Pirc Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic

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A Game-Changing Chess Course on the Pirc Defense!

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The perfect weapon to start scoring as Black and humiliating these guys… is the Pirc Defense, a flexible and double-edged chess opening for Black.

Bobby Fischer wasn’t afraid.

It was 1962 and he was facing Viktor Korchnoi…  and Korchnoi was hardly the strongest of the Russians… and to make things better, the guy had played the Pirc Defense!

Bobby confidently developed his pieces and then licking his lips, he began what he thought was a strong pawn storm with 13.g4 — and this was his mistake.

Viktor “the terrible” shook his head, shrugged, and picking up his bishop, captured on g4.

Bobby was shocked and lost a crushing game.

Bobby lost to the Pirc Defense because he, like most players, wasn’t prepared for it.

You see, most 1.e4 players spend all of their time studying the Sicilian, French, Caro Kann, 1…e5, and all of these “mainline” openings.

IM Ratkovic Milovan knows different.

In fact, according to IM Ratkovic, the Pirc Defense is a chess opening full of resources for black.

It has simple but superb middlegame plans (again, for black!) and numerous ways for white to go wrong (see Fischer’s blunder for an example!).

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The Pirc Defense. Clear plans and lots of attacking potential!

The best thing? Like Fischer, NOBODY is prepared for it!

This is why IM Ratkovic created the Pirc Defense Chess Opening Mastermind, a step-by-step course on how you can make the Pirc Defense your secret chess weapon against 1.e4!

Meet the Author

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IM Milovan Ratkovic

IM Milovan Ratkovic (peak FIDE rating 2441) has a wide experience as a chess coach and a player – this can be seen in his resume which includes diverse accolades such as being Serbian Junior Champion. Some of his top students have been able to reach 2400 Elo!

IM Ratkovic is an active tournament player and one of his near-future goals is obtaining the Grandmaster title.

His dedication to the game and eagerness to share his knowledge makes him one of the best chess coaches out there.

3 Reasons Why You Should Play the Pirc Defense:

  • A Secret Weapon of Top Players! When guys like Fischer, Kramnik, or even Carlsen needed to score a vital win…it was often the Pirc Defense and its reputation for solid, but dynamic changes they’d turn to. At the club level, this opening will be a devastating weapon for you!
  • Giving White the Center Only to then TEAR it DOWN! Watch as your opponent smugly puts all of his pawns in the center and then use IM Ratkovic’s technique to tear it down with equalizing the position immediately!
  • VERY Easy to Learn…Even in a Single Weekend! This is not a Sicilian (Name), this repertoire gives you just a handful of easy-to-remember lines to learn, and then you’re done. Focus on your other openings, Pirc will take care of itself!

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Pirc Defense Mastermind Includes:

Pirc Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic – Chess video course [10 hours] IM Ratkovic Milovan has created a game-changing course simplifying the Pirc Defense enough even to your average club player some nice wins. Simplified theory, attacking plans, tricks and traps…everything you need to start scoring wins as black tomorrow.

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.

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10+ hours

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Chapter 1 – Classical Variation I
Chapter 2 – Classical Variation II
Chapter 3 – Classical Variation III
Chapter 4 – Classical Variation IV
Chapter 5 – Austrian Attack I
Chapter 6 – Austrian Attack II
Chapter 7 – Austrian Attack III
Chapter 8 – Austrian Attack IV
Chapter 9 – Byrne Variation I
Chapter 10 – Byrne Variation II
Chapter 11 – Byrne Variation III
Chapter 12 – Sveshnikov System I
Chapter 13 – Sveshnikov System II
Chapter 14 – Sveshnikov System III
Chapter 15 – f3-Be3-Qd2 Setup
Chapter 16 – Bayonet Attack
Chapter 17 – Chinese Variation
Chapter 18 – Kholmov System
Chapter 19 – Lions Jaw Variation
Chapter 20 – 3.Bd3 Variation I
Chapter 21 – 3.Bd3 Variation II
Chapter 22 – Unusual Lines I
Chapter 23 – Unusual Lines II