1.d4 Practical Repertoire for White with FM Yuriy Krykun

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Build a Complete Chess Opening Repertoire for White

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So you want to play 1.d4 as White but have no time to hit the books and learn a bunch of theory? FM Yuriy Krykun reveals chess opening weapons for White against the King’s Indian, Queen’s Gambit, Slav, Dutch, Benoni… you name it.

We’re all busy, and studying openings from thick books can be tedious…

At the same time, beginning with your queen’s pawn is an excellent way to start the game and was favored by stars like Karpov, Capablanca, Alekhine, and even Kasparov at one stage.

It is reliable and can be played well no matter your style…by tacticians and positional players alike.

But how do you get started?

FM Yuriy Krykun has just finished a fantastic repertoire course with a heavy emphasis on simplicity and avoiding memorization of theory (a big problem for club players)…

Instead, you’re given simple sidelines and sneaky move-orders that’ll take your opponent out of “book” as early as move 4 and force him to think for himself.

krykun repertoire white d4These are the lines FM Krykun plays himself, yet he has generously spilled all of his secrets in 10.5 hours of HD video training that’ll leave you feeling confident and ambitious as white in all your future games.

About the Author

FM Yuriy Krykun (Peak rating of 2382 Elo as July 2020) – Ukrainian FIDE Master and member of the National Team. He has one IM norm. He has played in many National and International tournaments, winning over 10 medals. Bronze medal winner in European U18 Championship. Full-time chess player, coach, and author of multiple publications.

A Few Weapons to Stun Your Opponents with…

  • The Hanging Pawns Attack for CRUSHING the Queen’s Gambit! Avoid black’s super-solid lines and with this easy to play like you’ll get a rock-hard pawn center supported by missile-like bishops firing at black’s kingside! (See Chapters 1&2!)
  • Smyslov’s “Quiet, but Deadly” System EASILY Takes the Sting Out of the King’s Indian! King’s Indian players thrive in crazy positions with mutual pawn storms and deadly sacrifices…Smyslov’s system leaves them frustrated in a dry positional game where YOU call the shots! (See Chapters 17 & 18!)
  • An Anti-Slav Line with ZERO Theory! Sidestep the complex Slav theory with this simple line and use the sneaky 5.Nh4! to put immediate pressure on the black position…the “natural” 5…Bg6?! walks into a hammer blow you’ll have to see to believe! (See Chapter 6!)

What’s Included?

1.d4 Practical Repertoire – Video Course [10 hours 30 minutes]

FM Yuriy Krykun fantastic 10.5-hour repertoire course with a heavy emphasis on simplicity and avoiding memorization of theory (a big problem for club players).

Access to Practicum

Train the important move sequences with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. Practical part is an important element of the course.

PGNs of all games

Downloadable PGNs of the games presented in the course with Master’s analysis, extra lines and ideas.

Model Games

Essential principles, plans, and master-level strategies clearly explained, in easy-to-understand form which you can apply in your own games starting today!

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Content Outline

Chapter 1: Queen’s Gambit Declined Part I
Chapter 2: Queen’s Gambit Declined Part II
Chapter 3: Queen’s Gambit Declined Part III
Chapter 4: Queen’s Indian Defense
Chapter 5: Slav Part I
Chapter 6: Slav Part II
Chapter 7: Slav Part III
Chapter 8: Queen’s Gambit Accepted Part I
Chapter 9: Queen’s Gambit Accepted Part II
Chapter 10: The 1.d4 d5 sidelines
Chapter 11: Grunfeld Part I
Chapter 12: Grunfeld Part II
Chapter 13: Grunfeld Part III
Chapter 14: The Slow Benoni
Chapter 15: The Modern Benoni
Chapter 16: Attempt at Blumenfeld
Chapter 17: King’s Indian Defense Part I
Chapter 18: King’s Indian Defense Part II
Chapter 19: The Stonewall Dutch
Chapter 20: The Leningrad Dutch
Chapter 21: The Classical Dutch
Chapter 22: Philidor and Czech
Chapter 23: Pirc and Modern
Chapter 24: 1…e6