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
GM Yermo takes a look at the best endgames from one of the most inspirational chess players ever, Mikhail Tal.
In this lesson, see how Tal masterfully handled a tricky bishop-vs-knight endgame — a topic applicable not only to grandmasters but players of every level. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch takes on the strongest chess computer ever in his popular #ChessMonday show. IM Rensch plays the world champion machine in a series of odds games before tackling even tougher fan-suggested positions. Click "play the computer" to try the Knightmare yourself! | Watch video
When should you get rid of your prized fianchettoed bishop? GM Jon Ludvig Hammer discusses this important question in reviewing a recent game against the super-GM Alexander Grischuk.
Find out how messing up your opponent’s pawn structure might be worth your bishop for his knight in this relevant lesson. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky presents high level endgame drama in this game from Tomashevsky - Nguyen as even a two pawn up knight endgame proves challenging to convert. Are you confident that your technique is up to snuff? Yermo demonstrates the keys to winning such endgames including tricky deflections, tempo sacrifices, and zugzwangs. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky is here to demystify the complex world of knight endgames. Even for Yermo, knight endgames are some of the most challenging due to the complex knight jumps and the lack of established rules and theoretical positions. Kick back as Yermo uses textbook examples from the games of Polgar and Svidler to give you all the theoretical knowledge you'll need to win your next knight endgame. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky has a key piece of endgame knowledge you simply have to know if you’re serious about chess.
Learn the best way to draw when down a pawn with two pieces each left — and see how GM Yermo’s opponent lost because he did not follow this advice!
Finally, if your opponent allows it, learn how to win with an extra pawn and a knight vs a bishop. | Watch video
We know the queen and knight work well together, but have you seen them completely dominate the chessboard?
GM Dejan Bojkov picks out a nice game where these two pieces are in total synergy, conjuring up a positional masterpiece at the same time.
Learn how even the computers can misunderstand critical knight vs. bishop positions in this enlightening game. | Watch video
GM Babaev has taught you both sides of the King’s Indian Defense and Attack, but what do you do when your opponent starts with e4?
You can still apply the same ideas as the KID by responding with the Pirc.
GM Babaev shows you exactly how to do it, including tips to turn your knight into a monster against a bad bishop. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinksy draws inspiration from a recent FIDE World Team Championship game to teach you the intricacies of a complex endgame.
With a rook facing off against a bishop and knight, the position isn’t so clear.
But GM Yermo walks you through all the possibilities to show you which side is winning — and how to win. | Watch video