GM Simon Williams says we play chess for two main reasons: to have fun, and to get better.
This new lesson series on attacking king hunts will help you do both as Simon shows you the beautiful and deadly ways to go after the enemy king.
Learn how to calculate like a grandmaster does in this first lesson in a can't-miss series from the Ginger GM. | Watch video
Should you be embarrassed to play the king's pawn openings without much preparation?
Of course not.
GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his series on “the fun way to play” with a review of one of his recent games from the Belgrade tournament.
Learn how Yermo easily handles his opponent’s unorthodox early Qf6 in a Ruy Lopez. | Watch video
This game needs no introduction. It shocked chess fans around the world. It even won the 2015 ChessCenter award for upset of the year.
Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, lost to his friend GM Jon Ludwig Hammer at the 2015 Norway Chess tournament.
Now hear all about this instant classic game straight from the winner, Hammer himself. | Watch video
Its Bobbing for Dlugy with Blitz Master GM Maxim Dlugy! We all remember his "Best Blitz Opening" series and now we get to see the master put his suggestions into practice battling Chess.com members head to head with all the educational commentary and trash talking you could dream of! Check out this full replay from Jan 11, 2016! | Watch video
The ChessCenter team hands out awards for the best in chess this past year.
Watch the full video to find out the player of the year, the shocking upset when someone beat Magnus Carlsen, the incredible blunder of the year played by Hikaru Nakamura, and much more. | Watch video
It's the big one.
The strongest Chess.com Death Match ever with two of the best players in the world.
If you missed any part of this you'll want to watch the full show right here, right now. | Watch video
Why would a long-time d4 player switch to e4 for a game or two?
Because it’s just a fun way to play.
Learn the benefits of this chess approach from GM Alex Yermolinsky, who reviews his own foray into the fun world of 1. e4 as a way to break up the monotony and possibly even change his luck. | Watch video
IM Tania Sachdev makes her Chess.com video debut with this comprehensive lesson on the isolated queen’s pawn.
Should you fear an isolated pawn structure? Tania and Tarrasch both say no!
Learn all about this important structure from one of chess’s rising star personalities as she goes over the legendary Botvinnik's IQP game. | Watch video
GM Willams joins GM Yermolinks brings you the final installment of Komodo vs Nakamura! The American Champion starts off with a whopping 4 move lead! Amassing a huge center, will the American finally walk all over the lizard or will the dragon breathe fire once again? | Watch video
Komodo has wiped the floor against all the IMs and GMs we've thrown at but this time humanity is bringing the big guns! Enter Nakamura! GM Yermolinsky and GM Hess bring you live coverage for this full replay originally aired on Jan 1! | Watch video