Beating 1.Nf3 with NM Viktor Neustroev

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Beating 1.Nf3 with NM Viktor Neustroev

Beating 1.nf3 With Nm Viktor Neustroev

Beating 1.nf3 With Nm Viktor Neustroev

А complete system for dismantling White’s hopes and dreams after 1.Nf3, no matter what setup they go for!

Every competitive player knows the importance of good opening play. It sets you up for the rest of the game.

That’s why our friends at The Chess World spent so much time and effort creating the Opening Lab series – practical advice for ambitious players, delivered by expert coaches.

The first Opening Lab course answers one of the most common questions…

What should you do against 1.Nf3?

After 1.Nf3 most players just try and transpose to their favorite e4/d4 opening…

BIG mistake!

You’ll see Sicilian players getting caught out with 1.Nf3 c5 2.c4! and Ruy Lopez players being tricked with 1.Nf3 Nc6 2.d4! After just 2 moves, they’re stuck in an unfamiliar opening.

Don’t let White dictate the game! Take matters into your own hands with Beat 1.Nf3 with NM Neustroev…

This 9.5-hour Opening Lab course shows you how to actively exploit the problems with White’s first move instead of reacting with standard moves.

Beating 1.nf3 With Nm Viktor Neustroev

Viktor Neustroev is an experienced chess coach specializing in tactics and openings. Currently the coach of the champion of Siberia among girls under 9!
Viktor learned to play chess at the age of 5 and regularly won prizes at Novosibirsk regional Championships and Siberia Chess Championships among juniors.
His dedication to the game and eagerness to share his knowledge makes him one of the best chess coaches out there, and he has recently obtained his FIDE Master title!

How is this course going to help me?

By following Viktor’s analysis of top games, you will add a ton of anti-Nf3 ideas to your repertoire.

Ideas like:

Beating 1.nf3 With Nm Viktor Neustroev-c2 exploitation. Nf3 followed by d4 is a very common try by White. But it allows Black to get a nasty attack on c2 with a bishop and knight combo. Even if White plays well, this gives you better activity – if they make a mistake… it’s all over!

-g3 exploitation. “Solid” players love to protect themselves with a kingside fianchetto… learn how to smash it with the Nakamura attack! A few key moves leave White suffocating on the first two ranks. Get your forces into position, open lines, check and mate! (See Hikaru’s textbook conversion in lecture 5).

-e4 exploitation. Time and again White delays e4, preferring to go for a big center later on with moves like d3 and f3. Don’t give him the chance! In lecture 6, Viktor reveals a weird-looking but powerful pawn formation that stifles White for the entire game!

NM Neustroev starts each lecture with typical tactical positions in the featured variation, making sure you also know how to finish the game early if and when the opportunity arises.

What’s included?

Complete Course PGNs + Novelties
Downloadable, complete game database of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. Powerful novelties included, to surprise titled players!
Access to Practicum
Train with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.
Extra Training Tasks – Quiz [PDF]
Advanced training tasks are included to make sure you grasp the most important ideas.
Applying the Theory [Blitz Session]
Watch NM Viktor Neustroev playing live and applying the very principles and ideas covered in this course. NM Neustroev annotates the games on-the-fly, sharing his ideas and secrets of success. 1.5 hours of extra material!
Brief Summary/Reference Guide
Use the downloadable summary of the key points covered in the course for quick reference and review.

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Running Time

9.5 hours

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Content Outline

LECTURE 1 About the course
LECTURE 2 Kings Indian Attack 3.d4
LECTURE 3 Maletin – Kobalia
LECTURE 4 Andriasian – Martirosyan
LECTURE 5 Hansen – Nakamura
LECTURE 6 Kings Indian Attack Main Lines
LECTURE 7 Rasulov – Bogdanovich
LECTURE 8 Nalbandian – Hovhannisyan
LECTURE 9 Reti Opening 3…g5 Main Lines
LECTURE 10 Markowski – Navara
LECTURE 11 Bocharov – Pridorozhni
LECTURE 12 Duda – Bartel
LECTURE 13 Reti Opening 3…Nc6 Main Lines
LECTURE 14 Vovk – Romanov
LECTURE 15 Sivuk – Wen Yang
LECTURE 16 Neverov – Balogh
LECTURE 17 Bogosavljevic – Nikolic
LECTURE 18 Summary
BLITZ Application of ideas – Blitz Session with NM Viktor Neustroev