GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how to refute a popular but unsound Stafford Gambit with h3!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn finally tackles the annoying 3.h4 move with h5! Stop the attack before it even begins!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows a cool trap in the Maroczy Bind f3 setup that involves a Queen sac for 3 minors!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows his student a fresh idea in Scandinavian Qa5 and he wins in 20 moves!
Learn how to play when Black avoids bishop fianchetto vs the Grand Prix Attack. White still gets a powerful attack!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows an instructive game by his student vs KID fianchetto variation!
A quick kingside attack by White in the accelerated dragon can be very scary. Learn how to completely counter this!
A brilliant example of many of White's attacking ideas in the ...d6 Grand Prix. It even features a beautiful tactical shot!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn provides a quick recap of all the key ideas in 1.e4 in 5 minutes! Must watch for anyone starting out with e4.
With the Jobava Attack gaining traction, it is important to be prepared! Click the video for an antidote to the attack!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn continues his analysis of the ...Qb4 accelerated dragon and all its deadly traps!
What if your opponent tries to be tricky in the Grand Prix this Halloween? Refute it with this cool move!
Join GM Eugene Perelshteyn this Halloween as he showcases the very tricky ...Qb4 in the accelerated dragon!
What happens when Black immediately goes for the weak b2 pawn? Try the tactical Nc3! for some great games!
Get a great position in the Symmetric English against e3 with this GM-approved novelty!
Don't want to get into a tactical position after Qxd4 in the accelerated dragon? Try out this great endgame setup instead!
Facing a lot of Caro-Kann lately? No problem! Score easy points with this deadly trap.
Seize an early initiative with d4! against ...a6 Grand Prix. GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how to attack immediately!
Crippled kingside pawns + easy plan on queenside = huge advantage. Score easy points against 2...Nf6 Dutch.
2.Bf4 against the Dutch doesn't really work... so, try 2.Bg5! instead, with plans similar to London System.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how to get an easy advantage against the Slav with this key idea in the London System!
Watch as White gets a great attack on the queen side and complete domination in the center after Black's ...e5 push.
An improvement in the Nimzo over the ...Qe7 line that can give Black a devastating attack if White is not careful!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how to crush the Classical Variation with the London System!
New Repertoire for White! GM Eugene Perelshteyn introduces the key ideas of the London System.
GM Perelshteyn revisits his analysis on the Scotch Four Knights Variation with key lines for White.
Appreciate the versatility of the King's Indian with the Benoni, as Black breaks down White's space advantage!
You may have noticed this move order is gaining popularity. No need to panic! GM Perelshteyn puts out the fire here.
How did GM Gadir Guseinov score a nice PRO Chess League win for Black using a well-known idea in the Sicilian?
English vs KID = Reversed Closed Sicilian. Learn how you can trick Black using the English Opening!
What's the easiest way to break down White's central grip? Check out this video to find out how!
White's early Bg5 has an annoying reputation among KID players, here's how Black can solve all his problems!
What happens when White tries to put his bishop on f4 instead of e3 or g5? After ...Nh5, Black gets a great game!
What other options does White have after playing an early f3? We've covered both Bc4 and g2-g4, but what about Nb3?
What lines are being tried against the Sicilian in 2018? Here's what to do when White doesn't play the simple f4 plan!
What happened when GM Eugene Perelshteyn faced a surprising novelty in the main line of the Dragon?
What happens when White is adamant about f3-g4 vs the Hyper Accelerated? Here's the key lines!
CM Isaac Steincamp shares a game where White tried the rare Nbd2 line. How did Black get a good endgame?
Eugene shows how one mistake in the opening cost Black the game, as White was left with a crushing attack!
Love the King's Indian but hate the London System? Don't worry, you don't have to play ...d7-d5!
Is White's Kingside attack in this line worth being scared of? We say not! Watch this critical Pawn Sac to see why!
How did Eugene beat an 1800 rated opponent in 9 moves? Learn why Black has to play forced moves in the opening!
Did you know White has to be careful when picking his move order in the Maroczy Bind? Here's why.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shares a game where he beats an IM using the tail of the Dragon to attack.
