Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Dortmund super-GM tournament and smashed through the 2800 rating barrier to become number-two in the world.
How did MVL do it? IM Daniel Rensch analyzes the fascinating Najdorf Sicilian battle against Fabiano Caruana where MVL finally crossed the 2800 mark. | Watch video
Properly responding to an opponent's threat is one of the most difficult balancing acts in the game of chess. GM Sam Shankland shows you the myriad ways one may respond to a threat and discusses how he failed to properly respond against the great Chinese GM, Wang Hao. Can you do better? | Watch video
GM Georg Meier returns with another in-depth look at the Catalan opening and the dominant ideas for both White and Black.
Learn how quickly taking queenside space can be the determining factor of which side emerges from this opening with a worthwhile advantage. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams concludes his excellent video series on using “Harry” the h-pawn to attack with a beautiful game where White went “all in” for an assault on the castled enemy king.
Enjoy this easy-to-understand attacking classic and learn how to use the concepts in your own games. | Watch video
The ChessCenter team and the world's best players pay tribute to the chess legend Viktor Korchnoi, who died this week at age 85.
Also, get the latest updates from the Paris Grand Chess Tour rapid and blitz event, where Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura are the early favorites. | Watch video
IM Nazi Paikidze was the surprise winner of the 2016 U.S. women’s chess championship, and she is a fast-rising star in the chess world.
Learn from the champion herself as she goes over seven games from her historic championship win. | Watch video
WGM Abrahamyan tests you again with positions from the the 2016 Reykjavik Open in Iceland.
Can you play better than the talented young players in these games? Probably not, but it's worth a try. | 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 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