Openings Crash Course with GM Maxim Dlugy

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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 zillionsof 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 Dlugy

This 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 GMs! The video course contains 22 easy-to-understand bite-sized lessons.

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Running Time

+2 Hours

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Content Outline

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
CHAPTER 13 Dutch Defense Leningrad Variation
CHAPTER 14 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
CHAPTER 15 Nimzo-Indian Defense Classical Variation
CHAPTER 16 Queen’s Indian Defense Petrosian System
CHAPTER 17 Scandinavian Defense Pytel Wade Variation
CHAPTER 18 Nimzo-Indian Defense Rubinstein System
CHAPTER 19 King’s Indian Defense Saemisch Variation
CHAPTER 20 Semi-Tarrasch Defense
CHAPTER 21 Albin Counter-Gambit