GM Simon Williams recommends a strange and aggressive response to 1. d4 — The English Defense.
In this important lesson, GM Williams examines what he considers is White’s most important reply to this unorthodox opening.
If you’re going to give the English Defense a try, this might be the most important video for you to watch. | Watch video
How do some of the top players in the world respond to the aggressive Sicilian Defense?
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you one of the main weapons in White’s openings arsenal: the Bb5 Sicilian.
This solid opening is perfect for players who want to avoid the sharpest lines of the world’s most-studied opening.
Learn from one of the best blitz chess players ever how to incorporate this system into your own speed games. | Watch video
No, it’s not the English Opening — it’s the English Defense!
Join GM Simon Williams for his second lesson on this aggressive response to queen's pawn openings.
Learn how to use your f-pawn to quickly unbalance the position and throw a major wrench in all of White’s plans. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili authors a nice tribute to his friend, GM Walter Browne, who died last week at the age of 66.
GM Dzindzichashvili highlights one of the best attributes of GM Browne’s chess: his strict adherence to good principles.
Watch one of GM Browne’s finest wins along with GM Dzindzi in this heartfelt video. | Watch video
If you’re looking for a nice, quiet chess game, this video is not for you.
GM Alex Yermolinsky reviews a game where neither side was willing to back down from the sharpest lines, and the results are complicated, to say the least.
Learn what GM Yermolinksy was thinking as he chose the most aggressive moves available. | Watch video
Tactics decide most chess games, but as you advance in strength, you will find that strategy becomes increasingly important.
So how can you improve your chess strategy? GM Perelshteyn is back with five easy-to-digest strategic tidbits in this can’t-miss video lesson.
Don’t forget to read the companion article in the related links. | Watch video
GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another opening for you to add to your blitz chess repertoire.
Learn how to use Alekhine’s Defense as a speedy weapon in your games as Black.
GM Dlugy shows you how to gain the element of surprise in this underutilized opening. | Watch video
Do you want an exciting and aggressive option against 1. d4?
GM Simon Williams has a hypermodern opening for you to try: the English Defense.
Learn the basics of this offbeat defense and use it to throw off your opponent from the very beginning of the game. | Watch video
Every Sicilian player knows that one of the most annoying responses by White is the move c3. White threatens to build a powerful pawn center, so what can Black do about it?
Never worry — GM Simon Williams is here to show you an aggressive way to punish the c3 Sicilian, shifting the game back onto your terms.
Learn how to blast this opening off the board and rack up wins in the most active opening for Black. | 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