It’s one of the most important questions in chess: which is better, having the knight or the bishop?
IM Keaton Kiewra begins a new series on this critical chess imbalance to investigate when having each piece is better or worse for your winning chances.
Learn how to spot the kind of positions where each piece is better, and learn the pros and cons of the knight and the bishop to maximize their abilities. | Watch video
When you think of all-out attacks on the king in the old, romantic style, you can’t help but think of the king’s gambit.
We all know the gambit can result in scorching attacks for White, but Black can also get in on the king hunt.
GM Simon Williams shows you how Falkbeer used the chaos of this wild opening to send the white king on a walk he would never survive. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen starts off 2016 the right way, but there was big news for Fabiano Caruana, the American number one, now ranked third in the world.
Stay on top of a very busy week in chess with this week's episode, and find out the best and worst of the month of January. | Watch video
Your favorite chess openings teacher is back with another lesson on a system everyone needs to know — the King’s Indian Defense.
GM Rashad Babaev shows you three more important types of centers in the King’s Indian Defense, including the popular Saemisch center.
Learn what categorizes this center and, more important, how to handle it from both sides. | Watch video
GM Robert Hess, one of the game’s leading authorities on man vs machine chess, is back with game two of the biggest match in decades: Komodo vs Hikaru Nakamura.
Find out if Hikaru can save humanity in “the final battle” of odds chess against computers, and learn a lot about how to play unbalanced positions along the way. | Watch video
It’s the biggest man vs computer match in decades. Komodo, the strongest chess-playing entity in history, faced off against Hikaru Nakamura, one of the greatest human players of all times.
With the machine spotting Nakamura considerable odds, would Hikaru be humanity’s last hope against the virtual lizard?
GM Robert Hess, himself an expert in man vs computer chess, takes a comprehensive look at the match in this can’t-miss video. | Watch video
Two huge chess tournaments are underway, and the Chess.com team of journalists has all the coverage from the Tata Steel invitational and the Tradewise Gibraltar open that you need.
Plus, Garry Kasparov is back in the spotlight with controversial new comments on Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Vladimir Putin.
Find out if computers are about to take over the world, and don’t miss the best in chess this week. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky pays tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin, who was a promising and creative chess player.
Bukavshin, who died this month at the age of 20, played fearlessly over the board, especially in the opening.
GM Yermo shows you some of Bukavshin's best work in this memorial video. | Watch video
Nothing in chess is more exciting than going all in for a king hunt.
GM Simon Williams loves to attack, and now he is back with a lesson on the romantic-style king hunts of old.
Learn how to throw caution to the wind and hunt down the opposing kings in the romantic style. | Watch video
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is back with her advanced look at the English Attack against the Najdorf Sicilian.
Learn what to do in either case where Black can choose two good moves in this very complex opening attack.
If you’re looking to add a deeply analyzed and sharp opening to your arsenal, you’ve come to the right video series. | Watch video