GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his rising stars series with one of his youngest and most promising students, Rithik Polavaram.
Watch an exciting game from an up-and-coming chess talent in this informative video.
Learn GM Khachiyan’s crucial advice for how to respond in the center when your opponent attacks on the flank, and vice-versa. | Watch video
Beating Hikaru Nakamura in blitz — it may seem like an April Fool’s joke, but it’s possible.
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you exactly how to do it in an instructive lesson.
Creating a solid defense to force his opponent to maintain pressure and waste time, Dlugy is able to fend off a bunch of scary attacks to bring home the point. | Watch video
What was the most exciting game from the richest open chess tournament in history?
GM Maurice Ashley gives you the play-by-play to a brilliant game played in Vegas.
You won’t believe the spectacular attack that arises quickly out of a Najdorf Sicilian. If you want to learn how to play against the Najdorf, you must watch this video. | Watch video
Sometimes chess relies on rote study: the rules, normal openings, and some common endgames.
But most of the time, winning at chess requires imagination — and lots of it.
So how do you stay creative at chess?
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you how one of his master students came up with inspirational ideas to win a long and hard-fought game.
Learn how to have a flexible mind when evaluating positions and you just might win more of them. | Watch video
GM Maurice Ashley is back to analyze another exciting game from the world’s richest chess tournament, Millionaire Chess.
Two of the fiercest grandmasters in the world battle it out with tons of money on the line.
Watch and enjoy as GM Ashley gives you the play-by-play for this heavyweight bout. | Watch video
Are you a real chess player if you can’t remember your games move-by-move? Don’t worry, Magnus Carlsen thinks so.
The world champion himself (with some help from the database) shows you his favorite win from the super-strong Tata Steel tournament, a solid victory against GM Aronian.
Learn why Carlsen considers this exciting game among his finest efforts. | Watch video
Isn’t it amazing that if we don’t see a crucial tactical idea on one move, we can miss it for several consecutive moves?
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili brings us a member-game analysis from two very strong players who nonetheless make myriad blunders and oversights in the game.
Learn how to logically follow a plan instead of making pointless moves from this lesson. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you a very advanced game from one of his most promising students, Andrew Hong.
Hong plays a King's Indian Defense reminiscent of Garry Kasparov, and you'll love the logical and patient way Hong cashed in his advantage. | Watch video
GM Maurice Ashley reviews the best games from the richest chess tournament ever, 2014’s Millionaire Chess in Las Vegas.
Watch one of the most exciting games from round one with full commentary and analysis by GM Ashley.
Learn how the solid GM Dreev handles a sharp Slav line in the Queen’s Gambit Accepted — which gets especially crazy after his young opponent tries to sac a pawn. | Watch video
How do you beat two of the best players in the world at blitz?
Take notes from GM Maxim Dlugy, who shows you his amazing wins against super-GMs Grischuk and Aronian.
Learn how to neutralize your opponents’ strengths before they cause problems, and find out how to prioritize your own positional ideas — even when time is short.
Hopefully you can use this knowledge if you get a chance to play GM Hikaru Nakamura in Saturday’s free event! | Watch video