These 16 courses cover both the Queen’s Gambit Accepted and Declined, and even though most of the courses are from White’s perspective, you’ll also learn how to play it as Black.
If you want to dominate one of the most legendary chess openings for White, this chess course on the Queen’s Gambit is what you were looking for.
Are you ready to smash Black with 1.d4?
About the Authors
IM Milovan Ratkovic has a wide experience as a chess coach and a player – this can be seen in his resume which includes diverse accolades such as being Serbian Junior Champion. Some of his top students have been able to reach 2400 Elo! IM Ratkovic is an active tournament player and one of his near-future goals is obtaining the Grandmaster title.
His dedication to the game and eagerness to share his knowledge makes him one of the best chess coaches out there.
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.
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 Marian 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 on the club level!
Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili is former two-time U.S. Champion & Russian Champion, World Open Winner, writer & teacher, former chess coach & trainer for World Champions Gary Kasparov & Anatoly Karpov.
Also, Andrew Martin, Jan Gustafsson, David Vigorito, Nadezhda Kosintseva, and Denis Monokroussos, are experts in the Nimzo-Indian Defense and renowned international chess coaches.
Here’s What You’ll Get:
The Queen’s Gambit Vol.2 (Deep Dive Vol. 22)
And now it’s time for Volume 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, Austrian and Chigorin Defenses, the Albin Counter-Gambit, and the Stonewall.
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.
The Queen’s Gambit Vol.1 (Deep Dive Vol. 21)
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.
Queen’s Gambit Accepted with IM Milovan Ratkovic
Renowned coach IM Milovan Ratkovic reveals…
How to Beat 1.d4, Outplaying Your Opponents Game-After-Game… all without Having to Remember much Theory
Ever thought that d4 players have things too easy?
They pretty much know they’re going to be facing either the King’s Indian or Slav/QGD and THEY get to choose which variation gets played.
This gives your opponent a big advantage in the opening… and they get the first move!
Hardly seems fair, does it?
Thankfully there’s a way to turn the tables and get that opening advantage on your side.
Ruin your opponent’s prep as early as move 2 with the Queen’s Gambit Accepted. This logical but rarely played opening is full of aggressive counter-play for Black – and lets you dictate play.
Serbia’s IM Milovan Ratkovic has just finished the Queen’s Gambit Accepted Mastermind, a 10-hour complete repertoire for putting d4 players to the sword!
How to build your 1.d4 repertoire – GM Jan Gustafsson
Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson (2635) gives you an overview of the real-life problems a 1.d4 player faces. By looking at every major opening from White’s perspective Jan teaches us what our options are and how to alter the move order to make life as unpleasant as possible for our opponents.
While this is a 1.d4 series, 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 are also taken into account, with their pros and cons covered against all the major lines.
This DVD teaches us all about the many different openings that can be played against 1. d4 and how white can meet each of them. This series of videos helps us to have a full understanding of how to get a good position against any of black’s openings after playing 1. d4.
Black has many different ways to play against this move, including openings such as the Queen’s Gambit Declined or Accepted, Slav, Nimzo-Indian, Queen’s Indian, King’s Indian, Grunfeld, Dutch, Benoni, Benko Gambit as well as other rare sidelines.
A very well produced DVD, explained in great detail. Jan helps us to understand the importance of being flexible with our openings, highlighting that many of the world’s top players are comfortable with all kinds of opening positions.
You’ll be learning how to mix up your opening preparation, but also how to understand what you are playing without having to memorize too many different things. By the end of the DVD, you will be completely prepared to play against any of black’s openings after 1. d4!
Opening Mastery – Dominate with 1.d4 – GM Petrov
Opening preparation takes up a huge chunk of our time. Not only you need to find the resources to trust, decide on the lines to study, pick the variations to play… You also invest time studying, playing practice games and keeping up with all the theory updates.
What does it take to play 1.d4 on the club level and beyond?
