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

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Chess Tactics in The Trompowsky Attack – IM Levy Rozman

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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.

80/20 Tactics Multiplier: 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

80/20 Tactics Multiplier: 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…

– PGN of the games analysed in the course
– PDF with Training Puzzles
– PDF with a Comprehensive Course Summary

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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Introduction: About this course
Chapter 1: The Vaganian Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c5 3.d5 Qb6 4.Nc3 Qxb2 5.Bd2 Qb6 6.e4)


Part 1: Rozman – Bryant

Part 2: Gareev – Sevian

Part 3: Hebden – Lewis

Part 4: Andreikin – Ivanchuk

Part 5: Jakubek – Szegi

Chapter 2: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.h4


Part 1: Rozman – Ruiz Castillo

Part 2: Sedlak – Yang

Part 3: Flom – Guerrero

Part 4: Pilavov – Lingur

Part 5: Carlstedt – Reinhard

Chapter 3: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 c5


Part 1: Lora – Sepulveda

Part 2: Vicient Calvo –Travella

Part 3: Smerdon – Womacka

Part 4: Andreikin – Kantans

Part 5: Ibanez Tarradellas – Jimenez Ruano

Part 6: Kryakvin – Bernotas

Chapter 4: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 d5


Part 1: Mitrabha – Villca

Part 2: Bartel – Walkusz

Part 3: Wilhelm – Ribbe

Part 4: Mansoor – Mjaaland

Part 5: Izquierdo – Rojas

Part 6: Saurabh – Krishna

Part 7: Mikhalevski – Finley

Chapter 5: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Bxf6 gxf6


Part 1: Swapnil – Mokal

Part 2: Fier – Avdhoot

Chapter 6: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Bxf6 exf6


Part 1: Georgiev – Enchev

Part 2: Istratescu – Veys

Part 3: Blednov – Carapetuan

Part 4: Kosanovic – Sakic

Chapter 7: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 g6


Part 1: Babic – Gabre

Part 2: Porras – Masferrer

Part 3: Shpagin – Barsukov

Part 4: Salomon – Puranik

Part 5: Indjic – Mona

Part 6: Chernyavsky – Khangueva

Chapter 8: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e3


Part 1: Jobava – Ghaem Maghami

Part 2: Indjic – Thybo

Part 3: Rozman – Bisiriyu

Part 4: Rozman – Taborsky

Chapter 9: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.Nd2


Part 1: Yu Yangyi – Ostrovskiy

Part 2: Shimanov – Boros

Chapter 10: 1.d4 Bg5 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6


Part 1: Hilby – Morrison

Part 2: Csiszar – Feher

Part 3: Yohan – Ruiz Gomez

Part 4: Chueca Forcen – Estrella Vidiella

Chapter 11: Sidelines (2…c6; 2…b6; 2…2…d6; 2…h6; 2…Ne4)


Part 1: Chojnacki – Wojtaszek

Part 2: Jovanovic – Maric

Part 3: Bogosavljevic – Indjic