Alekhine's Defense: Chase Variation
13 min

Alekhine's Defense: Chase Variation

NM SamCopeland
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Dec 4, 2019

The Chase Variation is like a pitchfork: dangerous, but it has some gaps. The pawn structure even looks like a pitchfork early in the game! Learn to dodge White's attacks and punish White's poor structure in this video.

Sicilian Pin Variation: 7. Bd2
13 min

Sicilian Pin Variation: 7. Bd2

IM MatBobula
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Dec 2, 2019

Playing Bd2 is a solid way for White to handle the Sicilian pin variation, but it may not be the most aggressive way to go for an advantage. Learn how to handle both sides of the line in this lesson.

How To Play The Sicilian Pin Variation
14 min

How To Play The Sicilian Pin Variation

IM MatBobula
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Nov 22, 2019

Picture this: You're all set to play your normal open Sicilian as White, when suddenly your knight is pinned as early as move five! Is it time to panic? Not if you've watched this lesson, which will teach you how to play...

Greatest Games: Shirov's 'Fire On Board'
11 min

Greatest Games: Shirov's 'Fire On Board'

WGM axvesik
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Nov 20, 2019

Alexei Shirov is known as a dangerous attacking player, but you might not have seen this masterpiece. In this game, Shirov takes down the Sicilian defense in under 30 moves, using an aggressively placed king to force che...

How To Play The Berlin Endgame
11 min

How To Play The Berlin Endgame

GM gmjlh
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Sep 27, 2019

When you play the Berlin Endgame, you know that you're in the same position as the world's best grandmasters have been in some of the most important moments of chess history. GM Hammer shows you how to play this advanced...