The Chess World‘s chess courses have gained an outstanding reputation in a very short time. Featuring top coaches like former World Junior Champion GM Alex Ipatov and IM Valeri Lilov, they cover a lot of topics rarely spoken about.
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Topics include How to Dominate in Open Positions: GM Mikhalevski (peak 2611 Elo) teaches you the skills you need to control space, increase activity, push your opponent back and overload them with attack after attack.
Whereas many chess courses just show you what to do in a specific position, these rules will help you wth any open position!
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How about GM Tiberiu Georgescu’s Grandmaster Level Psychology? Knowing how to stay strong mentally and get a psychological edge over your opponent is hugely important in chess.
Just look at how Kasparov used to dominate his world-class rivals. It was his supreme awareness of the kind of psychological tricks revealed here.
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Karpov was once asked what the difference between the World Champion and the other elite players was. He replied that they were very close in strength, but the World Champion was usually 1% better than his rivals in most areas of the game.
The sum of all these small edges became decisive.
Now, this exclusive chess training program by our friends at The Chess World will help you improve on the 5 most important skills to develop a Grandmaster Chess Strategy: openings, prophylaxis, middlegame mastery, attacking play and endgame strategy.
Here’s part of what you’ll get:
How much time does it take to master an opening?
The answer depends on the level you’re at.
It could be 30-40 hours if you are a beginner OR 300-400 hours if you’re an advanced player.
IM Marcin Sieciechowicz is here to slash your workload – you can get a master-level preparation against 1.d4 based on Tarrasch Defence in just 10 hours!
Tarrasch is an under-the-radar opening, which works great against U2400 opponents whether you are an attacking or positional player.
IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
Marcin is the winner of many medals in the Polish junior chess championships over the years, including the gold medal in the Polish junior chess championship in 2010 (under 18). He made two of his IM norms before reaching the age of 18, and the last in 2010, becoming an International Master just after his 18th birthday.
Here is what you’ll learn:
- Tactical Blueprint – If you are an attacking player and prefer sharp and aggressive ideas… this is for you! IM Sieciechowicz provides all the tools to turn the tables on your opponent with tactical Tarrasch. Simply pick one of the provided plans and push until your opponent resigns!
- Positional Blueprint – Prefer to stay away from the sharp play and resort to positional maneuvering? You are in luck. Marcin also teaches how to exploit imbalances in the pawn structures securing an edge. Hint: if you’re playing against U2200 opponents, it may very well be 0-1!
- Isolated Queen’s Pawn – IM Sieciechowicz will teach you how to transform IQP into the most powerful attacking weapon on the board. You will learn two simple setups that will allow you to control the game.
- Opening Accelerator – Marcin designed this training with a practical player in mind. He kept memorization to a bare minimum, focusing on ‘core’ plans & strategies making sure your new opening is ready to go in 2-3 days, not weeks!
- Tarrasch Endgame – If you don’t know the endgames, your opening preparation isn’t complete. IM Sieciechowicz deep dives into the most common endings after Tarrasch Defense. He gives you step-by-step mind-maps for converting each position into a full point and also keeping you out of trouble.
The deep calculation, terrifying sacrifices, brutal kingside attacks…
Is this how people describe the way you play?
Would you like people to describe your play like this…
“I hate playing them, I always get smashed by some crazy sacrifice!”
If your answer is a big YES! – then you’ll need sharp and dynamic openings, for both white and black…because without the right start, it’ll be impossible to even get your brilliant attack off the ground!
IM Ratkovic suggests the Sicilian Defense against 1.e4, specifically the mighty Dragon variation!
That is, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 *
This opening has by far THE most sacrifices and THE most everything-on-the-line style play you’ll ever encounter, so if you really aspire to be that aggressive, attacking maestro…
…give the Dragon a chance to breathe fire onto the board in your games!
1.e4 Tactical Repertoire for White with IM Paulo Bersamina
One of the saddest things to witness is a gifted attacking player who rarely gets attacking positions due to poor opening choices.
The combinational wizard Rudolf Spielmann summed it up well with:
“I can find the same combinations as Alekhine, but I can’t seem to reach those positions in my own games!”
Can you relate to this?
The problem for you is that your opponents have seen everything in the “regular” openings, so by the time both sides are developed and castled, most of the life is lost in the position.
You might even be slightly worse by this time.
Here’s the solution.
What you need is to choose openings that are dynamic, give you a clear attacking plan, but are slightly rare enough that your opponent isn’t 100% familiar with their “response” to them.
What this does is throw him out of his comfort zone from the start and by the time he figures out what’s going on, your attack is in full swing.
This course provides an attacking repertoire for 1.e4 players featuring the Filipino attacking maestro IM Paulo Bersamina sharing his own winning tournament repertoire.
He’ll patiently teach you how he gets winning attacks against the Sicilian, Caro-Kann, French, …e5 and everything else Black could possibly respond with… all in 11+ hours of high-quality video lessons.
In this video, England’s top grandmaster Daniel Gormally, a calculation expert, shares the insider’s secrets of how one should proceed about calculating variations in the most complicated positions that often arise over-the-board.
GM Gormally breaks down the entire calculation process into a few simple bites that virtually anyone can understand and master.
