Everyone knows you can learn from a chess teacher, but how do you play against one?
IM Keaton Kiewra has the answer in his latest video lesson.
Learn how Kiewra played a well-known and active chess coach in a recent tournament in Southern California.
Enjoy the most fun and exciting game of Kierwa’s 2015 chess adventure. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra takes on a talented chess prodigy and decides to adopt the Scheveningen system instead of his pet Dragon Sicilian.
Watch how IM Kiewra handles his opponent’s interesting anti-Sicilian by drawing on his own anti-Sicilian experience with White.
Learn how to use the Scheveningen against a non-traditional structure in this important lesson. | Watch video
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Get the latest from one of the strongest open tournaments ever in Qatar, where the newly minted “action hero” Magnus Carlsen faces a huge field.
Learn how Hikaru Nakamura was able to overcome MVL in Chess.com’s Death Match, and stick around for the best move and blunder of the week. | Watch video
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 Jon Ludvig Hammer shows you one of the most spectacular games he has ever played — and this game has it all.
Hammer faces Veselin Topalov, and the Norwegian sacrifices a piece for a furious queenside attack.
The fireworks continue all game as Topalov first shows his defensive prowess and then his endgame technique.
The tragedy? Hammer makes a terrible blunder on his last move that turns what would have been a fighting draw into an instant loss.
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Reports of Magnus Carlsen’s downfall were slightly premature.
The world chess champion won everything worth winning in London, and ChessCenter has your full report. Did you know that Magnus also appeared with Muhammad Ali and Maria Sharapova? Where was it? Watch to find out.
Stick around for the move and blunder of the week, both taken from an endgame that will be in chess books for centuries. | Watch video
GM Jon Ludvig Hammer is back with another lesson from Norway Chess, and this time his opponent is a 2016 world champion candidate, Fabiano Caruana.
Watch how GM Hammer uses his b-pawn to influence the center and secure a draw with the black pieces against the American superstar. | Watch video
GM Yermolinsky is back with another look at the subtle genius of Mikhail Tal’s endgame play.
While the great world champion was rightfully known for his ferocious and sacrificial attacks, he was also a master of the endgame, as Uncle Yermo explains in this lesson.
Watch how Tal finesses a beautiful opposite-colored bishop endgame to secure the full point. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams thinks all amateur chess players make preventable mistakes — even space aliens.
The best way to stop mistakes before they happen is to sense the danger building up in the position. GM Williams examines his own games to illustrate this concept and to show you how to spot dangerous mistakes before it’s too late.
Watch this video and learn how to miss fewer and fewer crucial moments in chess. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams continues his series on club-player-level mistakes, dealing today with an all-too-familiar demon: lazy calculation.
Sometimes lazy calculation can be an excuse for playing too passively, which compounds the error and ensures losing chess.
Learn how to go the extra step and calculate more completely and your rating will skyrocket. | Watch video