If you want one more dose of summer fireworks, look no further. IM Keaton Kiewra reviews his friend Craig Hilby’s game against the former U.S. champion, GM Alex Shabalov.
Hilby earned a well-deserved IM norm from this tournament, and this game played a big part.
The game, appropriately, was played this July 4th — and as you can guess from the title, plenty of fireworks exploded on the chessboard. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky has a key piece of endgame knowledge you simply have to know if you’re serious about chess.
Learn the best way to draw when down a pawn with two pieces each left — and see how GM Yermo’s opponent lost because he did not follow this advice!
Finally, if your opponent allows it, learn how to win with an extra pawn and a knight vs a bishop. | Watch video
Does the idea of an opposing pawn majority keep you up at nights?
Fear no longer. GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you an easy method to defeat these dreaded majorities.
After you watch this video, your whole way of looking at imbalanced pawn chains will be different. | Watch video
GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another opening for you to add to your blitz chess repertoire.
Learn how to use Alekhine’s Defense as a speedy weapon in your games as Black.
GM Dlugy shows you how to gain the element of surprise in this underutilized opening. | Watch video
Do you want an exciting and aggressive option against 1. d4?
GM Simon Williams has a hypermodern opening for you to try: the English Defense.
Learn the basics of this offbeat defense and use it to throw off your opponent from the very beginning of the game. | Watch video
GM Gregory Kaidanov concludes his all-encompassing Queen’s Gambit Declined video lesson series with the one you’ve been waiting for: the current main line.
Learn the ins and outs of one of the most important openings in the history of chess from one of the game’s finest teachers.
After watching this video, you’ll have grandmaster-level preparation in this tricky opening. | Watch video
Every Sicilian player knows that one of the most annoying responses by White is the move c3. White threatens to build a powerful pawn center, so what can Black do about it?
Never worry — GM Simon Williams is here to show you an aggressive way to punish the c3 Sicilian, shifting the game back onto your terms.
Learn how to blast this opening off the board and rack up wins in the most active opening for Black. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams and GM Alex Yermolinsky team up to bring an exciting Round 2 recap of the Norway Chess event. Norway presented some surprising outcomes and these recaps are a fantastic way to relive them! See matchups between Caruana vs Carlsen as well as Grishchuk vs Aronian. Stay tuned in for a special report from Peter Doggers. | Watch video
The center is the most important part of the chessboard, the crossroads through which attacks are often launched and defense comes to the rescue.
GM Dejan Bojkov demonstrates how to use this vital area of the board to succeed in your own attacks by analyzing an instructive game.
Learn how to control, occupy, and exploit the game’s most critical territory in this lesson. | Watch video
What is the single-most-important piece of information when GM Roman Dzindzichashvili analyzes a game?
It’s not the rating, not the player, not the event, and not the location. It’s the time control.
Watch how a relatively short time control transforms two good players into habitual blunderers in this entertaining member game analysis. | Watch video