Magnus Carlsen is ready to play the strongest online blitz match in chess history on Tuesday as he faces a final four with Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Find out who the ChessCenter team picks to win each match.
Did chess play a role in Michael Vick’s redemption story? Learn how the game can teach more than tactics and strategy.
Plus, get the wrap-up from Wesley So’s big win at the Sinquefield cup, all on this week’s ChessCenter. | Watch video
GM Wesley So just won his first super-tournament, the star-studded Sinquefield Cup! How did he do it? FM Mike Klein shows you the crucial moments in all nine games as the highly prepared So swallows up his Sinquefield competitors. | Watch video
World Champion Magnus Carlsen put a tremendous hurting on Wesley So in the Berlin Defense and forced capitulation in only 26 moves in round four of the Blibao Masters. Watch GM Simon Williams analysis of the game, and you'll soon be punishing the Berlin as well! | Watch video
Garry Kasparov recently proved he was still among the world’s best blitz chess players when he performed well in an extended tournament with three of the current world’s top 10: Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, and Fabiano Caruana.
GM Ivan Sokolov reviews Kasparov’s return to blitz in this fun video.
(Main photo: Lennart Ootes.) | Watch video
Do you sometimes wonder why chess masters make certain moves?
This new series is for you. IM Keaton Kiewra analyzes an exciting game between two of the best players in the world, Wesley So and Anish Giri, and explains the reasoning behind every single move.
Don’t forget to join us on Sunday, May 10 for an online chess simul with Anish Giri to benefit the Nepal earthquake relief effort. | Watch video