chess24 Mega Bundle: Premium Chess Lessons from Top GMs
This Chess24 Mega Bundle brings together the premium chess courses (over 180 hours!) presented by literally the best players in the world: Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Peter Svidler and many more!
- Magnus Carlsen’s method of quietly closing in on the opponent’s king.
- How to play with and against hanging pawns and isolated pawns.
- Opening tips from former World Champion Vishy Anand.
- Elite level opening repertoires for the Sicilian Najdorf, French Tarrasch, Grunfeld, Nimzo and Bogo-Indian, Spanish/Ruy Lopez and King’s Indian Defense.
- In-depth looks at ways of playing against the Scandinavian, Alekhine’s Defense and the Sicilian.
- A brilliant study of what makes Magnus Carlsen the strongest player alive by GM Artur Yusupov.
- The most important lessons from the classic games of great players including Kasparov, Alekhine, Capablanca, and Tal.
- Thematic sacrifices that will give you an edge in every game you play.
- The secrets to successful defending.
- …and tons more.
What makes these chess lessons different from others:
Some of these courses run at 7-12 hours long on their own! All packed with clearly explained information which will directly improve both your chess understanding and over-the-board success.
With world-class presenters such as World Champion Magnus Carlsen, former World Champion Vishy Anand, FIDE World Champion Rustam Khasimdzhanov, Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan and Super-GM Peter Svidler, not to mention chess24 favorites IMs Lawrence Trent, Sopiko Guramishvili and Anna Rudolf, you are in very capable hands.
Each chess24 course can be viewed from either White or Black’s perspective and comes with relevant puzzles for you to test your newly acquired knowledge with as well as PGN files of the covered games where appropriate.
Is this product for me?
If you want to get your hands on over 100 hours of chess lessons from world-class presenters – plus the extras like the puzzles and PGN files, you’re just one click away of getting exactly what you need.
You’re getting over 100 hours of coaching from world class players and coaches like Peter Svidler, Artur Yusupov and Jan Gustafsson. Plus our added puzzles and PGN files so you can get the most out of the material.
These chess courses will be covering every phase of the game, from beginner to advanced level, you have everything you need to become a very powerful player, capable of winning against anyone: tactically, strategically or in the endgame.
Every chess topic imaginable is covered. You’ll learn:
- How to play the Stonewall as Black (The Stonewall, GM Magnus Carlsen)
- How to find wins in level endgames (Expert Strategy in the Endgame, GM Kasimdzhanov)
- How to calculate like a Grandmaster (Exploring Tactics, GM Sadler)
- How to crush 1.d4 like Fischer and Kasparov (the 7 hour Cutting Edge KID, GM van Kampen)
- The secrets to Mikhail Tal’s attacking genius (A Personal Look at Mikhail Tal’s Games, GM Svidler)
- The essential ideas behind the Sicilian Najdorf (A Complete Najdorf Repertoire, IM Guramishvili)
- How Anand tackles problems at the board (Tips from a World Champion, GM Anand)
There is so much quality material here that anyone who studies it all will surely notice an increase in their
chess level by 300-500 rating points.
Some of the courses you’ll get:
Attacking without Sacrificing – GM Magnus Carlsen
World Champion Magnus Carlsen teaches you how to attack! By going through some of his best games, Magnus shows his method of quietly closing in on the opponent’s king, even without giving up material.
- To master the art of attacking quietly, ninja-style!
- To enjoy some of Magnus’ best games and learn from the best of the best explaining his own thoughts.
Magnus Carlsen explains that the real skill is to get positions where you can attack without the need to sacrifice anything.
Opening Tips from a World Champion – GM Viswanathan Anand
Can you imagine yourself getting chess opening tips from a former world champion like Vishy Anand?
You would be able to outplay your opponents from the very beginning of the game.
GM Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand opens this 1h 26m course explaining the main objectives you should try to accomplish during the opening. He teaches you how to master topics like obtaining space and developing your pieces in harmony.
