We have modern opening theory, and modern time controls, but now GM Yermolinksy brings you modern rook endgames! Using Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave from the London Chess Classic as a guide, Yermo demonstrates super GMs' deep understanding of complex rook and pawn play! | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra is back with a live blitz session on Chess.com, explaining his ideas in real time as he plays.
Starting out with a Budapest Gambit, IM Kiewra reveals a deep knowledge of opening theory as he fires off moves as quickly as he can make them.
Enjoy a top blitz master in action during this informative video. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan analyzes an important game between two super-GMs -- Boris Gelfand and Alexander Morozevich -- to reveal some new opening theory you need to add to your repertoire.
Do you know the “Quiet Variation” of the Slav Defense? Melik has succinct advice for you about the key ideas in this modern opening.
As Melik says, when you attack, always attack big — but first learn how to generate an attack from this opening. | Watch video
What’s the newest opening theory that you have to know?
To find out, GM Melikset Khachiyan reviews a recent tilt between super-GMs Grischuk and Leko from the Petrosian Memorial tournament.
Don’t assume that there’s nothing new to learn in the old Queen’s Gambit Declined, as these two top players created some wild and unbalanced new ideas over the board. | Watch video
If the CIA had files on opening theory, then consider GM Dzindzi a latter-day Daniel Ellsburg. He didn't steal the files so much as he wrote them! Today you get the most well-researched look at an opening that Roman doesn't even name. Still, Kasparov and our author have used it. Black goes for center pawn advances at the expense of his king - a high-risk/high-reward endeavor. You'll also see a position that was considered equal until GM Lev Polugaevsky changed everything in one simple stroke! | Watch video