The Chess World Mastermind Mega Bundle
Learn the most crucial chess skills including calculation, endgames, positional understanding, and attacking chess straight from some of the top coaches: GM Bryan Smith, GM Marian Petrov, IM Mat Kolosowski and more.
Nearly 180 hours of comprehensive training guarantees that you will take your chess to the next level in no time!
Some of what you’ll get:
White plays d4. Black plays d5. White plays c4.
What does Black do next? Capture or not?
Should Black let go of the free pawn? Guess what, it is not a free pawn! By capturing the c-pawn, you are losing a tempo and that’s what White wants.
Instead, what you need to do next is… play 2…e6!
The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the strongest responses to White’s d4-c4 setup. It not only grabs the center for Black but also releases the dark-squared bishop into the game.
What about the locking-in of the light-squared bishop, though? Black tries to exchange it off, or better yet, it is great for defensive purposes.
What if White wants to go for the Modern or the Exchange variation in the QGD?
What if White goes for the London system? Or the Catalan?
That’s where IM Milovan Ratkovic comes in with his Queen’s Gambit Declined – a 10+ hour video training focusing on refuting the best possible replies by White (including some tricky ones like the Catalan or the London).
In this course, Ratkovic focuses on the less explored lines in the QGD where Black is most likely to struggle and lose to White – no more shooting arrows in the dark as Black!
Here’s what you are going to learn:
- Piece exchanges simplified. In the 4.Nf6/8.Bd3 variation, the game usually has a lot of piece exchanges. What should Black do? Trade-off the useless. Keep the good ones. And above all, follow Ratkovic’s advice for a winning endgame advantage.
- Lock the key squares. In some QGD positions, especially in the Alatortsev Variation, controlling the key squares makes or breaks the game. Ratkovic shows you which squares and diagonals to fight for, and how to control them.
- White’s 5.e3 setup. While White goes for the light squares, Black must focus on the dark squares—with a knight on c6 and the dark-squared bishop on c5. The queen should come to c7 covering the c-file. Every piece staring at the enemy king.
- White’s London attack. White’s f4-bishop usually falls back to g3. White has a solid control on the dark squares. As Black, challenge White’s bishop right away. Fianchetto the light-squared bishop. What else?
- Catalan sword broken. What is White’s most vital minor piece in Catalan? The g2-bishop! That’s what Black trades off right off the bat… by bringing his own light-squared bishop to b7. Learn how Black usually plays in this line.
- White’s tricky approaches. White may try something out of the ordinary, say 5.Nbd2 after 3.e3. The idea is to control the e4-square as well as defend the c4-pawn. Black usually needs to play precisely not to fall for any White’s trap here.
- Harrwitz Attack’s awkward knight. Black usually tries to equalize by exchanging off the light-squared bishop… and gets his knight on the awkward a6-square. Black usually plays …c5 to get it back into action. Ratkovic warns against a few White’s moves though. Watch Chapters 9 and 10 for more.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Pattern Recognition Mastermind with IM Mat Kolosowski [8 hours 15 mins]
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.
Attacking the King Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith [9 hours 15 minutes]
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.
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.
The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov[10 hours 33 minutes]
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!
Chess Endgame Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith [12 hours]
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.
In this 12-hour Masterclass, GM Bryan Smith thoroughly explains 159 most important chess endings that are responsible for nearly every endgame win or loss. And you only have to learn these techniques once – they never change!
Grunfeld Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov [10 hours 23 mins]
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!
Reti Opening Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic [10 hours 12 minutes]
In 1924 Capablanca was considered unbeatable in the chess world…
Winning even the strongest tournaments by big margins with superbly clear and overwhelmingly strong play.
But along came Round 5 of the New York tournament where he faced Czech legend Richard Reti as black.
Violating the traditional chess opening principles of the time, Reti played 1.Nf3 and then 2.c4, fianchettoed both bishops and sought to control the center from a distance.
Was he mad?
He was facing the greatest player in history after all… the “chess machine”!
The crowd smirked and whispered their criticisms until they saw the final outcome fast approaching.
Capablanca was crushed and resigned on just his 31st move.
And thus was born the Reti Opening.
Nowadays we know that this opening is a deadly weapon for those who HATE theory and LOVE dynamic positional chess without memorization of sharp lines.
Dutch Defense for Club Players[10 hours]
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!
About the Author
Grandmaster Jacek Stopa, originally from Poland, started playing chess at the age of 8 after randomly buying a chess set on a winter vacation. His father taught him how to play and he soon became addicted. Jacek earned his International Master title at age 18 and was the European Team Chess Champion in Solving Chess Problems in 2008.
He has developed into a very effective chess instructor over recent years, helping many young chess players reach their maximum potential.
How to Develop a Grandmaster Level Positional Understanding and Unleash Your True Potential…
High-level positional understanding is something reserved for the chess elite. It instantly improves your pieces. It gives you a game-winning plan. It neutralizes your opponent’s threats. And most importantly, it wins the game – nearly on an autopilot!
It is the most sought-after skill-set at chess!
Picture yourself playing a decisive game. Wouldn’t it feel great coming up with a brilliant plan and then winning the game with near-perfect execution?
It sure does!
Ready to make it happen in your next game?
Our experience shows that the quickest and by far the easiest way is “systematic training”. That is learning theme-specific motifs and schemes before applying them in your games.
In this MasterMind course, GM Bryan Smith reveals the 21 most important positional elements that are responsible for nearly every win or loss over-the-board!
Once you master those, you will never see chess the same way again!
Learn How to Play the Modern Defense [10 hours]
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.
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.
GM Jacek Stopa gives you 10 hours of training in King’s Indian Attack and covers how GMs like Fischer, Kramnik and Sasikiran used this chess opening for White in their very own way.
You’ll learn an easy-to-remember, non-theoretical system for White that had the 100% approval of Bobby Fischer himself.
If you’re an attacker, but you hate memorizing the mountains of theory needed in the Sicilian, Caro-Kann and especially French defenses…
I get it. FORGET 1.e4.
Well, according to Polish GM Jacek Stopa, you should give the King’s Indian Attack a try.
Bobby Fischer relied on this system a ton as a kid when facing more experienced, booked-up adult masters.
And Kasparov used it to crush Deep Blue in game 1 of their famous match.
So I guess GM Stopa has a point.
All you need to do is play 1.Nf3 2.g3 3.Bg2 4.0-0 and then develop your attack based on how black responds… no theory needed!
Renowned coach IM Milovan Ratkovic reveals a complete and professional chess opening repertoire for White in the English Opening.
Every single response is covered and you’re guaranteed to get solid positions with a slight edge.
Maybe you’re a positional player who wants to model a legend like Botvinnik, Karpov, Andersson, or Petrosian…
Or maybe you’re a creative attacker looking for fresh attacking positions… and to avoid the mind-numbing theory that 1.e4 players are forced to memorize… sort of like how Kasparov, Fischer, or Aronian did…
The solution to all of these problems is to give the English Opening a try!
Positional maestros love it and creative attackers often save it as a deadly surprise weapon.
In this complete English Opening repertoire developed by International Master Milovan Ratkovic from Serbia you’ll
get 10 hours of video training explaining all of the:
- Main ideas.
- A comprehensive set of PGNs to help you review the lines in your favorite chess software.
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 hours]
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.
Enjoy this awesome package!