10 Keys to Defense – IM Robert Ris
This course is not about every single defensive idea out there, but about PRACTICAL SKILLS to defend that you can use in your games.
Why Was This Course Created?
You may love attacking, but defending ―like it or not― is something you must do! The important thing is to learn how to defend in a professional manner and not like a patzer.
Improvising and making careless moves in a nonchalant way are common practice for amateur players when they are defending. This kind of “defensive” play becomes self-destructive. It’s quite usual to see that when attacked, a player like this begins to crumble… After trying some “defensive” moves, this just ends speeding up the winning task of the opponent. The fear of not finding what to do makes you lose in a miserable manner!
The job of defending is nothing like that! It’s true that an extreme measure could be to run away with your king, but even this must be done in a professional manner.
Being as chess defense is a neglected subject, the Remote Chess Academy has created this course to fill that gap. This will provide you with ten weapons to professionally defend yourself in a practical game!
About the Author
Born in The Netherlands (1988), he is an International Master with 2464 Elo. At the age of 7, his father taught him the rules of chess and he became captivated! He enjoyed the competitive element as well as the intellectual challenges the game has.
First successes came quickly, in the Dutch Youth Championship, he finished 2nd in the U10 category. For many years he was among the top players of his country and qualified for international competitions. Particularly, it was remarkable for him to be in three European Youth Championships (2x U14 & 1x U16).
At 15, he started teaching chess in primary schools. Sharing his passion and knowledge was extended soon to organize lessons in chess clubs, private classes and online teaching. Years later, he founded his own academy with the aim of supporting talented youngsters. Most of them obtained excellent results, won nice trophies and made further progress in their chess career. Among his students are national youth champions and talented competitors in European and World Youth Championships.
He is a certified Schaaktrainer 3 (2012) and FIDE-Trainer (2019) who likes to keep his trainining/coaching methods fresh by following coaches in other fields (particularly sports).
Defend like a pro!
A professional deactivates an attack even before it begins! Or runs away with the king if that is required. In any case, all of this is fully executed with professionalism!
Powerful Practical Tasks
It is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. There are 7 practical tasks (over 50+ games) in this course that will help you understand and remember the ideas of the course better.
The training program has a detailed explanation of what and exactly how you should do the practical tasks.
Practical Part – Videos
The practical part contains special videos with instructions and guidance in order to help you solve the tasks.