What can you learn from chess studies? Maybe more than you think.
GM Bryan Smith makes his video debut with beautiful and instructive composed problems for you to solve. | Watch video
What can you learn from the old chess masters?
A whole lot, especially when we’re talking about Jose Capablanca, widely considered one of the best chess players ever.
Check out Capablanca's fundamentals vs Janowski in this game where the winning chances swing wildly from Black to White. | 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
GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin with a must-see endgame. Bukavshin, who died in January at the age of 20, was not only a great attacking player, but was also a knowledgeable endgame technician.
In his final video in this series, GM Yermo shows you a lesson Bukavshin gave that was worthy of the endgame expert author Yuri Averbakh. | 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
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
GM Dejan Bojkov kicks off a fun new lesson on what you can learn from the chess masters of yesteryear.
While chess has advanced a great deal in the modern era, there is still much you can learn from the old style of these great historical players.
Especially if you’re a beginning or intermediate player, you will benefit from studying even the casual games of the old masters — starting with this lesson on the great Edward Lasker. | 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 Tania Sachdev makes her Chess.com video debut with this comprehensive lesson on the isolated queen’s pawn.
Should you fear an isolated pawn structure? Tania and Tarrasch both say no!
Learn all about this important structure from one of chess’s rising star personalities as she goes over the legendary Botvinnik's IQP game. | Watch video