Modern Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic

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Learn How to Play the Modern Defense

Renowned coach IM Milovan Ratkovic reveals the ultimate “quickstart” chess course on the Modern Defense. He covers the main move orders, attacking plans and strategic blueprints you can implement in your own games.

So your opponent plays 1.e4 and you think to yourself: “Here we go again!” – preparing yourself to fend off the attack – no matter how brutal it is.

modern defense milovan ratkovicSometimes you hold them off and win, sometimes they checkmate you.

Sometimes you remember all the theory, sometimes you forget something and it’s a disaster.

We know the feeling, don’t worry.

What if you could SKIP the theory and jump straight to your favorite positions?

Where you start from positions you’ve practiced at home, where you know the plans and feel very comfortable.

With the Modern Defense, you can do just this.

In the Modern Defense, White plays 1.e4 and you quietly fianchetto your Bishop, and then depending on what he does, you use one of a handful of plans to dismantle his center, attack his king, or both!

Sounds great, right? Are you ready to give it a try?

IM Milovan Ratkovic has released this 10-hour mastermind covering move orders, attacking plans, and strategic blueprints you can implement in your own games.

You will learn how to:

  • Respond with FORCE Against ALL Flank Attacks! The biggest danger in the Modern Defense is that pesky kingside h4/g4 pawn storm…IM Ratkovic shares the perfect remedy to this with direct and dynamic action in the center.
  • Remember PLANS, not Theory! You’ll learn to approach the opening thinking “shall I adopt this plan or that plan?” – NOT rote memorization of lines. This result is much greater mastery of positions!
  • Attack Without Risk! Placing that bishop in front of your king gives a lot of safety…the same cannot be said for WHITE’S king! IM Ratkovic serves up several attacking plans you can adopt to terrorize him before he even gets close to breaking through!

modern defense milovan ratkovicAdd to your 10 hours of high-quality video lessons a complete PGN file of ALL analysis and you’re armed with all you need to get great, comfortable positions as black…no matter what White tries!

About the Author:

IM Milovan Ratkovic has a wide experience as a chess coach and a player – this can be seen in his resume which includes diverse accolades such as being Serbian Junior Champion. Some of his top students have been able to reach 2400 Elo! IM Ratkovic is an active tournament player and one of his near-future goals is obtaining the Grandmaster title.

His dedication to the game and eagerness to share his knowledge makes him one of the best chess coaches out there.

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Modern Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic – video course [10 hours and 12 min]

IM Milovan Ratkovic has just released the ultimate “quickstart” course on the Modern, a 10-hour mastermind covering move orders, attacking plans, and strategic blueprints you can implement in your own games.

Complete set of PGNs

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

Access to Practicum

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

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+10 hours

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Content Outline

Chapter 1: Main Line (Part I)
Chapter 2: Main Line (Part II)
Chapter 3: Main Line (Part III)
Chapter 4: Main Line (Part IV)
Chapter 5: 4.Be3, 5.Qd2 Setup (Part I)
Chapter 6: 4.Be3, 5.Qd2 Setup (Part II)
Chapter 7: 4.Be3, 5.Qd2 Setup (Part III)
Chapter 8: 4.Be3, 5.Qd2 Setup (Part IV)
Chapter 9: g3 System (Part I)
Chapter 10: g3 System (Part II)
Chapter 11: g3 System (Part III)
Chapter 12: 4.f4 (Part I)
Chapter 13: 4.f4 (Part II)
Chapter 14: 4.f4 (Part III)
Chapter 15: 3.h4 Variation (Part I)
Chapter 16: 3.h4 Variation (Part II)
Chapter 17: 3.h4 Variation (Part III)
Chapter 18: e4,d4,c4 (Part I)
Chapter 19: e4,d4,c4 (Part II)
Chapter 20: e4,d4,c4 (Part III)
Chapter 21: e4,d4,c4 (Part IV)
Chapter 22: Other Lines e4,d4,f4 System
Chapter 23: Other Lines e4,d4,c3
Chapter 24: Other Lines – Unusual Lines