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
When you think of all-out attacks on the king in the old, romantic style, you can’t help but think of the king’s gambit.
We all know the gambit can result in scorching attacks for White, but Black can also get in on the king hunt.
GM Simon Williams shows you how Falkbeer used the chaos of this wild opening to send the white king on a walk he would never survive. | Watch video
Your favorite chess openings teacher is back with another lesson on a system everyone needs to know — the King’s Indian Defense.
GM Rashad Babaev shows you three more important types of centers in the King’s Indian Defense, including the popular Saemisch center.
Learn what categorizes this center and, more important, how to handle it from both sides. | 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
It’s the biggest man vs computer match in decades. Komodo, the strongest chess-playing entity in history, faced off against Hikaru Nakamura, one of the greatest human players of all times.
With the machine spotting Nakamura considerable odds, would Hikaru be humanity’s last hope against the virtual lizard?
GM Robert Hess, himself an expert in man vs computer chess, takes a comprehensive look at the match in this can’t-miss video. | Watch video