Chess Lessons from Aronian’s Coach (145+ Hours)!
Studying the history and evolution of chess ideas, all the world championships, plus the most effective methods of teaching in schools and clubs.
Sounds like a dream, right?
GM Marian Petrov did just that, gaining his degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The result: a GM who really connects with his students and delivers impeccable chess lessons, presenting material that stretches and encourages you to grow – without assuming you already share his theoretical knowledge.
It’s this ability that has made his chess courses so massively popular… simply put, they get results.
GM Marian Petrov was once Armenian legend Levon Aronian’s coach, is an elite chess trainer, twice Bulgarian champion, and a best-selling chess author as well…
…and he’s ready to transform your chess.
We’ve put together a fantastic value bundle of all 16 of GM Petrov’s premium courses and chess lessons, 145+ hours total!
If you’ve seen a Marian Petrov chess course before, you know the man leaves no stone unturned.
GM Petrov’s courses have all you need to outgun your rivals in competitive play.
About the Author:
Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world.
GM Petrov is also a FIDE trainer and was the coach of Team Wales at the 2016 Baku Olympiad. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.
GM Petrov believes that simplicity is the key to perfect execution. He only shares proven and tested lines and strategies that he or his students have used to dominate their games.
They are easy to understand and extremely powerful, especially at the club level!
Here’s part of what you’re getting:
- Positional Chess Mastery: 7 hours of in-depth chess lessons on THE critical themes and skills like pawn structure, the bishop pair, attacking the king, and dominating open files – the art of improving your position.
- Dominate with 1.e4: A complete opening repertoire for White, with 10 hours of killer ideas for smashing the Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann and 1…e5 setups… scare the life out of your rivals!
- Attack and Defense: A masterclass in breaking through the barricades with mating attacks. Learn advanced attack formations, sublime sacrifices and unbelievable noose-tightening quiet moves in this 10.5-hour course. GM Petrov then shows you how to knock-back typical attacks with beautiful maneuvers like Smyslov’s ….Qf5! and …Qg6. By working on both sides of the attack/defense duality, you’ll improve much quicker.
- Dominate with 1.d4: 10.5-hours of GM chess lessons in the theory, plans, structures and attacking plans of the King’s Indian, Queen’s Gambit, Dutch, Slav and more.
- French Defense (Opening Lab): Learn this massively popular opening with a course designed so that each chapter builds on the previous one, adding layers to your knowledge.
- The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind: Marian reveals how to destroy 1.d4 in the unstoppable attacking style of Kasparov and Fischer… without having to remember hundreds of long variations.
- Complete Ruy Lopez Repertoire: The Ruy Lopez – it’s strategic, tactical, offers play on the queenside, kingside and in the center. Direct attacking play, positional squeezes. With this 10-hour course, you’re not just learning an opening… you’re learning chess.
- Complete Sicilian Defense Repertoire: Get tournament-ready with this complete guide to 1.e4 c5… even if you have never played the Sicilian before. Move-orders, model games, typical attacks – it’s all here.
Over 145 hours of fantastic coaching giving you pro-level openings and the skills to convert your superior positions into wins!
Classical King’s Indian Defense – GM Marian Petrov
Kasparov and Fischer loved it. Engines hate it. The King’s Indian Defense is an enigma.
Black gives up space and has to tip-toe around, trying to free their pieces. And yet somehow the second player often wins brilliantly.
What is going on?
Openings expert GM Marian Petrov explains that Black’s position is full of hidden power – BUT that power can only be released with perfectly timed breaks and devious maneuvers.
His new 4-hour course aims to teach you the secrets of the Classical King’s Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5) with a blend of theory, explanations, and model games.
Whether you want better results in this opening as White or Black, this is the training you need.
Is this course for me?
This course focuses on the popular Classical variation where White castles and plays the natural Nf3 and Be2 moves.
GM Petrov explains how to deal with the four main ideas for White in this line, combining theory and strategic explanations with instructive wins by players like Fischer, Kasparov, Aronian, and Nakamura.