GM Gormally does a superb job explaining in great detail, backing up with Grandmaster chess examples, how one should proceed about calculating the moves.
Positional sacrifice is a very delicate, yet very powerful technique that most advanced chess players perform. Some of the greatest chess minds in the history of the game employed the positional sacrifice as the weapon of choice to win tournaments, matches, and even World Championship titles.
Number one chess player and the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen is no exception. He proves over and over again, against the toughest competition that the positional sacrifice is something that can blow up an otherwise equally looking position and score a crucial win.
The amateur players typically DO NOT understand the relative value of chess pieces well enough and prefer to simply keep the material.
In this 3-hour long video course, GM Sipke Ernst, a strong attacking player himself, will teach you the art of attacking chess. He goes in great detail analyzing the attacking techniques that players such as Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Mikhail Tal, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Spassky, and Veselin Topalov have successfully used to win games.
GM Ernst will show exactly how Grandmasters think in complex, razor-sharp positions when everything depends on a single move. In such positions, any little inaccuracy can cause a defeat.
It’s like walking on the minefield, along with your opponent, and waiting for someone to make a single wrong step.
The good news is that after going over this course you will have a map in your mind that will guide you through the labyrinth of move choices reducing the possibility of mistakes. That’s something your opponent may not have.
International Master Valeri Lilov assumes you know nothing about the game. And I mean NOTHING. He teaches you everything you need to know for becoming a club strength player from the ground up in the most efficient way.
Indeed, that won’t happen overnight, and you will need to play practice games, do homework and so on. Trust me; this is by far the quickest shortcut you can take to go from absolute zero to club player strength!
IM Lilov starts with the most basic things and dives into advanced stuff when you’re ready.
Others spend months if not years learning those things the hard way… we give you a complete course covering it all in just 10 hours of video!
Chess openings are the foundation of every game. If you are behind in development, with your king stuck in the center and under attack… chances are you won’t be able to demonstrate your superior middlegame or superb endgame skills.
You got to know the openings you play.
The problem is…
Many video courses and chess opening theory books only CONFUSE you with the abundance of information. They give you all the possible responses to opening lines, hundreds of variations and sub-lines making it nearly impossible for a club player to digest and even less likely to apply it.
“The more, the better” principle is clearly NOT something you need in order to master your openings.
GM Petrov gives you a complete repertoire for beating the most popular Black responses to 1.e4, the move described as “best by test” by Bobby Fischer. 10 hours training on easy-to-remember but powerful e4 openings.
Middlegame masterclass with IM Paschall is a 10-hour video course covering “everything middlegame” for under 2200 rated player must know.
It allows players to get an instant edge in the middlegame by following the correct plan, precisely utilizing the fundamental principles of the game and making sound decisions.
Even when the positions are complex and unclear it is possible to break it down into the easy-to-understand parts and proceed with the strongest continuation [don’t worry, you will learn how].
We will start learning the static concepts and work our way to the dynamic ones. In the first several chapters we will start with pawn structure, then continue with strategic concepts laid out by Nimzowitsch, and then proceed with coordination of pieces and pawns, space advantage, exchanges, king’s safety and so on.
Prophylactic thinking is the habit of constantly asking yourself “what does my opponent want to do?” and the ability to find a good reply that prevents the opponent from carrying out that plan.
Right now, there are thousands of chess players out there who have no idea how much they are being held BACK by having poor prophylactic skills.
It’s sad but true. Think about it this way:
Chess prophylaxis is the art & science of preventing your opponents’ threats.
It is a fundamental skill that is equally important regardless of the level you’re at. Prophylaxis is like dribbling in basketball. If you play the game, it is essential that you know how to dribble!
From stopping your opponent’s tactical ideas to cutting off his positional play, prophylaxis plays a HUGE role in every single move!
In this 10-hour masterclass, IM Alex Battey shares his blueprint for launching powerful attacks with maximum ease and near-perfect execution!
You DON’T need to be a chess genius or have a photographic memory to use those. You also don’t need to spend 8 hours a day on training.
Once you get a hang of it, you’ll feel like the attacks are happening on autopilot!
Here’s what you will learn with this course:
How to identify and use the “Focal Points” in your attack – all great players know that focusing your forces into a single point creates an immensely powerful attack which is very difficult to counter for your opponent.
The mating nets – done right – How to save your time and energy over the board while setting up the traps that will do the work for you!
So your opponent has survived this far? Make sure you get the point you deserve with IM Kolosovski’s 10-hour training on converting the most common endgames.
Nearly 50 hours of GM/IM coaching on the skills that win games, all at a huge discount until Sunday night.
Besides all of the above, you also get a ton of bonus material too, including annotated PGNs, live blitz videos and access to the online practical section.
As you can probably guess from the title, this course examines attack and defense in chess at the same time – they are, after all, 2 sides of the same coin.
By showing how some threats can be defended – and how to counter those ideas – GM Marian Petrov builds up the sophistication of your attacks into laser-accurate combinations.
This is a complete masterclass divided into two sections. The first section trains you in attacking the king — no matter where he is located… in the center, the kingside, queenside, opposite side…no matter where — there’s an attacking plan for smashing through to checkmate him!
The second half of this course is dedicated to training you to defend against such attacks… You’ll be able to identify threats from far away and stop them in their tracks.
