GM Dejan Bojkov kicks off a fun new lesson on what you can learn from the chess masters of yesteryear.
While chess has advanced a great deal in the modern era, there is still much you can learn from the old style of these great historical players.
Especially if you’re a beginning or intermediate player, you will benefit from studying even the casual games of the old masters — starting with this lesson on the great Edward Lasker. | Watch video
Do you sometimes wonder why chess masters make certain moves?
This new series is for you. IM Keaton Kiewra analyzes an exciting game between two of the best players in the world, Wesley So and Anish Giri, and explains the reasoning behind every single move.
Don’t forget to join us on Sunday, May 10 for an online chess simul with Anish Giri to benefit the Nepal earthquake relief effort. | Watch video
You've seen Danny Rensch's take, now see Keaton Kiewra's attempt to send his fellow IM to "ouch town." This four-game blitz match features four uncompromising openings: a Dragon with a shock mate, a Nimzo with an early and unexpected pawn sac, and a few more crazy Sicilian middlegames. Listening to chess masters' thoughts while they play is like seeing the hole cards of poker players. It's also like that Mel Gibson movie where he hears all the thoughts of others! | Watch video
In Part 2 of the Pruess-Rensch battle, Rensch has the bigger screen size and the bigger score. He leads by a full five games, but since the format consisted of all three hours of all 1+1 time control, there's plenty of time for the Zen Chess Master Pruess. The players must decide how much to commentate to the audience without giving away too many of their ideas - they are, after all, sitting about three feet away from one another! | Watch video
Dzindzi's very honest and forthcoming recap of his relationship with Karpov, Kortchnoi, and the details surrounding their match in the early 1970's is humbling. Once again, Roman provides the kind of insight into the great chess masters of the past that could only be given by someone who experienced these champions personally. Enjoy the Karpov masterpiece over the board as well... | Watch video