How can you turn a dragon into your pet?
IM Keaton Kiewra just finished a marathon of chess tournaments, and he is back with a new lesson on how to use one of Black’s most aggressive openings to play a stronger opponent.
Learn how Keaton took on the tournament’s top seed as Black in this sharp and popular Sicilian Dragon. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams concludes his comprehensive lesson on the aggressive hybrid Sicilian system known as the Dragodorf.
Learn what to do when White tries to counterpunch with the move a4, and how you can maintain your attacking initiative in this opening.
Find out where GM Williams studies chess the most — is it in a pub or in his office? | Watch video
GM Simon Williams is back with more crucial information on the Dragodorf, a relatively unknown hybrid between the Dragon and the Najdorf.
Use this new opening idea to surprise your opponents and attack them mercilessly.
Learn how GM Williams shocked one of the best players in the world with this novel set-up. | Watch video
Do the world’s best players ever lose in about 20 moves? When they played against Tal, they did.
FM Alisa Melekhina shows you four quick and brilliant games by the great attacking master.
Watch how Tal conjures decisive combinations seemingly out of thin air in these four amazing games.
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How does Bobby Fischer’s Yugoslav attack compare to a modern game between two super GMs?
FM Todd Andrews shows you the similarities and differences between the Fischer game from part one and a more recent instructive Sicilian Dragon game by GMs Shirov and Topalov.
Learn how to take notes on opening traps, patterns, transpositions, and structure in this enlightening video. | Watch video
FM Todd Andrews teaches you how to learn an opening from scratch.
Once you’ve chosen which opening to play, what’s the best way to learn it? FM Andrews shows you tips, tricks, and study methods to improve your chosen opening.
In this video, learn how to play the ferocious Yugoslav Attack in the Dragon Variation from one of the fiercest Sicilian players of all time, Bobby Fischer. | Watch video
You've seen Danny Rensch's take, now see Keaton Kiewra's attempt to send his fellow IM to "ouch town." This four-game blitz match features four uncompromising openings: a Dragon with a shock mate, a Nimzo with an early and unexpected pawn sac, and a few more crazy Sicilian middlegames. Listening to chess masters' thoughts while they play is like seeing the hole cards of poker players. It's also like that Mel Gibson movie where he hears all the thoughts of others! | Watch video
After playing a longer time control with him last week, now IM Danny Resnch tries to enact revenge on IM Keaton Kiewra in a series of 3+1 matches. Game one featured a shock checkmate, but no mate should ever really be unexpected in the Dragon. Hear the live analysis by Rensch as he takes you through his decision making. The match got so gripping, they continued playing after their planned series of three games. So today it is buy 3, get 1 free at Chess.com! | Watch video
The first game to finish in the USCL Finals was also the best. Longtime board one for the Miami Sharks, GM Julio Becerra, gets his team ahead 1-0 en route to their first ever league title. The game is a straightforward Dragon - "Sac, sac, mate" as GM Yermolinsky reminds. GM Tamaz Gelashvili did not counter with ...h5 and his attack fell one move short. That's all it takes in such a double-edged opening. | Watch video
With chagrin, IM Keaton Kiewra shows us three worse or losing positions from the same tournament. How many did he actually end up losing? Zero! By digging in and finding hidden resources, Kiewra shows you how to play from worse positions. These pragmatic lessons may take away from the artistic side of you, but isn't there beauty in being a fighter? Our author certainly thinks so! | Watch video