The Chess World Opening Lab – Complete Bundle
This 73-hour Opening Lab Bundle provides you with complete opening preparation in the French Defense, Nimzo-Indian Defense, Trompowsky Attack, English and 1.Nf3 chess openings.
Everything in this bundle is geared towards getting you an advantageous middlegame, no matter what your opponent plays.
GM Marian Petrov, GM Davorin Kuljasevic, GM Dimitry Bocharov, IM Milovan Ratkovic, FM Viktor Neustroev, and many others have created courses on specific chess openings that will help you to get the edge on your games.
The opening weapons you get with this bundle will enrich your opening repertoire and chess theory knowledge, so you can expect a rapid increase in your rating.
This is what you’ll get:
King’s Indian Defense Opening Lab with IM Milovan Ratkovic
Finding a strong weapon against 1.d4 that is solid yet dangerous is not a simple task.
White picks solid lines, making it hard for Black to obtain a good counter-play with realistic winning chances.
That’s why most games after 1.d4 either end in a draw or solely controlled by White.
The King’s Indian Defense is different.
Trusted by the top attacking minds from Kasparov, Fischer and Tal to Nakamura and Rajabov, the King’s Indian has a well-deserved reputation of “1.d4 slayer”.
If you are looking for an opening system to beat 1.d4, then the King’s Indian Defense should be your top pick.
Few words of warning…
The position on the board tends to be sharp and complicated. If you want to beat white after 1.d4… this is the way to go.
This opening is perfect for both attacking and positional players.
If you like to attack and take charge of the game, there are razor-sharp variations just for you!
On the other hand, if you are a positional player pick from one of the safer options to outplay your opponent.
Beat White Playing the Chebanenko Slav Defense (10+ hours)!
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!!
The French Defense – Opening Lab with GM Petrov
GM Marian Petrov Reveals…
The essential knowledge for playing both sides of one of the most massively popular chess openings.
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.
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.
Beating English with Black Opening Lab by FM Neustroev and GM Bocharov
This 11.5-hour Opening Lab provides you with a roadmap and a complete set of tactical gear to take White’s position by storm in the English Opening. Armed with this chess theory and opening knowledge, brought to you by FM Viktor Neustroev and GM Dimitry Bocharov, you will have a substantial edge in chess openings against any sub-2200 opponent!
The English Opening is very popular among super-GMs and club players alike.
Nearly all top players have the English included in their repertoire: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishi Anand, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura to name a few.
That’s no coincidence.
The English is one of the longest standing and positionally sound opening weapons.
Most club level players, however, do not have a specific preparation against 1.c4. They feel it looks similar to 1.d4 or 1.Nf3, and hope to transpose to one of the familiar lines.
One of the main advantages of the English is that White has multiple ways to reach setups Black can’t prevent.
This 11.5-hour Opening Lab provides you with a road-map and a complete set of tactical gear to take White’s position by storm. Armed with this opening and chess theory knowledge you will have a substantial edge against any sub-2200 opponent!
GM Dmitry Bocharov [2647 peak FIDE] is the mind behind the deep ideas, strategies, and plans for countering the English Opening. FM Viktor Neustroev deciphers his analysis and thinking into easy-to-understand, bite-sized lessons.
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.
This Opening Lab answers one of the most common questions…
What should you do against 1.Nf3?
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.
Nimzo-Indian – Complete Repertoire for White with GM Kuljasevic
Do you need a Powerful Weapon for White?
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 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.
Chess Openings: Catalan Opening for White with FM Neustroev and GM Bocharov
This 13.5-hour course arms you with the cutting-edge theory, tactical bombs, and strategic blueprints to play the Catalan Opening and take Black’s position by storm. By applying this chess opening in your tournament games, you can get a substantial edge against any sub-2300 opponent!
Are you a positional player? Steal Kramnik’s most deadly White opening!
Carlsen, Anand, Topalov, Aronian and tons of others… Kramnik crushed all of ‘em with this one weapon.
But then they started copying him…
Even Ding Liren picked it up and started crushing guys with White!
If you’re a positional player, or even if you wish you were… Thanks to Russian FM Viktor Neustroev and GM Dimitry Bocharov, this weapon is now within reach.
Demolish anyone under 2300.
The Catalan Opening is a flexible yet deadly system you can bend to your will.
Whether you’re as aggressive as Kasparov, or positional as Carlsen…the powerful fianchetto of your light-squared bishop allows you to dictate the play in your favor.
The best thing? Nobody under 2300 is prepared for it!
Get the Complete Catalan Opening for White
Course + Practicum + PGNs + Extra Tasks + Applying the Theory
Dominate with the Double Fianchetto
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!
About the Authors
GM Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world.
GM Petrov is also a FIDE trainer and was the coach of Team Wales at the 2016 Baku Olympiad. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.
IM Milovan Ratkovic has wide experience as a chess coach and a player – this can be seen in his resumé which includes diverse accolades such as being a Serbian Junior Champion. Some of his top students have been able to reach 2400 Elo! IM Ratkovic is an active tournament player and one of his near-future goals is obtaining the Grandmaster title.
His dedication to the game and eagerness to share his knowledge makes him one of the best chess coaches out there.
FM Viktor Neustroev is a chess player and coach who has won multiple regional competitions and received various awards. He has coached for many years and has had highly successful students. Viktor sees it as his mission to teach chess and make his students much better players!
GM Dmitry Bocharov is a professional chess player and coach with a peak rating of 2647 FIDE. He has won many National and International tournaments. Some of his notable achievements include winning the 2004 Abu Dhabi Chess Festival, the Chigorin Memorial, and the World University Chess Championship 2008.
In 2015 Bocharov won the 2015 Russian Blitz Chess Championship. GM Bocharov also played alongside Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian, winning both the Russian Team Chess Championship Premier League and the European Chess Club Cup in 2015.
GM Davorin Kuljasevic is a Croatian GM who graduated from Texas Tech University and played in USCL 2007 and 2008 for Dallas Destiny, becoming US champion both years. He is an experienced coach and a winner of many tournaments: Castelfranco Veneto 2014, Split Open 2013, Mitropa Cup 2013 with the team of Croatia, Lubbock Spice Cup Spring 2011, Rijeka Open 2011, and more.
GM Adrien Demuth (2562 ELO) learned chess at the age of 7. He was a member of the French Youth National Team and obtained his IM title at the age of 19. Later Adrien Demuth became a champion of French Universities in both 2011 and 2015. Adrien has won the prestigious Paris Championship in 2013, securing his first GM norm.
In 2015 Adrien Demuth got the GM title and since then has won multiple strong tournaments. Adrien is a chess coach for the National Youth Team, a writer, and a professional chess player.