Intuition Navigates Chaos Mega Bundle

Production House
iChess.net
Reviews
pa_download-or-disc
Array
(
    [options] => Array
        (
            [0] => download-only
            [1] => physical-discs
        )

    [attribute] => pa_download-or-disc
    [product] => WC_Product_Variable Object
        (
            [children:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => 1113822
                    [1] => 1113823
                )

            [visible_children:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => 1113822
                    [1] => 1113823
                )

            [variation_attributes:protected] => Array
                (
                    [pa_download-or-disc] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => download-only
                            [1] => physical-discs
                        )

                )

            [object_type:protected] => product
            [post_type:protected] => product
            [cache_group:protected] => products
            [data:protected] => Array
                (
                    [name] => Intuition Navigates Chaos Mega Bundle
                    [slug] => intuition-navigates-chaos-mega-bundle
                    [date_created] => WC_DateTime Object
                        (
                            [utc_offset:protected] => 0
                            [date] => 2020-06-16 01:36:13.000000
                            [timezone_type] => 3
                            [timezone] => America/Los_Angeles
                        )

                    [date_modified] => WC_DateTime Object
                        (
                            [utc_offset:protected] => 0
                            [date] => 2020-06-29 00:38:21.000000
                            [timezone_type] => 3
                            [timezone] => America/Los_Angeles
                        )

                    [status] => publish
                    [featured] => 
                    [catalog_visibility] => visible
                    [description] => <h2>Intuition Navigates Chaos Megabundle</h2>
This series is intended for the player who is serious about breaking through to the next level in their chess, with comprehensive training from the world's top chess coaches and players. Here's what is included in this bundle:
<h2>Club Player's Manifesto 2K - GM Damian Lemos</h2>
<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/gm-lemos-photo-2.png"><img class="alignright wp-image-878005" title="gm lemos photo 2" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/gm-lemos-photo-2-480x600.png" alt="gm lemos photo 2" width="250" height="313" /></a>Are you ready to finally smash that 2000 FIDE barrier?

After “how can I get better at chess”, the next most-heard question is “what do I have to do to hit 2000 FIDE?”

Only 5% of serious (rated) chess players ever reach the 2k level. It’s a major accomplishment, one that places you in the most-respected group of players.

Not everyone has the huge amount of spare time required to hit IM or GM-level, but GM Lemos firmly believes ANY reasonably smart, ambitious person can reach 2000 FIDE… with the right training.

<strong>The <u>12-hour</u> <em>Club Player’s Manifesto 2k </em>is all about developing the skills and understanding needed to find strong moves in <u>any</u> position.</strong>
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Super GM Skill Set - GM Sam Shankland</span></h2>
[caption id="attachment_436190" align="alignright" width="400"]<img class="wp-image-436190 size-full" title="The Sam Shankland Chess Mastery Collection" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Sam-Shankland-e1542863776558.jpg" alt="The Sam Shankland Chess Mastery Collection" width="400" height="224" /> Super GM Skill Set - GM Sam Shankland[/caption]

2700 Club Member Sam Shankland is back! This course isn't for the feint of heart - GM Shankland believes that active learning is the best way to learn, and the more work you put in, the more you'll improve.

Sam’s premise is that while knowledge is important and useful, it’s your skills that decide how well you can play the game - a distinction missed by many players.

The Super GM Skill Set helps you develop your skills to an advanced level by testing your decision-making and evaluation ability as though you were playing against a top GM.

“I don’t believe in passive learning… if you pause your video and think about these positions, you’re definitely going to train your <u>ability</u> to make decisions.”

- GM Sam Shankland, <em>The SuperGM Skill Set.</em>

This course is all about improving your actual skill, making you a better <u>player</u>… instead of just being the same player with slightly more knowledge.

<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/gingergm-quotes2.jpg"><img class="wp-image-1110884 size-thumbnail alignleft" title="The Sam Shankland Chess Mastery Collection" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/gingergm-quotes2-300x300.jpg" alt="gingergm quotes2" width="300" height="300" /></a>
<h2>Accelerate your Chess</h2>
The GingerGM is back!

Following on from his two hugely popular Master Methods, “GingerGM” Simon Williams has produced a 15-hour course designed to take you to the next level in your chess.

Simon has collected the games that led to breakthroughs in his own development, and takes you through each one in such a way that you make the discoveries for yourself - a far more powerful method of teaching/learning than simply giving you the answers.

Each lesson works on at least one of seven areas: Strategy, calculation, prophylaxis, forcing moves, navigating chaos, pattern recognition, and converting advantages - the key skills you need to succeed at the highest levels.

