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
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
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
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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WGM Tatev Abrahamyan continues her extensive primer on how to use the English Attack against the extremely popular Najdorf Sicilian by Black.
Learn how the crushing move in games resulting from this opening might not be spectacular but instead subtly powerful, winning the game for you on the spot before your opponent even realizes what happened. | Watch video
GM Dejan Bojkov goes in-depth on a lesson in one of the most powerful maneuvers in any attacking player’s arsenal: the rook lift in the Sicilian.
Learn how to use this devastating weapon to blast open your opponent’s position and end the game quickly afterward. | Watch video
GM Shankland concludes his educational series on his own recent World Cup run with a must-win game against newly minted Millionaire Chess winner Hikaru Nakamura.
Was Shankland able to get the best of Hikaru in Baku? Watch to find out. | Watch video
GM Sam Shankland continues his battle with now-world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura in this video lesson pulled from the rapid tiebreak match at the recent FIDE World Cup in Baku.
Was GM Shankland able to pull off the upset? Or did Nakamura show off his super-GM skills? Check out game one here. | Watch video
If you’ve made it this far in GM Simon Williams’ examination of the French Defense, you’ve got to watch the last video in this educational series.
Simon wraps up his French lessons with the odds and ends of the opening to make your knowledge complete, including how to play against the “spicy” wing gambit.
After this video you will be able to stare down 1. e4 with full confidence. | Watch video
How did Bobby Fischer play against the French Defense as White, and what can you do to respond to his system?
GM Simon Williams continues his love letter to the French with this fun and important video lesson on the King’s Indian Attack. | Watch video