Whether you want better results in this opening as White or Black, these chess lessons provide everything you need.
It’s one of the few openings where just a little bit of extra knowledge leads to win after win.
80/20 Tactics Multiplier: Evans Gambit – GM Marian Petrov
The Evans Gambit is an imaginative gambit invented in the 1820s by Captain Evans (1790-1872) and was for decades White’s most direct attacking line in the Giuoco Piano. It arises after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4!?
Made famous by Anderssen’s ‘Evergreen Game’ back in 1852, this opening gambit has been a weapon of choice for attackers and chess romantics ever since.
White sacrifices his b-pawn and in return gains a ton of activity, a strong center, and very clear devastating attacking plans…
GM Marian Petrov’s course on the essential tactical patterns in the Evans Gambit gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical and strategic patterns for both sides.
The Evans Gambit is one of the most aggressive chess openings that you can play with the white pieces, immediately sacrificing a pawn to obtain a dangerous initiative from the early opening.
This ultra-aggressive gambit has been employed by legendary Grandmasters such as Garry Kasparov, Paul Morphy, Hikaru Nakamura, Adolf Anderssen, Misa Pap, and more – proving that it is indeed a reliable opening weapon with the white pieces.
Complete Ruy Lopez Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov is back with his complete guide to this fascinating opening. His 10-hour Complete Ruy Lopez walks you through every major variation, explaining how the different choices change the dynamic of the game.
The Ruy Lopez is the opening that Kramnik used to take Kasparov’s world crown. It’s one of the two openings that Anand says all players simply must master if they want to get really good at the game.
It’s strategic, tactical, offers play on the queenside, kingside and in the center. Direct attacking play, positional squeezes. Learn how to play the Ruy Lopez well and you’re not just learning an opening, you’re learning chess.
In this incredible course, GM Marian Petrov reveals the ideas behind every major Ruy Lopez variation, backing them up with model games played by World Champions from Steinitz to Magnus Carlsen!
Right now, the Ruy Lopez is THE most important opening you can learn.
It may have been played for over 500 years but Google’s AI AlphaZero not only rediscovered it, it proved the Ruy Lopez is the BEST continuation for both colors after 1.e4.
21st Century Chess Endgame Technique – GM Marian Petrov
It’s a fact that the majority of club players are weak in the endgame. They don’t usually get found out simply because their opponents lack the necessary skills too!
This is a huge opportunity for you. Even if you’ve been slightly worse all game, you can turn the tables and win with superior endgame technique.
In 21st Century Chess Endgame Technique, GM Marian Petrov reveals the technical skills you need to squeeze every last half-point from your endgames, how to convert better endgames with flawless technique and how to hold tough positions to a draw.
By looking at plenty of recent games and practical examples from the 21st century, Petrov sheds new light on classical endgame principles, showing you how to excel in the endgame.
When you are serious about improving your endgame skills, it is time for GM Marian Petrov’s 21st Century Chess Endgame Technique.
Opening Mastery – Dominate with 1.d4 – GM Petrov
Wouldn’t it be great to spend just a few hours getting all the opening knowledge you need for the years to come? Wouldn’t that make you a much more prepared, versatile and an overall better chess player?
- What if there was a way to acquire this opening knowledge in a fraction of the time, in a perfectly organized and easy-to-follow manner?
- What if it came with all the game plans, Grandmaster’s ideas, attacking patterns and blueprints?
- What if you could start applying this GM knowledge immediately, and most importantly start seeing the RESULTS?
That’s exactly what Chess Opening Mastery – Dominate with 1.d4 is about! This is the ultimate shortcut for club players to get a pro-grade opening preparation after 1.d4.
What it’ll do for you?
Instead of losing TONs of games just to learn what works and what doesn’t, you will be given the systems that are proven to work against the competition of any level!
