1.d4 Opening Repertoire: Killer d4 with GM Simon Williams
In the first of this two-part DVD series, I will be guiding you through an extremely aggressive repertoire based on the d4 opening.
Concentrating on gambits and sharp play this opening has been my main weapon in becoming a Grandmaster.
Learn my secrets and the secrets of a GM in this 7 hour DVD!
The material is of a good quality and will definitely act as fuel to provide viewers with the groundwork for a high-powered d4 opening repertoire.
In the second DVD in this series, I take a look at everything else that you need to know when playing 1 d4.
The aim is to teach things in a simple yet effective manner. Where both club players and Grandmaster will be able to pick up something useful. Aggressive, attacking chess is the key. This repertoire got me to GM so there is no reason it cannot do the same for you!
About the Author:
GM Simon Williams (aka GingerGM) is a popular English chess grandmaster, author, and commentator.
He obtained the Grandmaster title in 2008 by accomplishing the final norm at the Hastings International Chess Congress 2005/2006 and the 2500+ rating at Hastings 2007/2008.
In 2009, he organized the Big Slick International in Purley, London, which comprised an invitational GM tournament and FIDE Rated Open.
- In 2003, he finished second at the British Chess Championship.
- In 2005, he won the British Blitz Championship.
- In 2009, Williams finished equal first at the Southend Chess Congress all-play-all tournament.
- 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 course going to help me?
If you are a player who prefers d4 openings rather than 1.e4 openings, you must certainly be prepared for all the responses that black can post to you in the opening.
When it comes to controlling the center, moving to 1.d4 would clearly be a better option than 1.e4 because 1.d4 can control two central squares when 1.e4 can only control one.
Playing 1.d4, we are able to control both d4, since the Queen is defending the pawn, and e5 with the pawn, while playing 1.e4 will only help us control d5. We’re not controlling e4 because the pawn is unprotected.
Here are some of the most important lessons you will learn with this course:
GM Simon Williams will arm you with the strategy you need in order to obtain an advantage against one of the most popular responses against d4 openings.
After the moves, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e4 b5 black often tries to keep the extra pawn and post some problems to the White player in the opening.
The GingerGM will show you how to quickly obtain an advantage by breaking up Black’s pawn formation with the move 5.a4 which makes the c4 pawn now a target as well.
The Triangle Variation – Marshall Gambit
The triangle variation comes to the board after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 e6, this is a very interesting idea in which Black delays the development of the Knight to f6, which also gives the flexibility of entering some positions of the Stonewall.
Simon Williams will break down all the ideas you need to have in mind in order to avoid falling into tricky positions that cause you some trouble.
This course will get you fully prepared to play 1.d4 against your opponents and obtain very nice positions after the opening.
Enjoy the course!