Scandinavian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov

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Chess Openings: Scandinavian Defense with GM Marian Petrov

GM Marian Petrov’s Scandinavian Defense Mastermind arms you with a response to 1.e4 that is backed by Carlsen, Kramnik, and Karpov… Plus is so non-theoretical…you can master the finer points of the opening by this weekend!

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Forget about the Sicilian and forget about the Caro Kann…

Forget nearly all “theoretical” openings for that matter.

I have a question for you…

Which opening did Kramnik turn to when he got TIRED of keeping up with mountains of theory?

What about Carlsen?

When Kramnik got married and became busy with a family life…

…and Carlsen wanted to cleverly sidestep the deadly computer novelties of Caruana…

They BOTH turned to the Scandinavian Defense.

With this opening, you avoid theory, get equal chances and often dictate the game from move 1!

And that’s why more and more GMs are adding it to their opening toolbox.

Today I have a 10-hour course for you by a prominent theoretician, Grandmaster Marian Petrov and in it, he guides you through this opening as simply as possible, so you can literally just “pick it up and play it” from day 1.

scandinavian defense mastermind petrov 1About the Author

GM Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world. Also a FIDE trainer and coach of the team of Wales at the last Olympiad in Baku in 2016.

He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.

3 Super-GM Weapons That’ll Shock Your Opponents!

  • Carlsen’s Double Pawn-Sac BOMBSHELL for Crushing 2500s! If GMs can’t handle this line then YOUR opponents will be clueless. Bamboozle your opponents with Magnus’ 5…e6!! and watch them fall to pieces trying to slow your blitzkrieg attack in the center!
  • Grischuk’s Opposite Castling Attack! Sometimes you NEED to win and this is when you shock ‘em with this idea. Follow GM Grischuk’s path and launch your pieces at the enemy king for total chaos (Not for the faint-hearted!)
  • Karpov’s “Grab a Pawn and Hold” Strategy! Few players understood defense on the level of Anatoly Karpov. With this line you’ll discover his method to win a clean pawn with 7…Bxf3 and 8…Qxd4 and sail smoothly to endgame victory with a simple strategy.

If you’re ready for a deadly response to 1.e4 that NOBODY is prepared for…this is the opening for you.

Interested? Let me help you get started.

What’s included?

Complete set of PGNs

Downloadable, 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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Running Time

+10 hours


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Content Outline

Chapter 1 – Rare lines
Chapter 2 – 3.c4 and 3.Bb5
Chapter 3 – 3.d4 and Nf3
Chapter 4 – 2…Qd5 3.d4 and 2.ed5 Qd5 3.Nc3 3…Qd8
Chapter 5 – 3…Qd6 lines without d4
Chapter 6 – 3…Qd6 6.d4 Nf6 7.Nf3.a6 and c6
Chapter 7 – 3.Qd6 6.d4 Nf6 7.Nf3 Bg4 and g6
Chapter 8 – 3…Qa5 lines without d4
Chapter 9 – 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4 and Nc6
Chapter 10 – 4.d4 e5 and Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5