You’ll get access to a FULL and dangerous opening repertoire for white, with 10 hours of strong ideas against all black responses from the Sicilian and French, to the Caro Kann and 1…e5 — nothing black tries will come as a surprise and you’ll ALWAYS emerge with an edge!
This is not a “theoretical course” but a purely practical guide on how to use this chess opening preparation to win games.
It is developed with practical chess players in mind, who want to spend the minimum time studying the opening ideas yet aim to get maximum RESULTS from applying it to win games.
You will learn how to play the highest quality moves against any under-2200 rated opponent in the least possible time.
This is your 10.5-hour guide to queen’s pawn MASTERY. No matter which side of the board you’re on, you’ll be knowledgeable in the theory, plans, pawn structures and attacking plans…of EVERY 1.d4 opening.
Whether it’s the King’s Indian, Queen’s Gambit, Dutch or anything in between… GM Marian Petrov covers them in a crystal clear way that only a professional trainer can!
You will know exactly how to play against and beat players in the 10 most widely played openings after 1.d4: London System, Queen’s Gambit Accepted, Queen’s Gambit Declined, Slav Defense, Benoni Defense, Kings Indian Defense, Nimzo Indian Defense, Grunfeld Defense, Dutch Defense, Tarrasch and Chigorin Defense!
You’ll get access to a 7-hour course covering all of the strategic imbalances in chess. In 14 chapters, GM Petrov teaches you themes like pawn structure, the bishop pair, attacking the king, dominating open files — and he even gives you a basic opening repertoire for BOTH black and white.
GM Petrov takes a very different perspective on improving your positional understanding. Instead of taking a usual route of learning “moves” and “lines”, he teaches “positions” and “patterns“.
This approach is proven to work for many of GM Petrov’s private students. It gives you a clear understanding of when to attack, defend or go into an endgame. This kind of thinking is the key difference between 1400 and 2500 rated players.
In his new 10-hour course, IM Mat Kolosowski reveals the many secrets of mastering the center in chess, and how you can use them to dominate your games.
IM Kolosowski has taken these advanced concepts and presented them in a way that any ambitious player will be able to understand and use.
Every chess player knows the CENTER is critical… but most just stick a pawn on d4 or e4, drop a knight on f3 and start attacking.
And they wonder why it doesn’t work…
GM Marian Petrov Reveals how to destroy 1.d4 in the unstoppable attacking style of Kasparov and Fischer… without having to remember hundreds of long variations.
When Kasparov and Fischer – 2 of the most single-minded winners in chess history – faced 1.d4 in the big games, they turned to the King’s Indian Defense.
Like the Sicilian, the King’s Indian Defense allows Black to unbalance the position and generate HUGE attacks… if you know what you’re doing.
Players who just fianchetto their bishop and hope for the best usually have to suffer with a cramped position for a long time.
However, learn the ingenious piece maneuvers, the killer pawn breaks and the sacrifices with which to blow open the position, and you’re in for a ton of fun!
Bulgarian GM Marian Petrov teaches you the secrets of this aggressive opening in his new 10-hour Mastermind!
GM Bryan Smith reveals how to develop GM-level chess endgame technique and unleash your true potential!
They say there are no shortcuts in chess… but that’s not quite true. There is one thing you can do that will get you faster rating gains than anything else.
You see, most players suck at the endgame.
They draw where they should win and lose where they should draw.
In fact, more rating points are dropped in the final phase than at any other point in the game – and this represents a massive opportunity for the switched-on player.
Master the art of chess endgame play and you will be vacuuming up all those rating points, getting wins even from inferior positions.
GM Marian Petrov is back with his complete guide to this fascinating opening. His 10-hour Complete Ruy Lopez walks you through every major variation, explaining how the different choices change the dynamic of the game.
The Ruy Lopez is the opening that Kramnik used to take Kasparov’s world crown. It’s one of the two openings that Anand says all players simply must master if they want to get really good at the game.
It’s strategic, tactical, offers play on the queenside, kingside and in the center. Direct attacking play, positional squeezes. Learn how to play the Ruy Lopez well and you’re not just learning an opening, you’re learning chess.
In this incredible course, GM Marian Petrov reveals the ideas behind every major Ruy Lopez variation, backing them up with model games played by World Champions from Steinitz to Magnus Carlsen!
Right now, the Ruy Lopez is THE most important opening you can learn.
It may have been played for over 500 years but Google’s AI AlphaZero not only rediscovered it, it proved the Ruy Lopez is the BEST continuation for both colors after 1.e4.
This is a 10-hour training from IM Milovan Ratkovic… a master-level Caro-Kann repertoire that builds up from general strategies to cutting-edge novelties. Want to get better positions out of the opening and know exactly what to do in the resulting middlegames? This course is for you!
Perhaps you’re not getting the kind of positions you like or you just feel it’s time to really master an opening and get the edge every time you play it.
Super-coach IM Milovan Ratkovic is ready to reveal to you his whole Master-Level Caro-Kann repertoire, going all the way from general comprehension of the opening to cutting-edge novelties you will be able to implement in your games.
This enables you to tackle 1.e4 once and for all!
