Each chess24 course can be viewed from either White or Black’s perspective and comes with relevant puzzles for you to test your newly acquired knowledge with as well as PGN files of the covered games where appropriate.
In Part 2 of his series on how to meet 1.d4, Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson tackles the biggest “tabiya” there is, the position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3.
Artur Yusupov is back! The former World Number 3, famous coach and pupil of Mark Dvoretsky shares one of his secret weapons: prophylaxis.
International Master Sopiko Guramishvili introduces “The Triangle” – Black puts pawns on c6, d5 and e6 against 1.d4 – which she describes as “tricky, very easy to understand and full of chances for counterplay”.
In this mini-series Artur takes a look at three Levon Aronian games that will help us to understand one of the toughest things to do in chess: fight for the initiative with the black pieces. Enjoy!
Young Dutch star Robin van Kampen is going to provide something we all need – a complete repertoire against the Sicilian for White. In this first instalment he looks at the Rossolimo – 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5.
Part Two of our Magnus Carlsen trilogy covers some of Magnus’ best games from 2004 until the moment he became the world’s number one rated player in 2010. Magnus himself collaborated with us by recommending some of his favourite games from that period!
Young Dutch star Robin van Kampen is providing something we all need – a complete repertoire against the Sicilian for White. In this second instalment he covers 2…d6 (which he likes to answer with 3.Bb5+), 2…e6, 2…g6 and the rarer moves 2…Nf6 and 2…a6. In the first video series, the Rossolimo Sicilian, Robin already dealt extensively with the 2…Nc6 3.Bb5 system.
I am excited to welcome you to experience my blindfold world record journey together! Here I show the examples, impressions, lessons I learned from my exhibition matches I play around the world in preparation for my ultimate world record attempt!
Mark Dvoretsky is arguably the world’s best chess coach and we’re honoured that the trainer of many world-class players and the author of such classics as “Positional Play” and “Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual” has joined chess24 to shoot his first ever video series!
World-renowned coach Mark Dvoretsky is back to help us tackle another topic that’s fundamental to chess success: Calculation. Using countless high-level examples and exercises, Mark makes us all that little bit sharper.
It all starts with the Candidates in London in 2013, where Magnus almost missed out after a last-round thriller. The next stop is the Chennai World Championship in the same year as Magnus dethrones World Champion Vishy Anand. Anna and Sopiko show the decisive moments from that match.
Finally Magnus defends his title in a rematch with Vishy in Sochi in 2014, with four games put under the microscope.
Jaenisch Gambit – GM Roeland Pruijssers
The Jaenisch (or Schliemann) Gambit – 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 – is a relatively underestimated reply to the hugely popular Ruy Lopez. In his first video series for chess24, Dutch Grandmaster Roeland Pruijssers, one of the world’s leading experts, shows you what the opening is all about. He gives a full overview and sometimes gives viewers a choice of what to play, so you can choose lines that match your own style of play.
The Dutch – GM Roeland Pruijssers
The Dutch Defence (1.d4 f5) is gaining in popularity at all levels of chess. In his second series for chess24 Dutch GM Roeland Pruijssers shares his in-depth analysis and personal take on what is his main weapon against 1.d4.
Beat the Grandmaster – IM Dorsa Derakhshani
In this series Dorsa will show you a series of positions in which even a strong grandmaster made a mistake and challenge you to find a better move.
Georgian Greats – IM Sopiko Guramishvili
Explore four spectacular highlights from Georgian Women Champions Nona Gaprindashvili and Maya Chiburdanidze.
Fighting the Anti-Sicilians – GM Ivan Salgado
Grand Master Ivan Salgado presents us with a high level repertoire against the Anti-Sicilians. Essential for club players and professionals alike!- Play the Sicilian without fear of running into any sidelines.
A repertoire against 1.d4. Part 3: Nimzo-Indian Defence – GM Jan Gustafsson
Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back with the third part of his black repertoire against 1.d4. This time around we study the Nimzo-Indian, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4.
Jan gives a solid and classical repertoire against all of White’s options on move 4.
A repertoire against 1.d4. Part 4: Sidelines – GM Jan Gustafsson
This is the fourth and final part of Jan’s repertoire against 1.d4 and provides us with reliable weapons against the London System, the Trompowsky, the Veresov and anything else that has not been covered yet.
Winning with the Scotch – IM Sopiko Guramishvili
Tired of learning Ruy Lopez theory? Bored by the Italian? Play the Scotch! IM Sopiko Guramishvili teaches you everything you need to employ 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4! and play the Open Games on your own turf.
Test your chess – IM Dorsa Derakhshani
Dorsa will evaluate your chess level while providing explanations and tips on how to improve.
To test your chess while you learn and receive recommendations for what to study next on chess24.
The Caro-Kann – FM Lukas Winterberg
The Caro-Kann Defence is sometimes considered solid, drawish and a bit dull, but in this video series FM Lukas Winterberg, aka Shelling Ford, shows that it can lead to surprisingly sharp positions. Black can play the Caro-Kann for a win! These videos and the accompanying eBook contain a complete repertoire from Black’s perspective and cover all main and sidelines.
Grandmaster repertoire: Fighting the Italian – GM Jan Gustafsson
In this video series Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson deals with the Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4), an old opening that has recently exploded in popularity at the very highest level. He provides a complete repertoire for Black, with the main focus on facing the Giuoco Piano, including such famous tries as the Evans Gambit.
Learn from AlphaZero & beat the Queen’s Indian – GM Jan Gustafsson
Google’s AlphaZero AI convincingly defeated Stockfish, the strongest chess engine we knew. The 10 games published made quite an impression on the chess world, and six of those happened to feature AlphaZero on the white side of the popular Queen’s Indian arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 with the main move 4.g3.
Peter Svidler | Best Games of 2017 – Peter Svidler
Peter Svidler had a good 2017. He won his 8th Russian Championship and re-entered the Top 10. In this series, the supergrandmaster shows us his favourite games of the year 2017. Enjoy!
Up to you – learn something by studying the games in-depth or just binge-watch some great chess!