A key advantage of being a Premium member on chess24 is access to video series by some of the world's top players and trainers. Currently there are more than 100 series available in English by authors such as Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler, Viswanathan Anand, Jan Gustafsson, Laurent Fressinet and an increasing number in other languages as well. The World Champion is the author of two of the most popular series of 2020, but could not compete with the most popular authors. Here are the top 5 of the year.
5-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand's video series was one of the first to appear on chess24 in 2014, but remains one of the most popular series in 2020. The Indian legend introduces you to the most common chess openings, such as the Ruy Lopez, Sicilian Defence, French Defence and the King's Gambit. The series is excellent for beginners who want to get a quick summary of basic ideas, and it's also available in full to everyone who completes free registration on chess24. Anand's other series for beginners Learn to play chess with a World Champion is also immensely popular on chess24.
Norway's number 4 has prepared openings for Magnus Carlsen in his World Championship matches, and knows a thing or two about the first stage in the game. In this series, which was published in late 2019, Hammer provides a complete repertoire for playing 1.e4 with the white pieces with the focus on solid lines with quick development, early castling and good central control. Hammer also released a series on openings for Blackwhich is also among the most popular on chess24.
This is one of Magnus Carlsen's two video series on chess24 that was published in early 2020. It's not a big surprise that it's popular among fans. The World Champion teaches you how to attack by looking at four of his own best games.
Carlsen's video series on the Stonewall was the second most popular video series on chess24 in 2020. As in his Attacking without Sacrificing video series, he uses his own games to show ideas that he pioneered or applied to beat Vishy Anand and Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces.
When Jan Gustafsson and Peter Heine Nielsen took on the almost impossible project of compiling their own list of the 50 best chess players of all time, it caused massive debate among chess fans. Now the video series on a never-ending topic among chess fans has shattered all records on chess24 in terms of views.
Recently chess24 released three new video series, among them GM Romain Edouard's 1.d4: The Benoni Defence.FM Kamil Plichta also released a series on how to tackle a tricky opening:Crush the Dutch with 2.Bg5andIM Sebastian Mihajlov publishedDestroy the French, which has already received praise among chess24 users.
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- Chess at the Spanish Pavilion - Chessbase News - November 27th, 2021
- 2021 FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championship: All The Information - Chess.com - November 27th, 2021
- Lindores Abbey Blitz - Live! - Chessbase News - November 12th, 2021
- Chess: Firouzja, 18, becomes third youngest world title candidate after Carlsen and Fischer - Financial Times - November 12th, 2021
- Stockfish can crush you at chess even more efficiently in the 14.1 update - Neowin - November 1st, 2021
- Azerbaijani chess players take 11th, 13th among TOP-100 in the world - Trend News Agency - November 1st, 2021
- Monarchs and ubersprogs - Chessbase News - October 19th, 2021
- Game of the Week 484: Giri vs Carlsen - Chessbase News - October 8th, 2021
- Daniel King's Power Play Show: Tactics from the Chessable Masters and the genius of Magnus Carlsen - Chessbase News - August 9th, 2021
- Magnus Carlsen moves forward in the Chess World Cup, but ... - July 25th, 2021
- Magnus Carlsen botches win and heads for tiebreaks at chess World Cup - The Guardian - July 25th, 2021
- Magnus Carlsen wins San Fermin Masters | ChessBase - July 25th, 2021
- Exclusive| Inspired by Magnus Carlsen, 12 year old Abhimanyu Mishra aims to be World Champion one day - Times Now - July 10th, 2021
- Magnus Carlsen chess games - 365Chess.com - March 9th, 2021
- Magnus Carlsen | Norwegian chess player | Britannica - March 9th, 2021
- Wesley So beats Magnus Carlsen again to win Opera Euro Rapid - chess24 - February 15th, 2021
- Magnus Carlsen survives 'disgusting' blunders against Daniil Dubov - The Guardian - February 15th, 2021
- World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen On The Very Relatable Queens Gambit Scene - TheThings - January 23rd, 2021
- The Queen's Gambit: Chess 'has not been kind to women,' says world champion Magnus Carlsen - Euronews - December 11th, 2020
- Chess: Magnus Carlsen reaches Skilling semi-finals despite mouse slip - The Guardian - December 1st, 2020
- Magnus Carlsens Champions Chess tour to be streamed on digital platforms, including in India - Mumbai Mirror - November 12th, 2020
- Chess: Magnus Carlsen wins as Alireza Firouzja blunders in pawn endgame - The Guardian - October 16th, 2020
- P Harikrishna stuns Magnus Carlsen but later suffers four losses - The Indian Express - September 24th, 2020
- Levon Aronian defeated by Magnus Carlsen - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am - September 16th, 2020
- Chess: Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen draw in historic ... - September 12th, 2020
- Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals: Carlsen Ties Match To Set Up Final Clash - Chess.com - August 19th, 2020
- Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals: Nakamura Extends Lead, Carlsen Strikes Back - Chess.com - August 11th, 2020
- Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals: Carlsen leads Ding in ... - August 11th, 2020
- Magnus Carlsen - Wikipedia - June 24th, 2020
- Play Magnus - Chess Training, Magnus Carlsen - June 24th, 2020
- Magnus Carlsen | Top Chess Players - Chess.com - June 24th, 2020
- Chess: Magnus Carlsen announces $1m online series as ... - June 24th, 2020