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Breaking Down Closed Positions

Breaking Down Closed Positions

Do you ever find yourself confused in closed positions? GM Jon Ludvig Hammer knows just what to do. Check out how he closed positions stop them from winning good positions

GM
Jon Ludvig Hammer
4 Lessen
Meesterschap
Doubled Pawns: Pros And Cons

Doubled Pawns: Pros And Cons

How can you tell when to accept doubled pawns? GM Fabien Libiszewski demonstrates the pros and cons in sharp Caro-Kann and Nimzo Indian variations.

GM
Fabien Libiszewski
4 Lessen
Meesterschap
Name Your Pawns

Name Your Pawns

Learn the best way to use your a, b, c and d-pawns to help you win the game! GM Simon Williams will help you make the most of your queenside!

GM
Simon Williams
8 Lessen
Meesterschap
How To Avoid Mistakes

How To Avoid Mistakes

Grandmaster Romain Edouard is a world-class chess instructor and the author of The Chess Manual Of Avoidable Mistakes. In this course, Romain will discuss the most common mistakes in chess and how to avoid them in your own play!

GM
Romain Edouard
4 Lessen
Meesterschap
How To Swindle Your Opponent

How To Swindle Your Opponent

What should you do when you're losing a chess game? If it's not time to resign, it's time to swindle your opponent! WGM Qiyu Zhou demonstrates the tricks you need to survive lost positions!

WGM
Nemo Zhou
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Pawn Structures That Win

Pawn Structures That Win

Life is easier when your pawns are working for you! Join GM Aman Hambleton as he demonstrates structures that can give you an edge!

GM
Aman Hambleton
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Top Level Trickery

Top Level Trickery

What do the best players in the world do when they're backed up against the wall? GM Dejan Bojkov examines how top Grandmaster get out of trouble when they're about to be checkmated or are down in material.

GM
Dejan Bojkov
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Defending Difficult Positions

Defending Difficult Positions

What should you do when all seems lost? NM Jeremy Kane demonstrates his favorite techniques to hold on, even in the most hopeless looking positions. Figure out when you need to complicate the game, simplify to a draw or just keep persisting.

NM
Jeremy Kane
3 Lessen
Meesterschap
How to Defend

How to Defend

How do Grandmasters avoid losing, even when they get into trouble? Join GM Dejan Bojkov, as he demonstrates his five key strategies for defending bad positions: Recognizing key priorities, fortresses, stalemates, perpetual checks and "the sticking defense."

GM
Dejan Bojkov
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Don't Let Them Castle

Don't Let Them Castle

Join IM Levy Rozman as he demonstrates how to keep your opponent's king in the center and how to get at it once it's stuck there. IM Rozman shows many of his own games, including against strong Grandmasters.

IM
Levy Rozman
4 Lessen
Meesterschap
Hammertime Strategy

Hammertime Strategy

Join Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer as he demonstrates key strategies that can win games at all levels. Not only does Jon Ludvig demonstrate his own games against the strongest players in the world he also shows a variation that he helped Magnus Carlsen prepare to win a brilliant game against former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik!

GM
Jon Ludvig Hammer
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
How to Be Lucky In Chess

How to Be Lucky In Chess

Join GM Daniel Naroditsky, one of the top online chess players, as he shows how to win fast games. People will think you're lucky when it's really all planned out.

GM
Daniel Naroditsky
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
What You Should Always Do

What You Should Always Do

Follow along with WGM Tatev Abrahamyan as she explains some of the best practices that top players follow. She covers why you need to anticipate your opponent's plans, why you should take your time, why you shouldn't underestimate your opponents and much more.

WGM
Tatev Abrahamyan
12 Lessen
Meesterschap
The Carlsbad Pawn Structure

The Carlsbad Pawn Structure

The Carlsbad Pawn Structure is one of the most important structures in all of chess. You can reach it out of the Queen's Gambit, the Caro-Kann or a variety of other openings. White can aim for a minority attack or kingside play. Black can attack or focus on equality. Learn a structure that was a favorite of many world champions.

GM
Dejan Bojkov
6 Lessen
Meesterschap
Secrets of the Carlsbad

Secrets of the Carlsbad

The Carlsbad pawn structure can be reached from many openings, most frequently the Queen's Gambit Declined and related systems. It has been played from both sides by many world champions and is even a favorite of the super chess engine AlphaZero! Join GM Melik as he demonstrates some of the lesser-known, but essential plans for both sides in this dynamic structure.

GM
Melikset Khachiyan
3 Lessen
Meesterschap
Learning From Our Mistakes

Learning From Our Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, but one of the best methods of chess improvement is to learn from your errors. John GM Illingworth in his new video series on why we make mistakes, how to learn from them and how to avoid them going forward.

GM
Max Illingworth
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Restrict and Win

Restrict and Win

Learn how Grandmasters prevent their opponent from getting pieces to good squares before going in for the checkmate. GM Melik demonstrates multiple top level games in the Ruy Lopez, which provide a good understanding of how to play that opening, as well as two of his own games, which he needed to win to contend for top prizes in tournaments.

GM
Melikset Khachiyan
6 Lessen
Meesterschap
Play in the Center

Play in the Center

Join GM Dejan Bojkov as he discusses the strategies of playing with and against strong center pawns. He demonstrates the games of strong Grandmasters like Vladimir Kramnik, Giorgi Margvelashvili and Pouya Idani as they take over the center and attack. Follow along and learn from the best!

GM
Dejan Bojkov
4 Lessen
Meesterschap
Deep Concepts Explained

Deep Concepts Explained

Join GM Jon Ludvig Hammer as he demonstrates key pawn structure concepts with isolated pawns and doubled pawns. Hammer has beaten World Champion Carlsen and can show you the key concepts that have helped him along the way.

GM
Jon Ludvig Hammer
2 Lessen
Meesterschap
When Computers Go Wrong

When Computers Go Wrong

Computers have shaped the game of chess and can play better than any human ever has. Yet, computers aren't perfect and there are still some positions that you can understand better than your engine. Join GM Simon Williams as he shows how you can still trick the silicon beast.

GM
Simon Williams
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Knights vs Bishops

Knights vs Bishops

Follow along with GM Dejan Bojkov as he demonstrates the advantages of knights and bishops. Learn how to use any imbalance in your favor and win the fight between minor pieces.

GM
Dejan Bojkov
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Your First Tournament

Your First Tournament

Love online chess and want to play a tournament? That's great! GM Ben Finegold will walk you through the differences between online and tournament play to get your ready for the event.

CCSCATL
4 Lessen
Beginner - Meesterschap
Get Better at Bullet

Get Better at Bullet

Learn from GM Aman Hambleton as he teaches you how to dominate in the fastest games. What openings should you play? When should you pre-move? How do you flag your opponent? Learn these tricks and more!

GM
Aman Hambleton
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Chess Psychology

Chess Psychology

Learn from IM Lawrence Trent as he examines the practical psychology of chess. What brilliant strategies do the best players use, and what mistakes can cause trouble along the way for top Grandmasters and the rest of us?

IM
Lawrence Trent
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Master Strategy

Master Strategy

In this course we will be examining some of the most advanced strategies which chess masters use in their games. There will be a particular emphasis on pawn strategy.

Chess.com Team
9 Lessen
Meesterschap

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