The Chigorin Defense
Chigorin was born in 1850 near St. Peterburg, where he lived most of his life. The best player from Russia and one of the best players in the world at the time, he played two world championship matches with Wilhelm Steinitz.
Although he lost both matches, he was revered as an unusual and creative player with positional and strategic ideas that can hardly be put in the boxes of his time.
Bored with Black against 1.d4? Then unleash the Chigorin Defence, the deadly specialty of rising Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With so little theory and such dynamic positions, the Chigorin represents one of Black’s last untamed frontiers against 1.d4 !
Take your opponent out of their comfort zone early with the Chigorin Defense, a superb counter-attacking opening that will surprise most 1.d4 players. In this 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos reveals all you need to know to become an expert in the Chigorin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6!), demonstrating how to combat each of White’s logical tries. When World Champions like Anand, Carlsen and Kramnik are losing against an opening, you know it has bite!