Who better to learn from than Mikhail Tal when it comes to how to attack?
Tal, of course, was one of the greatest attacking players of all time — and FM Todd Andrews shows you one of his most brilliant wins.
In this game, Tal butts heads with a fellow future world champion, Tigran Petrosian, one of the best defenders ever.
How did Tal break through against this defensive genius? Watch to find out! | Watch video
Most chess players love to attack whenever they can, but how do you know where on the board to start your assault?
FM Todd Andrews teaches you exactly how you should evaluate your attacking chances in each of the board’s sectors.
Don’t waste time attacking where you shouldn’t when you can focus your efforts on more fruitful areas on the chessboard. | Watch video
What can a game between the best players in America teach you about the middlegame?
FM Todd Andrews continues his middlegame series by looking at a game between Gata Kamsky and Hikaru Nakamura.
FM Andrews explains how this world-class game can teach you the guidelines to play efficient and strategic middlegames. | Watch video
What are the three things you need to know about the middlegame?
Many chess players have a good idea of what to play in the opening, and endgames can be studied and memorized.
But what about the middlegame, when things are much less clear? FM Todd Andrews tells you what you need to know! | Watch video
How does Bobby Fischer’s Yugoslav attack compare to a modern game between two super GMs?
FM Todd Andrews shows you the similarities and differences between the Fischer game from part one and a more recent instructive Sicilian Dragon game by GMs Shirov and Topalov.
Learn how to take notes on opening traps, patterns, transpositions, and structure in this enlightening video. | 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
Double rook sacrifices lead to double diagonal mates! We bet you've never thought of that! When you offer both rooks, it makes sense to attack on the diagonals, and today FM Todd Andrews shows you two prime examples of this exciting trick. The rooks are wounded before they even get in the battle, but the chase leads to one side getting his queen completely offside. Even a World Champion falls prey to this scheme! | Watch video
How do you assimilate the ideas from the best games in history? Listen to FM Todd Andrews as he describes the techniques he used while growing up. They might be labor intensive, but nobody said getting to master would be easy. He uses one of Fischer's most famous games as his guinea pig. The game has a famous back story - when Fischer played his final move, two grandmasters in the next room told spectators that his opponent had won! | Watch video
In this video, FM Andrews teaches two more basic checkmates: king and rook vs king; and king and two bishops vs king. The various fundamental checkmates are the basis for all endgame play. In addition to learning them, you will improve your feeling for using your rooks and bishops. | Watch video
FM Todd Andrews brings the basics into focus with a video focusing on the principles of checkmate. Learn to walk a King down the board to checkmate with rooks, or the importance of proper placements in a Queen and King ending. This video is important for anyone new to chess. | Watch video