You will know exactly how to play against and beat players in the 10 most widely played openings after 1.d4: London System, Queen’s Gambit Accepted, Queen’s Gambit Declined, Slav Defense, Benoni Defense, Kings Indian Defense, Nimzo Indian Defense, Grunfeld Defense, Dutch Defense, Tarrasch and Chigorin Defense!
No more second-guessing, worrying about what your opponent plays or facing unknown opening lines…
Not only you will gain a very powerful opening repertoire after 1.d4, but also you will learn the most effective attacking plans, pawn structure nuances, correct piece placement, typical maneuvers, and the game-winning strategies.
With these chess lessons you’ll get all the tools you need to unleash your best play under pressure in actual games!
Opening Mastery – Dominate with 1.e4 by GM Marian Petrov
Contrary to many other resources on chess opening preparation, GM Marian Petrov does a superb job keeping this course lean and concise.
This course is NOT for you if:
-You want to spend months to prepare a single line 30-40 moves deep -You are way over 2200 Elo and play IMs and GMs on a regular basis
-You study openings for the sake of studying, not as a tool for winning games
This course IS for you if:
-You are looking for an opening preparation shortcut to play 1.e4 and to win games -You want to learn those openings in a matter of days, not weeks or months
-You want to get pure practical advice from a GM, rather than TONs of ambiguous lines and variations
-You want to play solid lines that’ll keep you out of trouble and help you beat club players
What will this course do for you?
This is not a “theoretical course” but a purely practical guide on how to use this chess opening preparation to win games.
It is developed with practical chess players in mind, who want to spend the minimum time studying the opening ideas yet aim to get maximum RESULTS from applying it to win games.
You will learn how to play the highest quality moves against any under-2200 rated opponent in the least possible time.
That’s exactly what 97% of chess players need!
Sicilian Defense Complete Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov Reveals…
How to Beat 1.e4, Outplaying Your Rivals Game-After-Game… all without Having to Remember the Theory
You don’t need me to convince you that the Sicilian is the #1 weapon against e4.
1…c5 been the champions’ choice for 60 years.
But it’s just for the pros, right?
The massive number of life-or-death variations makes it too risky for club players to employ, doesn’t it?
GM Marian Petrov has just completed his 10.5-hour guide Sicilian Defense – Complete Repertoire for Black, a deadly repertoire against anything White might try!
Split into 10 chess lessons, Sicilian Defense – Complete Repertoire reveals how to take down each of White’s alternatives with model games, sneaky traps and deep strategies.
Attack and Defense – GM Marian Petrov
What makes this course unique?
As you can probably guess from the title, this course examines attack and defense in chess at the same time – they are, after all, 2 sides of the same coin.
By showing how some threats can be defended – and how to counter those ideas – GM Petrov builds up the sophistication of your attacks into laser-accurate combinations.
Here’s part of what you will learn:
The shift in thinking that turns even the most careful player into an unstoppable attacking machine, happy to sacrifice material just to open lines towards the enemy king.
The 64 square sieges
Alekhine famously declared “play on both sides of the board is my favorite strategy.” GM Petrov teaches you how to overwhelm your rivals with this “total attack” method.
Getting into the mind of world-class defenders like Lasker and Petrosian will make you a more incisive attacker… and help you save a ton of difficult positions. GM Marian Petrov reveals their secrets in chapter 6.
Beat them to the punch
Opposite-side castling usually leads to a race to checkmate. GM Petrov explains what’s going on below the surface in classic games by Tal and Fischer, giving you the master template for balancing attack and defense in these situations.
Players miss wins in simple positions all the time – they just don’t see the opportunity. In chapter 4, Marian shows how to find hard-to-spot moves like Petrosian’s brilliant 36.g5!!
Secrets of counterplay
The ability to turn defense into attack wins games on the spot. Your rivals aren’t psychologically prepared to dig deep and defend after being on the offensive. Learn how to set up subtle-but-deadly counters in chapter 8.
To make it at the next level, you need to be crushing your rivals at this level. GM Petrov’s Attack and Defense shows you how to do that… and have a lot of fun in the process!
