Openings Crash Course with GM Maxim Dlugy

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                    [description] => <h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Chess Opening Crash Course with GM Maxim Dlugy</span></h2>
<img class="alignright wp-image-572029 size-full" title="Openings Crash Course With Gm Maxim Dlugy" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/crash-openings-course-screen-capture2-e1551994121570.jpg" alt="Openings Crash Course With Gm Maxim Dlugy" width="400" height="225" />

Every club player wants to have Grandmaster-level chess opening preparation. However, once you start working on the openings you realize just how <strong>time-consuming</strong> that is!

You may spend days studying a <em>single line</em>, which you’ll probably never see in any of your games.

And that’s very disappointing…

The theory found in books is generally very advanced, with <em><strong>zillions</strong> </em>of mainlines, sub-lines, sub-variations, off-beat lines… you name it.

To understand just a little bit of a single opening you need to go through dozens of variations, and unless you have a photographic memory that simply won’t work.  Club players <strong>cannot</strong> spend months studying a single opening for black pieces.

We understand that!

How wonderful would it be to spend just 2 hours of your time to understand the <strong>main ideas</strong> and plans behind <strong>20 different openings?</strong> Would you feel more confident playing your next game if you knew that there are no d4-lines out there that can catch you off-guard?

Well, here is your chance. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">GM Maxim Dlugy has compiled his <em><strong>20 years of chess opening theory experience</strong></em> into a <em><strong>single crash course</strong></em></span>.

You won’t learn how to outplay Kasparov or Carlsen out of the opening. What you will learn is <strong>how to play high quality opening moves against any under 2200-Elo rated opponent.</strong> That’s exactly what most club players need!
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">About the Author:</span></h2>
Maxim Dlugy is a chess International Grandmaster born in Moscow. He moved to the United States with his family in 1977. He was an average player until his strength exploded in the early 1980s.

<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Always a strong speed-chess player, Dlugy was formerly ranked number one in the world by the World Blitz Chess Association</span>.</strong>

Besides winning many international events, and being the highest rated junior player in the world from ages 15 to 20, he has represented the U.S. chess teams in international team competitions, including the Chess Olympiad, and has written articles and chess books on many different chess themes, including his own autobiographical book – ‘Grandmaster Insides’.

Recently he has proven that his practical strength is still formidable by winning two back-to-back Grandmaster Charity Blitz Championships in May of 2017 and 2018, ahead of more than a dozen other grandmasters.
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">How is this course going to help me?</span></h2>
<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-572155" title="Openings Crash Course With Gm Maxim Dlugy" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/crash-openings-course-screen-capture-e1551999936216.jpg" alt="Openings Crash Course With Gm Maxim Dlugy" width="400" height="225" />This is <strong>NOT</strong> another “<strong><em>theoretical</em></strong>” chess opening course. This is pure practical advice teaching you the moves that win games.  If you hate opening theory, this course is so simple and easy-to-understand that you’ll fall in love with it!

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Here's what you'll learn</strong></span>:
<ul>
 	<li>What are the most important principles that allow you to get a playable position <em>every single time</em>?</li>
 	<li>What is the #1 most common mistake that club players make in the opening?</li>
 	<li>What opening lines you should play, and which lines should you completely avoid?</li>
 	<li>How to avoid the most common opening traps in d4-lines for both white and black</li>
 	<li>What to do after the opening</li>
 	<li>And much more!</li>
</ul>
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">GM Max Dlugy has personally used these ideas and moves to beat IMs and GMs</span>! <strong>The video course contains 22 easy-to-understand bite-sized lessons.</strong>
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As said every club player want

As said every club player wants to have Grandmaster-level chess opening preparation but I think the course has to many GM type Openings but it is at a beginner level openings and not beginner type openings. Most of these openings are for 1600's-1800's to start to learn players from 500-1300 will get lost in most of these openings just to much theory. I do like the way these are are presented very easy to learn and get started in the openings but I would of liked Spanish & Italian games.