One of the major benefits of this course is that you’re studying games packed with instructive value - it’s a real goldmine of chess secrets. Every lesson brings with it an “aha!” moment… and saves you years of painful trial-and-error going through games that just aren’t that useful.

Presented with Simon’s trademark combination of humor and clear insight, this is the perfect way to accelerate your chess improvement.
<h2>About the Authors:</h2>
<strong>Damian Lemos</strong> is a grandmaster from Argentina with a peak rating of 2559 Elo. In his lessons, Damian works closely with students to first identify the flaws and weaknesses in their games so that they can be properly evaluated and corrected. By developing specifically-tailored training regimens for every one of his students, Grandmaster Lemos is able to achieve results that other chess coaches dream of.

<strong>Sam Shankland</strong> is an American Chess Grandmaster and the 2018 US National Chess Champion. He is a mainstay of the US Olympic Team, a two-time Olympiad Gold Medallist (2014 and 2016), a former World U-18 co-champion (2008), Champion of the Strong Capablanca in Memoriam (2018), Continental Champion of the Americas (2018), and the winner of several international events. <strong>He has worked as an analyst for the reigning World Champion, Magnus Carlsen</strong>, training with him to prepare for the 2014 and 2016 World Championship matches. He is one of the strongest chess players in the world, having crossed the 2700-Elo barrier and having reached as high as #24 in the world.

<strong>GM Simon Williams</strong> (aka Ginger GM) is an English chess grandmaster, author, and commentator. He obtained Grandmaster the Grandmaster title 2008, by accomplishing the final norm at the Hastings International Chess Congress 2005/2006 and the 2500+ rating at Hastings 2007/2008. His highest rating so far is 2550, achieved in November 2009. In 2009, he organized the Big Slick International in Purley, London, which comprised an invitational GM tournament and FIDE Rated Open.

In 2005, he won the <strong>British Blitz Championship.</strong>

He was the joint winner with Gawain Jones of the <strong>London Chess Classic FIDE Rated Open in December 2010</strong>, with a rating performance of 2690.
<h2>How is this bundle going to help me?</h2>
With <strong>GM Lemos</strong>, you'll analyze 50 of the most instructive games from grandmaster chess… each one teaching something new in 1 of 7 categories:
<ul>
 	<li><a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/think-process.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-1002362 alignright" title="think process" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/think-process.jpg" alt="think process" width="230" height="229" /></a><strong>Thought Process &amp; Calculation </strong></li>
</ul>
Thinking outside of the box: take a look at this position. White is loading up against e6 (and f7), ready to play f5 and Ne4-d6. What do you do? Play ...Re8 and ...Nf8 to protect e6? Seems sensible… what about playing ...f6? Blunder? No - it leads to a crushing attack for Black!
<ul>
 	<li><strong>Evaluation &amp; Strategy</strong></li>
 	<li><strong>Forcing Moves</strong></li>
</ul>
Making moves work. Forcing moves, the initiative, attacking play, sacrifices… we want to force issues, to take control… but know you can’t just play something aggressive and ‘hope’ it works. We examine WHY these moves work, using elite level examples.

If you’ve watched one of <strong>GM Shankland</strong>’s courses before, you know 15 hours of his lessons are equivalent to 25-30 hours of most other courses.

He packs his courses with quality content, focusing on the critical decisions and expecting you to pause the video for anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes to think about the position.
<ul>
 	<li><a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/sam-shankland.jpeg"><img class="wp-image-1067170 size-thumbnail alignright" title="sam shankland" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/sam-shankland-300x300.jpeg" alt="sam shankland" width="300" height="300" /></a><strong>Making the right decision.</strong> Even seemingly small decisions can have a big impact on your game. Take a look at this position. White has just captured a knight on f6 with his Bishop, giving Black three ways to recapture. Which would you choose?</li>
 	<li><strong>Succeed at the higher levels in chess,</strong> if you want to succeed, you need to develop your skill set. Memorizing ideas is all well and good, but what really decides games is your ability. As former US Champion Sam Shankland points out, real games require many different skills - it's not enough to rely on your calculation or positional understanding alone.</li>
 	<li><strong>Develop your skills through training and feedback.</strong> You will have to pause the video at critical moments and treat the positions as you would if you were playing an important game. Then comes the feedback, a 2700-rated player pointing out why some ideas work and others don't - and how you can discern between similar options in your games.</li>
</ul>
Regarding <strong>GM Simon Williams</strong>' course, it’s always a special occasion whenever the British grandmaster releases a new course… and this might just be his best yet.

