It’s one of the most important questions in chess: which is better, having the knight or the bishop?
IM Keaton Kiewra begins a new series on this critical chess imbalance to investigate when having each piece is better or worse for your winning chances.
Learn how to spot the kind of positions where each piece is better, and learn the pros and cons of the knight and the bishop to maximize their abilities. | Watch video
When you think of all-out attacks on the king in the old, romantic style, you can’t help but think of the king’s gambit.
We all know the gambit can result in scorching attacks for White, but Black can also get in on the king hunt.
GM Simon Williams shows you how Falkbeer used the chaos of this wild opening to send the white king on a walk he would never survive. | Watch video
Your favorite chess openings teacher is back with another lesson on a system everyone needs to know — the King’s Indian Defense.
GM Rashad Babaev shows you three more important types of centers in the King’s Indian Defense, including the popular Saemisch center.
Learn what categorizes this center and, more important, how to handle it from both sides. | Watch video
GM Alex Yermolinsky pays tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin, who was a promising and creative chess player.
Bukavshin, who died this month at the age of 20, played fearlessly over the board, especially in the opening.
GM Yermo shows you some of Bukavshin's best work in this memorial video. | 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
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is back with her advanced look at the English Attack against the Najdorf Sicilian.
Learn what to do in either case where Black can choose two good moves in this very complex opening attack.
If you’re looking to add a deeply analyzed and sharp opening to your arsenal, you’ve come to the right video series. | 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 Melikset Khachiyan already used his experience at the World Youth to teach dynamic thinking, but now he zooms out and uses the same tournament to show you the overall positional skills of one of his students.
You won’t believe the first move played in this video — a move many players would not even consider.
Learn how this talented young chess player used GM Khachiyan’s coaching to achieve deep positional understanding. | 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 Ivan Sokolov makes his Chess.com video debut with an in-depth lesson on the classical Ruy Lopez.
You might not realize some of the hidden advantages of the classical move order, but GM Sokolov is here to guide you on this deep dive into historical chess theory.
In this lesson, learn the two main options White has on the fourth move of the traditional Lopez, and see how Black’s knight responds in each option — including the lines GM Sokolov recommends himself. | Watch video