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
GM Simon Williams begins another “spicy” chess lesson series on how to attack.
This time, learn how to use “Harry the h-pawn” to wreak havoc on the enemy position.
GM Williams teaches you attacking lessons from the highest level of chess: the world championship. | Watch video
Do you have what it takes to successfully attack the enemy king in a chess game?
GM Simon Williams concludes his popular series on king hunts with this lesson from his countryman Nigel Short, teaching you everything you need to destroy the enemy king in the Open Sicilian. | Watch video
Two of the best chess players in the world faced off this month in the third Chess.com Blitz Battle. Watch as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave battled the reigning U.S. champion, Fabiano Caruana in this full broadcast replay. | Watch video
The ChessCenter team is back to recap the last two Blitz Battles, where Nakamura and MVL really showed off their bullet chess skills.
One of the top 10 players in the world lost a match but signed up for a chance to play Carlsen — find out who it is and more on this week’s ChessCenter. | Watch video
IM Tania Sachdev is back with another lesson on the battles that rage in isolated-queen-pawn positions.
In this video, take a trip back to 1975 to see how the English master Raymond Keene used the IQP structure to launch a successful kingside attack. | Watch video
FM Mike Klein was on the scene for the 2016 U.S. chess championships, so he is the perfect analyst to bring you the most historic moments from the big event.
Sit back and enjoy these 11 bits of chess history as you relive the excitement from St. Louis. | Watch video