2018 World Chess Championship Bundle – GM Ron W. Henley

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2018 World Chess Championship Bundle – GM Ron W. Henley

2018 World Chess Championship Bundle - GM Ron W. Henley

2018 World Chess Championship Bundle

The 2018 World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana has come to an end. Although both players demonstrated a super high level of chess in the 12 classical games, Magnus Carlsen retained his title after defeating Fabiano Caruana in the tiebreaks.

Now, GM Ron W. Henley is here to present a series of courses in which we will study the two men who are now considered the best chess players on the planet.

Here’s what you’ll find in this bundle:

Magnus Carlsen The Magnificent

Magnus Carlsen is a chess phenomenon. Grandmaster at 13 years old, he cleared 2800 Elo just 5 years later and became world No. 1 the following year.

In 2013, Carlsen defeated Anand to become the new World Chess Champion and successfully defended his title against Anand in 2014, Karjakin in 2016 and Caruana in 2018.

Carlsen also smashed Kasparov’s record for the highest ever Elo rating – 2882 compared to Garry’s 2851.

The Fabulous Fabiano Caruana

Italian-American Fabiano Caruana went from playing amateur tournaments to being the 2nd highest-rated player in just 5 years.

What chess-playing secrets hold the key to Caruana’s incredible rise?

Recorded just before Fabiano’s historic World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen, GM Ron Henley seeks to answer this question with an expert analysis of 10 of Caruana’s most instructive games.

Magnus Carlsen’s Miniatures

In this course, GM Ron W. Henley has seized the chance to explore the talents of the “Mozart of chess” with a very unique format. GM Ron W. Henley takes you on a tour through Magnus Carlsen’s brilliancies by looking at 64 of his miniatures.

The great thing about this course is that Magnus’ miniatures aren’t only entertaining, but they also have an instructive value for chess improvement.

About the Author:

Ron W. Henley is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator, and producer of chess videos.

Henley obtained the International Master title in 1980 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He also appeared on the cover of Chess Life in 1982, representing the United States.

Aside from being a strong player in his own right, GM Henley acted as second, analyst and trainer for former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in many of his matches in the 1990s.

Ron Henley also trained 7-time US Women’s Champion, GM Irina Krush.

How do I benefit from this course?

In this course, GM Ron W. Henley uncovers the secrets behind Magnus Carlsen’s remarkable success, examining his career and explaining the chess secrets hidden in his games.

Henley also retraces Fabiano Caruana’s career, extracting powerful lessons from his best games and combinations, revealing how he went from amateur to Challenge Carlsen in the 2018 World Chess Championship in just a few years.

Here’s part of what  you’ll learn with this bundle:

Attacking Play:

2018 World Chess Championship Bundle - GM Ron W. Henley

When Fabiano Caruana was younger, he was a feared attacking player.

Even in apparently calm lines, he found ways to go for an attack against the opponent’s king. In the course, GM Henley takes a look at a game Fabiano Caruana played back in 2008, aged 16.

Playing with the White pieces, he faced the French Defense Rubinstein Variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4) which has the reputation of being very solid, leading to calm positions. Yet, Caruana managed to create an impressive attack.

Knockout Moves

If you want to win many games in 25 moves or less, you definitely need to have a killer instinct at the chessboard. Your tactical brain needs to be in good shape and – once you have the initiative – you constantly need to look for knockout punches which finish the game immediately.

Studying Magnus’ miniatures, it becomes clear that once Magnus has his opponents on the ropes, he doesn’t let them off the hook.

Invisible Moves:

Every chess player knows that some chess moves are harder to spot than others: backward moves, horizontal moves, moving a piece to an apparently protected square, quiet moves in sharp positions, positionally undesirable moves and so on. Moves like these don’t easily enter our mind.

Magnus is very good at spotting these subtle hidden moves in his games.

This is a unique chance to learn from the 2018 world championship contenders, Magnus Carlsen, and Fabiano Caruana, their strengths, and weaknesses, how they approach the openings plus the techniques they use to outplay their opponents from any type of position.

Enjoy this World Chess Championship bundle!

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3 reviews for 2018 World Chess Championship Bundle – GM Ron W. Henley

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Patrick Hillen (verified owner)

    GM Henley is very qualified to explain the logic behind the moves of these two top players in the world, Carlsen & Caruana. Every game selected for review has been exciting, and illustrates the genius of both Carlsen & Caruana.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    cghori (verified owner)

    Released at the conclusion of the recent Carlsen vs. Caruana 2018 World Championship match, this bundle does a great job of assessing the strengths and weaknesses of both participants. The games selected are highly instructional and GM Henley’s teaching style makes everything easy to understand. You’ll learn how these top players find the correct moves in critical positions with the clock ticking. The Carlsen Miniatures collection shows how easily Carlsen can put away quickly and leaves little doubt that he is one of the best chess players of all time. What better way to improve your chess than learning from the number one and two ranked players in the world!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sven Rettieck (verified owner)

    In the past, I had some difficulties with Ron’s stuff (i.e. Sniper) – maybe this was because of my little understanding as an ELO 2000 player 🙂

    But this course / collection is entertaining and informative. I love to watch it on my smartphone on my way to work .

    Getting older, I know I will not reach the spheres of these players (well, I knew it already since I was 20 :-)) ). But I enjoy this course and I sometimes learn a thing or two.

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