What makes the difference between a regular club player, and those who go on to become chess masters? Grandmaster Ibro Saric has used his years of experience to answer this crucial question, and has come up with a number of “sweet spots” that make all the difference…
Now GM Saric reveals those well-kept secrets in this 10-hour, 20-chapter course, showing you how to win with the 9 elements of advanced positional play. This is a course for players in the 1200-1800 Elo range looking to reach 2000-2200 Elo and beyond…
We’ve all been there. Your opponent has a couple of badly placed pieces and his king has no flight square. Your spider-sense tells you there’s something in the position… but you just can’t find it. In the end you either settle for something boring or rush into a tactic you knew didn’t quite work.
If only you knew the correct method…
IM Porper’s course shows you how to capitalize on all types of weakness – tactical and strategic – using his step-by-step systems.
Want to become ruthless at exploiting your rivals’ weaknesses? Take advantage of your opponents’ mistakes and bring the full point home!
If you’ve been playing chess for a while you know the importance of pattern recognition.
It’s what alerts you to a possible tactic in a position. It’s what allows you to sacrifice your queen, knowing that the back-rank mate is forced.
It’s what enables super-GMs like Hikaru Nakamura to solve complex tactics in under a second.
Croatian coach GM Davorin Kuljasevic’s Improve Your Decision Making is a 10-hour course laser-focused on the crucial topic of decision-making. Drawing on years of experience coaching club players rated between 1600 and 2200 Elo, Davorin has identified the 9 types of decisions that players have to make in real games.
You sit down to play your game. You’ve got the White pieces. Now what?
You know your opponent plays the Sicilian against 1.e4 and the Grunfeld against 1.d4. You’ve been down this route many times… and haven’t loved the positions that followed.
If you want more from your openings, it’s time to step off the beaten track.
After all, when you get White, it should be you calling the shots.
Enter… the Trompowsky Attack.
The Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5!) is an aggressive opening that leaves Black playing catch-up for the rest of the game.
Magnus Carlsen turned to the Trompowsky in his first game against Karjakin in the 2016 World Chess Championship. Now it’s your turn…
Serbian IM Milovan Ratkovic has put together a 10-hour comprehensive training on the Trompowsky as part of The Chess World’s Opening Lab series.
GM Marian Petrov Reveals…
The essential knowledge for playing both sides of this massively popular chess opening
If you’ve been promising yourself you’ll sort your openings out… to study for a few hours so you can enjoy better results for years to come…
Well, now’s your chance.
GM Marian Petrov’s 10-hour Opening Lab on the French Defense is a complete training covering everything from recommended lines to middlegame plans.
Good openings = easy middlegames = wins.
Why should you play the French?
A favorite of Korchnoi, Botvinnik and strategic genius Ulf Andersson, the French is full of long-term positional advantages for Black.
In practical play, White nearly always overstretches or falls for an unsound sacrifice. All you need to do is learn the themes and plans.
IM Mat Kolosowski Reveals…
The 11 Tried and Tested Techniques for Flawless Calculation and Finding the Best Moves Quickly… in Any Position.
You’ve probably heard the famous saying “chess is 99% tactics”.
Well, it’s wrong.
Chess is 99% calculation.
When you want to know if multiple exchanges in the center will give you more space, you calculate.
Wondering what your opponent might be up to? You consider moves and calculate them.
It’s no exaggeration to say that your chess strength relies on how good your calculation game is.
Improve your calculation and you will transform as a player, finding stronger moves on every turn.
And, no matter if your goal is to hit 1800 or 2200, IM Mat Kolosowski can help.
In his Calculation Mastermind course, Mat has drawn on decades of chess ideas to teach you the QUICKEST and most EFFECTIVE methods for finding strong moves in any position.
А complete system for dismantling White’s hopes and dreams after 1.Nf3, no matter what setup they go for!
Every competitive player knows the importance of good opening play. It sets you up for the rest of the game.
That’s why our friends at The Chess World spent so much time and effort creating the Opening Lab series – practical advice for ambitious players, delivered by expert coaches.
The first Opening Lab course answers one of the most common questions…
What should you do against 1.Nf3?
Most players just try and transpose to their favorite e4/d4 opening…
You’ll see Sicilian players getting caught out with 1.Nf3 c5 2.c4! and Ruy Lopez players being tricked with 1.Nf3 Nc6 2.d4! After just 2 moves, they’re stuck in an unfamiliar opening.
Don’t let White dictate the game! Take matters into your own hands with Beat 1.Nf3 with NM Neustroev…
This 9.5-hour Opening Lab course shows you how to actively exploit the problems with White’s first move instead of reacting with standard moves.
Renowned coach IM Milovan Ratkovic reveals…
How to Beat 1.d4, Outplaying Your Opponents Game-After-Game… all without Having to Remember much Theory
Ever thought that d4 players have things too easy?
They pretty much know they’re going to be facing either the King’s Indian or Slav/QGD and THEY get to choose which variation gets played.
This gives your opponent a big advantage in the opening… and they get the first move!
Hardly seems fair, does it?
Thankfully there’s a way to turn the tables and get that opening advantage on your side.
Ruin your opponent’s prep as early as move 2 with the Queen’s Gambit Accepted. This logical but rarely played opening is full of aggressive counter-play for Black – and lets you dictate play.
