Mastering The Center with IM Mat Kolosowski

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Mastering The Center in Chess with IM Mat Kolosowski

Mastering The Center With Im Mat Kolosowski

Mastering The Center With Im Mat Kolosowski

In his new 10-hour course, IM Mat Kolosowski reveals the many secrets of mastering the center in chess, and how you can use them to dominate your games.

IM Kolosowski has taken these advanced concepts and presented them in a way that any ambitious player will be able to understand and use.

Every chess player knows the CENTER is critical… but most just stick a pawn on d4 or e4, drop a knight on f3 and start attacking.

And they wonder why it doesn’t work…

However, their bad habit is your golden ticket…

Learn the secrets of advanced central control and you will:

  • Enjoy hyperactive pieces that dominate every key square, paralyzing your rival’s play.
  • Be able to lock or open the center when it favors you, leaving your opponent scrambling to react.
  • Know which flank to attack and where to place your pieces for the best chance of success.
  • Find deep strategic ideas that give you a winning endgame – if your opponent lasts that long!

Very few club players really understand all there is to know about the center in chess… now YOU can be one of them.

About the Author:

Mat Kołosowski is an International Master from Poland. He is a multiple Polish youth championship medalist. In 2010 he took 5th place in European U-18 Championship.

During the course of his chess career, Kołosowski won many international tournaments. Apart from being a chess player, he is also a chess coach who has experience in working with students from more than 20 countries.

So far he helped a few of them in obtaining their own international titles. Mat has also performed live commentary of Polish and European Rapid and Blitz Championships.

How is this course going to help me?

Mastering The Center With Im Mat KolosowskiEvery single chess player at the beginning of his chess career learns that the center in chess is a particularly important area of the board.

While occupying the center with both pawns and pieces facilitates better control of the game as well as increases the number of possibilities of transferring the pieces from one side of the board to the other one, it is also important to know how to use the center for attacking purposes.

In this video course, we have decided to discuss an issue which is rarely found in textbooks. Thus, the course you are about to watch covers presentation of how one should play depending on the type of the center.

By learning that there is more than one type of a center you will already be way ahead of many players.

Some of what IM Kolosowski reveals:>

  • Powerful attack formations in closed positions. Just when your opponent has settled in for a slow maneuvering game, you blow open the position and lay siege to the enemy king! See how the great Larry Christiansen used this idea to turn this position into a win just 5 moves later.
  • The 2 things you need to crush with a queenside avalanche without having to worry about getting mated. (See how Kasparov lost to this in just 31 moves as White in chapter 6!)
  • How to use the center to maximize your space advantage – and what to do next to convert that space into material superiority.

IM Kolosowski has taken these advanced concepts and presented them in a way that any ambitious player will be able to understand and use. Now it is your move!

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Running Time

10 hours

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Content Outline

Chapter List:

PART 1: Closed Center – King’s Side Attacks

  • Introduction to the course
  • CHAPTER 1 – Playing for an attack
  • CHAPTER 2 – Two Types of attacks in closed positions
  • CHAPTER 3 – Launching an attack
  • CHAPTER 4 – Getting a counter play I
  • CHAPTER 5 – Getting a counter play II

PART 2: Closed Center – Attacking on the Queen’s Side

  • CHAPTER 6 – Queen’s side attacks
  • CHAPTER 7 – How to win a closed position?
  • CHAPTER 8 – Combined Attacks I
  • CHAPTER 9 – Combined Attacks II
  • CHAPTER 10 – Attacking in Ruy Lopez
  • CHAPTER 11 – Playing on both sides of the board

PART 3: Open Center

  • CHAPTER 12 – Pawn majority and the outposts
  • CHAPTER 13 – King’s side pawn majority attack
  • CHAPTER 14 – Bishop pair – why is it so important?
  • CHAPTER 15 – Bishop pair – controlling the important squares
  • CHAPTER 16 – Control over the center
  • CHAPTER 17 – How to use the initiative and utilize space?

PART 4: Dynamic Center and Non-Standard Positions

  • CHAPTER 18 – Mobile centers
  • CHAPTER 19 – Breaking through and seizing the initiative
  • CHAPTER 20 – Evolving center
  • CHAPTER 21 – Imbalances: space vs. weaknesses