Sometimes the best chance to attack is in response to the first assault by your opponent. These counterattacks in chess can be enough to win the game, as GM Alex Yermolinsky demonstrates in his third lesson based on the recent Aeroflot Open.
Watch as two 2600s go all out on separate wings and see how Black’s counterattack was decisive. | Watch video
Can you handle the awesome power of the bishop pair?
GM Hammer really hammers home the beauty and utility of the two bishops in this, the first of his five-part lesson. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams brings you more spicy openings! This one so secret that the ginger GM only just now discovered it for himself! Make sure to check this video to so you can bring fire to the board in your next match! | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan already used his experience at the World Youth to teach dynamic thinking, but now he zooms out and uses the same tournament to show you the overall positional skills of one of his students.
You won’t believe the first move played in this video — a move many players would not even consider.
Learn how this talented young chess player used GM Khachiyan’s coaching to achieve deep positional understanding. | Watch video
What do you do when your opponent insists on going slow?
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you an entertaining game from the “San Diego Surfers” chess league match where White eschewed sharper lines to enter into a non-theoretical Stonewall system.
So how do you beat these plans? Create complications and you will throw your slow opponent’s schemes awry — and hopefully he will panic.
Stick around for Keaton’s advice on what to do when you want to play slow yourself. | Watch video
How can you attack like Mikhail Tal, one of the most ferocious chess players in history?
GM Simon Williams shows you how in this fun and educational lesson on his favorite chess player of all time.
Learn the secret to conjuring fierce attacks over the board and you too can play like “the magician of Riga.” | Watch video
What are some of the most devastating ways to attack with White against the Sicilian Defense? Queen and rook lifts!
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you a sparkling Nigel Short brilliancy where he used these tactical ideas to defeat one of the best players in Chinese history.
Take note of these powerful concepts for use in your own Sicilian games. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his lesson on applying pressure in chess with another instructive review of one of his recent tournament games.
Learn how to put the squeeze even harder to your opponent in this video lesson, and find out how Melik did against one of his own students, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan.
If you play the Najdorf Sicilian, you won’t want to miss this positional game. | Watch video
Have you ever begun an attack only to be cruelly rebuffed by timely counterplay from your opponent? GM Simon Williams has the solution in part 4 of 5 from his "How to Attack" video series. Have a look at the classic game Short vs. Timman as the Ginger GM shows you not only how to build your own attack, but also how to frustrate your opponent's plans and designs in the process. | Watch video
If you want to learn how to attack, why not learn from one of the greatest attackers ever?
GM Simon Williams shows you how Garry Kasparov and his aggressive brand of chess wiped his opponents off the board.
Even if you’ve already seen Kasparov’s “immortal game” against Topalov, you have to see this video lesson. | Watch video