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
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 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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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
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
Chess puzzles are a hot topic lately. IM Rensch is solving them in marathon sessions, IM Silman is writing about them (see related links), and IM Keaton Kiewra is asking you to solve some of the hardest chess problems in existence.
Play along with IM Kiewra in this fun and challenging video. | Watch video
Have you ever seen a perfect game of chess?
GM Alex Yermolinksy has. Join GM Yermo in a deep analysis of an exciting battle between two of the brightest stars in recent chess history: Alexei Shirov and Vladimir Kramnik.
Shirov decides early to steer the game away from the infamous Berlin endgame, with spectacular results. | Watch video
FM Alisa Melekhina thoroughly analyzes one of her recent games to teach you the importance of keeping the tension on the chessboard.
After building a very promising position out of a hyper-accelerated Dragon, FM Melekhina explains how she could have improved even more by doing one simple thing.
You don’t want to miss this video, where every important move is discussed in depth. | Watch video