Beating Stronger Opponents with IM Renier Castellanos

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Beating Stronger Opponents With Im Renier Castellanos

Beating Stronger Opponents

Beating Stronger Opponents With Im Renier Castellanos

Playing against a stronger opponent is quite an experience.  Those are the games when you often get in trouble right out of the opening, struggle in the middlegame and perhaps never even make it to the endgame…

And that’s understandable.  How do you even play against those significantly higher-rated opponents?

For the majority of players, it’s a bad day they want to get over with, move on and simply erase from their memory…

Yes, it’s frustrating, annoying, and perhaps even embarrassing to watch your position deteriorate even after you make, as you think, series of good moves.  You turn on the “survival mode” but it only seems to help your opponent at finishing you off faster.

Sounds familiar? I bet it does.

And we are here to help.

What if you could get a solid and playable position even against those higher-rated players? What if you could avoid all the nightmare of surviving those TERRIBLE lost games? What if you could feel confident and in control even when playing up?

In this 3-hour course IM Renier Castellanos is sharing his signature techniques of successfully playing against those significantly stronger opponents. By using this methodology, IM Castellanos was able to beat 2600+ players, being only 2400.

Indeed this course will not make you invincible. What it will do is provide you with all the necessary tools, ideas, and weapons for maximizing your odds against the higher-rated opponents. Those techniques are all tested and proven by IM Castellanos and dozens of his private students from 1400 all the way up to 2350.

By following the recommendations from this course, you will notice a significant boost in confidence, which will transform into better positions and a higher success rate against higher-rated opponents.

You will learn:

  • How to find game-saving resources under extreme pressure?
  • Castellanos’ method of gaining the initiative even against stronger players
  • #1 Most important idea to keep in mind when playing against a positional player
  • How grandmasters use the h3/h6 hooks to open up the positions and extract the opponent’s king?
  • Things you need to consider before starting a successful attack
  • The single most important principle about keeping tension in the game, and why and how you should do it against stronger opponents

IM Renier Castellanos (FIDE 2529)

Beating Stronger Opponents With Im Renier Castellanos

Castellanos is an active chess player and trainer for over 10 years, and has presented live commentary on several major chess events. He is the winner of many international tournaments with a peak rating of 2529.

What’s Included

Beating Stronger Opponents

Instant download of the 3 hours long, video course with IM Renier Castellanos. The course covers the exact methodology and thinking process that IM Castellanos applies to outplay stronger opponents.

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Additional information

Running Time

3 hours

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Content Outline

  • CHAPTER 1 Finding resources under pressure
  • CHAPTER 2 The importance of the initiative
  • CHAPTER 3 Playing against a positional player
  • CHAPTER 4 The importance of endgame knowledge
  • CHAPTER 5 The attack
  • CHAPTER 6 Keeping the tension