How did Bobby Fischer play against the French Defense as White, and what can you do to respond to his system?
GM Simon Williams continues his love letter to the French with this fun and important video lesson on the King’s Indian Attack. | Watch video
You won’t believe who interrupts GM Simon Williams’ Spicy Chess show on the most recent #ChessMonday.
Find out how the Ginger GM handles the diversion and learn some aggressive chess along the way in this full replay. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra is back from the tournament trail and ready to share to chess knowledge with you.
Join IM Kiewra as he discusses a very close call in Budapest where he nearly earned his final GM norm.
Watch IM Kiewra review his best game from Budapest and see just how close he was to becoming a grandmaster. You won’t believe what he has to say about pawn structure | Watch video
Get up to date on the most important chess news with the latest episode of ChessCenter.
Join hosts IM Danny Rensch, Shaun McCoy, Peter Doggers, and the ChessBrahs for a run recap of the week in chess and a look ahead at the FIDE World Cup.
Stick around for a special guest to chat about Magnus Carlsen and an exclusive clip of the movie "Pawn Sacrifice." | Watch video
All passed pawns are not created equally.
Dejan Bojkov shows you the power of centralized passed pawns, and how to handle them as opposed to outside passed pawns.
This idea is not just important in the endgame, but also may dictate entire middlegames as well. You don’t want to miss this important lesson. | Watch video
Want to learn how to execute the perfect positional squeeze? Learn from one of the greatest, Efim Geller.
GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his series on positional restriction with an excellent lesson on prophylactic positional thinking.
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The most exciting Chess.com tournament was another success earlier this week.
If you missed the fun because you were following the Sinquefield Cup, we’ve got you covered with this full replay of Titled Tuesday.
Join special guest host Simon Williams as he comments on the games in his inimitable style. | Watch video
It took GM Simon Williams 25 years to master the French Defense, but it should take you a lot less time now that you know all his secrets.
Get ready for a lesson on perhaps the most popular of White’s responses to the French Defense — the classical variation with Nc3.
Learn what to do against this important variation favored by some of best players in the world, including Fischer and Tal. | Watch video
This is ChessCenter: all the can’t-miss stories from the week in chess, plus exclusive interviews and insight from the world’s strongest chess tournament, the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis.
Join hosts IM Danny Rensch, Shaun McCoy and Peter Doggers for this must-watch news and entertainment show. | Watch video
J.R. Capablanca was a chess prodigy and a genius at all elements of chess, from the basic to the very advanced.
One of the basic concepts many beginners struggle with is when to trade pieces, and it’s no surprise that we can learn a ton about this crucial decision from Capablanca.
FM Elliot Liu reviews a gorgeous Capablanca game to teach you exactly when you should initiate or accept trades in your games. | Watch video