The Chess.com Mega Bundle: Chess Lessons to Become an Expert
Are you looking to improve your chess strength significantly and start winning tournament after tournament?
If you want to get your hands on over 320 hours of chess lessons from world-class presenters – plus the extras like the puzzles and PGN files – you’re just one click away from getting exactly what you need.
The Chess.com Mega Bundle is guaranteed to improve your chess tournament results with high-quality chess video production and analysis from some of the best chess coaches in the world.
The Chess.com Mega Bundle features an impressive line-up of world-renowned presenters including Grandmasters Sam Shankland (2018 U.S National Champion), GingerGM Simon Wiliams, Eugene Perelshteyn, Dejan Bojkov, and IM Danny Rensch.
This bundle is a collection of some of the best premium video content from chess.com and represents an invaluable guide to learning chess openings, strategy, and tactics.
What this Bundle includes:
Here’s what you’re getting with this extraordinary bundle:
The Danny Rensch Chess Tactics & Endgames Conversion Kit (26 hours)
I’m sure you’ve heard of IM Danny Rensch… he is a world-famous chess coach and is also the man in charge of chess training materials at chess.com.
Danny’s students often become dangerous players in short order – without the frustration and mind-numbing hard work that most players deal with…
These lessons from IM Danny Rensch focus heavily on two things…
- Making you tactically superior – so that you can effortlessly achieve winning positions in your games.
- Endgame technique – so you can convert those winning positions with the polished technique of a pro.
GingerGM’s Spicy Collection – Spicy Attacks and Spicy Gambits (35 hours)
The GingerGM, Simon Williams, will show you how precious timing can be in an opposite side castling position. The material might as well be forgotten, as it is all about who wins the race.
GM Simon Williams will walk you through some of the most common mistakes the club players make and will also tell you who to overcome those type of mistakes in a 3-part series of videos, included in this package.
Playing the same openings all the time isn’t much fun – and it makes you easy to prepare for. That’s the reason why GM Simon Williams will also talk to you about chess openings and gambits.
How to smash the Sicilian with an outlandish early …g5 sac followed by gunning down the g-file! Simon used this to defeat a 2585 Elo-rated GM, preparing the stunning …Bh6!! followed by …Rxg2+!! (Diagram)
Super GM Chess Tools To Force Wins – GM Sam Shankland (25 hours)
Ever wondered what’s so special about Super GMs?
Here’s what happens: a well-seasoned super grandmaster always seems to find the way to force wins from rather drawish positions — where even a regular 2500-rated grandmaster might falter.
What is it that really separates the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Garry Kasparov from everyone else?
Is it that they have a higher IQ?
Is it due to having great genes?
Of course not! None of those things are really what separates such great players from the rest.
In truth, what makes a Super GM is actually a particular set of ‘tools’ or weapons that he hones over time and keeps “ready to fire at will”!
In ‘Super GM Chess Tools To Force Wins’, GM Sam Shankland teaches you how to win at chess using the super grandmaster tools that, when applied correctly, have the potential to take you to 2700 Elo and beyond.
Best Chess Openings for Tournaments (1600-2000+ players) – GM Sam Shankland (16.5 hours)
In this 16.5-hour collection of chess lessons, GM Shankland gives you a powerful chess opening repertoire and explains all the related tactics, positional aims and middlegame ideas.
Watch these chess lessons and you’ll always be able to obtain great positions out of the opening and know exactly what you need to do to turn this edge into a win.
Sam gives you GM insight into the most respected chess openings for tournaments: the super-sharp Sicilian Najdorf, the strategic Ruy Lopez, the Queen’s Gambit, Caro-Kann, and Semi-Slav – openings you can definitely rely on.
Bojkov Boss Moves: Learning From Chess Legends (34 hours)
Any chess coach worth their salt will tell you that if you want to improve your chess skills, you should study the games of the great players of the past.
There is no quicker way to get the intuitive feel for good moves that you need if you’re to be successful in competitive play.
But where should you start?
There are so many fantastic players and each one of them has played hundreds of games. And what if you miss an important lesson when analyzing one of these games?
