J.R. Capablanca was a chess prodigy and a genius at all elements of chess, from the basic to the very advanced.
One of the basic concepts many beginners struggle with is when to trade pieces, and it’s no surprise that we can learn a ton about this crucial decision from Capablanca.
FM Elliot Liu reviews a gorgeous Capablanca game to teach you exactly when you should initiate or accept trades in your games. | Watch video
Chess puzzles are a hot topic lately. IM Rensch is solving them in marathon sessions, IM Silman is writing about them (see related links), and IM Keaton Kiewra is asking you to solve some of the hardest chess problems in existence.
Play along with IM Kiewra in this fun and challenging video. | Watch video
It’s a daily puzzle marathon by IM Daniel Rensch!
Can the master solve 30 puzzles in 30 minutes? Watch in real time as Rensch battles the machine with the clock ticking down. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan walks you through the key idea of the positional sacrifice in one of his own instructive games.
You’d better get ready to take notes, because this video is full of Melik’s positional advice.
Learn everything you need to know about both sides of the positional sacrifice in this lesson.
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Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn gives you five tips to improve your tactical abilities you can't afford to miss.
Don't forget to read his accompanying article in the related links. | Watch video
You’ve seen the best moments of the U.S. Championship, but what about the biggest mistakes?
After all, we can learn as much from errors as we can from brilliancies, especially if we’re not already at the grandmaster level.
FM Mike Klein analyzes the biggest blunders from the recently completed championship tournament so you can learn what not to do.
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IM Daniel Rensch continues to work his way up on the Chess.com tactics trainer, solving puzzles and rising from 1777 to 1948.
Think out loud along with IM Rensch as you find the weakness in the enemy position and exploit it.
Remember to have an awareness of the entire board so you don’t miss something important. | Watch video
How did one of the greatest players of all time push his pawns?
Find out how the future world champion Garry Kasparov used his mobile pawns to attack in this instructive lesson by GM Eugene Perelshteyn.
Watch the young Kasparov practically blast his opponent off the board with his powerful marching central pawns. | Watch video
FM Mike Klein concludes his exceptional queen sacrifice series with a look at the best queen sacs of the millennium.
You won’t want to miss these modern brilliancies, especially with the best checkmate of the entire series coming up in the video.
After you watch, be sure to mention your own favorite queen sacs in the comment section. | Watch video
When are a few pawns worth more than a queen and rook put together?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you an unbelievable famous game where the power of pawns was on full display.
Learn how to march your pawn majority forward at any cost to win in spectacular fashion. | Watch video