Grunfeld Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov
The Complete Opening Repertoire for Black Based on Grunfeld Defense Many great players of the past Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, and nearly all top Grandmasters today Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Boris Gelfand have one thing in common.
When a lot is at stake, they turn to Grunfeld.
Grunfeld Defense is the opening that is played everywhere from World Championship Matches to Club Level. It is a very flexible opening, giving black all the chances for a successful attack… if you know what you are doing.
Understand the main ideas, learn key principles and you will be rewarded with TONs of unexpected victories against opponents you’ve never even dreamed of beating!
In this 10.5-hour Mastermind, GM Marian Petrov gives you a complete opening repertoire for Black based on Grunfeld Defense!
King’s Gambit Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov
Bring up the so-called “Romantic Era” and chessplayers will think of guys like Anderssen, Morphy, and Staunton…
They’ll think of swashbuckling king attacks, brilliant queen sacrifices, and beautiful checkmates…
The “Immortal Game”.
But which openings will come to mind?
I can think of only one.
1.e4 e5 2.f4!
The King’s Gambit looks ridiculous to the untrained eye… but was regularly used by Morphy, Anderssen, Staunton, and other great “romantics” to crush their opponents in the flashiest manner possible…
And later even by legends like Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer.
The truth is, the King’s Gambit strikes deep fear into 1…e5 players as it gives White a strong center, open lines, and attacking chances while leaving Black to walk an impossible tightrope to avoid sudden loss.
If you’re a 1.e4 player who loves to attack, we’d highly recommend giving this opening a run against your most stubborn 1…e5 playing opponents.
And to help you, we’ve brought in a Grandmaster with deep knowledge of the opening.
In King’s Gambit Mastermind, GM Marian Petrov teaches you not just the theory, but also how the absolute legends approached the King’s Gambit so that you can follow in their footsteps and win just as brilliantly as they did.
The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov
GM Petrov has designed this course to get you the edge in any variation of the King’s Indian Defense and teach you how to convert your advantage into a win – even if you’ve never played this opening before!
If you are ready to leave the old you behind and transform your game – these chess lessons are for you!
Here’s what the course will do for you:
Opening themes – Get up to speed quickly by learning rules such as when to play …c5 and when to play …e5, which pieces you should trade and which you should keep and the tell-tale signs that indicate you should attack… right now!
Strategies for success – Learn how to play for a win with the powerful “queenside collapse” strategy or go for a mate with a direct attack on the White King. Petrov reveals a ton of attacking formations including Kasparov’s terrifying minor piece onslaught.
Sneaky move-orders – Make sure you get the position you want by using Petrov’s move order tricks including how to turn the tables on Trompowsky and London System players.
Crumbling wall – When White plays the Four Pawns Attack, they expect to be calling the shots… but, after tearing down the pawn wall with killer pawn breaks, you’ll have them shaking so bad they won’t be able to write down their moves!
Variations made easy – The way GM Petrov teaches the opening allows you to use 90% of your ideas against any variation. And the critical 10% differences are given in clear and easy to remember explanations too.
You will also get the complete set of PGNs and ChessBase files of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.
Positional Chess Mastery with GM Marian Petrov
GM Petrov takes a very different perspective on improving your positional understanding. Instead of taking a usual route of learning “moves” and “lines”, he teaches “positions” and “patterns“.
This approach is proven to work for many of GM Petrov’s private students. It gives you a clear understanding of when to attack, defend or go into an endgame. This kind of thinking is the key difference between 1400 and 2500 rated players.
This course is a purely practical guide covering the ideas, secrets, and strategies that you can directly apply in your next game.
What will this course do for you?
Rules of positional chess will help you make correct decisions, provide you with hints and pointers throughout the game. You will know whether to commit to a certain pawn structure, exchange off your pieces or go into the endgame.
You will feel in control of what’s going on in the game. Things won’t appear random to you. You will know how to change the nature of the position from calm to sharp and vice-versa – depending on what’s best for you.