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Chess Opening Crash Course with GM Maxim Dlugy

Openings Crash Course With Gm Maxim Dlugy

Every club player wants to have Grandmaster-level chess opening preparation. However, once you start working on the openings you realize just how time-consuming that is!

You may spend days studying a single line, which you’ll probably never see in any of your games.

And that’s very disappointing…

The theory found in books is generally very advanced, with zillions of mainlines, sub-lines, sub-variations, off-beat lines… you name it.

To understand just a little bit of a single opening you need to go through dozens of variations, and unless you have a photographic memory that simply won’t work.  Club players cannot spend months studying a single opening for black pieces.

We understand that!

How wonderful would it be to spend just 2 hours of your time to understand the main ideas and plans behind 20 different openings? Would you feel more confident playing your next game if you knew that there are no d4-lines out there that can catch you off-guard?

Well, here is your chance. GM Maxim Dlugy has compiled his 20 years of chess opening theory experience into a single crash course.

You won’t learn how to outplay Kasparov or Carlsen out of the opening. What you will learn is how to play high quality opening moves against any under 2200-Elo rated opponent. That’s exactly what most club players need!

About the Author:

Maxim Dlugy is a chess International Grandmaster born in Moscow. He moved to the United States with his family in 1977. He was an average player until his strength exploded in the early 1980s.

Always a strong speed-chess player, Dlugy was formerly ranked number one in the world by the World Blitz Chess Association.

Besides winning many international events, and being the highest rated junior player in the world from ages 15 to 20, he has represented the U.S. chess teams in international team competitions, including the Chess Olympiad, and has written articles and chess books on many different chess themes, including his own autobiographical book – ‘Grandmaster Insides’.

Recently he has proven that his practical strength is still formidable by winning two back-to-back Grandmaster Charity Blitz Championships in May of 2017 and 2018, ahead of more than a dozen other grandmasters.

How is this course going to help me?

Openings Crash Course With Gm Maxim DlugyThis is NOT another “theoretical” chess opening course. This is pure practical advice teaching you the moves that win games.  If you hate opening theory, this course is so simple and easy-to-understand that you’ll fall in love with it!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What are the most important principles that allow you to get a playable position every single time?
  • What is the #1 most common mistake that club players make in the opening?
  • What opening lines you should play, and which lines should you completely avoid?
  • How to avoid the most common opening traps in d4-lines for both white and black
  • What to do after the opening
  • And much more!

GM Max Dlugy has personally used these ideas and moves to beat IMs and GMsThe video course contains 22 easy-to-understand bite-sized lessons.


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Chapter List:

  • CHAPTER 0: Queen’s Pawn Game Krause variation
  • CHAPTER 1 Queen’s Gambit Accepted Borisenko-Furman Variation
  • CHAPTER 2 Grünfeld Defence Classical Exchange Variation
  • CHAPTER 3 Slav Defense Botvinnik Variation
  • CHAPTER 4 Alekhine’s Defense
  • CHAPTER 5 Benko Gambit
  • CHAPTER 6 Blumenfeld Gambit
  • CHAPTER 7 English Defense Bramen Reverse Dragon Variation
  • CHAPTER 8 Budapest Gambit
  • CHAPTER 9 King’s Indian Defense Exchange Variation
  • CHAPTER 10 Benoni Defense Classical Variation
  • CHAPTER 11 Owens Defense: Part I
  • CHAPTER 12 Owens Defense: Part II
  • LESSON 13 Dutch Defense Leningrad Variation
  • LESSON 14 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
  • LESSON 15 Nimzo-Indian Defense Classical Variation
  • LESSON 16 Queen’s Indian Defense Petrosian System
  • LESSON 17 Scandinavian Defense Pytel Wade Variation
  • LESSON 18 Nimzo-Indian Defense Rubinstein System
  • LESSON 19 King’s Indian Defense Saemisch Variation
  • LESSON 20 Semi-Tarrasch Defense
  • LESSON 21 Albin Counter-Gambit