacrot

Hikaru Plays to Win vs Bacrot

How do you win in rapid chess against a legendary opponent? GM Hikaru Nakamura explains his winning method against GM Bacrot.
18 min
5 Challenges

Hikaru Plays to Win

Master Games
6 Lessons
139 Minutes
30 Challenges
Released March 6, 2019
4,517 Students