Bulletproof Bg2 Fianchetto Openings Bundle

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<span style="color: #0e101a;">Congratulations on your chess improvement! You’ve done well to stay the course long enough to realize the </span><span style="color: #0e101a;">incredible benefits</span><span style="color: #0e101a;"> of a </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">system-based </span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">opening repertoire.</span>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">Still, you wonder if it’s wise to invest all this time learning the Bg2 fianchetto systems when you might want to change later. That’s the </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">beauty </span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">of this </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">massive bundle!</span></strong>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">There is enough variety in the individual openings to allow you to </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">switch things up</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> later without having to go out and buy another entirely new opening repertoire course.</span>

Some of the chess openings covered in this <strong>44+ hours mega bundle</strong> are:
<ul>
 	<li>Catalan Opening</li>
 	<li>Accelerated Dragon</li>
 	<li>English Opening</li>
 	<li>Double Fianchetto</li>
 	<li>King's Indian Attack</li>
 	<li>Reti Opening</li>
</ul>
<span style="color: #0e101a;">What you will get from the <strong>Bg2 Fianchetto Openings Bundle</strong> is a </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">solid foundation</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> to build upon.</span>

<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/the-turning-point-in-my-career-came-with-the-realization-that-black-should-play-to-win-instead-of-just-steering-for-equality-blog-image-.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2089077 size-medium" title="the turning point in my career came with the realization that black should play to win instead of just steering for equality blog image" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/the-turning-point-in-my-career-came-with-the-realization-that-black-should-play-to-win-instead-of-just-steering-for-equality-blog-image--600x341.jpg" alt="the turning point in my career came with the realization that black should play to win instead of just steering for equality blog image" width="600" height="341" data-wp-pid="2089077" /></a>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">This bundle comprises courses presented by </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">specialists</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> in each of the openings. </span>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">These are chess grandmasters and international masters who have coached others. They know from helping others </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">precisely</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> what you need to know about each opening. </span>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">Also included within this bundle is an 80/20 Tactics Multiplier course </span><span style="color: #0e101a;">which will teach you the </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">typical tactics</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> of The Catalan opening. </span>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">There are no more missed opportunities for an </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">early win</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> in your game or losing the game to an attacking tactic that catches you by surprise.</span>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">This bundle has something for every chess player, no matter what your playing style. You will learn how to make it safely through the opening into middlegames with</span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> winning chances</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">.</span>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">Yes, even if you have the black pieces, you will reach many positions that give you every chance to win the game. Take a look at the following example when you get to take down an unsuspecting opponent.</span>

<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/destroying-the-white-center.png"><img class="wp-image-2124292 size-thumbnail alignleft" title="destroying the white center" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/destroying-the-white-center-300x300.png" alt="destroying the white center" width="300" height="300" data-wp-pid="2124292" /></a>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">You undoubtedly know many chess players who instinctively meet ...Bg4 with h3 or who almost always play h3 to drive the bishop away. Wouldn’t you like to play ...Bg4 knowing h3 is a mistake?</span>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">Not only will you know it’s a mistake, but you will also learn how to take advantage of it! In this position, you know h3 allows you to destroy the white center with 1...Bxf3 2.Bxf3 exd4 3.Bxd4 Nxe4 4.Bxe4 Nxd4</span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> </span></strong>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">Show him that playing with the white pieces doesn’t guarantee him a win or even the right to play on autopilot! And this is just one </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">of many</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> such tactics you will learn from these </span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">top-class coaches.</span></strong>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">Thanks to the Bg2 fianchetto openings bundle, you might begin to prefer playing with the black pieces because of all the new</span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> winning opportunities</span></strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> you discover.</span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> </span></strong>

<span style="color: #0e101a;">Let the Bg2 fianchetto system be your foundation. Let it be the solid floor upon which your chess pieces dance a victory dance.</span><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;"> </span></strong>
<h2>Included Products</h2>
<h3>The Catalan Opening - Empire Chess Volume 89</h3>
The <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/catalan-opening-plans/">Catalan Opening</a> (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2) has experienced a resurgence in popularity with both Kramnik and Carlsen taking up the opening and achieving excellent positions and results.

With play on both sides being influenced more by strategic considerations than concrete variations, an understanding of the key themes will reward you with points over the board and advancement of your chess knowledge.

