The Queen’s Gambit Vol. 1
The Queen’s Gambit is probably the most well-known opening on the planet now, thanks to a certain TV show… It was written about in the first-ever chess book over 500 years ago…
So it was about time to launch a Deep Dive on it! But the Queen’s Gambit complex is such a massive topic so it will be split over a few courses.
In this training, we’ll look at the Queen’s Gambit Declined (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6) from White’s perspective, focusing on the Tarrasch (3.Nc3 c5) and Exchange (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5) variations.
In the Tarrasch (Black plays an early …c5), we get to play against an isolated pawn in most cases.
With the Exchange (we play an early cxd5), we’ll benefit by swapping a wing pawn for a center pawn.
Both of these will give you a positional edge… and GM Lemos will show you how to exploit it to the MAX.
… also, in the last few years, AlphaZero REdiscovered it and loved it, choosing it as one of the best ways for White to play for a win (diagram).
Ready to learn the secrets of one of the TRUE chess openings?
A lot of players get put off by the sheer amount of theory they need to learn.
…or, they think they need to learn.
The new Deep Dive gives you a clear strategy to win with the Queen’s Gambit.
Is this course for me?
If you want to learn REAL Openings the Queen’s Gambit is the one for you! Get your opponents in the defensive from the start of the game.
Tactical Solutions to Positional Problems. Passive moves won’t cut it against strong players. I’ll show you some clever ways to come out on top and make the rest of the game nice and easy. See how Black’s pressure on d4 disappears after this combination (diagram)!
- The Hidden Power of the Exchange Variation. Exchanging on d5 is seen as passive in other openings (French, Caro-Kann). Not here though! Discover why champions from Kasparov to Carlsen have chosen this line time and again.
- Dealing with the Tarrasch. The Tarrasch makes a lot of sense for Black – so you have to be prepared to deal with it. I teach you tried and tested ways to win games by exploiting the weak pawn structures Black ends up with.
Nearly 7 hours of video lessons, plus the 45-game PGN file AND the PDF course summary…
What you get is a completely sound repertoire that puts your opponents under massive pressure from the first few moves.
The Queen’s Gambit Vol. 2
And now it’s time for Vol. 2 of the Queen’s Gambit, covering complex lines that you will face in your tournament games when Black wants to surprise you using lines such as the Baltic and Chigorin Defenses, the Albin Countergambit, and the Stonewall.
Always a hard worker, GM Lemos is always up to the task to present his viewers with a solid repertoire, bringing you from cero to tournament ready, come join the lesson!
Start your game the right way with the Queen’s Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4). The Queen’s Gambit is one of White’s very best options: Dynamic but secure, full of rich possibilities while giving White an element of control.
It’s no surprise that artificial intelligence chess engines like AlphaZero make it one of their preferred openings. In this second volume of his Deep Dive into the Queen’s Gambit, GM Damian Lemos covers the other variations you need to know about.
Discover innovative ways of dealing with the sharp Baltic (2…Bf5) and Symmetrical (2…c5) Defenses, the tricky Albin Counter-Gambit (2…e5), the positional Chigorin (2…Nc6), as well as Black’s popular transition to the Stonewall Dutch (2…e6 3.Nc3 f5).
GM Lemos explains the ideas for both sides in each of these systems, analyzing fantastic games from giants like Kasparov, Kramnik, and Carlsen to make the different strategies stick in your mind.
Paired with volume one, Damian Lemos’ Deep Dive is a complete guide to this fascinating opening for White.
Is this course for me?
If you’re a 1.e4 player, the easiest way to expand your horizons is by playing 1.d4 too! And when you play 1.d4, the Queen’s Gambit is going to teach you more about chess than any other opening.
- Suplexing the Symmetrical. With 2…c5 Black hopes to liquidate the center, eliminate our space advantage, and maybe even trade queens early. But we have other plans! By taking on d5, and developing with tempo, we keep Black on the back foot… eventually leading to dominant positions like this (diagram).
- Out-Psyching Stonewall Players. There are some sneaky players out there. They love nothing more than to move-order trick you into their favorite lines. They get the positions they want AND a psychological advantage. Stonewall players can segue from the QGD to the Dutch with 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 f5… GM Lemos shows you how to drag them back to territory that favors YOU.
- Baltic Poison? Black’s early …Bf5 in the Baltic variation leaves the b7 pawn unprotected. But we shouldn’t rush to play the natural Qb3… two quick knight hops give Black tremendous counterplay… and can even lead to a forced draw by repetition. Damian gives you the treasure map that avoids the minefield of traps.
About the Author:
Damian Lemos is a grandmaster from Argentina with a peak rating of 2559 Elo.
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.
Enjoy this course!