GM Simon Williams continues his primer on the French Defense with one of the trendiest variations today, the Tarrasch with Nd2.
Learn how to make this opening spicy and aggressive, whether White likes it or not.
Stick around for some of Simon’s best rhyming slang in this fun video. | Watch video
What do you do if your opponent plays the Petrosian center against your King’s Indian?
GM Rashad Babaev shows you a plan so logical and easy, you’ll be surprised you didn’t think of it yourself.
After this video lesson, you’ll be hoping your opponent advances his d-pawn early so you can transition right into this straightforward attacking idea. | Watch video
Can you learn chess from blitz games?
IM Keaton Kiewra says you sure can — as long as you analyze your games well.
Join IM Kiewra as he plays against some of the strongest blitz opponents on Chess.com, and watch how an international master approaches a blitz post-mortem. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams recommends a strange and aggressive response to 1. d4 — The English Defense.
In this important lesson, GM Williams examines what he considers is White’s most important reply to this unorthodox opening.
If you’re going to give the English Defense a try, this might be the most important video for you to watch. | Watch video
How do some of the top players in the world respond to the aggressive Sicilian Defense?
GM Maxim Dlugy shows you one of the main weapons in White’s openings arsenal: the Bb5 Sicilian.
This solid opening is perfect for players who want to avoid the sharpest lines of the world’s most-studied opening.
Learn from one of the best blitz chess players ever how to incorporate this system into your own speed games. | Watch video
If you’re looking for a nice, quiet chess game, this video is not for you.
GM Alex Yermolinsky reviews a game where neither side was willing to back down from the sharpest lines, and the results are complicated, to say the least.
Learn what GM Yermolinksy was thinking as he chose the most aggressive moves available. | Watch video
GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another opening for you to add to your blitz chess repertoire.
Learn how to use Alekhine’s Defense as a speedy weapon in your games as Black.
GM Dlugy shows you how to gain the element of surprise in this underutilized opening. | Watch video
GM Gregory Kaidanov concludes his all-encompassing Queen’s Gambit Declined video lesson series with the one you’ve been waiting for: the current main line.
Learn the ins and outs of one of the most important openings in the history of chess from one of the game’s finest teachers.
After watching this video, you’ll have grandmaster-level preparation in this tricky opening. | Watch video
Have you ever faced an opponent who played the Grand Prix?
GM Simon Williams shows you how to bust open this annoying anti-Sicilian system, gaining the wild and entertaining game you want.
Learn how to play against jolly old England’s favorite anti-Sicilian in this enlightening video lesson. | Watch video
The center is the most important part of the chessboard, the crossroads through which attacks are often launched and defense comes to the rescue.
GM Dejan Bojkov demonstrates how to use this vital area of the board to succeed in your own attacks by analyzing an instructive game.
Learn how to control, occupy, and exploit the game’s most critical territory in this lesson. | Watch video