Today's Top Juniors

Today's Top Juniors

What makes today's young stars different from past generations?

GM Melik Khachiyan shows you the best work of today's top young players. Learn from the amazing games of Alireza Firouzja, Jeffery Xiong, and Nihal Sarin.

  • Learn from the preparation, fearlessness and calculating abilities of the top young stars.
  • Check out Alireza Firouzja's victories against another young star, Aryan Tari.
  • How did Jeffery Xiong defeat his nemesis, Hikaru Nakamura?
  • Check out Nihal Sarin's fearless play to defeat a much more experienced Grandmaster.

This boy is my compatriot and the game has been super sharp as well. But, the commentary has bowled me over. - Chess.com member Wirefish

Today's Top Juniors: Alireza Firouzja

Today's Top Juniors: Alireza Firouzja

There's no greater young star than Alireza Firouzja. Many people think that he will someday be a world champion. GM Melik Khachiyan demonstrates what makes Firouzja a special player and different from prodigies of the past.
15 min
5 Challenges
Today's Top Juniors: More Firouzja

Today's Top Juniors: More Firouzja

Alireza Firouzja's brings fighting chess to the board with both colors. Check out how he turned the black side of a quiet Caro Kann Exchange Variation into a vicious attack.
14 min
5 Challenges
Today's Top Juniors: Jeffery Xiong

Today's Top Juniors: Jeffery Xiong

Jeffery Xiong just finished in second place in the 2020 US Championship. Against Dariusz Swiercz, Jeffery played over 20 moves of razor-sharp preparation and meticulously brought home his advantage.
11 min
5 Challenges
Today's Top Juniors: Xiong vs Nakamura

Today's Top Juniors: Xiong vs Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura has beaten Jeffery Xiong multiple times, but in the 2020 US Championship Xiong got his revenge in spectacular style.
11 min
5 Challenges
Today's Top Juniors: Nihal Sarin

Today's Top Juniors: Nihal Sarin

Nihal Sarin won the 2020 Junior Speed Chess Championship and in the top section, he played a tight match with Super GM, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Sarin be a top contender in more championships to come. Check out his demolition of an experienced GM, Igor Efimov.
12 min
5 Challenges

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Today's Top Juniors

Master Games
5 Lessons
63 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released December 8, 2020
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