GM Marian Petrov ChessWorld Bundle
Most strong chess players are terrible teachers.
It’s because they learned chess so long ago — and raised their level so much — they’ve lost touch with the frustrations of the average club player.
You’ve seen it…he’s explaining a chess concept…using overly difficult examples… and rushing through the moves at breakneck pace, dropping comments like “and…of course, this is winning…” — then quickly moving on before you have a chance to solve the position.
These guys are chess players — not chess teachers.
Marian Petrov is different.
He’s a strong Grandmaster, sure…but listen to this:
“…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, mentors, and professional seconds of the World Championship contenders.”
That’s impressive. His college major was literally chess teaching. As a result of this, he knows what to teach, how to explain difficult concepts, and in which order you should learn each topic.
About the Author:
GM Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion in 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world.
Petrov is a FIDE trainer and was the coach of the team of Wales at the Olympiad in Baku in 2016. 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.
GM Marian Petrov believes that simplicity is the key to perfect execution. He only shares proven and tested lines that he or his students used to dominate their games.
They are easy to understand and extremely powerful, especially on the club level!
How is this course going to help me?
This bundle contains GM Petrov’s 4 BEST training courses, so if you’re ready to join the ranks of his students — you can get all 4 at a serious discount!
Here are the 8 Superb Training Courses included in this bundle:
Attack and Defense
As you can probably guess from the title, this course examines attack and defense in chess at the same time – they are, after all, 2 sides of the same coin.
By showing how some threats can be defended – and how to counter those ideas – GM Marian Petrov builds up the sophistication of your attacks into laser-accurate combinations.
This is a complete masterclass divided into two sections. The first section trains you in attacking the king — no matter where he is located… in the center, the kingside, queenside, opposite side…no matter where — there’s an attacking plan for smashing through to checkmate him!
The second half of this course is dedicated to training you to defend against such attacks… You’ll be able to identify threats from far away and stop them in their tracks.
Dominate with 1.e4
You’ll get access to a FULL and dangerous opening repertoire for white, with 10 hours of strong ideas against all black responses from the Sicilian and French, to the Caro Kann and 1…e5 — nothing black tries will come as a surprise and you’ll ALWAYS emerge with an edge!
This is not a “theoretical course” but a purely practical guide on how to use this chess opening preparation to win games.
It is developed with practical chess players in mind, who want to spend the minimum time studying the opening ideas yet aim to get maximum RESULTS from applying it to win games.
You will learn how to play the highest quality moves against any under-2200 rated opponent in the least possible time.
Dominate with 1.d4
This is your 10.5-hour guide to queen’s pawn MASTERY. No matter which side of the board you’re on, you’ll be knowledgeable in the theory, plans, pawn structures and attacking plans…of EVERY 1.d4 opening.
Whether it’s the King’s Indian, Queen’s Gambit, Dutch or anything in between… GM Marian Petrov covers them in a crystal clear way that only a professional trainer can!
You will know exactly how to play against and beat players in the 10 most widely played openings after 1.d4: London System, Queen’s Gambit Accepted, Queen’s Gambit Declined, Slav Defense, Benoni Defense, Kings Indian Defense, Nimzo Indian Defense, Grunfeld Defense, Dutch Defense, Tarrasch and Chigorin Defense!
Positional Chess Mastery
You’ll get access to a 7-hour course covering all of the strategic imbalances in chess. In 14 chapters, GM Petrov teaches you themes like pawn structure, the bishop pair, attacking the king, dominating open files — and he even gives you a basic opening repertoire for BOTH black and white.
GM Petrov takes a very different perspective on improving your positional understanding. Instead of taking a usual route of learning “moves” and “lines”, he teaches “positions” and “patterns“.
This approach is proven to work for many of GM Petrov’s private students. It gives you a clear understanding of when to attack, defend or go into an endgame. This kind of thinking is the key difference between 1400 and 2500 rated players.
These courses represent a collection of the best work of an elite university-trained chess trainer who is also a strong Grandmaster — in my opinion, learning chess wisdom from GM Petrov is a BIG opportunity you shouldn’t miss.
King’s Indian Defense Mastermind
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 this Mastermind.
The French Defense Opening Lab
GM Marian Petrov’s 10-hour Opening Lab on the French Defense is a complete training covering everything from recommended lines to middlegame plans.
A favorite of Korchnoi, Botvinnik and strategic genius Ulf Andersson, the French is full of long-term positional advantages for Black.
In practical play, White nearly always overstretches or falls for an unsound sacrifice. All you need to do is learn the themes and plans.
Perfect for players from 1400-2200 Elo who want an opening they can rely on as Black – and just as useful for players who struggle against the French as White too.
The Complete Ruy Lopez
The Ruy Lopez is the opening that Kramnik used to take Kasparov’s world crown. It’s one of the two openings that Anand says all players simply must master if they want to get really good at the game.
It’s strategic, tactical, offers play on the queenside, kingside and in the center. Direct attacking play, positional squeezes. Learn how to play the Ruy Lopez well and you’re not just learning an opening, you’re learning chess.
In this incredible course, GM Marian Petrov reveals the ideas behind every major Ruy Lopez variation, backing them up with model games played by World Champions from Steinitz to Magnus Carlsen!
This is a 10.5-hour guide to a deadly repertoire against anything White might try! Split into 10 chapters, Sicilian Defense – Complete Repertoire reveals how to take down each of White’s alternatives with model games, sneaky traps, and deep strategies.
Whether you’re new to the Sicilian or just need to know how to deal with an annoying response from White, GM Petrov’s opening masterclass will get you tournament-ready in no time.
This is perhaps the first course to take you from ZERO to EXPERT in the most powerful response to 1.e4 available.
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!
Anatoly Karpov the legend. The world champion. The technical maestro.
His “boa constrictor” style is “solidly positional, taking no risks but reacting mercilessly to any tiny errors made by his opponents”.
But how on earth did he manage this “boa constrictor” style when facing tactical snipers like Kasparov, Shirov, Topalov, and even Tal??!
Here is how…
His secret weapon neutralized their most potent weapon – the king’s pawn attack (1.e4).
What was his weapon?
A unique and super-solid approach to the Caro-Kann Defense!
GM Karpov figured out a way to neutralize white’s most dangerous attacks and force them to make small mistakes in their pawn structure… then he’d squeeze until they couldn’t breathe!