Then, Anand covers the fundamental strategies from very popular openings such as the Ruy Lopez, Sicilian Defense, French Defense, King’s Gambit, Nimzo and the King’s Indian Defense, explaining what he likes about each of these openings and the key ideas to follow.
You will be able to learn what to play, what not to play and why, obtaining a great foundation for success in your own games.
The Grunfeld according to Svidler – GM Peter Svidler
The Grunfeld defense has fast become one of Black’s most popular choices when playing for a win thanks to its sharp nature and rich possibilities.
Played everywhere from club level to the World Championship, it is one of the best chess openings for black and one that repays its devotees with many memorable victories at the board.
In this superb 12 hour course, GM Peter Svidler, one of the strongest players in the world with a peak rating of 2769 and a Grunfeld Defense expert, gives you a complete repertoire for this defense.
After listening to Peter’s clear explanations of every mainline, sideline and anti-Grünfeld attempt, you will have a world-class understanding of the Grünfeld and a major advantage over your opponents.
The Stonewall – GM Magnus Carlsen
Using his own games, Carlsen shows us the ideas that he pioneered or applied to beat the likes of Vishy Anand and Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces.
To understand how to play the Stonewall! Start employing a fighting opening with Black, unbalancing the structure early on – plus get to enjoy watching how the World Champion does it.
Attacking with Alireza – IM Lawrence Trent
GM Alireza Firouzja is the man of the hour, having just defeated Magnus Carlsen in the Banter Blitz Cup Final. The 16-year old phenom excels at attacking chess and IM Lawrence Trent shows us how he does it!
Learn how to attack! If you feel that ain’t gonna happen, at least get a glimpse of what makes Alireza Firouzja such a special talent.
Veselin Topalov: The Initiative in Chess – GM Romain Edouard
French Grandmaster Romain Edouard presents us with his work on Former World Champion Veselin Topalov, who has a flamboyant style and loves to play with the initiative. Discover some of his best games, analyzed by his former second.
The games he analyzes are:
-Topalov vs. Kasparov 1996
-Topalov vs. Anand 2005
-Topalov vs. Ponomariov 2005
-Topalov vs. Kramnik 2008
-Topalov vs. Kramnik 2014
The Four Knights – GM Jan Gustafsson
If you’re a 1.e4 e5 player, you’ll soon realize that the Four Knights, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 is a popular and annoying weapon at White’s disposal.
You need to learn how to deal with it, whether your weapon of choice against the Spanish (Ruy Lopez) is the Marshall, the Berlin or the Petroff.
Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson teaches you how to react to 3.Nc3 in the most ambitious manner.
Winning Technique: Converting an Advantage – GM Artur Jussupow
Artur Jussupow is back! The former world no. 3, renowned coach, and student of Mark Dvoretsky teaches us how to convert advantages.
Enjoy games from Carlsen, Karpov, Capablanca and the author himself.
To become a better technical player by learning the four core principles needed to do what has been called the hardest thing in chess – win a won position!
Winning with the Closed Sicilian – IM Sopiko Guramishvili
International Master Sopiko Guramishvili covers the Closed Sicilian – 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 – from White’s perspective.
To give the viewer a sound and complete repertoire after 1.e4 c5 that does not require hours of studying the Najdorf, Sveshnikov, Dragon and so on.
She covers the following lines:
2… d6 3.f4
2… d6 3.Nge2
Magnus Carlsen: World Champion – IM Anna Rudolf and IM Sopiko Guramishvili
Anna (Miss Strategy) and Sopiko (Miss Tactics) take you on an exciting journey where you get to accompany Magnus Carlsen on his way to becoming World Champion at the age of 22.
It all starts with the Candidates in London in 2013, where Magnus almost missed out after a last-round thriller. The next stop is the Chennai World Championship in the same year as Magnus dethrones World Champion Vishy Anand. Anna and Sopiko show the decisive moments from that match.
