GM Sergey Karjakin single-handedly defeated the entire Chinese chess team and “upheld the honor of Mother Russia,” according to GM Alex Yermolinsky.
Taking advantage of the event’s format, Karjakin eliminated his opponents one by one.
Against the super-GM Yu Yangyi, Karjakin found himself down a pawn in a blitz showdown.
Find out how the Russian master used the unbalanced position to win the game. | Watch video
What you don’t know about playing against pawn majorities in chess can hurt you, as GM Melikset Khachiyan explains in his latest pawn lesson.
Learn how to take on a larger pawn chain and emerge victorious, bucking the mathematics with accurate play. | Watch video
Have you ever seen a perfect game of chess?
GM Alex Yermolinksy has. Join GM Yermo in a deep analysis of an exciting battle between two of the brightest stars in recent chess history: Alexei Shirov and Vladimir Kramnik.
Shirov decides early to steer the game away from the infamous Berlin endgame, with spectacular results. | 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
Magnus Carlsen reviews one of his wins against Vishy Anand from the recently completed 2014 world championship match in this exclusive Chess.com video.
Learn what the world champion was thinking as he played each move necessary to reach a winning position as White in the Ruy Lopez. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch and GM Georg Meier take the helm of Chess.com’s highlights coverage for the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Games nine and ten were crucial for the eventual outcome of the match, as Carlsen was able to secure draws despite Anand’s best attempts to convert any winning chances he could create.
Stick around for an in-depth look at only the important stuff in this informative video. | Watch video
Don't miss these highlights from the decisive round 11 of the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. | Watch video
Join GM Dejan Bojkov and GM Danny Gormally for Chess.com’s official recap of game 11 in the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
This was the game that proved decisive in securing Magnus Carlsen’s defense of his world championship title.
Learn all the intricacies of the game, including the dubious exchange sacrifice by Anand that sealed his fate. | Watch video
GMs Dejan Bojkov and Melik Khachiyan host Chess.com’s comprehensive highlights show for rounds seven and eight in the ongoing world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Get caught up on these two important games as GMs Bojkov and Khachiyan review all the important moves and variations.
Be a part of chess history as you follow along this exciting world championship match. | Watch video
Join GM Alex Yermolinsky and GM Danny Gormally for Chess.com’s official recap of game nine in the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.
Although this game was not as thrilling as others in the match, GMs Yermolinsky and Gormally show you some interesting ideas you don’t want to miss. | Watch video