Opening Tips from a World Champion – GM Viswanathan Anand

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Opening Tips From A World Champion – Gm Viswanathan Anand
Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand

Can you imagine yourself getting chess opening tips from a former world champion like Vishy Anand?

You would be able to outplay your opponents from the very beginning of the game.

About the Author:

Viswanathan Anand (Vishy Anand) was the FIDE World Champion during the years of 2000-2002 and also 2007-2013.

He is the only player who has been able to win the world championship via the knockout tournament system, round-robin and match.

He’s also a former #1 in the FIDE rating list, with a peak rating of 2820, which puts him in an exclusive club as one of the highest rated players of all time.

His Achievements:

If there was a Hall of Fame for chess players, we’d all have to admit that Vishy Anand has already earned his right to be there. Here are just some of Vishy’s most notable accomplishments:

  • FIDE World Champion 2000-2002
  • 15th undisputed World Champion 2007-2013
  • World Junior Champion 1987
  • Indian National Champion 1986, 1987 and 1988
  • Interzonals: 1990, 1993 (FIDE), 1993 (PCA)
  • Candidate in 1991, 1994 (FIDE), 1995 (PCA), 2014 and 2016
  • Won the World Championship Knockout Tournament 2000
  • World Championship Challenger 1995 (vs Kasparov), 1998 (vs Karpov), 2014 (vs Carlsen)
Opening Tips From A World Champion – Gm Viswanathan Anand
Vishy Anand’s Rating Progress Chart

How is this going to help me?

Getting out of the opening with a good position gives you excellent chances of obtaining an advantage during the middle game. The opposite is also true.

Early mistakes are easy to make, so getting chess opening tips from a former World Champion with the strength of Anand will definitely give you an advantage over your opponents, and will help you take your game to a whole different level.

GM Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand opens this 1h 26m  course explaining the main objectives you should try to accomplish during the opening. He teaches you how to master topics like obtaining space and developing your pieces in harmony.

Then, Anand covers the fundamental strategies from very popular openings such as the Ruy Lopez, Sicilian Defense, French Defense, King’s Gambit, Nimzo and the King’s Indian Defense, explaining what he likes about each of these openings and the key ideas to follow.

You will be able to learn what to play, what not to play and why, obtaining a great foundation for success in your own games.

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Running Time

1 hour 26 minutes





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Chapter List

Here’s a list of the chapters included in this course:

  1. A Quick Summary of the Basic Ideas
  2. The Opening According to Anand
  3. Your Opponent
  4. Play the Ruy Lopez / Spanish!
  5. How to Play the Sicilian!
  6. The Sicilian Defense
  7. The French Defense
  8. The King’s Gambit
  9. The Nimzo-Indian Defense
  10. The King’s Indian Defense