How do you handle Gata Kamsky's Battery Variation? Here is the beast way to play for Black!
What happens when you play the English? You can get a reverse Sicilian by inserting the useful move a2-a3!
Watch as GM Perelshteyn teaches Mikey how to play against the common Bc4 sideline of the Accelerated Dragon!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn beats a Hungarian FM by using central tension in the Reversed Sicilian to his advantage!
We introduce 5. f3 to the KID repertoire. Learn how White's slow development makes it hard to maintain the center!
In another KID Main Line lesson, Isaac shows you what happens when your opponent goes out of book!
In this video, CM Isaac Steincamp shares an instructive win for Black in this sideline that helped him break 2000!
When White goes off course with this set-up, did you know you need your f6 knight to go to a4?? Watch more!
Do you like the Tromp? Do you want to avoid Slav theory? This super rare, GM-approved Bg5 Sideline is for you!
Have you seen this ...Qa5 idea before? Black gets active in the opening to punish White's slow development!
Should you be scared of the main-line King's Indian Defence? No! Here's why your knight belongs on f7 😉
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you a new weapon for Black: the KID! Check out his nice win with Black here!
What happened when a youngster tried a new idea against GM Eugene Perelshteyn at the Chicago Open? Find out!
If White plays the Maroczy Bind hoping to get an advantage, they better choose the right move order... Qb6!
How did an amateur-friendly line for Black end in carnage? Learn this line for White and win faster!
Play like Nakamura and put lots of pressure on the ...Qd8 Scandi! Let's render this club line obsolete!
What happens when your opponent doesn't know the nuances of Sicilian theory? ....Nxe4 and Black is better!
You've heard it before English=Hyper-Accelerated Dragon but a tempo up. So what can you do with that tempo?
Once again, we explore another advantage of knowing the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon in the English!
Want something less theoretical than the Grand Prix? Try out the Kopec System's Bf1-d3-c2 development!
Watch White roll over his opponent by understanding key attacking ideas! Can you guess what White is rated?
What do you do if Black plays the annoying 1...c6 and 3...dxc4? Isaac has all the answers here!
Avoid the Catalan with this sideline from GM Eugene Perelshteyn where Black plays the crafty ...b7-b5!
Want to surprise your fellow Ruy Lopez players? Try out this line GM Eugene Perelshteyn found for Black!
...Bf8? Yes! Magnus Carlsen shows us that Black can keep the Bishop pair in the Nimzo Indian with this game!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shares a game of his own, where changing the move order was all it took to win.
Looking for something simple against 1...e5? GM Perelshteyn has your answer with this line of the Scotch!
What happens when Black tries to break open the center early with no development? You know the answer...
Space means everything in chess, and GM Perelshteyn shows that with his quick development against the Pirc
GM Eugene Perelshteyn reviews Awonder Liang's big win over Nakamura with CM Isaac Steincamp.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn destroys the Owen by taking the center and pushing h2-h4 early!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shares this sneaky set-up for White in the Exchange Caro Kann! Don't miss this one!
Here's a new pawn structure against the Closed Sicilian for you! Seize the d4 square with a ...e7-e5 push!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how White quickly runs out of ideas in this line of the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn punishes Black's poor development in 15 moves in this Winawer French sideline!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shares a Grand Prix miniature of his from the 1996 World Youth Championships!
In this video, GM Eugene Perelshteyn takes down the Alapin by claiming the c-file, and then the win!
You too can beat this Hyper-Accelerated Dragon Sideline with this novelty and queenside attack!
CM Isaac Steincamp shows you why 4. a3 might be your new surprise weapon in the English Reversed Sicilian
In this video, learn how to combat the popular English set-ups! Take advantage of the d4 that juicy outpost!
In this introductory video, you'll learn why the English is a great weapon for Hyper-Accelerated Dragon players!
In this video GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how Hungarian GM Peter Leko handled this club opening!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how to play against 1...Nc6. Looks like Carlsen's surprise is a welcomed one!
What to do after 1 e4 Nf6... Develop! In this video, learn how easy it is to get an edge against the Alekhine!