Serbia’s IM Milovan Ratkovic has just finished the Queen’s Gambit Accepted Mastermind, a 10-hour complete repertoire for putting d4 players to the sword!
GM Bryan Smith Reveals…
How to Set Up Your Army to Take Down Any Defensive Setup and End the Game Early with Spectacular Mating Attacks
Ever had a game where you get a great position, all your pieces are primed for attack and yet… NOTHING?
The sacrifices don’t lead to anything. Any move just takes your pieces further away from the action.
You end up retreating, trading pieces and the attack dies out. Advantage gone, draw agreed.
A game that should have ended in glory results in lost rating points and a huge waste of time and effort.
This is a major problem for club players…
…a problem Bryan Smith fixes with this 10-hour Attacking the King Mastermind.
If you’ve ever sat at the board and thought “what now?”, this course is for you.
A good strategy adds a unifying force to your moves, turning small waves into a tsunami that overwhelms your opponent.
But it’s a problem area for most players…
Beginners consider each move on its own merits, intermediate players play the move that achieves a goal maybe 3 or 4 moves away, but Masters may think in strategies that last 20 moves or more.
Ready to take the plunge and see the bigger picture? Well, now there are no excuses… IM Edward Porper has put together his 10-hour Strategy Manual – the complete guide to chess strategy for players rated 1400-2100 Elo.
You are at the beginning of a very important game. You’ve got the white pieces.
The Nimzo-Indian is on the board. What’s your game plan?
What if there was an opening system that is strategically sound, generating a lot of play, yet carrying very little risk?
Yet there is a system that can be played against the Nimzo that does exactly that.
In GM Davorin Kuljasevic’s 11-hour Opening Lab on Nimzo-Indian – Complete Repertoire for White, Davorin explains important ideas behind the Classical Nimzo and arms you with a Grandmaster-level opening repertoire that’ll serve you a lifetime.
Once you finish this Opening Lab, you’ll play confidently when your opponent plays the Nimzo.
Many great players of the past Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, and nearly all top Grandmasters today Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Boris Gelfand have one thing in common.
When a lot is at stake, they turn to Grunfeld.
Grunfeld is the opening that is played everywhere from World Championship Matches to Club Level. It is a very flexible opening, giving black all the chances for a successful attack… if you know what you are doing.
Understand the main ideas, learn key principles and you will be rewarded with TONs of unexpected victories against opponents you’ve never even dreamed of beating!
In this 10.5-hour Mastermind, GM Marian Petrov gives you a complete opening repertoire for Black based on Grunfeld Defense!
English GM Daniel Gormally has created a 7-hour Middlegame Trickery course containing his complete blueprint to tournament dominance! GM Gormally shares his secrets of computer preparation, slippery defense, how to stun opponents with unexpected moves, shocking sacrifices, plus much more.
“I was doing well but missed his idea and he tricked me…this guy is a really tricky player!”
You’ve heard such things right? Maybe you’ve even been the victim of such a player.
The ability to find resources that shock, unsettle, and strike fear in your opponents is a rarely discussed skill of really successful tournament players.
Whether it’s that subtle pawn thrust that “seems” to come from nowhere yet leaves his queen without squares, or clever opening preparation with engines of monstrous strength…
…or even the ability to stay calm when losing, so you can launch a devastating counterattack and snatch victory.
These are essential skills, but rarely taught…
In Middlegame Trickery, GM Daniel Gormally gives you almost 7 hours of training that’ll turn you into a psychologically strong, street-smart tournament player who is ready for anything.
GM Jacek Stopa reveals the Dutch Defense, a powerful attacking weapon against 1.d4, 1.c4, and 1.Nf3 chess openings. When Magnus Carlsen needed to score important wins against Anand and Caruana, he turned to Dutch Defense.
Trusted by many strong Grandmasters including Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Vladimir Kramnik, and Veselin Topalov, the Dutch Defense is a perfect choice for those who want more than a draw with the Black pieces.
A powerful and reliable weapon, the Dutch Defense gives you all the bells and whistles you need to outplay your opponents with Black!
FM Yuriy Krykun teaches the entire 1.b3 system he himself uses to avoid theory and stack up massive winning margins as White in tournaments. He reveals the shortcut to get done with your opening preparation for White.
You’ve probably noticed that many times we recommend opening systems, rather than highly full theoretical repertoires.
This is because we know you’re busy and that playing easy-to-learn systems will make your chess journey much more likely to be successful.
Today we have a brand new weapon for you.
It’s an opening system starting with 1.b3!? which Ukrainian FM Yuriy Krykun calls his “secret weapon” and has resulted in the 21-year-old skyrocketing his rating to 2370 Elo.
It seems that nobody knows what to do against this system.
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!
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.
In this course GM Marian Petrov reveals Kasparov’s entire Sicilian Najdorf repertoire, with updated theory and plans. Add to your 10 hours of high-quality video lessons a complete PGN file of all Sicilian Najdorf games Kasparov ever played and you’re armed with all you need to play confident and aggressive chess with Black… no matter what white tries!
Garry Kasparov sits crouched forward, head in his hands in deep concentration…
His 2650 level opponent is launching pawns forward on the kingside, but Garry is not worried at all… he has seen it all before.
