Improve Your Decision Making with GM Davorin Kuljasevic

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Croatian coach GM Davorin Kuljasevic’s Improve Your Decision Making is a 10-hour course laser-focused on the crucial topic of decision-making. Drawing on years of experience coaching club players rated between 1600 and 2200 Elo, Davorin has identified the 9 types of decisions that players have to make in real games.

About the Author:

GM Davorin Kuljasevic (FIDE 2591)

GM Davorin Kuljasevic 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, etc.

“All that matters on the chessboard is good moves” – Bobby Fischer.

Well, yeah. We can all agree with that. But how do you find good moves?

There’s great pressure on a chess player. The clock’s ticking, people are counting on you. You look at the board, your pieces, the enemy forces… and you have to come up with something.

What now?

One mistake could lose you the game on the spot. Or have you struggling to defend a passive position for the next 50 moves.

Success or failure, death or glory… it all rests on the decision you make now. Better make it a good one.

How is this course going to help me?

GM Kuljasevic explains the errors in thinking that lead to mistakes at critical junctures… and gives you easy-to-follow processes for getting them right.

Some of what to expect:

  • The Complex Center. Should you close the center, initiate a pawn exchange or wait for your opponent to take? Recapture with a pawn or piece? Many players underestimate the long-lasting impact of these early decisions. Davorin shows you how to come out on top in the central battle.
  • Keeping the Advantage: Your initiative can slip away with one inaccurate move. If you’ve sacrificed material or made positional concessions, that can be fatal. This course shows you how to find hyper-accurate moves when attacking so you get the win your play deserves.
  • The Opening. Most openings can be navigated well even if you find yourself in unfamiliar territory. GM Kuljasevic shows you how to avoid automatic moves like Nf3 and Bc4 and find the strategically strongest plan – making the rest of the game much easier for you.
  • The Endgame. Endgames have all the tactics and strategy that middlegames do, but slip-up here and there’s no coming back. You need to learn when to apply general principles and when to break the rules if you want to be successful. Davorin covers the endgame technique in chapters 19 and 20.

Imagine the difference it would make to your game if every time you were faced with a piece trade, every time you had to decide whether or not to attack, every time you had to make a strategic decision… you got it right.

This is a unique training program that teaches you how to play better chess by making better decisions.

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.

Access to Practicum

Train the important decision making 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 – Improve Your Decision Making

Chаpter 1 – Introduction and Piece Exchanges
Chаpter 2 – Piece Exchanges II
Chаpter 3 – Piece Exchanges III
Chаpter 4 – Avoiding Simplification I
Chаpter 5 – Avoiding Simplification II
Chаpter 6 – Strategic Pawn Structure Decisions I
Chаpter 7 – Strategic Pawn Structure Decisions II
Chаpter 8 – Strategic Center Decision I
Chаpter 9 – Strategic Center Decision II
Chаpter 10 – Positional Transformations I
Chаpter 11 – Positional Transformations II
Chаpter 12 – Piece Deployment I
Chаpter 13 – Piece Deployment II
Chаpter 14 – Awareness of Opponent’s Resources I
Chаpter 15 – Awareness of Opponent’s Resources II
Chаpter 16 – Awareness of Opponent’s Resources III
Chаpter 17 – Critical Moment I
Chаpter 18 – Critical Moment II
Chаpter 19 – Endgame Technique I
Chаpter 20 – Endgame Technique II