Most importantly your results will become better. You’ll surprise your competition with your ability to foresee the winning sequences with almost zero calculation!
Scandinavian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov’s Scandinavian Defense Mastermind arms you with a response to 1.e4 that is backed by Carlsen, Kramnik, and Karpov… Plus is so non-theoretical…you can master the finer points of the opening by this weekend!
Forget about the Sicilian and forget about the Caro Kann…
Forget nearly all “theoretical” openings for that matter.
I have a question for you…
Which opening did Kramnik turn to when he got TIRED of keeping up with mountains of theory?
What about Carlsen?
When Kramnik got married and became busy with a family life…
…and Carlsen wanted to cleverly sidestep the deadly computer novelties of Caruana…
They BOTH turned to the Scandinavian Defense.
With this opening, you avoid theory, get equal chances and often dictate the game from move 1!
And that’s why more and more GMs are adding it to their opening toolbox.
Today I have a 10-hour course for you by a prominent theoretician, Grandmaster Marian Petrov and in it, he guides you through this opening as simply as possible, so you can literally just “pick it up and play it” from day 1.
French Defense Opening Lab with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov Reveals…
The essential knowledge for playing both sides of this massively popular chess opening
If you’ve been promising yourself you’ll sort your openings out… to study for a few hours so you can enjoy better results for years to come…
Well, now’s your chance.
GM Marian Petrov’s 10-hour Opening Lab on the French Defense is a complete training covering everything from recommended lines to middlegame plans.
Good openings = easy middlegames = wins.
Why should you play the French?
A favorite of Korchnoi, Botvinnik and strategic genius Ulf Andersson, the French is full of long-term positional advantages for Black. In practical play, White nearly always overstretches or falls for an unsound sacrifice. All you need to do is learn the themes and plans.
Sicilian Najdorf Kasparov’s Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov
In this course GM Marian Petrov reveals Kasparov’s entire Sicilian Najdorf repertoire, with updated theory and plans. Add to your 10 hours of high-quality video chess lessons a complete PGN file of all Sicilian Najdorf games Kasparov ever played and you’re armed with all you need to play confident and aggressive chess with Black… no matter what white tries!
Garry Kasparov sits crouched forward, head in his hands in deep concentration…
His 2650 level opponent is launching pawns forward on the kingside, but Garry is not worried at all… he has seen it all before.
He takes off his watch and places it beside the board with a deep exhale…
Then he reaches out his hand, grabs the rook on c8 and sacrifices it on c3. KABOOM.
A thunderous attack ensues and Kasparov forces resignation on move 30.
Now, we know that Kasparov was one of the most dynamic players ever to live… but without dynamic weapons, even the most dynamic player becomes rather dull.
GM Marian Petrov was asked which was Kasparov’s most deadly opening weapon…
His answer? The Sicilian Najdorf!
If you’re ready to learn the Black repertoire that kept Kasparov at the top for 20 years, grab this course and enjoy.
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov’s Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov
Anatoly Karpov the legend. The world champion. The technical maestro.
His “boa constrictor” style is “solidly positional, taking no risks but reacting mercilessly to any tiny errors made by his opponents”.
But how on earth did he manage this “boa constrictor” style when facing tactical snipers like Kasparov, Shirov, Topalov, and even Tal??!
Here is how…
His secret weapon neutralized their most potent weapon – the king’s pawn attack (1.e4).
What was his weapon?
A unique and super-solid approach to the Caro-Kann Defense!
GM Karpov figured out a way to neutralize white’s most dangerous attacks and force them to make small mistakes in their pawn structure… then he’d squeeze until they couldn’t breathe!
This is a new and updated Caro-Kann repertoire based completely on Anatoly Karpov’s approach to the opening.
You’ll learn his move-orders, strategic plans, positional secrets, and much more.
*Note: This is mostly a digital bundle. Only a few of the products included in this collection have a physical DVD variation available.