GM Alex Yermolinsky continues his tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin, who was a promising and creative chess player. Bukavshin, who died in January at the age of 20, was a formidable attacking player who often ruthlessly went after the enemy king.
GM Yermo reviews one such brutal attacking game in this memorial video lesson. | Watch video
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
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
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
You’ve learned the basics of the English Attack vs the Najdorf Sicilian, but what do you do when Black delays castling and launches into immediate counterplay with Nbd7?
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has the answer as she continues her advanced lesson on this complex and dangerous opening.
In this exciting video, learn how to not worry about Black’s counterplay and launch your own attack to win. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan already used his experience at the World Youth to teach dynamic thinking, but now he zooms out and uses the same tournament to show you the overall positional skills of one of his students.
You won’t believe the first move played in this video — a move many players would not even consider.
Learn how this talented young chess player used GM Khachiyan’s coaching to achieve deep positional understanding. | Watch video
GM Dejan Bojkov kicks off a fun new lesson on what you can learn from the chess masters of yesteryear.
While chess has advanced a great deal in the modern era, there is still much you can learn from the old style of these great historical players.
Especially if you’re a beginning or intermediate player, you will benefit from studying even the casual games of the old masters — starting with this lesson on the great Edward Lasker. | Watch video
What did GM Melikset Khachiyan and his students learn from the World Youth chess championships?
One lesson was the importance of dynamic thinking in chess, especially in as big a tournament as the World Youths.
Andrew Hong, one of Melik’s star students, took his shot at what Melik thinks was the most brutal section of the tournament, the under-12, and one look at his first game “should teach other kids how to play chess” dynamically and prophylactically, says Melik.
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GM Simon Williams says we play chess for two main reasons: to have fun, and to get better.
This new lesson series on attacking king hunts will help you do both as Simon shows you the beautiful and deadly ways to go after the enemy king.
Learn how to calculate like a grandmaster does in this first lesson in a can't-miss series from the Ginger GM. | Watch video
This game needs no introduction. It shocked chess fans around the world. It even won the 2015 ChessCenter award for upset of the year.
Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, lost to his friend GM Jon Ludwig Hammer at the 2015 Norway Chess tournament.
Now hear all about this instant classic game straight from the winner, Hammer himself. | Watch video