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
IM Rensch takes on "The Lizard" in another round of Man vs Machine at material odds! This is simply a must watch episode if for not other reason than to watch Danny's epic fail and reaction!
This is a Man vs Machine you won't want to miss! | 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
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