The whole point of this series is to transfer the skills and knowledge of the masters to you - closing that gap without you having to spend 1000s of hours of painstaking trial-and-error to get there.

s part of our Intuition Navigates Chaos series, Accelerate Your Chess takes things a step further… focusing on teaching the skills and strategies you need to succeed at the highest levels.
<ul>
 	<li><a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/chaos-theory.jpeg"><img class="alignright wp-image-1110846 size-thumbnail" title="sam shankland" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/chaos-theory-300x300.jpeg" alt="chaos theory" width="300" height="300" /></a><strong>Blindfold training.</strong> One of the best things you can do to improve your calculation and awareness of each piece’s power - see the board and pieces with eyes closed! Simon reveals his favorite technique for training this high-level skill.</li>
 	<li><strong>Chaos theory.</strong> You will learn to love chaos… the murky waters where you swim and others drown. Simon teaches you the special way of thinking that helps you find spectacular winning moves in positions like this<strong> (diagram, White to play).</strong></li>
 	<li><strong>Pattern tracing.</strong> Whether it’s an attack formation or positional maneuver, you want to be absorbing as many beneficial patterns as you can. Section 5 sees Simon explains how to <strong>deconstruct winning ideas</strong> to make them easy to remember and use.</li>
 	<li><strong>Continuous improvement.</strong> You’ve got a slightly better position but no weaknesses to attack… what do you do? GM Williams takes you through some classics to internalize the ‘3 Ps’ of prophylaxis, pressure, and patience.</li>
</ul>
                    [short_description] => 
                    [sku] => 616348556202
                    [price] => 270
                    [regular_price] => 
                    [sale_price] => 
                    [date_on_sale_from] => 
                    [date_on_sale_to] => 
                    [total_sales] => 15
                    [tax_status] => taxable
                    [tax_class] => 
                    [manage_stock] => 
                    [stock_quantity] => 
                    [stock_status] => instock
                    [backorders] => no
                    [low_stock_amount] => 
                    [sold_individually] => 
                    [weight] => 
                    [length] => 
                    [width] => 
                    [height] => 
                    [upsell_ids] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [cross_sell_ids] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [parent_id] => 0
                    [reviews_allowed] => 1
                    [purchase_note] => 
                    [attributes] => Array
                        (
                            [pa_type-of-video] => WC_Product_Attribute Object
                                (
                                    [data:protected] => Array
                                        (
                                            [id] => 2
                                            [name] => pa_type-of-video
                                            [options] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => 587
                                                )

                                            [position] => 0
                                            [visible] => 1
                                            [variation] => 
                                        )

                                )

                            [pa_running-time] => WC_Product_Attribute Object
                                (
                                    [data:protected] => Array
                                        (
                                            [id] => 16
                                            [name] => pa_running-time
                                            [options] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => 17112
                                                )

                                            [position] => 1
                                            [visible] => 1
                                            [variation] => 
                                        )

                                )

                            [pa_production-house] => WC_Product_Attribute Object
                                (
                                    [data:protected] => Array
                                        (
                                            [id] => 4
                                            [name] => pa_production-house
                                            [options] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => 21927
                                                )

                                            [position] => 2
                                            [visible] => 1
                                            [variation] => 
                                        )

                                )

                            [pa_presenter] => WC_Product_Attribute Object
                                (
                                    [data:protected] => Array
                                        (
                                            [id] => 3
                                            [name] => pa_presenter
                                            [options] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => 1784
                                                    [1] => 1797
                                                    [2] => 1734
                                                )

                                            [position] => 3
                                            [visible] => 1
                                            [variation] => 
                                        )

                                )

                            [pa_level] => WC_Product_Attribute Object
                                (
                                    [data:protected] => Array
                                        (
                                            [id] => 1
                                            [name] => pa_level
                                            [options] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => 8
                                                    [1] => 21
                                                )

                                            [position] => 4
                                            [visible] => 1
                                            [variation] => 
                                        )

                                )

                            [pa_encoding] => WC_Product_Attribute Object
                                (
                                    [data:protected] => Array
                                        (
                                            [id] => 10
                                            [name] => pa_encoding
                                            [options] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => 165
                                                )

                                            [position] => 5
                                            [visible] => 1
                                            [variation] => 
                                        )

                                )

                            [pa_download-or-disc] => WC_Product_Attribute Object
                                (
                                    [data:protected] => Array
                                        (
                                            [id] => 9
                                            [name] => pa_download-or-disc
                                            [options] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => 163
                                                    [1] => 182
                                                )

                                            [position] => 6
                                            [visible] => 
                                            [variation] => 1
                                        )

                                )

                        )

                    [default_attributes] => Array
                        (
                            [pa_download-or-disc] => download-only
                        )