GM Axel Delorme, a Catalan devotee, reveals the mysteries behind the opening with a detailed analysis of games from the highest level including those of seven classical World Champions.

Even if you're completely new to the Catalan Opening, this 3-hour course will enable you to play the opening with great confidence and give you many ways of playing for the win.
<h3>The King's Indian Attack - Lemos Deep Dive</h3>
<img class="size-full wp-image-343371 alignright" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/GM-Damian-Lemos-about-page-300x200.jpg" alt="GM-Damian-Lemos-about-page-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" />

Follow in the footsteps of Bobby Fischer and play the <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/bobby-fischers-kings-indian-attack/">King’s Indian Attack</a>, a dangerous opening system you can use against nearly any reply from Black!

In this system, White adopts a setup similar to Black’s in the King’s Indian Defense; but White’s extra tempo makes it even more deadly.

This is an opening you can play against the French, Caro-Kann, and Sicilian, each time getting a dominant position full of powerful positional and tactical ideas.

In this 8-hour <em>Deep </em>Dive, Argentinian Grandmaster Damian Lemos explains the general strategy behind the opening before going on to give detailed instructions on how to deal with anything Black might try.

Through the analysis of instructive games, GM Lemos shows how these ideas play out in practice, making sure you’re ready with the most powerful reply!

If you prefer not to have to constantly update your openings against each of the popular responses to 1.e4, this 8 hour <em>Deep Dive</em> course provides all you need for a bulletproof opening repertoire.
<h3>Double Fianchetto Chess Opening - GM Damian Lemos</h3>
<img class="size-full wp-image-375008" title="Double Fianchetto Domination (lemos Deep Dive) - Gm Damian Lemos" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/LemosDeepDive-Preview01-e1538711359898.png" alt="Double Fianchetto Chess Opening Gm Damian Lemos" width="400" height="208" />

Since entering the computer age,<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong> chess opening theory has exploded</strong></span>, with razor-sharp novelties and tricky ideas being routinely “cooked” and sprung upon the unwary club player.

<strong>How do you deal with this? </strong>You surely can’t memorize everything.

In Double Fianchetto Domination, GM Damian Lemos offers a refreshing break from rote-memorization, with a unique ideas-based opening system, favored by the likes of Vladimir Kramnik, Lev Aronian, and many other elite GMs.

This is your complete repertoire for White based on using the power of the double fianchetto for both bishops and then, regardless of how black responds, using GM Lemos’ reliable strategy for gaining an advantage and playing for a win.

Armed with this system, you have a reliable, non-theoretical opening that’s simple enough to learn in a weekend, yet powerful enough to crush grandmasters.
<h3>Deep Dive English Opening - GM Damian Lemos</h3>
Looking for a strong chess opening for White that doesn’t require memorizing endless amounts of theory to get an advantage?

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The English Opening (1.c4) is an excellent choice to get an edge in the opening</strong></span> by learning recurring themes instead of navigating a jungle of variations.

With the world’s best players such as Aronian, Kramnik, and Karpov adopting this opening, you’re in excellent company and can enjoy being a master of one of the most exciting options available to White.

In this comprehensive 8-hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, demonstrating how to combat each of Black’s main variations in turn.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>After covering all reasonable setups for Black</strong></span>, GM Lemos shows you how these ideas play out in practice through the analysis of instructive games, making sure you’re always ready with the strongest reply!

This is an excellent way to frustrate your rivals who have trusted responses to 1.d4 and 1.e4 but will find themselves clueless in the positions you will have mastered.

The <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/english-opening/">English Opening</a> gives you excellent winning chances due to its complexities. It is a highly flexible, tricky, and strategic opening with which White can outplay opponents before they even realize what’s happening, confidently going on to win the full point.
<h3><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#5 - The Reti - GM Bryan Smith &amp; GM Damian Lemos</span></h3>
<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/reti.jpg"><img class="alignright wp-image-1010158 size-thumbnail" title="reti" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/reti-300x300.jpg" alt="reti" width="300" height="300" /></a>

The <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/reti-opening/">Reti Opening</a> is a positionally interesting opening for White full of hidden bite. Thanks to its flexibility and many ways to play for a win, the Reti Opening has slowly become more and more popular among players of all levels. It occurs after the move 1.Nf3.

