The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov

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Unfortunately far too superficial and wrong view

Marian Petrov wrote a very good Benoni book and so I was really looking forward to this King's Indian course. But then disappointment quickly followed. Above all, there are 2 points that have spoiled the course for me. 1. Unfortunately, the GM recorded everything from the white board view. When recording a King's Indian course for black players, I expect the board to be shown from a black perspective. 2. Petrov tries to name all possible variants for both sides and fails totally because of the incredible variety in the King's Indian. Because he briefly illuminates all possible moves for both sides, he was only able to name the first trains of each variant. He gives e.g. the main moves in the King's Indian Nf3-e1 and Nf3-d2 have no variant sequences whatsoever and he remains far too superficial even in the bayonet attack and stops his analysis after a few moves. This is not possible at all. I expect the variants to continue and at the end a clear assessment, i.e. at least one variation and well playable position for black. Clear position evaluations are usually missing. He'd have better taken an example from Victor Bologan King's Indian DVD at Chessbase. This is how a DVD should be on this topic. So the whole thing is basically a very superficial introduction for beginners in the King's Indian. It would be best if he would start the course again - from a black point of view, concentrating on the main variants, courageously giving 1 move order as a recommendation and with a clear position assessment.


The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind With Gm Marian PetrovThe King’s Indian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov

The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind With Gm Marian PetrovGM Marian Petrov Reveals how to destroy 1.d4 in the unstoppable attacking style of Kasparov and Fischer… without having to remember hundreds of long variations.

When Kasparov and Fischer – 2 of the most single-minded winners in chess history – faced 1.d4 in the big games, they turned to the King’s Indian Defense.

Like the Sicilian, the King’s Indian Defense allows Black to unbalance the position and generate HUGE attacks… if you know what you’re doing.

Players who just fianchetto their bishop and hope for the best usually have to suffer with a cramped position for a long time.

However, learn the ingenious piece maneuvers, the killer pawn breaks and the sacrifices with which to blow open the position, and you’re in for a ton of fun!

Bulgarian GM Marian Petrov teaches you the secrets of this aggressive opening in his new 10-hour Mastermind!

About the Author:

GM Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion in 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world.

Petrov is a FIDE trainer and was the coach of the team of Wales at the 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.

GM Petrov believes that simplicity is the key to perfect execution. He only shares proven and tested lines that he or his students used to dominate their games.

They are easy to understand and extremely powerful, especially at the club level!

Is this course for me?

The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind With Gm Marian PetrovGM Petrov has designed this course to get you the edge in any variation of the King’s Indian Defense and teach you how to convert your advantage into a win – even if you’ve never played this opening before!

If you are ready to leave the old you behind and transform your game – this course is for you!

Here’s what the course will do for you:

Opening themes Get up to speed quickly by learning rules such as when to play …c5 and when to play …e5, which pieces you should trade and which you should keep and the tell-tale signs that indicate you should attack… right now!

Strategies for success – Learn how to play for a win with the powerful “queenside collapse” strategy or go for a mate with a direct attack on the White King. Petrov reveals a ton of attacking formations including Kasparov’s terrifying minor piece onslaught.

Sneaky move-orders – Make sure you get the position you want by using Petrov’s move order tricks including how to turn the tables on Trompowsky and London System players.

Crumbling wall – When White plays the Four Pawns Attack, they expect to be calling the shots… but, after tearing down the pawn wall with killer pawn breaks, you’ll have them shaking so bad they won’t be able to write down their moves!

Variations made easy – The way GM Petrov teaches the opening allows you to use 90% of your ideas against any variation. And the critical 10% differences are given in clear and easy to remember explanations too.

You will also get the complete set of PGNs and ChessBase files of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.

Enjoy this course!

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10 hours

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Content Outline

Chapter List:

  • CHAPTER 1 – Trompowsky and London
  • CHAPTER 2 – Lines without e4 and 2.Nc3
  • CHAPTER 3 – Bd3 and Ne2 line
  • CHAPTER 4 – Classical Line
  • CHAPTER 5 – Exchange Line
  • CHAPTER 6 – Four Pawns Attack
  • CHAPTER 7 – Zaemisch
  • CHAPTER 8 – Averbach System
  • CHAPTER 9 – g3 line
  • CHAPTER 10 – Closed line with d5