Garry Kasparov recently proved he was still among the world’s best blitz chess players when he performed well in an extended tournament with three of the current world’s top 10: Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, and Fabiano Caruana.
GM Ivan Sokolov reviews Kasparov’s return to blitz in this fun video.
(Main photo: Lennart Ootes.) | Watch video
How do some of the top players in the world respond to the aggressive Sicilian Defense?
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you one of the main weapons in White’s openings arsenal: the Bb5 Sicilian.
This solid opening is perfect for players who want to avoid the sharpest lines of the world’s most-studied opening.
Learn from one of the best blitz chess players ever how to incorporate this system into your own speed games. | Watch video
GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another opening for you to add to your blitz chess repertoire.
Learn how to use Alekhine’s Defense as a speedy weapon in your games as Black.
GM Dlugy shows you how to gain the element of surprise in this underutilized opening. | Watch video
How do you beat a former world champion at blitz chess?
The idea is “simple” — quite literally.
GM Maxim Dlugy explains how a simplification strategy allows the smart player to preserve the most precious resource in speed chess: time.
Learn how to avoid complications in blitz when you have a positional advantage. | Watch video
Two hands for three trophies? We've got to get Magnus a title belt to wear! After winning the World Championship in November, last month he flew to Dubai and won two more world titles. Carlsen is now king of rapid and blitz chess, and today GM Yermolinsky breaks down some of the key moments in the desert. "It's a dry heat" as they say, but not when you're facing the boy wonder! Bring a change of shirts because he's going to make you sweat. | Watch video