The 2015 FIDE World Cup in Baku was one of the most exciting chess events in recent memory, but what was the biggest upset from this huge knockout tournament?
GM Yermolinksy posits that it was Levon Aronian being taken out by GM Alexander Areshchenko.
Learn how Areshchenko was able to pull off the upset as GM Yermo analyzes the most exciting endgame of the match, in the first tiebreak. | 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 Dejan Bojkov goes in-depth on a lesson in one of the most powerful maneuvers in any attacking player’s arsenal: the rook lift in the Sicilian.
Learn how to use this devastating weapon to blast open your opponent’s position and end the game quickly afterward. | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu takes a cue from IM Daniel Rensch in starting a new video series on three things in chess you should always consider.
In this lesson, FM Liu examines a classic game between two of the best players ever, Botvinnik and Capablanca.
FM Liu calls this game a watershed moment for new thinking in chess. Find out why in this fun video. | Watch video
GM Shankland concludes his educational series on his own recent World Cup run with a must-win game against newly minted Millionaire Chess winner Hikaru Nakamura.
Was Shankland able to get the best of Hikaru in Baku? Watch to find out. | Watch video
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 Alex Yermolinsky continues his educational series on Sergey Karjackin’s rook endgame wizardry.
Learn how the super-GM used his superior knowledge of these extremely complex endgames to make magic on the chessboard.
Don’t forget to check out the prior videos in this series in the related links. | Watch video
The center of the chessboard is a busy and dangerous place, especially when two creative attacking players face off.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you a fascinating game where the crossroads of the board became a gauntlet of dangerous tactics and ideas for one unlucky player who chose to keep his king in the middle of the mess. | Watch video
One of the strongest tournaments in chess history is about to begin, so what better time to look back at the best moments from the Sinquefield Cup?
Let FM Mike Klein be your guide in this tour of the best moves and games from the United States’ top tournament.
Don’t forget to check out Peter Doggers’ Sinquefield preview in the related links, and visit Chess.com/news every day for the latest updates. | Watch video
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