IM Danny Kopec was for decades a beloved and respected teacher and player in the U.S. chess community. Chess.com's Mike Klein honors his death in 2016 by presenting his self-titled Kopec system in the Sicilian and diving into one of his most exhilarating games. | 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
FM Mike Klein was on the scene for the 2016 U.S. chess championships, so he is the perfect analyst to bring you the most historic moments from the big event.
Sit back and enjoy these 11 bits of chess history as you relive the excitement from St. Louis. | Watch video
What can you learn from chess studies? Maybe more than you think.
GM Bryan Smith makes his video debut with beautiful and instructive composed problems for you to solve. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch returns with his daily puzzle challenge, trying to solve one daily puzzle per minute in his marathon show.
Play along with Danny as he goes up against the Chess.com puzzlemaster. | Watch video
The two biggest names in chess notched huge wins this week in separate hemispheres. ChessCenter offers wall-to-wall coverage of Millionaire Chess and the world rapid and blitz championships, with reports by IM Daniel Rensch, GM Robert Hess, Shaun McCoy, FM Mike Klein, Peter Doggers, and the ever-popular Magnus Carlsen reporter, Kaja Marie Snare. | Watch video
If your opponent meets your Classical French Defense with e5, you can always play Nd7 with a solid theoretical footing.
But what would be the fun in that? GM Simon Williams, as usual, recommends a shocking move to immediately blast the game out of the opening books.
Find out about this spicy idea in this bold video.
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IM Daniel Rensch is back with his much-loved daily puzzle challenge, where he solves a month’s worth of chess tactics against a ticking clock.
Can IM Rensch solve 35 puzzles before the timer goes off? Enjoy the suspense as the master races against the clock, and then learn from each position as IM Rensch does a comprehensive review. | Watch video
GM Richard Rapport is a rising young star at the top level of chess. That’s one thing everyone agrees on.
But is this practitioner of wild tactics and weird openings a genius, or a madman? Or maybe a little of both?
FM Mike Klein makes his case in this fun video report.
Don't forget to leave a comment with your opinion. | Watch video