The legendary speed chess player, GM Hikaru Nakamura, tackles the incredible Frenchman and current number two in the world, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Follow along with all of the spectacular sacrifices and intricate endgames in this exciting duel. | Watch video
Enjoy this French Language full replay for the first ever Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship between Levon Aronian and Alexander Grischuk! Commentary brought to you in Russian by FM Kevin Bordi and GM Vladislav Tkachiev! | Watch video
Carl Schlecter may have been the Kind of Draws but as Bjokov shows, he was also an entergetic attacker! Just give him a Classical French with little space on a Kingside and watch him trounce Siegfried Wolf! If that wasn't enough, stick around for a picturesque pawn mate out of a Fromm's Gambit against Walter Fried. | Watch video
Two of the best players in Europe square off when Norway's #2 GM Jon Ludvig Hammer faces French #1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Find out what Hammer was thinking as he tried to hold his own against the aggressive and excellently prepared MVL.
Hammer decided to play to his strengths and hopefully MVL’s weaknesses with a quiet opening — but there was a downside to this approach, too. | Watch video
If you’ve made it this far in GM Simon Williams’ examination of the French Defense, you’ve got to watch the last video in this educational series.
Simon wraps up his French lessons with the odds and ends of the opening to make your knowledge complete, including how to play against the “spicy” wing gambit.
After this video you will be able to stare down 1. e4 with full confidence. | Watch video