Never fear, GM Dejan Bojkov is here, and he’s got you covered with Bojkov Boss Moves: Learning from Chess Legends.
In this extraordinary 34-hour collection of his premium chess.com content, GM Dejan Bojkov analyzes the most instructive games of all time, focusing on the pre-computer era.
Bojkov Boss Moves Vol 2: Chess Strategy for Immediate Improvement (35 hours)
Get the skills needed to beat strong players with GM Dejan Bojkov’s 35-hour collection of his premium chess.com videos.
Whereas most chess courses teach general chess topics such as “how to attack”, Bulgarian GM Dejan Bojkov has focused on very specific chess skills, giving you the high-level techniques you definitely need in order to beat strong players.
With crystal clear insight, Dejan explains concepts such as when to exchange pieces in your favor, how to get the best out of each piece by understanding their hidden strength, and the potential of the heavy pieces!
And those are just 3 out of the many lessons containing game-winning chess strategy and technique.
How 2700 GMs Study Chess – GM Sam Shankland (+27 hours)
2018 US Chess Champion Sam Shankland has put together a 27-hour series of his analysis and commentary on the most instructive positions and games.
This is how top players study chess and improve: by constantly searching out new ideas and analyzing the best games to understand chess at ever-deeper levels.
And now you get to enjoy the fruit of Sam’s labor!
This super course will give you 2 things:
- Hundreds of the most powerful ideas in chess from 2700+ GMs – stuff that 99% of players will never have seen before.
- Insight into the thought-process of a world-class GM: what’s important in the position? How much risk should you take? How can you streamline your calculation?
And, crucially, everything sticks in your head as Sam comments on these incredible games like he’s narrating a story.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn Power Chess Bundle (19 hours)
GM Eugene Perelshteyn is here to help you get better results in your chess tournaments and also gain some high-value chess knowledge that will help you skyrocket your rating.
In the first portion of this 19-hour chess bundle, GM Perelshteyn will provide you with highly instructive game analysis from top players. For example, he introduces a very aggressive approach to the Leningrad Dutch, presenting a devastating game by GM Hikaru Nakamura. Along the way, Perelshteyn clearly explains the basis for white’s aggression and the type of play that is likely to result.
You will gain a new sense of how to challenge opponents with creative play right from the opening, as well as a new weapon against the Dutch defense.
How to Beat Higher Rated Opponents – GM Ben Finegold
In the first part of this 18-hour chess video collection, Finegold explains how all his previous experience ultimately helped earn the GM title.
He recalls a particular battle with then-IM Boris Kreiman with an interesting “Berlin Sideline” (that has become Ben’s specialty!) in a critical game in the 2002 World Open. This victory was a key step on his way towards earning his first GM norm.
“How to beat higher rated opponents” is an 18+ hour chess course to help beginner and intermediate chess players understand how they can prepare to play against higher rated chess players, and win.
Chess Strategy Guide for Club Players – GM Melikset Khachiyan
In this 28-hour chess strategy guide, GM Melikset Khachiyan makes use of his own experience and his students’ experience in order to illustrate how to implement dynamic thinking and strategic thinking in your own games.
Sometimes chess relies on the rote study: the rules, normal openings, and some common endgames. But most of the time, winning chess requires imagination — and lots of it.
GM Melikset Khachiyan will teach you how to look out for these game-changing moves, whether there are quiet threats or spectacular sacrifices. GM Khachiyan shows you one of his own games that is filled with potential in-between moves, and it’s your job to spot them.
In the first portion of this bundle, GM Melikset Khachiyan walks you through the key ideas of the positional exchange sacrifice in one of his own instructive games.
Chess Strategy Secrets by IM Danny Rensch (Rensch Bundle #2)
“Chess Strategy Secrets by IM Danny Rensch” has been specially designed to help you improve your understanding of chess concepts and strategy. You’ll learn how to implement strategic thinking in your own games.
IM Danny Rensch will take you through the methods available to fight against the isolated queen pawn. He covers topics as: When do you want to trade the queens? What is a waiting move, and should you use them?
