Learn from the best! GM Hikaru Nakamura shows how it's done as he takes on GM Boris Gelfand on the black side of his specialty, the King's Indian Defense. GM Simon Williams presents the game and demonstrates the core King's Indian strategies and tactics which motivate Nakamura's crushing moves. | Watch video
In the heat of battle, the subtle intricacies of rook endgames can confuse even the most seasoned competitors. 2016 U.S. women's champion Nazi Paikidze is here to present some of her favorite rook endgames from the 2016 championship. Learn from her competitors' mistakes as seemingly innocuous inaccuracies rapidly change the course of the battle. | Watch video
With the 2016 championship on the line, IM Nazi Paikidze reached a thrilling final-round match-up with the U.S. women's chess legend, GM Irina Krush.
Find out how Paikidze was able to pull off the upset in one of the most exciting chess events of the year. | Watch video
IM Nazi Paikidze was the surprise winner of the 2016 U.S. women’s chess championship, and she is a fast-rising star in the chess world.
Learn from the champion herself as she goes over seven games from her historic championship win. | 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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