Not only has the Reti Opening been frequently played by the best grandmasters of the past such as Anatoly Karpov and Ulf Andersson,  but it is also played by many leading grandmasters today – Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, and many more.

The opening is called the Reti because it was introduced and regularly played by the Czechoslovakian Grandmaster Richard Réti in the 1920s.

It's a flank opening, meaning that White does not start off by pushing his central pawns, but goes for a different - a hypermodern - strategy. White does not try to control the center early on with his pawns but spends some time on fianchettoing his light-squared bishop and only then increases his central influence with the moves c2-c4 and sometimes d2-d4.

In many variations, the resulting unbalanced positions offer scope for both sides to play for a win.
<h3><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#1 - The English Opening - GM Mihail Marin and GM Damian Lemos</span></h3>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><img class="alignright wp-image-442048 sp-no-webp" title="Strike With The English Opening Against The Symmetrical Variation (ichess.club) - Gm Mihail Marin" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-English-Opening-e1537487082137.jpg" alt="Strike With The English Opening Against The Symmetrical Variation (ichess.club) - Gm Mihail Marin" width="320" height="320" /></p>
Google’s AI <em>AlphaZero </em><u>loves</u> the English Opening, finding it gives White the best chance of playing for a win.

And that’s against other chess engines - when you take into account most players only prepare for 1.d4 and 1.e4, you get an <em>even bigger </em>advantage!

Want a <em>new </em>opening, one that your opponents aren’t ready for, and one that gives you a better chance of winning?

GM Mihail Marin is here to help you out.

We’ve taken 3.5 hours of premium coaching from our iChess Club exclusive Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings vault and put them together in this cutting-edge course…
<h3>Chess Tactics in the Catalan Opening</h3>
<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/the-catalan-80-20-dvd-cover-product-image.jpg"><img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-1462637" title="the catalan 80 20 dvd cover product image" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/the-catalan-80-20-dvd-cover-product-image-300x300.jpg" alt="the catalan 80 20 dvd cover product image" width="300" height="300" /></a>You already know that the <strong>Catalan Opening</strong> is a super-smart way for White to play good chess.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Flexible, solid, central control, full of attacking potential...</span>

But, like any opening, it helps to know the chess tactics… the combinations, sacrifices, and chess attacks that will win or lose you the game on the spot.

And <strong>IM Mat Kolosowski</strong> has prepared a <strong>7h 40m briefing</strong> on all you need to know with his fantastic <em>80/20 Tactics Multiplier</em> course on the Catalan Opening.

All the tricks, traps, and mating attacks - for BOTH colors!

Mat has split the course by theme, so you get sections on trapping pieces, attacking the king in the center, attacking the castled king, plus model games that show you how to build up pressure and keep the game sharp.
<h3>The Benko Gambit - Empire Chess Volume 9</h3>
<span class="dropcap">T</span>he <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/benko-gambit-chess-opening/">Benko Gambit</a> is one of the sharpest answers Black can employ against 1.d4, sacrificing a pawn very early in the opening to obtain a temporary initiative in the center and permanent pressure on the queenside.

And that is exactly why any respectable 1. d4 player should have a solid system prepared against this wild gambit! In this chess DVD, GM Damian Lemos dissects his preferred Fianchetto Variation for white against the Benko Gambit, explaining the subtle tactical nuances and positional intricacies that have granted him numerous impressive victories at the Grandmaster level.

GM Lemos goes far and beyond the average chess DVD presentation, not focusing on specific move orders but rather making sure that his viewers understand the main ideas behind the moves in the Fianchetto Variation.

Viewers are guaranteed to walk away from this DVD with not only a greater understanding of how to beat the Benko Gambit, but a greater understanding of positional chess in general.
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Overview

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Congratulations on your chess improvement! You’ve done well to stay the course long enough to realize the incredible benefits of a system-based opening repertoire.

Still, you wonder if it’s wise to invest all this time learning the Bg2 fianchetto systems when you might want to change later. That’s the beauty of this massive bundle!

There is enough variety in the individual openings to allow you to switch things up later without having to go out and buy another entirely new opening repertoire course.