                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_password] => 
                    [virtual] => 
                    [downloadable] => 
                    [category_ids] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => 40557
                        )

                    [tag_ids] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => 282
                            [1] => 3370
                            [2] => 21048
                            [3] => 264
                            [4] => 114
                            [5] => 2327
                            [6] => 42371
                            [7] => 202
                            [8] => 205
                        )

                    [shipping_class_id] => 0
                    [downloads] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [image_id] => 1113808
                    [gallery_image_ids] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [download_limit] => -1
                    [download_expiry] => -1
                    [rating_counts] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [average_rating] => 0
                    [review_count] => 0
                )

            [supports:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [id:protected] => 1113797
            [changes:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [object_read:protected] => 1
            [extra_data:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [default_data:protected] => Array
                (
                    [name] => 
                    [slug] => 
                    [date_created] => 
                    [date_modified] => 
                    [status] => 
                    [featured] => 
                    [catalog_visibility] => visible
                    [description] => 
                    [short_description] => 
                    [sku] => 
                    [price] => 
                    [regular_price] => 
                    [sale_price] => 
                    [date_on_sale_from] => 
                    [date_on_sale_to] => 
                    [total_sales] => 0
                    [tax_status] => taxable
                    [tax_class] => 
                    [manage_stock] => 
                    [stock_quantity] => 
                    [stock_status] => instock
                    [backorders] => no
                    [low_stock_amount] => 
                    [sold_individually] => 
                    [weight] => 
                    [length] => 
                    [width] => 
                    [height] => 
                    [upsell_ids] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [cross_sell_ids] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [parent_id] => 0
                    [reviews_allowed] => 1
                    [purchase_note] => 
                    [attributes] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [default_attributes] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_password] => 
                    [virtual] => 
                    [downloadable] => 
                    [category_ids] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [tag_ids] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [shipping_class_id] => 0
                    [downloads] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [image_id] => 
                    [gallery_image_ids] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [download_limit] => -1
                    [download_expiry] => -1
                    [rating_counts] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [average_rating] => 0
                    [review_count] => 0
                )

            [data_store:protected] => WC_Data_Store Object
                (
                    [instance:WC_Data_Store:private] => WC_Product_Variable_Data_Store_CPT Object
                        (
                            [prices_array:protected] => Array
                                (
                                    [version] => 1597364315
                                    [f9e544f77b7eac7add281ef28ca5559f] => Array
                                        (
                                            [price] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [1113822] => 270.00
                                                    [1113823] => 370.00
                                                )

                                            [regular_price] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [1113822] => 270.00
                                                    [1113823] => 370.00
                                                )

                                            [sale_price] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [1113822] => 270.00
                                                    [1113823] => 370.00
                                                )

                                        )

                                )

                            [internal_meta_keys:protected] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => _visibility
                                    [1] => _sku
                                    [2] => _price
                                    [3] => _regular_price
                                    [4] => _sale_price
                                    [5] => _sale_price_dates_from
                                    [6] => _sale_price_dates_to
                                    [7] => total_sales
                                    [8] => _tax_status
                                    [9] => _tax_class
                                    [10] => _manage_stock
                                    [11] => _stock
                                    [12] => _stock_status
                                    [13] => _backorders
                                    [14] => _low_stock_amount
                                    [15] => _sold_individually
                                    [16] => _weight
                                    [17] => _length
                                    [18] => _width
                                    [19] => _height
                                    [20] => _upsell_ids
                                    [21] => _crosssell_ids
                                    [22] => _purchase_note
                                    [23] => _default_attributes
                                    [24] => _product_attributes
                                    [25] => _virtual
                                    [26] => _downloadable
                                    [27] => _download_limit
                                    [28] => _download_expiry
                                    [29] => _featured
                                    [30] => _downloadable_files
                                    [31] => _wc_rating_count
                                    [32] => _wc_average_rating
                                    [33] => _wc_review_count
                                    [34] => _variation_description
                                    [35] => _thumbnail_id
                                    [36] => _file_paths
                                    [37] => _product_image_gallery
                                    [38] => _product_version
                                    [39] => _wp_old_slug
                                    [40] => _edit_last
                                    [41] => _edit_lock
                                )

                            [must_exist_meta_keys:protected] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => _tax_class
                                )

                            [extra_data_saved:protected] => 
                            [updated_props:protected] => Array
                                (
                                )

                            [meta_type:protected] => post
                            [object_id_field_for_meta:protected] => 
                        )

