It’s rapid carnage on the chessboard as Hikaru Nakamura dispatches a dozen opponents more quickly than you’ll believe.
FM Mike Klein does his best chess auctioneer impression as he keeps up with the action, explaining the tricks, traps, and attacks that Hikaru was able to find in just fractions of seconds.
Learn how Nakamura beats some of the strongest bullet players in the world, and see how he makes short work of their most desperate tricks. | Watch video
FM Todd Andrews teaches you how to learn an opening from scratch.
Once you’ve chosen which opening to play, what’s the best way to learn it? FM Andrews shows you tips, tricks, and study methods to improve your chosen opening.
In this video, learn how to play the ferocious Yugoslav Attack in the Dragon Variation from one of the fiercest Sicilian players of all time, Bobby Fischer. | Watch video
Why play the main line when you can instead play a perfectly reasonable move that confused your opponent? GM Finegold is full of these tricks, and today he illuminates one more - the "mysterious" Qd2. Where is she going? Why does she want to be there? Apparently there's a method to the madness since in both of these games the queen invades Black's castle quickly. In game two, Ben "accidentally" copies a famous GM for most of the game. That's a nice surprise! | Watch video
Three stalemate traps for your viewing pleasure today. The first is a study, the second is a recent game and the third is just mind-boggling. Well, it can't really be mind-boggling since neither of the players in the game have a mind. Two computers engage in what could be the best practical stalemate resource ever played by a non-human! That's a weird award, but suffice to say you'll enjoy IM Kiewra's presentation of the seldom-used defense. We trust the computer got a big laugh after using it! | Watch video
Stalemates aren't just for kids, dear viewers. IM Kiewra's series returns with a trio of "alternate endings." The first trick is pleasant. The second is radical. The third example is simply epic. Both sides are sacrificing their queens on consecutive moves - and they're not crazy! The ingenuity displayed is classic Christiansen. To envisage all of this over the board shows that GMs probably solve compositions too! | Watch video