Some of the chess openings covered in this 44+ hours mega bundle are:

  • Catalan Opening
  • Accelerated Dragon
  • English Opening
  • Double Fianchetto
  • King’s Indian Attack
  • Reti Opening

What you will get from the Bg2 Fianchetto Openings Bundle is a solid foundation to build upon.

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This bundle comprises courses presented by specialists in each of the openings. 

These are chess grandmasters and international masters who have coached others. They know from helping others precisely what you need to know about each opening. 

Also included within this bundle is an 80/20 Tactics Multiplier course which will teach you the typical tactics of The Catalan opening. 

There are no more missed opportunities for an early win in your game or losing the game to an attacking tactic that catches you by surprise.

This bundle has something for every chess player, no matter what your playing style. You will learn how to make it safely through the opening into middlegames with winning chances.

Yes, even if you have the black pieces, you will reach many positions that give you every chance to win the game. Take a look at the following example when you get to take down an unsuspecting opponent.

destroying the white center

You undoubtedly know many chess players who instinctively meet …Bg4 with h3 or who almost always play h3 to drive the bishop away. Wouldn’t you like to play …Bg4 knowing h3 is a mistake?

Not only will you know it’s a mistake, but you will also learn how to take advantage of it! In this position, you know h3 allows you to destroy the white center with 1…Bxf3 2.Bxf3 exd4 3.Bxd4 Nxe4 4.Bxe4 Nxd4 

Show him that playing with the white pieces doesn’t guarantee him a win or even the right to play on autopilot! And this is just one of many such tactics you will learn from these top-class coaches.

Thanks to the Bg2 fianchetto openings bundle, you might begin to prefer playing with the black pieces because of all the new winning opportunities you discover. 

Let the Bg2 fianchetto system be your foundation. Let it be the solid floor upon which your chess pieces dance a victory dance. 

Included Products

The Catalan Opening – Empire Chess Volume 89

The Catalan Opening (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2) has experienced a resurgence in popularity with both Kramnik and Carlsen taking up the opening and achieving excellent positions and results.

With play on both sides being influenced more by strategic considerations than concrete variations, an understanding of the key themes will reward you with points over the board and advancement of your chess knowledge.

GM Axel Delorme, a Catalan devotee, reveals the mysteries behind the opening with a detailed analysis of games from the highest level including those of seven classical World Champions.

Even if you’re completely new to the Catalan Opening, this 3-hour course will enable you to play the opening with great confidence and give you many ways of playing for the win.

The King’s Indian Attack – Lemos Deep Dive

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Follow in the footsteps of Bobby Fischer and play the King’s Indian Attack, a dangerous opening system you can use against nearly any reply from Black!

In this system, White adopts a setup similar to Black’s in the King’s Indian Defense; but White’s extra tempo makes it even more deadly.

This is an opening you can play against the French, Caro-Kann, and Sicilian, each time getting a dominant position full of powerful positional and tactical ideas.

In this 8-hour Deep Dive, Argentinian Grandmaster Damian Lemos explains the general strategy behind the opening before going on to give detailed instructions on how to deal with anything Black might try.

Through the analysis of instructive games, GM Lemos shows how these ideas play out in practice, making sure you’re ready with the most powerful reply!

If you prefer not to have to constantly update your openings against each of the popular responses to 1.e4, this 8 hour Deep Dive course provides all you need for a bulletproof opening repertoire.

Double Fianchetto Chess Opening – GM Damian Lemos

Double Fianchetto Chess Opening Gm Damian Lemos

Since entering the computer age, chess opening theory has exploded, with razor-sharp novelties and tricky ideas being routinely “cooked” and sprung upon the unwary club player.

How do you deal with this? You surely can’t memorize everything.

In Double Fianchetto Domination, GM Damian Lemos offers a refreshing break from rote-memorization, with a unique ideas-based opening system, favored by the likes of Vladimir Kramnik, Lev Aronian, and many other elite GMs.

This is your complete repertoire for White based on using the power of the double fianchetto for both bishops and then, regardless of how black responds, using GM Lemos’ reliable strategy for gaining an advantage and playing for a win.

Armed with this system, you have a reliable, non-theoretical opening that’s simple enough to learn in a weekend, yet powerful enough to crush grandmasters.