He takes off his watch and places it beside the board with a deep exhale…
Then he reaches out his hand, grabs the rook on c8 and sacrifices it on c3. KABOOM.
A thunderous attack ensues and Kasparov forces resignation on move 30.
Now, we know that Kasparov was one of the most dynamic players ever to live… but without dynamic weapons, even the most dynamic player becomes rather dull.
GM Marian Petrov was asked which was Kasparov’s most deadly opening weapon…
His answer? The Sicilian Najdorf!
If you’re ready to learn the Black repertoire that kept Kasparov at the top for 20 years, grab this course and enjoy.
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.
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.
IM Mat Kolosowski is back to train you in these key chess tactics themes to finish off opponents and avoid throwing away the wins you know you deserve. In this 7.5-hour course, IM Kolosowski reveals the must-have training for ambitious players below 1800 for your fast improvement toward expert level.
Strong openings are useful, sure. So is deep positional knowledge. But if you walk into a mate in 3, or a deadly knight fork…
…none of this means much.
This 15-day tactical Bootcamp is designed to fill the gap in your tactical knowledge and train you to see winning chess tactics within seconds.
In the course, IM Kolosowski covers the basics like forks, pins, skewers, and discoveries…
…but also much more advanced tactics and combinations too.
GM Sipke Ernst is here to teach you the Double Fianchetto System, a chess opening for White where you simply fianchetto both bishops and then follow the blueprints of guys like Vladimir Kramnik to crush your opponents… without learning a single complicated theoretical line!
There was a time in Vladimir Kramnik’s career when he abandoned all of his main openings preparation, and still managed to crush well-prepped, calculating machines like Fabiano Caruana…
It’s true, but how is it possible?
He discovered that if you sidestep trendy book moves and force your now confused opponents into structures only you have mastered, this guarantees an unfair opening advantage anyway!
So “Big Vlad” adopted a shortcut system for White that’s flexible, sidesteps preparation, and provides attacking chances against any response. Aronian and Gelfand soon followed his lead.
The highly flexible Double Fianchetto System has almost ZERO theory and allows you to easily learn the PLANS of elite GMs to gain an easy advantage!
Looking for a solid and flexible opening for Black against 1.d4? GM Adrien Demuth reveals his favorite weapon against 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3, the Chebanenko Slav Defense (3…a6!). You will get 10 hours with all the theory, in-game analysis, plans, and pawn structures. Nothing is being held back.
You’re getting the complete GM-level repertoire that is battle-tested against both IM and GM level opponents, as well as under 2200 players.
You can spend memorizing the mainline theory, or you can do exactly what GM Adrien Demuth did…
Adrien spent a fraction of the preparation time building a complete repertoire for Black based on the Chebanenko Slav Defense.
Although many club players would consider 4…a6 a ‘strange move’, Grandmasters know it’s totally solid and leads to two powerful pawn breaks: …b5 and …e5.
In fact, the Chebanenko Slav is so solid, that some GMs gave up playing 1.d4 altogether because they couldn’t claim any advantage with White in this line!!
Chess Openings for Black: Fighting 1.e4 – A Complete Repertoire
“Know thyself, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” – Sun Tzu.
Leave your opponent clueless. Drag them kicking and screaming into a world only you know and understand.
Know what you will do. Know the mistakes they will make.
This kind of opening advantage is worth 200 Elo points or more.
But how can you get this dominance in a world of booked-up players?
FM Yuriy Krykun has put together a fighting repertoire that will stupefy your rivals and give you the control you’re looking for.
FM Krykun actually gives you TWO anti-e4 repertoires in this course. As he points out, you’re going to want to mix things up.
First up is the Czech Pirc (1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6). That sneaky c-pawn push covers d5 and opens the path for …Qa5. This early queen move gives White a headache, pinning the knight and threatening …Nxe4.
Next is a tricky line in the Alekhine: 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Ng8! Carlsen has played this, Mamedyarov has too. That e5 pawn quickly becomes a problem for White… a problem few will be able to solve at the board.
The Best Chess Strategies and Positional Methods for the Win!
This chess course is the best path to getting a solid foundation of the most critical chess strategies and positional methods that masters use to win key games.
From opening fundamentals that find the right move without knowing the theory… to color complex domination, outposts, attacking plans, prophylaxis, and much more.
In Strategy Mastermind you get 10 hours of HD training videos with IM Mat Kolosowski explaining and breaking down the ultimate chess strategies to win more games.
You also get a complete PGN of all lesson material and access to the Chess World online practicum as well.
This is a superb deal and a great shortcut to quick mastery of chess strategy.
Without a strong grasp of chess strategies, all the tactical talent in the world won’t help.
The Pirc Defense Mastermind (10 h)
The perfect weapon to start scoring as Black and humiliating these guys… is the Pirc Defense, a flexible and double-edged chess opening for Black.
Bobby Fischer wasn’t afraid.
It was 1962 and he was facing Viktor Korchnoi… and Korchnoi was hardly the strongest of the Russians… and to make things better, the guy had played the Pirc Defense!
Bobby confidently developed his pieces and then licking his lips, he began what he thought was a strong pawn storm with 13.g4 — and this was his mistake.
Viktor “the terrible” shook his head, shrugged, and picking up his bishop, captured on g4.
