Let masters and grandmasters show you how to correctly open the game, calculate variations, outplay your opponent or grind out the win with exceptional technique! The Chess Media System, complete with a synchronized board for displaying games, was made for chess coaching – and is a great deal of fun to boot!

400,000 minutes of video material!

Here you will find more than 13,000 training videos on all areas of chess, chess shows, tournament reports, interviews and a great deal more. Enough material to see you make vast improvements across the board.


“POWER PLAY” show with Daniel King
What is the key to a successful attack on the king? How can I improve the harmony of my pieces? The Power Play show continues in the vein of Daniel King’s DVD series – except that the games are from current events. It is geared toward improving your chess knowledge in a fun and entertaining way.

“Endgame Magic Show” with Karsten Müller
The endgames expert from Hamburg regularly welcomes guests to the ChessBase studios, including Peter Heine-Nielsen, Mihail Marin, Alexei Shirov, Sergei Tiviakov and others! Come along and explore the ever fascinating world of endgames!

“Simon says” with Simon Williams
English GM Simon Williams invites you to actively participate in his show to further your own chess understanding when looking at games of all types: "I want interaction on the show, so I encourage your thoughts and ideas!". Tune in for an educational dialog on chess.

Ask the Experts

What have you always wanted to ask a grandmaster? In the our “Ask the Experts” series, it’s your turn to ask top players your questions in the chat! Have you wondered which openings they recommend playing, or what the best variation is against a particular line? The experts will answer your questions live! Our experts will include World Champion Hou Yifan, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Peter Svidler, Daniel King, Dorian Rogozenko and many more!

NEW: Live + interactive: “The Weekly Show” mit Lawrence Trent

"The Weekly Show with Lawrence Trent! A weekly round up of the movers and shakers in the chess world, with a dash of humour to boot. This show will be fully interactive, so Chessbase Premium user feedback is encouraged! What would you like to see Lawrence take a look at in the show? Send your suggestions to him via Twitter @lawrencetrentim and he will be sure to take a look at them

Live + interactive: “Fast and Furios” mit Robert Ris

IM Robert Ris shows sharp and double edged opening lines. If you like sacrificing or playing gambits, this show is a must see. You’ll not only benefit from interesting opening ideas, but will also learn a lot of opening concepts too.

Live + interactive: „Game of the week“ mit Merijn van Delft

Every week fascinating chess games are played around the globe. IM Merijn van Delft picks his favorite game and explains all aspects from the opening to endgame which will enrich your knowledge of all phases of the game.

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Why not take time out and enjoy an hour of the finest chess coaching! In our “60 Minutes” series some of the world’s strongest players and trainers explain classic opening systems, or have a concrete improvements for your repertoire. The complete range of “60 Minutes” videos is available online.
In addition, all the training videos from ChessBase Magazine are available here.
We particularly recommend checking out the “Move by move” column, where you learn winning techniques from recent grandmaster games. Answer the questions posed by GMs Daniel King or Simon Williams and understand the strategies employed by masters as they push to convert an advantage into a win!
Other items include:

  • “Strategy”: Improve your strategic understanding with GM Dorian Rogozenco, trainer of the German National Team
  • “Traps”: Rainer Knaak showcases a range of opening traps that opponents just love to fall into
  • “Endgames”: Let Karsten Müller, the renowned endgames expert, introduce you to the finesses of the later stages of the game
  • “Tactics”: Enjoy solving Oliver Reeh’s favorite combinations, and do something for your playing strength!

TV ChessBase goes international

Following on from the Austrian and Dutch chess federations, who have their own TV Chessbase Austria and TV Chessbase Netherlands channels, the latest nation to join to our international coverage offering is TV ChessBase India!


Playchess covers all the most important chess events with comprehensive reporting, round-up shows, player interviews and much more! In our video portal, you will also find a selection of tournament reports, video commentary and interviews, such as from Norway Chess 2017, Wijk aan Zee 2017, the 2016 World Championship in New York, 2016 Baku Olympiad, Tromsø 2014 - with content from up to 10 years ago.

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