Learn from Anatoly Karpov with GM Bryan Smith

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Renowned coach GM Bryan Smith reveals…

learn from karpovIn 1983, Garry Kasparov was storming onto the chess scene combining enormous energy with eye-bulging aggression and computer-like super-deep calculations…

Even seasoned veterans like Korchnoi were swept up in the whirlwind of tactical complications.

But then, in 1984, he met an opponent he could barely budge…

This guy somehow sidestepped all of Kasparov’s attacks and calmly attained a nice positional edge…

…then he squeezed and squeezed and squeezed until the victory was certain.

No risk. No complications. No need to worry.

This strategic maestro was the 12th World Champion, Anatoly Karpov.

This course is an eye-opening look into Karpov’s most instructive games covering the early childhood years, his rise to the top, and his legendary years as World Champion.

In Learn from Anatoly Karpov, GM Bryan Smith takes you on a 10-hour journey through Karpov’s entire career and skillfully extracts the most instructive nuggets for you to model and improve your own chess.

If you’re ready to delve into one of the deepest minds in chess history, now is your chance to learn all there is that Karpov’s games have to offer.

karpov spassky
Karpov-Spassky after 25.Kh2!

You’ll Discover Karpov’s Most Powerful Secrets like…

  • How Karpov Dismantled Spassky with CLINICAL Precision! Was this the game that gave Fischer second thoughts about facing Karpov? Spassky’s Sicilian was torn apart without violence – only surgeon-like precision and powerful positional play! (See Chapter 7)
  • The Method to Effortlessly Handle Kasparov…as Black! Learn to put up that “Karpov Brickwall” that even the most powerful attacker in history could not break through! (See Chapter 21)
  • How Karpov Used Prophylaxis…even in the Ultra-Sharp Dragon…and CRUSHED Korchnoi! Karpov was a positional player, but he could certainly attack as well…in this example, GM Smith shows you a stunning game where Karpov attacks, stops for a moment to prevent ALL counterplay (with a single move!), and then resume his attack. Highly instructive for aspiring club players! (See Chapter 16)

It’s time to master chess by learning from one of the legends of positional chess…12th world champion Anatoly Karpov!… Let’s go!

What’s inside?

Learn from Anatoly Karpov – video course [10.5 hours]

GM Bryan Smith has assembled all of Karpov’s secrets into a beautiful 10-hour course covering his entire career, and shedding light on all of his most powerful, game-winning methods.

Complete set of PGNs

Downloadable, complete set of PGNs of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.

Access to Practicum

Train the important attacking motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

bryan smithAbout the Author:

GM Bryan Smith (FIDE 2503)

Is an American Grandmaster and chess coach. GM Smith has won many international tournaments including Limpedea Cup (Romania), Citta di Erba (Italy), Easter International (Serbia), Philadelphia International, National Chess Congress, US Masters, etc.

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