Two top grandmasters look at the reasons behind Magnus Carlsen’s remarkable success
Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson (2635) gives you an overview of the real-life problems a 1.d4 player faces. By looking at every major opening from White’s perspective Jan teaches us what our options are and how to alter the move order to make life as unpleasant as possible for our opponents. While this is a 1.d4 series, 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 are also taken into account, with their pros and cons covered against all the major lines.
The Marshall Attack is one of the most respected and active defences Black has at his disposal to meet 1.e4.
A look at the growing rivalry between the world numbers 1 and 2 at the end of 2014.
The Nimzo Indian – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 – is one of the most popular defences against 1.d4. In this series experienced German Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson shares his own white repertoire against it, based on the move 4.Qc2. The emphasis is put on solidity and surprise value.
GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov is joined by GMs Jan Gustafsson and Paco Vallejo as he shows you the games of Jose-Raul Capablanca, probably the most gifted player ever. Learn chess strategy from the best!
In an earlier video series Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson looked at how to build a 1.d4 repertoire as White. Now he switches sides to show how Black should respond to 1.d4. His new series will build into a complete repertoire for Black and starts with how to meet one of White’s must trusted weapons: the Catalan.
The Berlin Wall (or Berlin Defense) went from relative obscurity to being the most discussed opening in chess when Vladimir Kramnik used it to successfully frustrate Garry Kasparov in 2000, ultimately winning the World Championship. Since then Magnus Carlsen has employed it in many top games, notably his matches against Vishy Anand in 2013 and 2014.
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.
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!
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.