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Dubov vs Karjakin

This chess lesson features an exciting chess game. Daniil Dubov and Sergey Karjakin put on quite a display on the Russian Championship Superfinal playing the giuoco piano in the Italian game. A quick b4 is played as a novelty to…

Polerio vs Domenico

1610  the tercios from Spain and its allies roam trough Europe at full march. Meanwhile in Rome 2 great chess players, Gulio Cesare Polerio and Domenico play the fried liver attack reminiscing of the optimism, romance and passion typical of…

Gurgenidze vs Tal, Modern Benoni

In this chess lesson Grandmaster Mackenzie Molner analyzes one of Mikhail Tal's most brilliant chess game playing the modern Benoni opening with the black pieces against Bukhuti Gurgenidze in the USSR Championship of 1957 in Moscow.

The Knight & Bishop Mate

One of the most common questions I get is, "can you show me how to do the bishop and knight checkmate?" It's definitely a tricky mate and it has even fooled some grandmasters who weren't able to pull it off.…

What Was I Thinking?

We've all been sitting at the chessboard in real life or virtually and wondered "what on Earth was I thinking?" It's an unfortunate feeling that many chess players know better than they'd like. Few mistakes can compare to the ultimate blunder…

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal are you in for a treat. Even with an early queen's trade Nezhmetdinov shows Tal around and demolishes Tals's Sicilian defense.

Mieses vs Kann

Marcus Kann plays his immortal game against Jacques Mieses using the Caro Kann defense and systematically shuts down Jacques Mieses attack.

Rubinsteins Immortal

Everyone wishes they could play a game that they can call their own Mona Lisa. Some kind of masterpiece that they can truly be proud of. Rubinstein created it with this game. Although Rubinstein is typically known for his endgame…

Jinshi Bai vs Ding Liren

Ding Liren is world class player and recently shot up as high as number 2 in the world on the rating list. Going into the Candidate tournament this year he was definitely one of the favorites and today we will see…

The Dark Knight

Chess Lesson & Video: Today's game features a good friend of mine, International Master, Kassa Korley. In this game he takes the black pieces against former European champion, Alexander Moiseenko. Going into the game as a rating underdog and with…

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