Who were the best chess players ever, and when were they dominant? ChessCenter takes a look at a beautiful video to answer those questions.
Enjoy a recap of the Grischuk-Aronian Blitz Battle, a US Chess Champs preview, and all the other news in the chess world. | Watch video
IM Danny Rensch and IM Lawrence Trent perform double duty in the 1st part of this double death match as they not only play the game but also talk all the trash! With perhaps the most contested finish in DeathMatch History you'll want to stick around until the end! | Watch video
It’s the biggest man vs computer match in decades. Komodo, the strongest chess-playing entity in history, faced off against Hikaru Nakamura, one of the greatest human players of all times.
With the machine spotting Nakamura considerable odds, would Hikaru be humanity’s last hope against the virtual lizard?
GM Robert Hess, himself an expert in man vs computer chess, takes a comprehensive look at the match in this can’t-miss video. | Watch video
Just in case you missed all the action, GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Maxim Dlugy bring you these excellent highlights the strongest open tournament in history: Qatar Masters! You wont want to miss this action as Magnus shows his stuff vs the relatively unknown Batsiashvilli! | 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
The strongest human chess match is an exhibition right now in St. Louis, while the strongest computer match in history is underway in the virtual world.
Oh, and did we mention the Candidates’ Tournament field and host site are set?
ChessCenter brings you all this and more in probably the busiest chess news week ever. | 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
One of the strongest tournaments in chess history is about to begin, so what better time to look back at the best moments from the Sinquefield Cup?
Let FM Mike Klein be your guide in this tour of the best moves and games from the United States’ top tournament.
Don’t forget to check out Peter Doggers’ Sinquefield preview in the related links, and visit Chess.com/news every day for the latest updates. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Yermo: “Oh, that tournament in Norway. Mmh” Yermo is back with his unique blend of chess history, culture and instruction. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on June 22. | Watch video
GM Gregory Kaidanov concludes his all-encompassing Queen’s Gambit Declined video lesson series with the one you’ve been waiting for: the current main line.
Learn the ins and outs of one of the most important openings in the history of chess from one of the game’s finest teachers.
After watching this video, you’ll have grandmaster-level preparation in this tricky opening. | Watch video