Why is GM Simon Williams' favorite pawn the h-pawn?
Because it's a potent attacking weapon when you want to launch an all-out assault on the enemy king.
Learn from Simon's own moves and enjoy the fireworks. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen will face Tigran L. Petrosian on June 23 after the Armenian grandmaster won the strongest online blitz tournament ever this week.
Does he have a chance against the world champ? The ChessCenter team weighs in.
Plus check out the best and worst chess of May in our fun segment. | Watch video
Can you do better than WGM Tatev Abrahamyan in some key positions from a strong tournament in Iceland?
WGM Abrahamyan selects the toughest tactics from her games in the 2016 Reykjavik Open for you to solve along with her in this fun video. | Watch video
Garry Kasparov showed the world that he can blitz it up with the best of them recently in St. Louis in an exhibition match with three of the world's top 10 chess players.
GM Ivan Sokolov concludes his review of Garry's amazing blitz play in this video lesson. | Watch video
The best blitz players on the web all battled it out for a chance to play Magnus Carlsen in his debut Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship! GM Simon Williams and IM Aman Hambleton provide non stop commentary to this epic battle of wills!
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GM Simon Williams and GM Ivan Sokolov team up to bring you what's new and exciting in the chess world every week.
Enjoy this full replay of the first show, and be sure to watch every Sunday live on ChessTV. | Watch video
Chess is all over pop culture lately, with an upcoming Disney movie revolving around a young chess player, and a chess scene featured in the Captain America blockbuster.
Politics and chess clash again this week as Levon Aronian gets embroiled in a Twitter discussion about the role of women in chess.
And don’t miss what could be the best move of the week in a while as GM Robert Hess and IM Danny Rensch break it all down for you. | Watch video
Garry Kasparov recently proved he was still among the world’s best blitz chess players when he performed well in an extended tournament with three of the current world’s top 10: Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, and Fabiano Caruana.
GM Ivan Sokolov reviews Kasparov’s return to blitz in this fun video.
(Main photo: Lennart Ootes.) | Watch video
Maybe you knew that Karpov vs Korchnoi was one of the greatest rivalries of all time, but did you know “Harry the h-pawn” played a big part in the outcome?
GM Simon Williams continues his exciting attacking series with a lesson on how the great Karpov used his wing pawn to destroy a Dragon Sicilian. | Watch video
Do you know how to turn your pawns into action heroes?
GM Simon Williams shows you an attack from one of his own games, led by his favorite aggressive chess piece, “Harry The H-Pawn.”
Without the h-pawn, Simon thinks he would have never become a GM -- so learn how to use it in your own games. | Watch video