In this video, GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows that the Wing Gambit is not that scary! Accept and take the center!
The Larsen's Opening is becoming pretty popular among strong players. Here's what you can do as Black!
Some openings are bad. Some are really bad. Here's why the Grob is just terrible! Take the center with 1...d5!
Take the center and actively develop! GM Eugene Perelshteyn teaches you how to beat the Sokolsky!
What's the best way to handle the Bird's Opening? In this video, GM Perelshteyn shows you why you should play 1...g6!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn played Magnus in the Isle of Man! Learn how to face the Tiger's Modern with style!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how to neutralize White's simple plan in the English!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how to punish Fedoseev's wild g2-g4 push from the World Cup!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn beat Daniel Naroditsky on the Black side of this trendy line. Don't be scared of White!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows that even the father of Komodo can't get an advantage against his pet line...
In this video, Isaac shows you how to pull the teeth out of White's kingside attack while creating queenside counterplay.
NM Daniel Johnston shows that Black can improve his position when White opts for the Qd2 set-up.
NM Daniel Johnston notched this easy win when White forgot to play the simple h2-h3. Catch your friends off guard!
What is it like to play a Super-GM? Eugene Perelshteyn analyzes his game against Anish Giri from Iceland!
What happens when you take on c4? GM Perelshteyn shares a convincing win from the Reykjavik Open!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows why the bind is not so scary. Learn how to get better endgames with Black against Bg5!
Need an active line against the London System? Isaac demonstrates how Black can challenge White out of the opening!
If you play the Accelerated, you will want to see how GM Perelshteyn used this novelty to neutralize the f4-f5 attack!
Put your opponent in the tank with one of these two plans against the subtle Qe2 in the Accelerated!
If White thinks dodging the Nimzo means dodging problems, they certainly aren't ready for this...
GM Perelshteyn teaches you how to punish White for making too many pawn moves in the Nimzo Indian!
In this video, learn how to get a nice position against the Pirc by establishing a strong center in the opening.
GM Perelshteyn punished the tepid play of an FM in the Alapin as Black, notching a nice win in the 2017 Reykjavik Open!
Learn key strategic ideas in the Alekhine! GM Perelshteyn shows how he won against this opening with style.
What if white plays g3 against your Bogo Indian? GM Perelshteyn shows the ideas he used to win a miniature.
Here's how to punish the Pirc! Black allowed e5-e6 in the Pirc and was rapidly checkmated.
7. Qb3 has gained popularity in the 3. Qxd4 variation of the Accelerated Dragon. Here is the best plan!
Learn how Bobby Fischer demonstrated how to play against 6...Na5 in the Exchange Caro back in 1970.
How did GM Perelshteyn use the ...Qa5 line of the Dragon to neutralize White's Opening choice?
Happy New Year! Here GM Perelshteyn recommends an entirely new system against the French - 2. f4!
Black Book Update! 4. Qxd4 and 5. Nc3 is a tricky line against the Accelerated - Here's how you can handle it!
Handle White's plan in the Symmetrical English with this standard plan for Black! Take the center!
This trap, which instantly wins a pawn, is a must-know if you play the Nimzo. Don't miss out on this easy plus!
Fianchetto-ing the light-squared bishop early in the Bogo leaves the White center a little undefended.... what now?
White often pushes e5 against our Alapin setup. How did Eugene handle this when everything was on the line?
Bc4 against the Accelerated Dragon is a popular and tricky way to avoid theory. But don't worry - Black has resources!
White can mount some serious pressure on Black in this line of the Grand Prix. Learn this thematic attack now!
If White allows Black to open the center too early it can cause trouble. CM Isaac Steincamp shows you how.
Here's our recommendation for Black to avoid theory in the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon with 7...Qa5!
Danger Averted! Watch this critical line of the Alapin to turn the tables and put the pressure on White!
When Black plays 4... d6 against the Grand Prix, White has surprising ideas that create real problems.
GM Perelshteyn shows off a cool weapon for White against 2... a6 in the Closed Sicilian based on a recent game.