From Novice to Advanced in 7 days – Mato Jelic




Mato Jelic

This is the first course from hugely popular chess presenter Mato Jelic who promises to take you from novice to advanced in 7 days!


As a chess improver, it’s essential to become familiar with the most crucial situations you’re likely to encounter at the board. Mato builds up this “pattern recognition” by examining the most common tactics, checkmate patterns and opening traps in his famed entertaining style.

Once you have this foundation, Mato proceeds to demonstrate some of the most spectacular quick wins in the history of chess. You’ll be absorbing the very best attacking ideas from legends such as Paul Morphy, Alexander Alekhine, Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer!

These ideas and games are so memorable, you’ll be ready to employ them in your own games whenever the opportunity arises.

With your knowledge built up, Mato shows you how to develop the skills you need for success at the chessboard. You’l learn how to look at a position, evaluate it, find weaknesses and construct a winning plan. You’ll discover the unique elements of strong endgame play – a key area for getting the full point in tournaments and one often overlooked by chess students.

Finally, accelerate your improvement with Mato’s top tips for getting better at chess and test your skill with the “killer move” section.

With 8½ hours of brilliant instructive content, From Novice to Advanced in 7 days gives you everything you need to make serious gains in your chess!



Chapter 1: Checkmate Patterns

Chapter 2: Chess Openings

Chapter 3: Instructive Miniatures

Chapter 4: The 30 Most Important Endgame Positions

Chapter 5: How to evaluate a chess position

Chapter 6: Endgame Exercises

Chapter 7: Mato’s Top 10 Tips for Improvement

Chapter 8: Find the Killer Move

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9 hours



1 review for From Novice to Advanced in 7 days – Mato Jelic

  1. Rated 2 out of 5

    Nathan (verified owner)

    I love watching your videos on YouTube!

    I’m sad to say though, that this video wasn’t edited very well.
    I wanted to watch the Caro-Kann Defense from Chapter 2 (@ ~2:26:00).
    The video is badly edited and doesn’t go over the defense. You can see Mato introduce the defense a few times, then it just jumps to the next chess opening.

    Please fix!

    • ichess

      Dear Nathan,

      Thank you for your interest in our courses, and for your review. This course is aimed at beginner players. That part you mention is about The Caro-Kann Defense, he explains some ideas and games but at a basic level. I am not sure what you mean with your last commentary.

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