GM Simon Williams explores the much misunderstood role of diagonals in the attack with two brilliancies. Can you find the key diagonals and how two of the greatest players ever, David Bronstein and Akiba Rubinstein, exploited them? | Watch video
In her final video from the Reykjavik Open, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has plenty of new test positions for you to solve. Match wits with the tournament leaders as they demonstrate the attacking, positional, and endgame skills necessary to claim first in a major open. | Watch video
Everyone loves to hunt for the opposing king, but how do you make these attacks successful?
GM Simon Williams continues his series on king hunts, telling you the secrets to bring down the enemy monarch. | Watch video
Sometimes the best chance to attack is in response to the first assault by your opponent. These counterattacks in chess can be enough to win the game, as GM Alex Yermolinsky demonstrates in his third lesson based on the recent Aeroflot Open.
Watch as two 2600s go all out on separate wings and see how Black’s counterattack was decisive. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams brings you more spicy openings! This one so secret that the ginger GM only just now discovered it for himself! Make sure to check this video to so you can bring fire to the board in your next match! | 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
How can you attack like Mikhail Tal, one of the most ferocious chess players in history?
GM Simon Williams shows you how in this fun and educational lesson on his favorite chess player of all time.
Learn the secret to conjuring fierce attacks over the board and you too can play like “the magician of Riga.” | Watch video
You probably know that hesitating in chess is bad, but you’ll be amazed at how quickly things fall apart after one unjustified delay.
GM Alex Yermolinsky examines an unusual game from the Russian team championships to illustrate this important chess truth.
Just as White is about to consolidate his position, Black uses that moment to start a deadly attack. You don’t want to miss the double rook sacrifice at the end. | Watch video