Your favorite chess openings teacher is back with another lesson on a system everyone needs to know — the King’s Indian Defense.
GM Rashad Babaev shows you three more important types of centers in the King’s Indian Defense, including the popular Saemisch center.
Learn what categorizes this center and, more important, how to handle it from both sides. | Watch video
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is back with her advanced look at the English Attack against the Najdorf Sicilian.
Learn what to do in either case where Black can choose two good moves in this very complex opening attack.
If you’re looking to add a deeply analyzed and sharp opening to your arsenal, you’ve come to the right video series. | Watch video
You’ve learned the basics of the English Attack vs the Najdorf Sicilian, but what do you do when Black delays castling and launches into immediate counterplay with Nbd7?
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has the answer as she continues her advanced lesson on this complex and dangerous opening.
In this exciting video, learn how to not worry about Black’s counterplay and launch your own attack to win. | Watch video
GM Ivan Sokolov makes his Chess.com video debut with an in-depth lesson on the classical Ruy Lopez.
You might not realize some of the hidden advantages of the classical move order, but GM Sokolov is here to guide you on this deep dive into historical chess theory.
In this lesson, learn the two main options White has on the fourth move of the traditional Lopez, and see how Black’s knight responds in each option — including the lines GM Sokolov recommends himself. | Watch video
Should you be embarrassed to play the king's pawn openings without much preparation?
Of course not.
GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his series on “the fun way to play” with a review of one of his recent games from the Belgrade tournament.
Learn how Yermo easily handles his opponent’s unorthodox early Qf6 in a Ruy Lopez. | Watch video
Why would a long-time d4 player switch to e4 for a game or two?
Because it’s just a fun way to play.
Learn the benefits of this chess approach from GM Alex Yermolinsky, who reviews his own foray into the fun world of 1. e4 as a way to break up the monotony and possibly even change his luck. | Watch video
It’s a new year, and it’s time to take another look at the first move every chess player learns: 1.e4.
GM Alex Yermolinsky shows you a game from a recent tournament where he surprised everyone by playing e4 to start.
Even if you’re not a regular e4 player, “why not have some fun” with the opening, as GM Yermo says? | Watch video
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan continues her comprehensive lesson series on the English Attack against the Sicilian, this time taking on the most popular variation of all, the fearsome main line Najdorf.
Learn how to use this aggressive weapon for White to take down what many consider the strongest Sicilian variation. | Watch video
How can you turn a dragon into your pet?
IM Keaton Kiewra just finished a marathon of chess tournaments, and he is back with a new lesson on how to use one of Black’s most aggressive openings to play a stronger opponent.
Learn how Keaton took on the tournament’s top seed as Black in this sharp and popular Sicilian Dragon. | Watch video
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan continues her extensive primer on how to use the English Attack against the extremely popular Najdorf Sicilian by Black.
Learn how the crushing move in games resulting from this opening might not be spectacular but instead subtly powerful, winning the game for you on the spot before your opponent even realizes what happened. | Watch video