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 Sam Shankland continues the enlightening series on his experience in the just-completed FIDE World Cup with this review of his black game against GM Ivan Popov.
Learn what GM Shankland was thinking in every stage of the game, from the opening to the end of this important battle. | Watch video
Sergey Karjakin just won the prestigious FIDE World Cup, so what better time to look at one of his games from another top-tier event, the Russian Superfinal?
IM Keaton Kiewra reviews Karjackin’s exciting game vs GM Khismatullin, and points out what you can learn from these strong Russian grandmasters. | Watch video
It’s Fischer vs. Tal — what more could a chess fan want? How about IM Keaton Kiewra explaining the key ideas behind almost every move?
Learn who won this battle between two of the greatest players ever, and let IM Kiewra teach you some important chess lessons along the way. | Watch video
The FIDE World Cup final is still going, as Svidler and Karjakin vie for the title in the tiebreaker.
GM Sam Shankland played in this prestigious knockout tournament, and today starts a new video series on his games from the event.
In this first video, GM Shankland demonstrates his game from the first round against the strong GM Ivan Popov. Find out how Shankland was able to score a win with White against this tough opponent. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan concludes his excellent series on restriction with a lesson on how to play the Ruy Lopez with this theme in mind.
GM Khachiyan reviews one of his favorite games ever, an exciting battle between Anatoly Karpov and Ulf Andersson.
Learn from these two legendary masters in this final lesson on restriction. | Watch video
As we move into the endgame of a Capablanca classic, we see the importance of accuracy after most of the pieces have been exchanged.
FM Elliott Liu shows you how the slightest mistake can turn a win into a draw or worse in this important lesson.
Learn from one of the greatest players to ever live in the conclusion of this video series. | Watch video
GM Dejan Bojkov can’t emphasize enough the power of central passed pawns, so here’s another lesson on this crucial concept.
Learn from two of the best players ever, Kramnik and Shirov, in a game when both were aggressive young chess superstars.
Kramnik creates a deadly advanced central pawn early, and his technique is brilliant in converting the advantage. | Watch video
If you’ve made it this far in GM Simon Williams’ examination of the French Defense, you’ve got to watch the last video in this educational series.
Simon wraps up his French lessons with the odds and ends of the opening to make your knowledge complete, including how to play against the “spicy” wing gambit.
After this video you will be able to stare down 1. e4 with full confidence. | Watch video
Can you simplify your way to a win? You can if you’re Capablanca.
Follow the game of the great Cuban master to see how he made favorable exchanges at every opportunity.
FM Elliott Liu serves up this fun lesson on a very practical subject. | Watch video