Two of the best players in Europe square off when Norway's #2 GM Jon Ludvig Hammer faces French #1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Find out what Hammer was thinking as he tried to hold his own against the aggressive and excellently prepared MVL.
Hammer decided to play to his strengths and hopefully MVL’s weaknesses with a quiet opening — but there was a downside to this approach, too. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra brings you an exciting game from the tournament in honor of the great Anatoly Karpov.
Watch as Sutovsky uses some of his own “fire on board” to beat the legendary Alexey Shirov in a game where both sides launched all-out attacks.
IM Kiewra explains the chess fireworks as he reviews this must-see game. | Watch video
Is there anything more exciting in chess than a runaway passed pawn in a rapid game?
IM Keaton Kiewra likens San Francisco’s rocket boat experience to playing a rapid chess game — except the chess game might be more intense.
Learn how IM Kierwa was able to overcome an awkward position to race his pawns to pay dirt. | Watch video
What are some of the most devastating ways to attack with White against the Sicilian Defense? Queen and rook lifts!
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you a sparkling Nigel Short brilliancy where he used these tactical ideas to defeat one of the best players in Chinese history.
Take note of these powerful concepts for use in your own Sicilian games. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky presents high level endgame drama in this game from Tomashevsky - Nguyen as even a two pawn up knight endgame proves challenging to convert. Are you confident that your technique is up to snuff? Yermo demonstrates the keys to winning such endgames including tricky deflections, tempo sacrifices, and zugzwangs. | Watch video
How do you squeeze your opponent like a snake? GM Melik Khachiyan shows you the way in this important lesson.
Watch GM Melik do his best Petrosian impression in one of his recent tournament games, and learn how to use positional advantages as a deadly weapon in your own games. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland continues his battle with now-world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura in this video lesson pulled from the rapid tiebreak match at the recent FIDE World Cup in Baku.
Was GM Shankland able to pull off the upset? Or did Nakamura show off his super-GM skills? Check out game one here. | Watch video
It’s Fischer vs. Tal — what more could a chess fan want? How about IM Keaton Kiewra explaining the key ideas behind almost every move?
Learn who won this battle between two of the greatest players ever, and let IM Kiewra teach you some important chess lessons along the way. | Watch video
Can you simplify your way to a win? You can if you’re Capablanca.
Follow the game of the great Cuban master to see how he made favorable exchanges at every opportunity.
FM Elliott Liu serves up this fun lesson on a very practical subject. | 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