Slav Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic

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Chess Openings: Slav Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic

In this 10-hour course, IM Milovan Ratkovic breaks down his repertoire in plain language and arms you with the favorite opening of 11 world champions…the Slav Defense!

Chess Opening: Slav Defense Mastermind

Everything you need to make white question why he EVER dared to play 1.d4 against you!

It’s no secret that black is supposed to “equalize” before even attempting to get an advantage in the opening, but in the age of powerful AI-based chess computers, this has changed…

IM Milovan Ratkovic has distilled a powerful repertoire vs 1.d4 where black emerges at least equal (often better) in EVERY line!

Black keeps it simple to start, and adapts with aggression based on how white develops.

About the Author

Chess Player Milovan Ratkovic

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.

3 Reasons to Switch to IM Ratkovic’s Slav Defense Today!

  • All Lines Lead to Equality or Black Advantage! This is RARE in modern chess… where black essentially shuts down white from the beginning. IM Ratkovic reveals lines that will serve as deadly weapons in your toughest tournaments.
  • All Lines are Verified by Strong Computer Analysis! There’s nothing worse than being caught in an opening trap – all of IM Ratkovic’s lines have been proven airtight by monstrously strong computers and all analysis is included in your PGN file for easy reference.
  • VERY Easy to Remember the Lines! Despite being 100% computer checked, your opening lines are NOT mindbogglingly complicated like most computer lines. They’re similar and simple, but also sharp and great for attacking.

Chess Opening: Slav Defense MastermindWhat’s included?

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 Exchange Variation 1
Chapter 2 Exchange Variation 2
Chapter 3 Exchange Variation 3
Chapter 4 Exchange Variation 4
Chapter 5 Cambridge Springs Variation 1
Chapter 6 Cambridge Springs Variation 2
Chapter 7 Cambridge Springs Variation 3
Chapter 8 Meran Variation 1
Chapter 9 Meran Variation 2
Chapter 10 Meran Variation 3
Chapter 11 Quiet Variation 1
Chapter 12 Quiet Variation 2
Chapter 13 Quiet Variation 3
Chapter 14 Semi-Slav 1
Chapter 15 Semi-Slav 2
Chapter 16 Stoltz Variation-7.Bd3 or Be2
Chapter 17 Stoltz Variation – Shabalov Attack
Chapter 18 Stoltz Variation-7.b3
Chapter 19 Stoltz Variation-7.e4 and Bd2
Chapter 20 Stoltz Variation- Games
Chapter 21 Other Lines 1
Chapter 22 Other Lines 2
Chapter 23 Other Lines 3
Chapter 24 Other Lines 4
Chapter 25 Other Lines 5