Bobby was shocked and lost a crushing game.
Bobby lost to the Pirc Defense because he, like most players, wasn’t prepared for it.
You see, most 1.e4 players spend all of their time studying the Sicilian, French, Caro Kann, 1…e5, and all of these “mainline” openings.
IM Ratkovic Milovan knows different.
In fact, according to IM Ratkovic, the Pirc Defense is a chess opening full of resources for black.
IM Erlend Mikalsen is a highly experienced tournament player and has been coaching ambitious players for 8 years already – leading 3 of his pupils to FM strength in a very short time (a couple of years).
What can IM Erlend teach you in this chess calculation training program?
One of the biggest stumbling points for aspiring players is miscalculation.
How many times have you found yourself saying “Oh! I didn’t see that” or “Yeah, I was doing okay, but missed bishop takes pawn”?
It is SUPER common, and these miscalculations are most likely losing you games.
Enjoy this awesome package!
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- Strategic Planning – IM Valeri Lilov
- The Art of Defense – IM Valeri Lilov
- Dominate with Queen’s Indian Defense – GM Jan Werle
- Grandmaster Level Middlegame Understanding – IM Valeri Lilov
- Grandmaster Level Psychology – GM Tiberiu Georgescu
- Dominate King and Pawn Endgames – IM Valeri Lilov
- Grandmaster Level Calculation – GM Daniel Gormally
- Dominating Open Positions – GM Victor Mikhalevski
- Winning with Positional Sacrifice – GM Victor Mikhalevski
- The Art Of Attacking Chess – GM Sipke Ernst
- Grandmaster Level Positional Understanding – GM Mikhaylo Oleksienko
- Modern Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Dominate Rook Endgames – GM Alex Ipatov
- Grandmaster Level Evaluation of Positions – GM Misa Pap
- Tactics Fundamentals – IM Valeri Lilov
- Dominating Closed Positions – GM Victor Mikhalevski
- The Art of Checkmate – IM Renier Castellanos
- Winning Exchanges – IM Valeri Lilov
- Openings Course for Beginners – IM Valeri Lilov
- Comprehensive Beginner’s Course – IM Valeri Lilov
- Comprehensive Positional Course – IM Renier Castellanos
- Practical Endgames for Club Players – IM Valeri Lilov
- Practical English Complete System for White – IM Valeri Lilov
- Middlegame Masterclass – IM Bill Paschall
- Tactical Mastery – GM Davorin Kuljasevic
- Minor Piece Endgame Mastery with IM Andrey Ostrovsky
- Winning Endgames Strategies with GM Davorin Kuljasevic
- Catalan – The System for black with IM Andrey Ostrovsky
- The Blumenfeld Gambit with IM William Paschall
- Grandmaster’s Thinking with GM Davorin Kuljasevic
- Chess Strategy Mastery with GM Bryan Smith
- Middlegame Mastery with GM Davorin Kuljasevic
- Attacking Chess Secrets with IM Alex Battey
- Opening Mastery – Dominate with1.e4 by GM Marian Petrov
- Prophylaxis Masterclass with IM Valeri Lilov
- Strategic Endgame Mastery with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Attack and Defense – GM Marian Petrov
- Dominate with 1.d4 – GM Marian Petrov
- Planning Masterclass with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Positional Chess Mastery with GM Petrov
- Mastering The Center with IM Mat Kolosowski
- The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov
- Endgame Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith
- Complete Ruy Lopez Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov
- The Complete Caro-Kann with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Positional Play Secrets with GM Ibro Saric
- Exploiting Weaknesses with IM Edward Porper
- Positional Mastery of Magnus Carlsen with GM Davorin Kuljasevic
- Pattern Recognition Mastermind with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Defense Mastery with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Improve Your Decision Making with GM Davorin Kuljasevic
- Trompowsky Attack Opening Lab with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- French Defense Opening Lab with GM Marian Petrov
- Pawn Structures Mastery with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov’s Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov
- Attacking Masterclass with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Calculation Mastermind with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Beating 1.Nf3 with NM Viktor Neustroev
- Attacking Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith
- Sicilian Defense Complete Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov
- Queen’s Gambit Accepted with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Attacking the King Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith
- Strategy Manual with IM Edward Porper
- Tactics Crash Course with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Four Knights Sicilian with GM Davorin Kuljasevic
- Beating English Opening with Black – FM Neustroev & GM Bocharov
- Middlegame Trickery with GM Daniel Gormally
- Dutch Defense for Club Players with GM Jacek Stopa
- Reti Opening Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Positional Chess Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith
- Catalan Opening for White with FM Neustroev and GM Bocharov
- Complete Catalan for White (Vol 2) – FM Neustroev and GM Bocharov
- 1.b3 Secret Weapon with FM Yuriy Krykun
- Chess Openings: Slav Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Learn How to Play the Sicilian Najdorf – GM Marian Petrov
- 2-Weeks Tactics Bootcamp with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Double Fianchetto System with GM Sipke Ernst
- Fighting 1.e4 – The Complete Repertoire for Black with FM Yuriy Krykun
- Norwegian Defense Secret Weapon with FM Yuriy Krykun
- Lowenthal Sicilian Defense Secret Weapon with FM Zaur Tekeyev
- Opening Traps with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Bobby Fischer’s Opening System with IM Valeri Lilov
- Pressuring Your Opponent Like a Grandmaster with GM Jesper Thybo