Finally, Magnus defends his title in a rematch with Vishy in Sochi in 2014, with four games put under the microscope.
Jaenisch Gambit – GM Roeland Pruijssers
The Jaenisch (or Schliemann) Gambit – 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 – is a relatively underestimated reply to the hugely popular Ruy Lopez.
In his first video series for chess24, Dutch Grandmaster Roeland Pruijssers, one of the world’s leading experts, shows you what the opening is all about.
He gives a full overview and sometimes gives viewers a choice of what to play, so you can choose lines that match your own style of play.
The Taimanov Sicilian – GM Robin van Kampen
The Sicilian Defense is the most popular chess opening in existence and so it’s no surprise that it’s also the most theoretical. With whole books written on each of the 6 main 6th move choices for White in the Najdorf, sometimes it can be difficult to keep up.
Enter the Taimanov Sicilian, characterized by the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7. This opening has increased in popularity over the last couple of years but is still relatively fresh compared to other variations.
Dutch GM Robin van Kampen was persuaded to switch from the Najdorf to the Taimanov and is very happy with his decision, noting that success with the Taimanov Sicilian is based more on ideas than memorizing concrete variations.
In this 4h 16m course, Robin shows exactly how to tackle all White’s systems and reveals the many opportunities Black has for getting a decisive advantage if White goes wrong.
By learning the key strategic principles given by GM van Kampen, you will be able to meet 1.e4 with a very confident …c5! and push the game into territory you know much better than your opponent does.
Learn to Play Chess with a World Champion – GM Viswanathan Anand
Want to learn to play chess?
How about learning from one of the best players of all time, the 15th undisputed Chess World Champion, Viswanathan Anand?
Vishy Anand demonstrates everything from how to set up the board, to how the pieces move and capture and how to checkmate your opponent in this 2+h course.
The former World Chess Champion explains advanced rules such as pawn promotion, en passant captures, and castling, in his thorough and patient style.
He also presents some exercises at the end of the course to test your newly-acquired knowledge, so that you will be able to start playing with confidence right away.
A personal look at Mikhail Tal’s games – GM Peter Svidler
Mikhail Tal, nicknamed the “Magician from Riga,” was a gregarious and unworldly genius who overwhelmed his opponents with dazzling attacking chess.
His creative play, stunning sacrifices and mating attacks that seemed to come out of the blue made him one of the most loved and watched players.
He certainly made a big impression on a young Peter Svidler, who studied Tal’s games and techniques as he grew up. Over the course of 2h 40m, Svidler takes you through seven of Tal’s classic games, sharing his personal insights into one of the greatest attacking players of all time.
With such rich games, this series is as instructive as it is entertaining and Svidler’s lucid explanations reveal the secrets behind Tal’s genius.
The French Tarrasch: A repertoire for White – IM Lawrence Trent
IM Lawrence Trent provides a complete repertoire for White against the French Defence with the Tarrasch variation.
With 3.Nd2, as opposed to 3.Nc3, White keeps his pawn structure intact and retains the option of supporting d4 with c2-c3. This positionally sound choice allows White to develop with minimal interference from Black and prepare his attack.
In this 5h 38m course IM Lawrence Trent, a veteran French Tarrasch player, demonstrates the key ideas and opportunities for White attacks on the Kingside, Queenside and even some early sacrifices in the center.
Covering all the main lines, sidelines and offbeat moves with powerful recommendations for each, Lawrence Trent ensures you have a professional standard French Tarrasch repertoire.
Introduction to the 6.d3 Spanish – GM Peter Svidler
Peter Svidler is back! In this series, the 7-time Russian champion takes a deep look at the move 6.d3 in the Spanish (Ruy Lopez). The secrets of one of the hottest lines at the top level are now available to everybody!
White players can get a complete repertoire to play 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d3. If you’re on the black side, you can still get a full update on the state of theory in this topical line.
Enjoy this epic collection of chess courses!