In this fundamental video series, you’ll also enjoy a crash course in pawn structure for every main-line chess opening. In this fast-paced lesson, IM Rensch surveys the key elements of the openings and shows you the crucial ideas for each arising structure.
If you’re a chess beginner, there isn’t a better video for your opening repertoire. If you’re a more advanced player, take this as a refresher course.
Yermolinsky’s Brilliancy Bombs – GM Alex Yermolinsky
GM Alex Yermolinsky is here to bring you in-depth, hard-hitting GM analyses of the games in his brilliancy collection.
In this bundle, we have a huge number of games that were selected by a panel of experts as the best games from a series of tournaments – and Yermolinsky analyzes them with his trademark wit and refined cynicism.
GM Yermolinsky gives a more in-depth look at what happened to the betting favorite at the 2014 Candidates Tournament. In his words, GM Aronian is “too driven by his emotions” and that got him into trouble after the tournament began to go sour.
Yermo will show you how GM Mamedyarov capitalizes on this weakness by playing a topical line in the Nimzo and sacking the exchange for great counterplay. You have to see this popular system in action!
Technical Chess PlayBook – GM Melikset Khachiyan
In this 23-hour technical chess guide, GM Melikset Khachiyan makes use of his vast experience in order to illustrate how to implement correct planning, evaluation, and calculation techniques in your own games.
GM Khachiyan uses practical examples to show you how simple chess can be once you master positional elements and have a solid tactical foundation.
Each video of this series tackles a specific topic, from helping you to understand why “dynamics” are more important than “the material count” in the middlegame, how to maneuver your pieces and calculation techniques, to teaching you how to attack when the Kings are castled on opposite sides of the board.
You’d better get ready to take notes because this video collection is full of Melik’s positional advice. Learn everything you need to know about how to play technical chess on both sides of the board.
Tighten The Screws in Your Opponents Mistakes – IM Danny Rensch
Danny Rensch is BACK again…this time with 27 more hours of invaluable chess training on how to take advantage of your opponent’s mistakes in order to become a much stronger player!
How do I benefit from this Bundle?
With around 250 hours of to-the-point training material, these chess lessons are purposely designed to help you understand chess better and find the right move at the board.
The Chess.com Mega Bundle will be all the training material you’ll need for at least the next 6 months.
Here are some chess lessons you’ll find in this bundle:
Play Powerful Positional Chess Like Magnus Carlsen
You know that Magnus Carlsen is a brilliant positional player, but do you know why? GM Eugene Perelshteyn reviews an instructive Carlsen win against Vishy Anand from the 2013 Tal Memorial tournament.
Find out GM Perelshteyn’s advice on how to play against the “hanging pawns” that Anand took pains to avoid in the game.
One move ahead
Playing for equality? Stop playing natural moves! Start looking at weirder moves instead to wring initiative out of your opponent’s “perfect” position.
See why Shankland denied a piece sacrifice for a more unnatural Nc5! in this North American Open game.
Sam’s fascinating 10-part series on his favorite player. Learn all about Garry’s mastery of the initiative, attacking play and far-sighted moves. If this doesn’t add more fire to your play, it’s time to give up!
When to Exchange Pieces
This well prepared and well-articulated lesson is going to improve your technical skills and knowledge regarding the exchange of pieces… big time!
This video is broken down into specific aspects of the art of exchanging pieces and will help you make better decisions in your own critical moments at the board.
Positional Compensation: Active Pieces
Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov reviews a game played by Nana Dzagnidze. After sacrificing an exchange, her pieces gained superpowers and they never looked back!
This interesting demonstration provides proof that the Bishop pair can provide more than enough compensation against the Rook and Knight tandem. After a brilliant pawn move at a critical moment, Dzagnidze was able to beat Super-GM Vallejo-Pons in style.
The Chess.com Mega Bundle is guaranteed to help the viewer improve by focusing on a variety of topics including deep opening preparation, forcing attacking sequences, chess tactics, classic game analysis, endgame principles, and much more.