                    [stores:WC_Data_Store:private] => Array
                        (
                            [coupon] => WC_Coupon_Data_Store_CPT
                            [customer] => WC_Customer_Data_Store
                            [customer-download] => WC_Customer_Download_Data_Store
                            [customer-download-log] => WC_Customer_Download_Log_Data_Store
                            [customer-session] => WC_Customer_Data_Store_Session
                            [order] => WC_Order_Data_Store_CPT
                            [order-refund] => WC_Order_Refund_Data_Store_CPT
                            [order-item] => WC_Order_Item_Data_Store
                            [order-item-coupon] => WC_Order_Item_Coupon_Data_Store
                            [order-item-fee] => WC_Order_Item_Fee_Data_Store
                            [order-item-product] => WC_Order_Item_Product_Data_Store
                            [order-item-shipping] => WC_Order_Item_Shipping_Data_Store
                            [order-item-tax] => WC_Order_Item_Tax_Data_Store
                            [payment-token] => WC_Payment_Token_Data_Store
                            [product] => WC_Product_Data_Store_CPT
                            [product-grouped] => WC_Product_Grouped_Data_Store_CPT
                            [product-variable] => WC_Product_Variable_Data_Store_CPT
                            [product-variation] => WC_Product_Variation_Data_Store_CPT
                            [shipping-zone] => WC_Shipping_Zone_Data_Store
                            [webhook] => WC_Webhook_Data_Store
                            [order-item-line_item_removed] => WC_Order_Item_Product_Data_Store
                            [order-item-line_item_switched] => WC_Order_Item_Product_Data_Store
                            [order-item-coupon_pending_switch] => WC_Order_Item_Coupon_Data_Store
                            [order-item-fee_pending_switch] => WC_Order_Item_Fee_Data_Store
                            [subscription] => WCS_Subscription_Data_Store_CPT
                            [product-variable-subscription] => WCS_Product_Variable_Data_Store_CPT
                            [product-subscription_variation] => WC_Product_Variation_Data_Store_CPT
                            [order-item-line_item_pending_switch] => WC_Order_Item_Product_Data_Store
                            [report-revenue-stats] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Orders\Stats\DataStore
                            [report-orders] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Orders\DataStore
                            [report-orders-stats] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Orders\Stats\DataStore
                            [report-products] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Products\DataStore
                            [report-variations] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Variations\DataStore
                            [report-products-stats] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Products\Stats\DataStore
                            [report-categories] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Categories\DataStore
                            [report-taxes] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Taxes\DataStore
                            [report-taxes-stats] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Taxes\Stats\DataStore
                            [report-coupons] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Coupons\DataStore
                            [report-coupons-stats] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Coupons\Stats\DataStore
                            [report-downloads] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Downloads\DataStore
                            [report-downloads-stats] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Downloads\Stats\DataStore
                            [admin-note] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\Notes\DataStore
                            [report-customers] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Customers\DataStore
                            [report-customers-stats] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Customers\Stats\DataStore
                            [report-stock-stats] => Automattic\WooCommerce\Admin\API\Reports\Stock\Stats\DataStore
                        )

                    [current_class_name:WC_Data_Store:private] => WC_Product_Variable_Data_Store_CPT
                    [object_type:WC_Data_Store:private] => product-variable
                )

            [meta_data:protected] => 
        )

    [selected] => download-only
    [name] => 
    [id] => 
    [class] => 
    [show_option_none] => Choose an option
)

100% Secure Purchase

Free shipping to North America and Europe

Lowest price guarantee

30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

We accept


Overview

Intuition Navigates Chaos Megabundle

This series is intended for the player who is serious about breaking through to the next level in their chess, with comprehensive training from the world’s top chess coaches and players. Here’s what is included in this bundle:

Club Player’s Manifesto 2K – GM Damian Lemos

gm lemos photo 2Are you ready to finally smash that 2000 FIDE barrier?

After “how can I get better at chess”, the next most-heard question is “what do I have to do to hit 2000 FIDE?”

Only 5% of serious (rated) chess players ever reach the 2k level. It’s a major accomplishment, one that places you in the most-respected group of players.

Not everyone has the huge amount of spare time required to hit IM or GM-level, but GM Lemos firmly believes ANY reasonably smart, ambitious person can reach 2000 FIDE… with the right training.

The 12-hour Club Player’s Manifesto 2k is all about developing the skills and understanding needed to find strong moves in any position.

Super GM Skill Set – GM Sam Shankland

The Sam Shankland Chess Mastery Collection
Super GM Skill Set – GM Sam Shankland

2700 Club Member Sam Shankland is back! This course isn’t for the feint of heart – GM Shankland believes that active learning is the best way to learn, and the more work you put in, the more you’ll improve.

