The ChessCenter team is back to recap the last two Blitz Battles, where Nakamura and MVL really showed off their bullet chess skills.
One of the top 10 players in the world lost a match but signed up for a chance to play Carlsen — find out who it is and more on this week’s ChessCenter. | Watch video
IM Tania Sachdev is back with another lesson on the battles that rage in isolated-queen-pawn positions.
In this video, take a trip back to 1975 to see how the English master Raymond Keene used the IQP structure to launch a successful kingside attack. | Watch video
Two of the best chess players ever saw big-time results last week in Norway and St. Louis as Magnus Carlsen won on his home soil and Garry Kasparov showed he can still play with the best in the world.
Don't miss ChessCenter's super event coverage, plus the best and worst moments of the month. | Watch video
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
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 Yermolinsky is back with another look at the subtle genius of Mikhail Tal’s endgame play.
While the great world champion was rightfully known for his ferocious and sacrificial attacks, he was also a master of the endgame, as Uncle Yermo explains in this lesson.
Watch how Tal finesses a beautiful opposite-colored bishop endgame to secure the full point. | Watch video
GM Simon Williams thinks all amateur chess players make preventable mistakes — even space aliens.
The best way to stop mistakes before they happen is to sense the danger building up in the position. GM Williams examines his own games to illustrate this concept and to show you how to spot dangerous mistakes before it’s too late.
Watch this video and learn how to miss fewer and fewer crucial moments in chess. | Watch video
When should you get rid of your prized fianchettoed bishop? GM Jon Ludvig Hammer discusses this important question in reviewing a recent game against the super-GM Alexander Grischuk.
Find out how messing up your opponent’s pawn structure might be worth your bishop for his knight in this relevant lesson. | Watch video
Have you ever begun an attack only to be cruelly rebuffed by timely counterplay from your opponent? GM Simon Williams has the solution in part 4 of 5 from his "How to Attack" video series. Have a look at the classic game Short vs. Timman as the Ginger GM shows you not only how to build your own attack, but also how to frustrate your opponent's plans and designs in the process. | Watch video
If you want to learn how to attack, why not learn from one of the greatest attackers ever?
GM Simon Williams shows you how Garry Kasparov and his aggressive brand of chess wiped his opponents off the board.
Even if you’ve already seen Kasparov’s “immortal game” against Topalov, you have to see this video lesson. | Watch video