Exploiting Weaknesses with IM Edward Porper

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10/11/2019
Paul D.

Exploiting Weaknesses

So far, it is very good.

RV
09/15/2019
Raymond V.

Very nice explanations on combinations

This course is not about weak squares or pawns, but more about how to spot combinations that are caused by weaknesses. Porper explains things very clearly and I realy like his style of teaching.


Overview

Positional Play Secrets With Gm Ibro SaricExploiting Weaknesses with IM Edward Porper

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We’ve all been there. Your opponent has a couple of badly placed pieces and his king has no flight square. Your spider-sense tells you there’s something in the position… but you just can’t find it. In the end you either settle for something boring or rush into a tactic you knew didn’t quite work.

If only you knew the correct method…

IM Porper’s course shows you how to capitalize on all types of weakness – tactical and strategic – using his step-by-step systems.

Want to become ruthless at exploiting your rivals’ weaknesses? Take advantage of your opponents’ mistakes and bring the full point home!

About the Author:

Edward Porper is an International Master, and a 2012 Canadian Olympic Team Member. He became an IM in 1991. He is a professional chess player and coach – teaching chess for many years. IM Porper has won multiple national and international chess tournaments during his 30+ year career, such as: 2011 1st place 1st Holiday Open, San Bernardino, Switzerland; 2009 1st place Canadian Open Championship; 2006 1st place Mannheim Germany; 2006 1st place 32nd Guernsey Chess Festival; 2004 Grandmaster Norm for winning the Liechtenstein Open; 2002 1st place Rajka Open Austria.

How is this course going to help me?

Below GM level, every game has weaknesses for at least one side. Your job is to spot them, attack them and take advantage of them.

porperexwThis course shows you how to do all of those things… even showing you how to create weaknesses if none exist.

Over the course of 10 hours, you will learn:

• How to calculate long variations without losing track of any of the pieces. Would you find the win for White in this position? (Note that Black threatens mate in 1!)

• The 1700 slayer. Chapter 15 covers the simple, bloodless way to slay 80% of players rated 1700 or below – just trade off their best pieces and watch their position fall apart! There’s a catch though – their “best” piece is the one that fits Edward’s very specific criteria.

• The trick to “target zoning” – instant recognition of a weak point in your opponent’s position.

IM Porper has managed to create a chess course that is one-of-a-kind: a clearly explained collection of winning techniques and strategies. If you want to exploit a misplaced piece as easily as you would a weak back rank, study this material. It will repay your effort hundreds of times over.

This course also includes:

Complete Course PGNs

Downloadable, complete game database of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have a treasure chest for any serious player.

Access to Practicum

Train the important attacking motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

Video Summary

Video summary of the key points covered in the course for quick reference and reviewing. Use it as a quick refresher after studying the course or skim through it before an important tournament!

So, take the chance of getting this superb course and get rid of the “what-ifs” from your tournament practice!


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Content Outline

Outline – Exploiting Weaknesses Defense:

INTRO Introduction to Exploiting Weaknesses
CHAPTER 1 The 8th Rank
CHAPTER 2 Types of Weaknesses
CHAPTER 3 Weaknesses – Instant Recognition
CHAPTER 4 Other Targets – Passed Pawns
CHAPTER 5 The Evergreen Combination
CHAPTER 6 Unprotected Pieces
CHAPTER 7 Misplaced Pieces
CHAPTER 8 Mutual Weaknesses – Close Battles
CHAPTER 9 Combination from the Opening
CHAPTER 10 Improving Your Pieces Part 1
CHAPTER 11 Improving Your Pieces Part 2
CHAPTER 12 Better Equals More Efficient
CHAPTER 13 Strategic Weakness – Stretching Too Thin
CHAPTER 14 The Skill of Trading Pieces
CHAPTER 15 Trading Up And Down
CHAPTER 16 The Logic of Trading
CHAPTER 17 Pieces Management
CHAPTER 18 A Perfect Game
CHAPTER 19 Summary