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Complete Opening Repertoire – IM John Watson

Complete Opening Repertoire – IM John Watson

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If you are rated between 1200 and 2000 and are tired of getting nothing out of the opening then  you’re going to get huge benefit from IM John Watson’s complete opening repertoire.

IM Watson is an award-winning chess writer, coach and opening theoretician, praised for his emphasis on explaining key strategic ideas instead. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed trying to memorize dozens of seemingly senseless moves then John’s course will come as a welcome relief!

Learning openings should be fun and teach you something new about chess too yet many players don’t know where to start. You pick up some tips on the Sicilian but your next 5 opponents all play the French. What to do?

That’s why IM John Watson has put together a complete opening repertoire. You’ll learn complete systems to confidently take on both 1.d4 and 1.e4 players as Black, namely the Chigorin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6!) and French Defenses (1.e4 e6). You can become an expert in both of these systems based on understanding the main strategic ideas such as the …e5 break and attacking White’s pawn center with …f6/…c5.

One of the advantages of the Chigorin is many 1.d4 players won’t be expecting it. Despite it’s rarity, it has been played by many top GMs including attacking genius Morozevich and former World Champion Vassily Smyslov.

Of course you want to get a big advantage as White as well. John gives you his recommendations for all the responses to 1.e4, including the popular Sicilian, Caro-Kann and Pirc Defenses.

What makes this series stand out is John’s commitment to making the material easy-to-learn while including only the very best lines. Study these courses and you’ll get a great position even if your opponent plays something expected – your understanding of what you should be trying to do will make it easy to find a strong move.

Some of things you’ll learn:

  • The Bishop move that leaves Caro-Kann players clueless as early as move 4.
  • How to prevent Black from castling in the French Defense.
  • When to play the e4-e5 push to crush Pirc players.
  • What to do about the annoying Bg4 pin in the Scandinavian.
  • How to make Black’s position burst into life in the French.

With over 30 hours of master-level instruction, you will be well prepared to face anything across the board. Featuring the high quality production we’ve come to expect from ICC, this complete opening repertoire will help you win games up to and beyond 2100 level.

Included Products:

Watson White Repertoire

  1. Lets Get Started
  2. Alekhine 1 of 2
  3. Alekhine 2 of 2
  4. Bishop 1 of 5
  5. Bishop 2 of 5
  6. Bishop 3 of 5
  7. Bishop 4 of 5
  8. Bishop 5 of 5
  9. Caro Kann 1 of 2
  10. Caro Kann 2 of 2
  11. French 1 of 3
  12. French 2 of 3
  13. French 3 of 3
  14. Pirc 1 of 3
  15. Pirc 2 of 3
  16. Pirc 3 of 3
  17. Scandinavian 1 of 3
  18. Scandinavian 2 of 3
  19. Scandinavian 3 of 3
  20. London System 1 of 4
  21. London System 2 of 4
  22. London System 3 of 4
  23. London System 4 of 4
  24. Sicilian 1 of 5
  25. Sicilian 2 of 5
  26. Sicilian 3 of 5
  27. Sicilian 4 of 5
  28. Sicilian 5 of 5
  29. Unusual replies to e4 1 of 2
  30. Unusual replies to e4 2 of 2

Total Run Time: 16 hours, 59 minutes

Watson Black Repertoire:

  1. Chigorin 1 of 7
  2. Chigorin 2 of 7
  3. Chigorin 3 of 7
  4. Chigorin 4 of 7
  5. Chigorin 5 of 7
  6. Chigorin 6 of 7
  7. Chigorin 7 of 7
  8. French 1 of 21
  9. French 2 of 21
  10. French 3 of 21
  11. French 4 of 21
  12. French 5 of 21
  13. French 6 of 21
  14. French 7 of 21
  15. French 8 of 21
  16. French 9 of 21
  17. French 10 of 21
  18. French 11 of 21
  19. French 12 of 21
  20. French 13 of 21
  21. French 14 of 21
  22. French 15 of 21
  23. French 16 of 21
  24. French 17 of 21
  25. French 18 of 21
  26. French 19 of 21
  27. French 20 of 21
  28. French 21 of 21

Total Run Time: 14 hours, 52 minutes

Additional Information

Running Time

31 hours 51 minutes

Presenter

IM John Watson

Encoding

Standard H.264, .mp4, compatible with all Apple and PC devices.

Reviews

  1. Mike Ingram
    3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This presentation is very poorly put together. The long list of lectures in the menu conveys nothing at all! No description of contents and the 32 items are not even numbered! So locating a single lecture is nigh on impossible. And If you try playing them to identify – the intro to EVERY lecture is long and repetitive and tedious. It’s a great shame because JW is clearly charming, and boy does he know his chess! And – quite common also in much better presentations – you cannot turn the board round! 3 stars!

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If you are rated between 1200 and 2000 and are tired of getting nothing out of the opening then  you’re going to get huge benefit from IM John Watson’s complete opening repertoire. IM Watson is an award-winning chess writer, coach and opening theoretician, praised for his emphasis on explaining key strategic ideas instead. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed trying to memorize dozens of seemingly senseless moves then John’s course will come as a welcome relief! Learning openings should be fun [...]

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