Sam’s premise is that while knowledge is important and useful, it’s your skills that decide how well you can play the game – a distinction missed by many players.

The Super GM Skill Set helps you develop your skills to an advanced level by testing your decision-making and evaluation ability as though you were playing against a top GM.

“I don’t believe in passive learning… if you pause your video and think about these positions, you’re definitely going to train your ability to make decisions.”

– GM Sam Shankland, The SuperGM Skill Set.

This course is all about improving your actual skill, making you a better player… instead of just being the same player with slightly more knowledge.

gingergm quotes2

Accelerate your Chess

The GingerGM is back!

Following on from his two hugely popular Master Methods, “GingerGM” Simon Williams has produced a 15-hour course designed to take you to the next level in your chess.

Simon has collected the games that led to breakthroughs in his own development, and takes you through each one in such a way that you make the discoveries for yourself – a far more powerful method of teaching/learning than simply giving you the answers.

Each lesson works on at least one of seven areas: Strategy, calculation, prophylaxis, forcing moves, navigating chaos, pattern recognition, and converting advantages – the key skills you need to succeed at the highest levels.

One of the major benefits of this course is that you’re studying games packed with instructive value – it’s a real goldmine of chess secrets. Every lesson brings with it an “aha!” moment… and saves you years of painful trial-and-error going through games that just aren’t that useful.

Presented with Simon’s trademark combination of humor and clear insight, this is the perfect way to accelerate your chess improvement.

About the Authors:

Damian Lemos is a grandmaster from Argentina with a peak rating of 2559 Elo. In his lessons, Damian works closely with students to first identify the flaws and weaknesses in their games so that they can be properly evaluated and corrected. By developing specifically-tailored training regimens for every one of his students, Grandmaster Lemos is able to achieve results that other chess coaches dream of.

Sam Shankland is an American Chess Grandmaster and the 2018 US National Chess Champion. He is a mainstay of the US Olympic Team, a two-time Olympiad Gold Medallist (2014 and 2016), a former World U-18 co-champion (2008), Champion of the Strong Capablanca in Memoriam (2018), Continental Champion of the Americas (2018), and the winner of several international events. He has worked as an analyst for the reigning World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, training with him to prepare for the 2014 and 2016 World Championship matches. He is one of the strongest chess players in the world, having crossed the 2700-Elo barrier and having reached as high as #24 in the world.

GM Simon Williams (aka Ginger GM) is an English chess grandmaster, author, and commentator. He obtained Grandmaster the Grandmaster title 2008, by accomplishing the final norm at the Hastings International Chess Congress 2005/2006 and the 2500+ rating at Hastings 2007/2008. His highest rating so far is 2550, achieved in November 2009. In 2009, he organized the Big Slick International in Purley, London, which comprised an invitational GM tournament and FIDE Rated Open.

In 2005, he won the British Blitz Championship.

He was the joint winner with Gawain Jones of the London Chess Classic FIDE Rated Open in December 2010, with a rating performance of 2690.

How is this bundle going to help me?

With GM Lemos, you’ll analyze 50 of the most instructive games from grandmaster chess… each one teaching something new in 1 of 7 categories:

  • think processThought Process & Calculation

Thinking outside of the box: take a look at this position. White is loading up against e6 (and f7), ready to play f5 and Ne4-d6. What do you do? Play …Re8 and …Nf8 to protect e6? Seems sensible… what about playing …f6? Blunder? No – it leads to a crushing attack for Black!

  • Evaluation & Strategy
  • Forcing Moves

Making moves work. Forcing moves, the initiative, attacking play, sacrifices… we want to force issues, to take control… but know you can’t just play something aggressive and ‘hope’ it works. We examine WHY these moves work, using elite level examples.

If you’ve watched one of GM Shankland’s courses before, you know 15 hours of his lessons are equivalent to 25-30 hours of most other courses.

He packs his courses with quality content, focusing on the critical decisions and expecting you to pause the video for anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes to think about the position.

  • sam shanklandMaking the right decision. Even seemingly small decisions can have a big impact on your game. Take a look at this position. White has just captured a knight on f6 with his Bishop, giving Black three ways to recapture. Which would you choose?
  • Succeed at the higher levels in chess, if you want to succeed, you need to develop your skill set. Memorizing ideas is all well and good, but what really decides games is your ability. As former US Champion Sam Shankland points out, real games require many different skills – it’s not enough to rely on your calculation or positional understanding alone.
  • Develop your skills through training and feedback. You will have to pause the video at critical moments and treat the positions as you would if you were playing an important game. Then comes the feedback, a 2700-rated player pointing out why some ideas work and others don’t – and how you can discern between similar options in your games.

