GM Sam Shankland is back to show you his games from an interesting round-robin event where he managed to take clear first.
How can you win a position where you have three pawns for a piece? GM Shankland shows you the power of the pawns in this lesson. | Watch video
What can you learn from the old masters?
Join GM Dejan Bojkov for an exciting tilt between Lasker and Marshall -- you won't believe the brutal king hunt at the end. | Watch video
If you’re playing Black and face a queen’s pawn opening, you can’t go wrong with the flexible King’s Indian Defense.
But what if your opponent responds with the aggressive Averbach system? Do you know how to attack this important cental setup? Hint: it might involve giving up your queen for even greater returns.
GM Rashad Babaev shows you exactly how to do it in this perfectly articulated chess lesson. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky pays tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin, who was a promising and creative chess player.
Bukavshin, who died this month at the age of 20, played fearlessly over the board, especially in the opening.
GM Yermo shows you some of Bukavshin's best work in this memorial video. | Watch video
Nothing in chess is more exciting than going all in for a king hunt.
GM Simon Williams loves to attack, and now he is back with a lesson on the romantic-style king hunts of old.
Learn how to throw caution to the wind and hunt down the opposing kings in the romantic style. | Watch video
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is back with her advanced look at the English Attack against the Najdorf Sicilian.
Learn what to do in either case where Black can choose two good moves in this very complex opening attack.
If you’re looking to add a deeply analyzed and sharp opening to your arsenal, you’ve come to the right video series. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan already used his experience at the World Youth to teach dynamic thinking, but now he zooms out and uses the same tournament to show you the overall positional skills of one of his students.
You won’t believe the first move played in this video — a move many players would not even consider.
Learn how this talented young chess player used GM Khachiyan’s coaching to achieve deep positional understanding. | Watch video
What did GM Melikset Khachiyan and his students learn from the World Youth chess championships?
One lesson was the importance of dynamic thinking in chess, especially in as big a tournament as the World Youths.
Andrew Hong, one of Melik’s star students, took his shot at what Melik thinks was the most brutal section of the tournament, the under-12, and one look at his first game “should teach other kids how to play chess” dynamically and prophylactically, says Melik.
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Can surprises in chess be good?
Sure, as long as you don’t take them too far.
In the 2015 Norway Chess tournament, the current world number four, Anish Giri, made an unusual move early to try to run over his opponent, Jon Ludvig Hammer.
Learn how Hammer was able to stop the Dutchman’s idea in this video lesson from Hammer himself. | 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