Like it or not. a great number of games are decided by forcing decisions.
If you’re going to play chess, you simply have to know how to handle these crucial moments.
GM Melikset Khachiyan gives you an important lesson on these moves, providing advice on exactly how to handle key forcing positions. | Watch video
Which opening did Hikaru Nakamura just use to win against GM Holt at the U.S. Championship? This one!
GM Rashad Babaev gives you an introductory lesson on both the King’s Indian Defense and Attack.
If you like the positions in the video, you should definitely add the flexible King’s Indian to your repertoire. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you a very advanced game from one of his most promising students, Andrew Hong.
Hong plays a King's Indian Defense reminiscent of Garry Kasparov, and you'll love the logical and patient way Hong cashed in his advantage. | Watch video
Many fans predict that Levon Aronian will be Magnus Carlsen's main challenger in the next few years. GM Yermolinsky takes a look at a game from last year in which the Armenian had a multitude of positional advantages against the Norwegian. But as is well documented, Carlsen always finds resources and counterplay. Our author says that he remains stoic at the board - maybe he had everything under control the whole way? Watch how he ditches a few pawns to fight back! | Watch video
With his second video, GM Perelshtyen provides more proof that a repertoire built around positional themes and thematic ideas can work at the highest level! He reviews his own games, highlighting the critical moments where the proper "square control" approach and maneuvers are necessary (his Nf6-d7-f8-e6-d4 plan is quite instructive). | Watch video