GM Melikset Khachiyan thinks that some major positional chess concepts are not understood as well as they should be.
Starting a new series on these key positional ideas, GM Khachiyan gives you a lesson on turning a pawn majority into a win.
This fundamental middlegame-to-endgame theme is tremendously important and will often guide your game-long strategy. | Watch video
Even if you’ve got a concrete advantage going into the endgame, you could fail to take home the full point if you release the tension too early.
FM Alisa Melekhina illustrates this vital concept with one of her recent games from the women’s world team championships.
Learn what happens when you fail to keep to tension, and how to avoid this strategic mistake. | Watch video
Same-color bishop endings are some of the most common in chess, so it's crucial you know how to play them.
GM Dejan Bojkov shows you an instructive game that reaches this ending quickly -- so much so that the majority of play comes after most of the pieces are off the board.
Learn how to handle this important endgame with this lesson.
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How do you approach a game you know is going to get complicated?
GM Sam Shankland concluded his super-tournament series with a complex attacking game full of wild tactical possibilities.
Get inside GM Shankland’s head as he explains what he was thinking on every move, and learn how he compares to Magnus Carlsen in time pressure. | Watch video
GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another blitz opening to add to your arsenal.
While the Leningrad Dutch is considered positionally suspect by some players, it’s a perfect opening for blitz, because White has to spend considerable time calculating how to prove any advantage tactically.
Learn how some of the best players in the world use this opening as a weapon. | Watch video
FM Alisa Melekhina keeps up the tension in her next video from the Women’s World Teams event.
Reviewing one of her own games from the tournament, FM Melekhina discusses the practical value of keeping your options open when your opponent is in time trouble.
Learn how you can keep up the pressure even after most of the pieces have been traded off — late middlegames and endgames have tension, too.
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IM Keaton Kiewra is back with a live blitz session on Chess.com, explaining his ideas in real time as he plays.
Starting out with a Budapest Gambit, IM Kiewra reveals a deep knowledge of opening theory as he fires off moves as quickly as he can make them.
Enjoy a top blitz master in action during this informative video. | 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
FM Alisa Melekhina thoroughly analyzes one of her recent games to teach you the importance of keeping the tension on the chessboard.
After building a very promising position out of a hyper-accelerated Dragon, FM Melekhina explains how she could have improved even more by doing one simple thing.
You don’t want to miss this video, where every important move is discussed in depth. | Watch video
Like it or not. a great number of games are decided by forcing decisions.
If you’re going to play chess, you simply have to know how to handle these crucial moments.
GM Melikset Khachiyan gives you an important lesson on these moves, providing advice on exactly how to handle key forcing positions. | Watch video