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 Gawain Jones used the Sicilian Dragon to pull off an upset win against Yu Yangyi.
Learn how Jones was able to reach an extremely complicated endgame and how he won it with analysis by IM Keaton Kiewra. | 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
IM Keaton Kiewra pens a video lesson from a creatively named tournament, The Dreaming King Open in San Diego.
Sometimes chess kings dream of crazy draws, and that’s exactly what happened in these wild games. | 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
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
You've watched GM Sam Shankland play most of this tournament, now see how he got in the money.
GM Shankland reviews his own game for you to learn and enjoy. | 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
GM Sam Shankland is back to show you his games from an interesting round-robin event where he managed to take clear first.
How can you win a position where you have three pawns for a piece? GM Shankland shows you the power of the pawns in this lesson. | Watch video
The Yugoslav center is one of the most soundly positional responses to your King’s Indian Defense. Find out how to beat it in this must-see lesson. | Watch video