Deep Dive English Opening – GM Damian Lemos

Looking for a strong chess opening for White that doesn’t require memorizing endless amounts of theory to get an advantage?

The English Opening (1.c4) is an excellent choice to get an edge in the opening by learning recurring themes instead of navigating a jungle of variations.

With the world’s best players such as Aronian, Kramnik, and Karpov adopting this opening, you’re in excellent company and can enjoy being a master of one of the most exciting options available to White.

In this comprehensive 8-hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, demonstrating how to combat each of Black’s main variations in turn.

After covering all reasonable setups for Black, GM Lemos shows you how these ideas play out in practice through the analysis of instructive games, making sure you’re always ready with the strongest reply!

This is an excellent way to frustrate your rivals who have trusted responses to 1.d4 and 1.e4 but will find themselves clueless in the positions you will have mastered.

The English Opening gives you excellent winning chances due to its complexities. It is a highly flexible, tricky, and strategic opening with which White can outplay opponents before they even realize what’s happening, confidently going on to win the full point.

The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#5 – The Reti – GM Bryan Smith & GM Damian Lemos

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The Reti Opening is a positionally interesting opening for White full of hidden bite. Thanks to its flexibility and many ways to play for a win, the Reti Opening has slowly become more and more popular among players of all levels. It occurs after the move 1.Nf3.

Not only has the Reti Opening been frequently played by the best grandmasters of the past such as Anatoly Karpov and Ulf Andersson,  but it is also played by many leading grandmasters today – Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, and many more.

The opening is called the Reti because it was introduced and regularly played by the Czechoslovakian Grandmaster Richard Réti in the 1920s.

It’s a flank opening, meaning that White does not start off by pushing his central pawns, but goes for a different – a hypermodern – strategy. White does not try to control the center early on with his pawns but spends some time on fianchettoing his light-squared bishop and only then increases his central influence with the moves c2-c4 and sometimes d2-d4.

In many variations, the resulting unbalanced positions offer scope for both sides to play for a win.

The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#1 – The English Opening – GM Mihail Marin and GM Damian Lemos

Strike With The English Opening Against The Symmetrical Variation (ichess.club) - Gm Mihail Marin

Google’s AI AlphaZero loves the English Opening, finding it gives White the best chance of playing for a win.

And that’s against other chess engines – when you take into account most players only prepare for 1.d4 and 1.e4, you get an even bigger advantage!

Want a new opening, one that your opponents aren’t ready for, and one that gives you a better chance of winning?

GM Mihail Marin is here to help you out.

We’ve taken 3.5 hours of premium coaching from our iChess Club exclusive Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings vault and put them together in this cutting-edge course…

Chess Tactics in the Catalan Opening

the catalan 80 20 dvd cover product imageYou already know that the Catalan Opening is a super-smart way for White to play good chess.

Flexible, solid, central control, full of attacking potential…

But, like any opening, it helps to know the chess tactics… the combinations, sacrifices, and chess attacks that will win or lose you the game on the spot.

And IM Mat Kolosowski has prepared a 7h 40m briefing on all you need to know with his fantastic 80/20 Tactics Multiplier course on the Catalan Opening.

All the tricks, traps, and mating attacks – for BOTH colors!

Mat has split the course by theme, so you get sections on trapping pieces, attacking the king in the center, attacking the castled king, plus model games that show you how to build up pressure and keep the game sharp.

The Benko Gambit – Empire Chess Volume 9

The Benko Gambit is one of the sharpest answers Black can employ against 1.d4, sacrificing a pawn very early in the opening to obtain a temporary initiative in the center and permanent pressure on the queenside.

And that is exactly why any respectable 1. d4 player should have a solid system prepared against this wild gambit! In this chess DVD, GM Damian Lemos dissects his preferred Fianchetto Variation for white against the Benko Gambit, explaining the subtle tactical nuances and positional intricacies that have granted him numerous impressive victories at the Grandmaster level.

GM Lemos goes far and beyond the average chess DVD presentation, not focusing on specific move orders but rather making sure that his viewers understand the main ideas behind the moves in the Fianchetto Variation.

Viewers are guaranteed to walk away from this DVD with not only a greater understanding of how to beat the Benko Gambit, but a greater understanding of positional chess in general.