80/20 Tactics Multiplier: The Trompowsky Attack – IM Levy Rozman

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Chess Tactics in The Trompowsky Attack – IM Levy Rozman

Chess Tactics in The Trompowsky Attack - IM Levy Rozman

80/20 Tactics Multiplier: The Trompowsky Attack

IM Levy Rozman’s course on the essential patterns in the Trompowsky Attack gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical and strategic patterns for both sides.

The Trompowsky Attack is a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities.

Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the asymmetrical pawn structures and imbalances that occur.

It is a perfect opening for players who prefer to understand key strategic and tactical ideas rather than memorize an endless amount of theoretical variations.

The aim of this course is to investigate all the common variations which can arise from the Trompowsky Attack, to improve your understanding of the typical themes in the opening, as well as cementing that knowledge through the included quizzes featuring carefully selected test positions.

About the Author:

Levy Rozman is an American chess player, coach and the captain of the rising Packer Collegiate Chess Team. He has a passion for teaching chess specifically and has devoted the better part of his life developing his coaching style. Levy is a regular tournament player and a professional chess coach working with players of all ages and skill levels.

IM Levy Rozman has played this opening for over a decade and scored many brilliant victories against opponents of all levels from 2200 FIDE right up to the top Grandmasters. In this course, he shares all his secrets that were previously only accessible to a small group of his private students.

Is this course for me?

If you want to know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough.

Every opening has its own stock of tactical motifs. Therefore, you also have to know the typical tactical patterns that frequently occur in your opening.

Chess Tactics in The Trompowsky Attack - IM Levy Rozman

The Trompowsky Attack is a chess opening for White which starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5. The opening is named after the Brazilian chess player Octávio Trompowsky who popularized it in the first half of the 20th century.

The Trompowsky Attack is one of the less-usual Queen’s Pawn Openings which allows White to sidestep many of the main lines after 2.c4 or 2.Nf3.

Playing it can be a vital alternative for all 1.d4-players who are tired of repeatedly entering the highly theoretical terrain of all the main lines Black can choose from.

For Black players who play the Grunfeld Defense, the King’s Indian Defense, the Nimzo-Indian, the Slav Defense and so on, their opening knowledge often ends as early as move two.

If you choose to play the Trompowsky Attack today, you are in the comfortable situation of being able to choose from several strong players to follow. Nowadays, one of the biggest experts in the Trompowsky Attack is the World Champion himself, Magnus Carlsen.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn from IM Levy Rozman:

Improved Stonewall Formation

Chess Tactics in The Trompowsky Attack – IM Levy RozmanIn some variations of the Trompowsky Attack, White can transpose into improved lines of other openings.

For example, after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e3 d5 4.Nd2 Be7 5.Bxf6 Bxf6 6.f4 0-0 7.c3 c5 8.Ngf3 Nc6 9.Bd3 (see the diagram), White transposes to an improved version of a Stonewall, where he has his dark-squared bishop (the problem piece) already exchanged.

Positional Play

Not all variations in the Trompowsky lead to crushing attacks. In some lines, White goes for a more positional strategy.

In the line after 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Bxf6 exf6, for example, White’s aim is to put positional pressure on Black’s pawn on d5 with moves like c4, Nc3, g3, and Bg2.

Light-Square Domination

In the Trompowsky Attack, White usually gives up his dark-squared bishop early, but often finds a good square for his light-squared bishop.

We see this important aspect in the game Istratescu – Veys from 2014, covered in the course, where White brings his bishop to c4 early on and soon has the chance to attack Black on the light-squares!

This is an easy-to-learn, bulletproof opening system for White, and in addition to your 8 hours of dedicated openings training — You’ll also get…

  • 1 Study Plan PDF
  • 3 PGN Files
  • 2 Training Puzzle PDFs 
  • 1 Comprehensive course summary PDF

The Trompowsky Attack could be your new weapon to start 2019 with a very nice winning streak.

Now it’s your turn… What are you waiting for?

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5 reviews for 80/20 Tactics Multiplier: The Trompowsky Attack – IM Levy Rozman

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    This course by Levy Rozman is a must for every chess player who wants to play Trompowsky attack in chess tournaments. Trompowsky attack starts with the opening 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5. The course material is of 8 hours running time. Every tactical and strategic pattern that occurs in Trompowsky attack opening is brilliantly explained in this course. It especially helps the player who believes in understanding strategic and tactical concepts and themes rather than memorizing endless theoretical variations. The course generously gives information about improved stonewall formation, dominating light squares with light squared bishop after giving up the dark squared bishop early in the game, and positional play. This course particularly helps players of beginners and intermediate strength. I am certain that you will enjoy this course.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason (verified owner)

    Janzizka Jan.6, 2019

    Lev Rozman is AWESOME! He’s obviously got something to give. His excitement is contagious. His material is through the roof. It is sheer pleasure just to watch his videos and I hope he makes more. The tricks and tactics presented in the videos are amazing! As I work to master this material, I expect to become a force to be reckoned with. I have coupled the coaching of Lev Rozman with the venerable Lawrence Trent. His video series, called The Tricky Trompowsky gives the in-depth, “no stone left unturned” instruction needed to master the material. Anything by Lawrence Trent is worth the purchase. As for the Trompowsky, it is one of Lawrence’s favorite openings. He has played it with much success. With Trent’s training and Rozman’s tricks, combined, I plan to be, in a year or so, a formidable player with a soaring rating!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark (verified owner)

    This is a great set of videos by Levy Rozman on the Trompowsky opening where white answers 1) d4 Nf6 with 2) Bg5. This solid opening quickly takes black out of his comfort zone. The videos are a great mix of opening theory, middle games ideas, and tactics. Levy usually starts a video with a tactical position and has the viewer pause the video and try to find the correct tactical response. He then discusses the winning line and then shows how the position arose from the Trompowsky variation he is discussing. He also does forensic analysis and shows where black went wrong. The recent example games are a mix of blitz and classic long play games that often demonstrate a David vs. Goliath game where the lower rated player of the white pieces comes out ahead of the higher rated player of the black pieces. Sometimes Levy goes a little fast and I would have to make use of the rewind and pause button. I highly recommend these videos for a d4 player that wants to avoid the highly theoretical lines of Indian Defenses.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sven Rettieck (verified owner)

    Levy seems to be nice guy – but do not think that of the Tromp! Levy made a nice bundle on all the important tactical stuff in this very very underrated opening. I hope to use it in the near future on club level and Lichess 🙂 Thank you, Levy!

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    James McGee (verified owner)

    I’ve only had this download for a few days but what I have watched thus far is very instructive. I don’t think there could be a better instructor than IM Levy Rozman. He is easy to understand and material is presented in a manner that makes watching this series easy to absorb. If you are interested in playing the Tromposky then you must have this series.

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