Grandmaster Chess Strategy Guide: The Chess World Mega Bundle
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.
Each chess course strengthens your play and gives you a secret weapon to surprise and destroy your opponents with.
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!
Then you have GM Misa Pap explaining Grandmaster Chess Strategy, how GMs evaluate positions. Subtle principles that tell masters how to get long-term edges that snowball into an overwhelming advantage. This course contains the secret to the powerful play of GMs.
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.
And that’s just a few of the rating boosting lessons you’ll learn from The Chess World Mega Bundle, available together for the first time in a great value pack.
How can this product help me?
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:
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!
Enjoy this awesome package!