Regarding GM Simon Williams‘ course, it’s always a special occasion whenever the British grandmaster releases a new course… and this might just be his best yet.

The whole point of this series is to transfer the skills and knowledge of the masters to you – closing that gap without you having to spend 1000s of hours of painstaking trial-and-error to get there.

s part of our Intuition Navigates Chaos series, Accelerate Your Chess takes things a step further… focusing on teaching the skills and strategies you need to succeed at the highest levels.

  • chaos theoryBlindfold training. One of the best things you can do to improve your calculation and awareness of each piece’s power – see the board and pieces with eyes closed! Simon reveals his favorite technique for training this high-level skill.
  • Chaos theory. You will learn to love chaos… the murky waters where you swim and others drown. Simon teaches you the special way of thinking that helps you find spectacular winning moves in positions like this (diagram, White to play).
  • Pattern tracing. Whether it’s an attack formation or positional maneuver, you want to be absorbing as many beneficial patterns as you can. Section 5 sees Simon explains how to deconstruct winning ideas to make them easy to remember and use.
  • Continuous improvement. You’ve got a slightly better position but no weaknesses to attack… what do you do? GM Williams takes you through some classics to internalize the ‘3 Ps’ of prophylaxis, pressure, and patience.

Additional information

Type of Video

Running Time

+42 hours

Production House

Presenter

, ,

Level

,

Encoding


Content Outline

Courses Outline

Manifesto 2K

Chapter 1 – Evaluation & Strategy

  • Example 1: Kasparov – Gelfand
  • Example 2: Naiditsch – Korchnoi
  • Example 3: Malakov – Wang Hao
  • Example 4: Karpov – Xie Jun
  • Example 5: Grygorian – Vaganian
  • Example 6: Karpov – Unzicker
  • Example 7: Christiansen – Hodgson
  • Example 8: Lutz – Kasparov
  • Example 9: Morozevich – Svidler
  • Example 10: Lemos – Cuartas
  • Example 11: Beliavsky – Nunn
  • Example 12: Rapport – Carlsen
  • Example 13: Gheorghiu – Kasparov
  • Example 14: Short – Timman

Chapter 2 – Thought Process & Calculation

  • Example 1: Landa – Ibragimov
  • Example 2: Korchnoi – Ibragimov
  • Example 3: Adianto – Gunawan
  • Example 4: Grigorian – Kasparov
  • Example 5: Adams – Lemos
  • Example 6: Slipak – Lemos
  • Example 7: Lemos – Paehtz
  • Example 8: Lemos – Andreikin
  • Example 9: Napoli – Lemos
  • Example 10: Lemos – French
  • Example 11: Tiviakov – Lemos
  • Example 12: Lemos – Dos Santos

Chapter 3 – Forcing Moves Force Wins

  • Example 1: Wei Yi – Haast
  • Example 2: Klasups – Tal
  • Example 3: Muzychuk – Mikadze
  • Example 4: Pikula – Savic

Chapter 4 – Sacrifices & Navigating Chaos

  • Example 1: Yemelin – Nepomniashchy
  • Example 2: Flores – Radjabov
  • Example 3: Kramnik – Aronian
  • Example 4: Lemos – Vernay

Chapter 5 – Pattern Recognition Creates Intuition

  • Example 1: Kramnik – Malaniuk
  • Example 2: Flohr – Fine
  • Example 3: Peng – Motylev
  • Example 4: Dzagnidze – Adams

Chapter 6 – Prophylaxis = Control

  • Example 1: Carlsen – Ding Liren
  • Example 2: Reinderman – Luther
  • Example 3: Tcebekov – Varavin

Chapter 7 – The Squeeze – Converting Advantages

  • Example 1: Kasimdzhanov – Grischuk
  • Example 2: Bu – Xu
  • Example 3: Malajov – Moiseenko
  • Example 4: Gunawan – Sokolov
  • Example 5: Kasparov – Timman
  • Example 6: Cifuentes – Rivas
  • Example 7: Moiseenko – Morozevich

Bonus: Q&A Session

Super GM Skills Set

Introduction.

Chapter 1. Thought Process and Calculation.

Ex01-Radjabov–Sargissian

Ex02-Gujrathi–Shankland

Ex03-Carlsen–Kramnik

Ex04-Shankland–Vitiugov

Ex05-Ding–Giri

Ex06-Shankland–Erenburg

Ex07-Cori Quispe–Shankland

Chapter 2. Evaluation and Strategy.

