What is the value of patience in chess?
GM Sam Shankland reviews one of his own games to show how to wait for exactly the right moment to strike with a sacrifice. | Watch video
There were plenty of good games at the Euro team championships, but you also won’t believe some of these huge failures.
GM Dejan Bojkov reviews the worst of the worst in this fun video. | 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
When does a bishop beat a knight in the endgame?
IM Keaton Kiewra is back with another lesson on this absolutely crucial concept.
Learn how to recognize if the long-range bishop is better than its close-up counterpart, the knight, in one of the most common and important chess imbalances.
And remember, a little time trouble sometimes helps. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin with a must-see endgame. Bukavshin, who died in January at the age of 20, was not only a great attacking player, but was also a knowledgeable endgame technician.
In his final video in this series, GM Yermo shows you a lesson Bukavshin gave that was worthy of the endgame expert author Yuri Averbakh. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky continues his tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin, who was a promising and creative chess player. Bukavshin, who died in January at the age of 20, was a formidable attacking player who often ruthlessly went after the enemy king.
GM Yermo reviews one such brutal attacking game in this memorial video lesson. | 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
You’ve learned the basics of the English Attack vs the Najdorf Sicilian, but what do you do when Black delays castling and launches into immediate counterplay with Nbd7?
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has the answer as she continues her advanced lesson on this complex and dangerous opening.
In this exciting video, learn how to not worry about Black’s counterplay and launch your own attack to win. | 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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