GM Sam Shankland had an eventful run in the recent FIDE World Cup knockout tournament, taking on strong opponents one-by-one in a high-stakes, high-stress format.
In this video, GM Shankland faces as intimidating an opponent as you can get: Hikaru Nakamura. Learn how Shankland handled this game against inarguably one of the strongest players in the world. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland continues the enlightening series on his experience in the just-completed FIDE World Cup with this review of his black game against GM Ivan Popov.
Learn what GM Shankland was thinking in every stage of the game, from the opening to the end of this important battle. | 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
The FIDE World Cup final is still going, as Svidler and Karjakin vie for the title in the tiebreaker.
GM Sam Shankland played in this prestigious knockout tournament, and today starts a new video series on his games from the event.
In this first video, GM Shankland demonstrates his game from the first round against the strong GM Ivan Popov. Find out how Shankland was able to score a win with White against this tough opponent. | 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
Want to learn how to execute the perfect positional squeeze? Learn from one of the greatest, Efim Geller.
GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his series on positional restriction with an excellent lesson on prophylactic positional thinking.
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Big attacks and spectacular sacrifices might get all the attention, but there are other ways to win a chess game.
GM Melikset Khachiyan explains the powerful positional method of restriction, which slowly saps the energy of both your opponent and his pieces.
Learn how to deny your opponent space, squares, and potential in this enlightening lesson. | Watch video
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
Even if your position is bad, you can still take advantage of your opponent’s mistakes to salvage or even win the game.
In this entertaining member-game analysis, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili points out all the times both players did not do this, playing move after move of plan-less chess.
Find out what these two Chess.com members should have played in this hilarious lesson. | Watch video
GM Rashad Babaev continues his guide on the King’s Indian with a look at the Exchange variation, where the game takes a quick turn for the endgame.
Can Black defend against White’s aggressive plans in this opening? If you know the right moves to look for, it should be easy.
Find out what moves you need to know to beat this popular opening choice. | Watch video