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New Chess Videos - September 24

New this week:

1) FM Dan Yeager analyzes his round 5 game from the Denker Tournament of High School Champions. (Advanced)

2) IM Michael Mulyar analyzes another system for white against the Najdorf Sicilian - the English Attack. (Advanced)

3) NM Adam Weissbarth goes through some basic examples of tactics that come up during games. (Beginner/Intermediate)

New Chess Videos - September 15

New this week in our chess video library:

1) FM Dan Yeager annotates his 3rd and 4th round games from the recent Denker Tournament of High School Champions. Dan won the tournament with a score of 5/6.

2) IM Michael Mulyar shows one of his games from the Colorado Open, played over Labor Day weekend.

3) NM Adam Weissbarth gives tips for how to handle a chaotic, tactical middlegame position.

New Chess Videos - September 8

New this week in our chess video library:

1) After several requests for an opening system for white against the sicilian, our masters have embarked on a series of video lessons to show our recommendations for how white can play the main lines of the sicilian.  IM Bryan Smith gets us started with an in-depth lesson on playing against the Najdorf variation. (Advanced)

2) IM Bryan Smith shows a complicated mating attack in the endgame (Intermediate/Advanced)

3) IM Michael Mulyar analyzes two of his recent games from the 2008 U.S. Open.  Michael had a great tournament and was in first place all the way up until the last round, where he faltered against GM Alexander Shabalov, one of the strongest players in the country.

New Chess Videos - September 1

This week, NM Adam Weissbarth analyzes tactics in rook and pawn endgames (intermediate), shows how to conduct a kingside attack (beginner/intermediate), and discusses how chessplayers can create tactical opportunities (beginner).

New Chess Videos - August 25

This week, NM Adam Weissbarth analyzes three games in three new chess videos:

- A practical example of a master chessplayer beating a class A player using the advantage of the two bishops (Intermediate/Advanced)

- A sacrificial attacking game from the 1800s by the famous English player Henry Joseph Blackburne (Beginner/Intermediate)

- An instructive recent game between two elementary school students, Rachel and Drew (Intermediate)

New Chess Videos - August 19

This week, FM Dan Yeager analyzes his first two games from the recently completed Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions. The Denker tournament is a prestigious, invitation-only event held every year as a side event of the U.S. Open. It is only open to state high school champions. Dan was the highest-rated player in the event this year, and lived up to his seeding by emerging victorious.

New Chess Videos - August 11

This week, IM Bryan Smith analyzes his 8th and 9th round games from the recently completed World Open. Find out if he finished in the money as one of the top players rated under 2500! Also, NM Adam Weissbarth analyzes a game between two class A players involving an unsound sacrificial attack.