Ex01-Vachier-Lagrave–Carlsen

Ex02-Shankland–Michiels

Ex03-Mamedov–Shankland

Ex04-Xiong–Shankland

Ex05-Shankland–Grandelius

Ex06-Grischuk-Gelfand

Ex07-Shankland-Sosa

Chapter 3. Forcing Moves Force Wins

Ex01-Flores–Shankland

Ex02-Shankland–Stojanovic

Ex03-Shankland–Martinez Romero

Ex04-Svidler–Vachier-Lagrave

Ex05-Ding–Mamedyarov

Ex06-Nakamura–Carlsen

Ex07-Carlsen–Nakamura

Chapter 4. Sacrifices and Navigating Chaos.

Ex01-Gavrikov–Smirin

Ex02-Gujrathi–Shankland

Ex03-Duda–Shankland

Ex04-Nakamura–Gelfand

Ex05-Carlsen–Vachier-Lagrave

Ex06-Akobian–Mikhalevski

Chapter 5. Pattern Recognition Creates Intuition.

Ex01-Bruzon–Shankland

Ex02-Mamedyarov–Gelfand

Ex03-Izoria–Shankland

Ex04-Friedel–Predojevic

Ex05-Shankland–Swiercz

Ex06-Atalik–Korchnoi

Ex07-Vorotnikov–Shankland

Accelerate your Chess

Chapter 1 – Evaluation & Strategy

  • Example 1: Tal – Timman (Dark Square Magic)
  • Example 2: Karpov – Unzicker
  • Example 3: Carlsen – Tomashevsky (Identifying the Bad Piece)
  • Example 4: Bareev – Kasparov (When Simon Met Harry)
  • Example 5: Williams – Poobalasingham (The h4 Concept)
  • Example 6: Maroczy – Tartakower (The Rook Swinger)
  • Example 7: Agrest – Williams
  • Chapter 1 Conclusion

Chapter 2 – Thought Process & Calculation

  • Chapter 2 Introduction
  • Example 1: Knight Study
  • Example 2: Trofimov – Metlyakhin (Calculate!)
  • Example 3: Karjakin – Esipenko
  • Example 4: Parada – Zvjaginsev
  • Example 5: Korchnoi – Williams
  • Example 6: Williams – Ledger
  • Example 7: Williams – Adams
  • Example 8: Gomes – Neto
  • Chapter 2 Conclusion

Chapter 3 – Forcing Moves Force Wins

  • Chapter 3 Introduction
  • Example 1: Caruana – Ponomariov
  • Example 2: Caruana – Berg
  • Example 3: Ding Liren – Aronian
  • Example 4: Wang Hao – Gerber
  • Example 5: Ivanchuk – Yusupov
  • Example 6: Williams – Wohl
  • Example 7: T.Ravi – Williams
  •  Chapter 3 Conclusion

Chapter 4 – Sacrifices & Navigating Chaos

  • Chapter 4 Introduction
  • Example 1: Bai – Ding Liren
  • Example 2: Paravyan – Golubov3
  • Example 3: Ding Liren – Caruana
  • Example 4: S.Jenson – Williams
  • Example 5: Gordon – Williams

Chapter 5 – Pattern Recognition Creates Intuition

  • Chapter 5 Introduction
  • Example 1: A.Sokolov – Yusupov
  • Example 2: Bondarevsky – Botvinnik
  • Example 3: Varley – Williams
  • Example 4: J.Polgar – Berkes
  • Example 5: Nepomniachtchi – Sjugirov
  • Example 6: Petrosian – Spassky
  • Example 7: Alekseenko – Vastrukhin
  • Example 8: Carlsen – Karjakin
  • Example 9: Hug – Kavalek
  • Example 10: McShane – Anand
  • Example 11: Mason – Smerdon
  • Example 12: Vaganian – Adams
  • Example 13: Williams – Haria
  • Chapter 5 Conclusion

Chapter 6 – Prophylaxis = Control

  • Chapter 6 Introduction
  • Example 1: Harper – Zuk
  • Example 2: Karpov – Gheorghiu
  • Example 3: Karpov – Hernandez
  • Example 4: Gusev – Auerbach
  • Example 5: Nepomniachtchi – Wang Hao
  • Example 6: Williams – Kanyamarala
  • Example 7: Williams – Ratnesan
  • Chapter 6 Conclusion

Chapter 7 – The Squeeze – Converting Advantages

  • Chapter 7 Introduction
  • Example 1: Short – Timman
  • Example 2: Sowray – Williams
  • Example 3: Grischuk – Rublevsk
  • Example 4: Alekseenko – Giri
  • Example 5: Carlsen – Anand
  • Example 6: Andersson – Ocampos
  • Example 7: Certek – Arkell
  • Example 8: Vachier-Lagrave – Wang Hao
  • Conclusion