The right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the 2016 world championship came down to the final round of the Candidates’ Tournament, which is as exciting as it gets.
Find out how Sergey Karjakin was able to beat Fabiano Caruana in the most important game of the chess year. | Watch video
GM Hammer takes on a living chess legend, Vishy Anand, in this must-see video recap of the game.
Find out how the Indian grandmaster was able to notch an important win in an interesting reverse dragon opening by using the power of the bishop. | Watch video
How did Gawain Jones beat one of the hottest upcoming chess stars, Yu Yangyi? By using the fiery Sicilian Dragon as Black.
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how Jones employed his Dragon during this year’s Tradewise Gibraltar tournament. | 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
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
Which game “absolutely captivated” GM Alex Yermolinsky during the recent Aeroflot Open?
Find out and enjoy the fireworks in this entertaining video lesson with a devastating bishop sacrifice by an up-and-coming young chess talent. | Watch video
How did Sergey Karjakin win the 2016 Candidates' Tournament to earn the right to face Magnus Carlsen?
GM Ivan Sokolov breaks it down into three key lessons.
In this first video, learn how Karjakin's opening preparation helped him win. | Watch video
Can you handle the awesome power of the bishop pair?
GM Hammer really hammers home the beauty and utility of the two bishops in this, the first of his five-part lesson. | Watch video
Have you ever heard of Richard Teichmann?
Even if you haven’t, you’d be surprised how much you could learn from the old master, as GM Dejan Bojkov continues his video lesson series. | Watch video
What can you learn from the old chess masters?
A whole lot, especially when we’re talking about Jose Capablanca, widely considered one of the best chess players ever.
Check out Capablanca's fundamentals vs Janowski in this game where the winning chances swing wildly from Black to White. | Watch video