Just in time for today’s big event, one of the most frequent winners of the Titled Tuesday tournaments makes his Chess.com video lesson debut.
GM Georg Meier shows you why and how to play the popular open Catalan system by introducing you to the key ideas and plans in the opening. | Watch video
How did GM Sergey Karjakin beat GM Veselin Topalov in the 2016 Candidates’ Tournament, helping him advance to challenge Magnus Carlsen this fall?
GM Ivan Sokolov has a comprehensive lesson on one of the most important chess games played this year. | Watch video
What is the value of patience in chess?
GM Sam Shankland reviews one of his own games to show how to wait for exactly the right moment to strike with a sacrifice. | Watch video
There were plenty of good games at the Euro team championships, but you also won’t believe some of these huge failures.
GM Dejan Bojkov reviews the worst of the worst in this fun video. | Watch video
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
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 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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Can surprises in chess be good?
Sure, as long as you don’t take them too far.
In the 2015 Norway Chess tournament, the current world number four, Anish Giri, made an unusual move early to try to run over his opponent, Jon Ludvig Hammer.
Learn how Hammer was able to stop the Dutchman’s idea in this video lesson from Hammer himself. | Watch video