Getting new ideas and perspectives is THE quickest way to improve your game. The Positional Chess Workshop Bundle from the Modern Chess team offers a new and game-changing way of approaching your progress in chess.
Six world-class Grandmasters have produced 12 hours of high-level lessons so you can learn how to play positional chess and achieve a solid understanding of the game.
Thinking in priorities. A dilemma we’ve all encountered: do we prioritize dynamic (piece placement) or static factors (pawn structure) in the position? It depends, of course – and Dejan Bojkov explains how to inject real power into your play by getting your priorities right. Would you find the stunning move played by White here (diagram)? (Hint: it’s probably the last move most people would consider).
Mastering exchanges. Far more than just “good bishop vs. bad bishop”, GM Grigorov’s lecture reveals how to use exchanges to create weak color complexes for your opponent or gain a dominant opposite-colored bishop situation.
Transforming the pawn structure. Pawn breaks, exchanges, sacrifices… there are many ways to rapidly change the pawn structure. Question is – who benefits? GM Avrukh (peak FIDE 2668) shows you how to use this advanced knowledge to your advantage.
The art of maneuvering. GM Arnaudov identifies the 4 major goals of piece maneuvers, teaching you why, when, and how to perform them perfectly. Another powerful skill that most players lack.
Plus you get an illuminating Q+A session from the workshop. Everything has been edited and bundled together with a complete PGN (fully annotated with text explanations!)
- GM Dejan Bojkov (peak FIDE rating 2556)
- GM Grigor Grigorov (peak FIDE rating 2516)
- GM Boris Avrukh (peak FIDE rating 2668)
- GM Petar Arnaudov (peak FIDE rating 2494)
- GM Mihail Marin (peak FIDE rating 2616)
- GM Davorin Kuljasevic (peak FIDE rating 2591)
Why You Should Learn to Play Positional Chess
Because good positional chess understanding is one of the main criteria separating masters from club players. The problem is that it can be one of the toughest areas of the game to improve.
Why is that?
Because it is often left out of lessons for beginners, and there is next to nothing for beginners out there that covers positional chess!
Also, unlike tactics, where a combination of moves gives an immediate benefit, a longer-term positional goal doesn’t always jump off the board and make itself apparent to the beginner player.
Sure, everyone knows how to study tactics, openings, and endgames. But, when it comes to something more sophisticated like positional chess understanding, the majority of players simply don’t know where to start.
The art of positional play should not be underestimated. Not learning positional fundamentals stagnates your development as a chess player and won’t let you reach your full potential. Your tactics and endgame skills may be there, but if you don’t know what to do in the position you may soon be lost.