- Beating Stronger Opponents with IM Renier Castellanos
- The Pirc Defense Mastermind with Milovan Ratkovic
- Scandinavian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov
- King’s Indian Attack Mastermind with GM Jacek Stopa
- Calculation Masterclass with IM Erlend Mikalsen
- Practical Endgame Mastery with IM Mat Kolosowski
- London System Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- King’s Gambit Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov
- Improve Your Chess for Club Players with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Learn from Magnus Carlsen with GM Marian Petrov
- Hyper Accelerated Dragon Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith
- Strategy Mastermind with IM Mat Kolosowski
- Finding the Winning Plan with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
- Attacking Play Manual with IM David Fitzsimons
- Learn from Anatoly Karpov with GM Bryan Smith
- English Opening Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- King’s Indian Defense Opening Lab with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Positional Play Manual with IM Bence Szabo
- Complete Rapid and Blitz Repertoire for White with IM David Fitzsimons
- Rapport-Jobava System with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Complete Rapid & Blitz Repertoire for Black with IM David Fitzsimons
- French Defense with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- Winning with Counter-Attack with IM Valeri Lilov
- Art of Calculation with IM Andrey Ostrovskiy
- Queen’s Gambit Complete Repertoire for White with GM Tamas Fodor
- Tal’s Attacking Secrets with IM Valeri Lilov
- Elements of Strategy with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
- The Accelerated Dragon with GM Alex Fier
- Surprise Weapons for White and Black with IM Mika Karttunen
- Complete Najdorf For Black with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- The Initiative Masterclass with Bence Szabo
- Carlsen’s Alekhine Defense with IM David Fitzsimons
- Sicilian Defense: Kalashnikov Variation with GM Misa Pap
- Queen’s Gambit Declined with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Grunfeld Defense for Black with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- Logic and Psychology in Chess with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
- Play 1…b6! with IM Bryan Solano Cuya
- Patterns and Calculation – IM David Fitzsimons
- Elements of Pawn Structures with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
- Learn From Garry Kasparov with GM Gyula Pap
- Attacking Play Secrets with IM Bence Szabo
- King’s Indian Defense Masterclass with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- 1.b3 Larsen Opening Masterclass with GM Raunak Sadhwani
- Think Like a Master with WGM Julia Ryjanova
- Win with Dutch Defense with GM Miloje Ratkovic
- Elements of Attack with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
- Win With The Benko Gambit – GM Miloje Ratkovic
- Endgame Masterclass with GM Misa Pap
- Attacking 1.d4 Repertoire for White with IM Robert Ris
- Win with Nimzo-Indian Defense by GM Miloje Ratkovic
- Calculation Masterclass with IM Bence Szabo
- Sicilian Defense Dragon Variation with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- Austrian Defense: Your Secret Weapon for Black by FM Armin Musovic
- Fighting For Initiative with GM Misa Pap
- Attacking Repertoire with 1.e4 with IM Robert Ris
- Complete Tournament Preparation with IM David Fitzsimons
- London System for White with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- Catalan: Definitive Repertoire for White with GM Sipke Ernst
- Beating the Sicilian with GM Homayoon Toufighi
- 50 Must Know Chess Games with Grandmaster Gyula Pap
- Attacking with London System with GM Miloje Ratkovic
- Berlin Defense for Black with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- Mastering Positional Sacrifice with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
- Learn from Bobby Fischer with GM Misa Pap
- English Opening: Complete Repertoire for White with IM David Fitzsimons
- Complete Endgame Manual with IM Bence Szabo
- Queen’s Gambit Declined Janowski Variation with GM Miloje Ratkovic
- Win with Tarrasch Defense by IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- 1.e4 Tactical Repertoire for White with IM Paulo Bersamina
- Win with Sicilian Dragon with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Attack in Chess with 1…e5 Complete Repertoire for Black by GM Sipke Ernst
- Scandinavian Defense for Black with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- Complete Middlegame Preparation with FM Armin Musovic
- Opening Principles: Crash Course with IM Bence Szabo
- Club Player’s Repertoire for Black with 1…e5 by GM Krisztian Szabo
- Winning in Equal Positions with GM Tornike Sanididze
- Pirc Defence for Black with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- Win with Ragozin Defense with IM Milovan Ratkovic
- Attacking the King Manual with FM Nikolay Yordanov
- Endgame Crash Course with GM Krisztian Szabo
- Learn from Ulf Andersson with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
- Lifetime Middlegame Ideas with GM Miloje Ratkovic
- Win with Colle System with GM Miloje Ratkovic
- Sicilian Defense: Sveshnikov Variation with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- 1.d4 Complete Opening Repertoire for White with GM Tornike Sanikidze
- Learn from Mikhail Botvinnik with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
- Mastering Positional Play with GM Sipke Ernst
- Four Knights System with GM Krisztian Szabo
- 1.e4! Tactical Repertoire for White with IM Tor Fredrik Kaasen
- Owen’s Defense Complete System with GM Miloje Ratkovic
- Win with Petroff Defense for Black with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
- Dutch Defense: Leningrad System with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz