GM Alex Yermolinsky continues his tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin, who was a promising and creative chess player. Bukavshin, who died in January at the age of 20, was a formidable attacking player who often ruthlessly went after the enemy king.
GM Yermo reviews one such brutal attacking game in this memorial video lesson. | Watch video
GM Robert Hess, one of the game’s leading authorities on man vs machine chess, is back with game two of the biggest match in decades: Komodo vs Hikaru Nakamura.
Find out if Hikaru can save humanity in “the final battle” of odds chess against computers, and learn a lot about how to play unbalanced positions along the way. | Watch video
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
What did GM Melikset Khachiyan and his students learn from the World Youth chess championships?
One lesson was the importance of dynamic thinking in chess, especially in as big a tournament as the World Youths.
Andrew Hong, one of Melik’s star students, took his shot at what Melik thinks was the most brutal section of the tournament, the under-12, and one look at his first game “should teach other kids how to play chess” dynamically and prophylactically, says Melik.
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Should you be embarrassed to play the king's pawn openings without much preparation?
Of course not.
GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his series on “the fun way to play” with a review of one of his recent games from the Belgrade tournament.
Learn how Yermo easily handles his opponent’s unorthodox early Qf6 in a Ruy Lopez. | Watch video