Play the Middlegame in Chess Like a Grandmaster – GM Damian Lemos
Normally, the middlegame in chess is what defines the outcome of the game, where deeply understanding the tactical and strategic themes is more important than ever.
The middlegame in chess is the most difficult phase of the game for beginner chess players because it is a constant transition, maximum tension, and a time of combining immediate tactical needs with long-term positional ideas.
Most middlegames contain nearly all pieces still on the board, and the friction between opponents inevitably creates conflict, requiring complete attention to avoid forcing combinations.
In this series, GM Damian Lemos analyzes various examples to teach viewers about a different way of thinking … a different approach to the middlegame in chess that will make you a superior player.
GM Lemos illustrates his ideas by presenting numerous games from legendary players like Vishy Anand, Jose Raul Capablanca, and Wilhelm Steinitz, thoroughly demonstrating certain principles in the middlegame that are guaranteed to help you improve your game and your results.
About the Author:
Damian Lemos is a grandmaster from Argentina who has reached a rating of 2559 Elo.
Damian Lemos was no stranger to success from an early age, achieving the FIDE Master title at only 14 years old, International Master at 15, and Grandmaster at 18.
In his lessons, Damian works closely with students to first identify the flaws and weaknesses in their games so that they can be properly evaluated and corrected. By developing specifically-tailored training regimens for every one of his students, Grandmaster Lemos is able to achieve results that other chess coaches dream of.
Is this course for me?
If you are a beginner chess player who wants to improve your results in tournament play, this series is guaranteed to help you.
Chess has evolved significantly in the 21st century and absolute precision is required to be successful. GM Lemos focuses on 10 games by Super-GMs to demonstrate how the best players in the world apply basic principles in the middlegame to achieve crushing attacks or long-term advantages to win games!
Here’s part of what you’ll learn:
How to make decisions in the middlegame
GM Lemos analyzes a game between Vishy Anand and Victor Korchnoi in order to illustrate how grandmasters make decisions on what moves they should play, based on concepts such as keeping the initiative, winning a tempo, or not allowing the opponent to develop harmoniously.
Play against your opponent’s bad pieces
GM Lemos takes a look at a game between Kupchik and the legendary Jose Raul Capablanca. In this game, he shows you how the former world champion bases his middlegame plans on playing against his opponent’s bad bishop since the bishop is trapped behind his own pawn chain.
An aggressive attack against the opponent’s king
GM Lemos takes a look at a game played by Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky and Grandmaster Loek Van Wely. In this game, you’ll discover how to start an attack against a castled king using your own kingside pawns, which were initially protecting your king.
This course will surely help you improve your understanding of the middlegame in chess.