Beginner Chess Strategy Secrets – GM Susan Polgar
If you are relatively inexperienced in chess and want to start off on the right track then this 15½ hour course is the perfect training material.
Presented by Grandmaster Susan Polgar, a former chess prodigy and now a world-class instructor, the Positional Play and Chess Strategy course teaches you how to find strong moves in every position by targeting your opponent’s weaknesses and avoiding creating any of your own.
You will learn how to look deeper into the position and see further ahead with Susan Polgar’s invaluable advice on planning – a key skill in chess strategy. And you’ll find out how to reduce blunders – mistakes that lose material – with sound positional play.
As you advance through the course, Susan reveals how to keep finding ways to improve your position, how to choose between 2 or move moves that appear equally useful and how to “read the mind” of your opponent.
Ultimately, this course will enable you to select strong moves and think strategically, helping you to find your own way to victory whatever the position.
About the Author:
Grandmaster Susan Polgar is a Hungarian-American chess player and one of the strongest female players ever. Her highest rating was 2577 Elo, and she was the Women’s World Chess Champion from 1996 until 1999.
She made history back in 1986 by becoming the first ever female player being able to qualify to compete in the World Chess Championship cycle.
- 4 time Women’s World Champion.
- 5 time Olympic Champion (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze).
- World Triple Crown Winner (World Blitz, Rapid, and Classical World Champion).
- 2003 Grandmaster of the Year and US Open Blitz Champion.
- Award-Winning Best-Selling Author.
- Founder of the non-profit Susan Polgar Foundation, promoting chess for young people.
Is this course for me?
If you are a chess beginner and want to improve your chances of victory in your training games, or even in tournaments, this course would the be the perfect choice for you.
Susan Polgar’s coaching credentials are unrivaled. She is in the unique position of being both a former chess prodigy and a world-class trainer.
She was the first woman to achieve the full Grandmaster title (instead of Woman GM), the former Women’s World Champion and is now an award-winning coach, with Wesley So (peak 2788!) one of her former students.
Here are some of the key concepts you will learn:
Obtain control of the center.
The center is the most important section of the board since your pieces can pretty much have access to the whole board when they are correctly located in the center.
That’s the reason why this strategic principle is so important, and it has been proven over and over by the best players in the world. This players always try to keep their pieces adding pressure to the center.
Develop all your pieces as quickly as possible.
Developing your pieces quickly is also a very important strategy concept since your pieces are like your army, they are the ones that will help you dominate the board, and eventually help you win the games.
Susan’s crystal-clear explanations will help you notice what most club players miss so you make fewer mistakes yourself and know how to punish them when your opponents inevitably slip up against you.
Enjoy your course!