The Le Quang Method – GM Liem Le Quang

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Master Method Series 03

The Liem Le Quang Method: Understanding Chess Pawn Structures

The Le Quang Method – Gm Liem Le Quang

GM Le Quang Liem is one of the world’s top 30 players with a Super GM rating of 2718.

When we asked him to create a chess improvement course based on his philosophy, he enthusiastically suggested a masterclass on the most common and instructive chess pawn structures.

The result: the Liem Le Quang Liem Method.

Over the course of 5 hours, GM Liem helps you peer into the soul of chess, revealing how to play his 5 essential chess pawn structures for both sides.

By understanding where to place your pieces and how to conduct the various attacking options available to you, you’ll be able to dominate your games, safe in the knowledge that your plan is backed by a 2700 rated GM.

About the Author:

Le Quang Liem is a Vietnamese chess grandmaster and also the winner of the 2013 World Blitz Chess Championships.

He was the Under-14 World Youth Chess Champion in July 2005. He competed for Vietnam at the Chess Olympiads in 2006, 2008, 2010,2012, 2014 and 2016.

He has won the Aeroflot Open and in January of 2019 he won the Summer Chess Classic at the Saint Louis Chess Club.

GM Le Quang currently has an Elo rating of 2737 and is ranked #21 among active players in the world. He is currently the number-one ranked player in Vietnam.

Take a look at his astronomic rating progress over the last few years.

The Le Quang Method – Gm Liem Le Quang

Is this course for me?

Liem Le Quang – 1st place on the 2013 World Blitz championships and current Asian champion – insists that learning how to play common structures is THE way to accelerate your chess improvement.

You learn what positions to aim for AND how to powerplay them – transcending opening theory.

Even better… Liem has done the hard work for you!

The 4½ hour Le Quang Method shows you how elite GMs play both sides of 5 of the most important structures in chess.

If you’d like to take your chess to the next level with superb chess course from a super GM, then this is exactly right for you.

GM Le Quang Liem starts each chapter by examining the skeleton structure, explaining where the opportunities and threats lie and which plans to accompany each.

Then, the once World Youth Chess Champion shows how these plans work out in practice with analysis of multiple games featuring the world’s best players. The balancing of White wins and Black wins gives the complete picture and reinforces the memory of how to punish any mistakes.

The beauty of this course is it’s not restricted to just one opening or from just one side’s perspective. What you learn here can be applied in multiple situations and gives you the freedom and flexibility to transpose into a position you enjoy.

The Le Quang Method – Gm Liem Le QuangHere are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • The secret to winning with the Minority Attack – see how GM Le Quang used this method to destroy his 2650 rated opponent.
  • How to push those Queen’s Gambit players off the board with a central avalanche of pawns! Liem dissects Wesley So’s cunning strategy in chapter 2.
  • How to break free from one of the most suffocating structures in chess: the infamous Maroczy Bind. GM Le Quang lays out a 3 point plan for blowing open the position and starting a lightning-quick King hunt
  • The deep Sicilian strategy Kasparov exploited to crush Karpov in one of the most brilliant games of the World Championship. Use this any time White starts a Kingside pawn storm!

Now you’ll know the very strongest ideas in the most positions you’re most likely to encounter over the board, giving you an insane advantage over your rivals!

Armed with the Liem Le Quang Method, you’ll be ready to outplay even the strongest players in the structures you’re most likely to find yourself in.

Learn the 5 Key Pawn Structures that Cover 90% of Openings

The Fearsome Isolated Queen’s Pawn can arise from the Caro-Kann, Queen’s Gambit, French Defense, and MANY other openings — learn the plans in this structure and you’ll instantly be able to handle dozens of openings — the plans are all the same!

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The Carlsbad Structure is another one that can occur after several openings, most notably the Queen’s Gambit, but even the Caro-Kann (with reversed colors) — The #1 ranked player in Vietnam teaches you both a positional way to win via powerful minority attacks…and an aggressive way to expand in the center and move to the kingside for blistering king attacks…this plan was a BIG favorite of Garry Kasparov!

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Maroczy’s Bind: Squeeze em’ to Death! it doesn’t matter if you play the Sicilian or not! Learn to handle yourself in these Maroczy structures and you’ll feel at home and confident of winning in Sicilians, English Openings and even some King’s Indian lines!

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The Hedgehog Structure gives you the ultimate in dynamic trench warfare strategy… Create a wall the enemy can’t break through and then quietly build your position from behind the trenches — Kasparov used this structure to devastating effect in his match vs Karpov!

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The Scheveningen Structure can arise from the Sicilian, The English Opening and various other move orders…and is one of the most dynamic structures in chess. You’ll learn the key piece paths for brutal counter attacks on the queenside…as well as how to pump the brakes and play …d5! when you’re feeling the pressure. This is the perfect structure for attacking players and was loved by both Kasparov and Tal!

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“This is a MUST HAVE!!”

I enjoyed Le Quang method. So much, my computer crashed after two months and when I was moving and I didn’t know you could re-download it, so I repurchased it. This is a MUST HAVE!!” — cr85635 (verified owner) – January 3, 2019

And Let’s Not Forget the BONUSES…

All Master Method courses also include a Complete PGN file of all covered games/examples, Challenging Puzzles for testing your knowledge, plus, a Comprehensive Summary PDF that’ll be your reference guide and blueprint for the course.

Enjoy this awesome course!

Additional information

Running Time

~5 hours



Type of Video

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Chapter List


  1. Secrets of the Isolani: Winning with the Isolated Pawn
  2. Carlsbad Domination
  3. Sicilian Squeeze: Converting the Maroczy Bind
  4. The Hidden Power of the Hedgehog
  5. The Scheveningen: The World Champions’ Choice