Opening Mastery – Dominate with1.e4 by GM Marian Petrov

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Chess Opening Mastery: Dominate 1.e4 by GM Marian Petrov

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Opening Mastery – Dominate With1.e4 By Gm Marian Petrov

Chess openings are the foundation of every game. If you are behind in development, with your king stuck in the center and under attack… chances are you won’t be able to demonstrate your superior middlegame or superb endgame skills.

You got to know the openings you play.

The problem is…

Many video courses and chess opening theory books only CONFUSE you with the abundance of information. They give you all the possible responses to opening lines, hundreds of variations and sub-lines making it nearly impossible for a club player to digest and even less likely to apply it.

“The more, the better” principle is clearly NOT something you need in order to master your openings.

Wouldn’t it be great to spend just a few hours getting all the opening knowledge you need for years to come?

Wouldn’t that make you a much more prepared, versatile and an overall better chess player?

About the Author:

GM Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion in 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world.

Petrov is a FIDE trainer and was the coach of the team of Wales at the Olympiad in Baku in 2016. 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 that he or his students used to dominate their games.

They are easy to understand and extremely powerful, especially on the club level!

Is this course for me?

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?

Opening Mastery – Dominate With1.e4 By Gm Marian Petrov

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!

Let’s Begin…


In this 10-hour course, FIDE Trainer and Olympiad Coach GM Marian Petrov cover almost all possible lines that white could encounter after the most popular 1.e4.

It is developed with practical chess players in mind.

Access to Practicum

Train the important tactical skills and motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

Complete set of PGNs

Downloadable, complete set of PGNs of games covered in the course that you can analyze at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.

Extra Training Tasks [PDF]

Advanced training tasks were taken directly from the video course’s games. Learn from the ideas and strategies of players like Fischer, Smyslov, and Alekhine.

After solving those problems you will be one step closer to chess opening mastery!

Application of Ideas [30-minute video]

Watch GM Petrov playing live and applying the opening theory and ideas covered in the Opening Mastery course. GM Petrov annotates the games on-the-fly, sharing his ideas and secrets of success.

A must-have for any serious chess player.

Additional information

Running Time

10 hours


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Chapter List

Chapter Outline:

INTRO Introduction to Opening Mastery
CHAPTER 1 Gambits
CHAPTER 2 Italian Game and Evans Gambit
CHAPTER 3 Vienna, Scotch, Ponziani, Petroff and Philidor Defense
CHAPTER 4 Ruy Lopez and Spanish Game
CHAPTER 5 French Defence
CHAPTER 6 Caro-Kann Defence
CHAPTER 7 Closed Sicilian
CHAPTER 8 Sicilian Defense Main Line
CHAPTER 9 Pirc Defense
CHAPTER 10 Scandinavian and Alekhine Defense
BLITZ Practical Play [Diamond Package Only]