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 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
All levels of chess players make mistakes. Beginners might miss simple tactics or even mates in one. Grandmasters might make deep miscalculations or subtle positional errors. But what kind of mistakes do intermediate, club-level players make, and how can they be avoided? GM Simon Williams is here with a new series on these mistakes, starting off with the very common error of playing too defensively. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan taught you how to keep your cool in his last lesson, but now he tackles a related topic: how not to panic.
Positions can arise in chess where you miss a tactic and the game is about to be lost. At these times, you must not panic, but instead focus your efforts on fighting back.
Learn how to not panic about the past and create your best chess future even when you’re losing a game. | Watch video
Join the Chess.com team for this week’s ChessCenter and see some of the most amazing moves along with the best in chess news and entertainment.
Find out how the world’s strongest computer escaped from what looked like impossible circumstances. See a slam-dunk queen sacrifice mate. And you won’t believe a blunder made in the St. Louis showdown between Nakamura and Caruana.
Is Carlsen the Ronda Rousey of chess? And which world champion would win the Game of Thrones? | Watch video
How can you attack like Mikhail Tal, one of the most ferocious chess players in history?
GM Simon Williams shows you how in this fun and educational lesson on his favorite chess player of all time.
Learn the secret to conjuring fierce attacks over the board and you too can play like “the magician of Riga.” | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his lesson on applying pressure in chess with another instructive review of one of his recent tournament games.
Learn how to put the squeeze even harder to your opponent in this video lesson, and find out how Melik did against one of his own students, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan.
If you play the Najdorf Sicilian, you won’t want to miss this positional game. | Watch video
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is back with another entertaining, informative, and hilarious member-analysis lesson.
Learn the importance of staying alert to possible tactics at all times — and the danger you might face if you let your guard down even for a minute. | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu is back with the third and final part of his video series on the immortal classic, Botvinnik vs. Capablanca AVRO 1938. In this thrilling finale, witness Botvinnik's much lauded sacrifice to overcame fierce resistance from Capablanca. Elliot explains the ins and outs of these complex calculations and shows you how even in the most complex positions, Danny Rensch's "Three Things You Should Always Consider" can help you find the right moves. | Watch video
Have you ever begun an attack only to be cruelly rebuffed by timely counterplay from your opponent? GM Simon Williams has the solution in part 4 of 5 from his "How to Attack" video series. Have a look at the classic game Short vs. Timman as the Ginger GM shows you not only how to build your own attack, but also how to frustrate your opponent's plans and designs in the process. | Watch video