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Garry Kasparov

Lesson time 02:46 min

Whether you’re playing at home, at a club, or in a tournament, the variations in chess are limitless—and so are the possibilities for improving your game.

Garry Kasparov
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Garry Kasparov teaches you advanced strategy, tactics, and theory in 29 exclusive video lessons.
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We spent together long hours, talking about different elements of the game of chess, about my career, about my experience. I hope it was useful. But my advice now to you-- remember this is not the end of your journey. It's just the beginning. No matter whether you want to play chess in your family, maybe you play your chess with your kids or grandkids, maybe you have a secret dream to be a grandmaster or world champion, I hope it will be useful, because even if you don't complete your dream, still so many things chess can teach you. And I hope that these lessons will build, in the best way, to help you directly-- you-- to improve the way you're learning, not just about the game of chess, but about many other things. And maybe one day, you will feel that these lessons were important to improve your life. Because at the end of the day, our life is about making decisions, whether we play chess, whether we organize our family life, whether we run business. Everything is based on the quality of our decision making. And chess is a perfect place, ideal field to test your decision making skills. And while going through these lessons, I hope you will find a way to upgrade your software. Hardware is fixed, so what we're born with is hardware. But a software can be always upgraded. And remember that no matter how young or how old you are, there's always the opportunity to get richer as the decision maker, as a person of knowledge. And chess is a perfect tool to move in the right direction. Everything comes to an end, even this MasterClass. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope it will work for you. Good luck, and good chess.

Elevate your game

At age 22, Garry Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion. After beating Bobby Fischer’s peak rating, he outranked his fiercest competitors for over twenty years. Now, Garry is ready to share the chess strategy that made him a six-time world champion. Through detailed lessons, including his favorite openings and advanced tactics, you will develop the instincts and philosophy to become a stronger player.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

i have learnt about overloading and interfierence

I learned to play chess in a technical way due to Garry and his lessons, this is the most important class I have ever seen.

A lot of heartfelt personal details from Garry and a real desire to impart the knowledge he has made this masterclass excellent. Of course, one course alone cannot make you an excellent chess player. But it can inspire you to work, and it's done that. I'm playing chess again after not playing that much for the last 20 years, and looking to improve and regain some of my former prowess at it.

Amazing. The chess was mainly over my head, but the endgames, especially, were fascinating. Garry is very relatable, and his insights on strategy vs. tactics, realizing your potential, and dealing with / learning from failure were worth the price of admission.


Tyler M.

Thank you Gary , this has been incredibly insightful I will be watching this more than once or twice the next few times with the workbook

A fellow student

I am Kasparov’s biggest fan and your videos have taught me a lot. From, Sasha Hummel


I used to be a club chess player. I have seen the benefits of chess in my professional career too. Kasparov's masterclass is simply amazing - it makes you think outside chess too - just immerse and enjoy!!

Geoff S.

Awesome class Mr. Kasparov! Good luck with whatever you do with the rest of your life. Make retirement fun for yourself. Hope to work with you again someday! Peace!!

Nisia K.

I had a tear in my eye... I will miss you, you are an excelent chess professor. I really enjoined your classes, specially because we are about the same age, so I could easily understand your "historical" references. At the same time, we had lived very different lives. I certainly agree with your interpretation of the psychological aspects of the game. I will try to follow your advice on having fun while pursing your goals. Maybe one day I will meet you in your bike in Central Park. (I really love NYC.) Thank you very much for a great course!

K F.

Dear Mr Kasparov - you are a true master and it has been incredibly nourishing journeying with you. The last thing you said - life is about decisions and chess is all about the same really struck me. I play live 10min blitz on with random people all around the world and now analyse each game I win or loose (well the computer does it for me). But what a help in creativity. My next job is to teach my 4 year-old grandson Kuba the joys of chess. Thank you Garry - you are amazing and especially your work since you left chess. It reminds me of another great Russian emigre I once worked with the legendary Rudolf Nureyev - a carrier of the true Russian creative flame against the old system and the ideology

Dirk W.

"to help you directly" - and the editor cuts away to the camera from the side-perspective. That was exactly that moment not to cut away from the adressing front-perspective... Okay, that´s not about chess, but it suddenly drags you out of his statement.


What a great experience it was in taking the class -- Kasparov's charm and knowledge of the game leaves me wanting more classes. Surely a second level or season of Kasparov would be welcomed? Encore!

Leon H. R.

Over all very interesting. We already know how great Garry is, can’t take anything away from that point. I think maybe a little more therory. A little more on how to play in stead of how great I am, I , I , me, me . To me ok, don’t honestly think it was worth $90,, I was hopeing for something more.

A fellow student

An amazing masterslass, it just got better and better as the series progressed. It was insightful and highly entertaining, I enjoyed hearing Garry reflect on his career and also how lessons from chess have impacted other areas of his life. When I first learned about the world of chess Garry was my hero, now almost 15 years later it has also been a great reflection for myself to take this class with my hero from all those years ago.