If you play the most popular 1.d4 lines, you need to know how to counter the King’s Indian, tackle the Dutch, survive the Slav, attack the Grunfeld, play the Benoni and bypass many dangerous offbeat lines…
On top of that, you should be familiar with the London System, Pillsbury attack, Queen’s Gambit Declined and Accepted. And if you really want to be prepared don’t forget to review the rare lines and deviations!
Chess Olympiad Coach GM Petrov Reveals how to build a pro-level chess opening repertoire after 1.d4 and finally become the player you meant to be…
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense 2 DVD set – GM Nadezhda Kosintseva
The Ragozin Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined (ECO code D37–D39) occurs after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4. An important line in this variation is the Vienna variation where the game continues: 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4. Here Nadya covers D38 sometimes called the Alekhine Variation.
Content: 304 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 10 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate Players.
Users rated this series: 4.46 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: Excellent lecture! The explanations were very clear and concise. I look forward to the next lecture!
Albin Counter-Gambit – IM Andrew Martin
The Albin Counter-Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5! is hot to handle and will shock your opponents. Armed with Andrew Martin’s own analysis, this dangerous gambit is a lethal weapon!
Part 1: The Famous Albin Trap 4.e3? Part 2: Main Line 5.a3
Part 3: Main Line 5.Nbd2
Part 4: Main Line 5.g3
Part 5: Spassky Variation 4.e4
Part 6: Gambit Declined
Queen’s Gambit – IM Andrew Martin
An enterprising repertoire for White against the Queen’s gambit Declined (QGD), Slav and Tarrasch. Based on dangerous attacking schemes in the Exchange Variation. White’s clear-cut strategy makes these lines unique in their effectiveness at both GM and club level.
Part 1: 3…Nf6 Part 2: 3…Be7
Part 3: 3…c6
Part 4: 3…c5
Queen’s Gambit Accepted for Black – IM Andrew Martin
The Queen’s Gambit Accepted is a simple, effective and easy-to-learn reply to 1. d4 for every class of player. It is especially well suited for the club player, who only has a limited amount of time for study and wants to get the best results possible.
On this all-new Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andrew Martin teaches you the Queen’s Gambit Accepted and sets you up with a repertoire that will stand the test of time. It is a must-have weapon to all chess player’s opening armory.
Winning with the Queen’s Gambit – Parts 1, 2, and 3 – IM Andrew Martin
The Queen’s Gambit Accepted is a fundamental defense to 1.d4 and has been used by many World Champions – Petrosian, Anand and Kasparov, to name but a few.
On this all-new Foxy Openings DVD, Andrew Martin introduces the viewer to the QGA and at the same time provides repertoire suggestions to the other mainline White possibilities after 1.d4 d5.
Modern Albin Counter-Gambit: Aggressive Repertoire for Black Parts 1 & 2 – Andrew Martin
The Albin Counter gambit is a magnificent weapon for club players. This counterattack even works well at master level, although tends to be used as a surprise higher up. Here we explore new winning ideas from the games of GM Alexander Morozevich (2678).
On this modern DVD, FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin develops a repertoire for Black, based mainly around an early …Nge7 in most of the main lines. This is the approach used by super GM Morozevich and an exciting life is guaranteed.
The Modern Albin Counter-Gambit will take the unprepared White player by surprise. After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5, if White takes the e-pawn then Black plays 3…d4, and his mighty d-pawn will be an effective wedge, splitting the White position in two.
Highly Instructive Games in the Queen’s Gambit Declined – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
The Queen’s Gambit is a very versatile opening for white. On this DVD Roman will bring you a variety of plans using highly instructional games. Using his own games as well as other Top GM’s, Roman will teach you different ways to play one of the oldest opening to date.
The Queen’s Gambit and Friends 2 DVD set – FM Dennis Monokroussos
Dennis explains this wonderful diverse classical opening with its variations for both black and white. The Queen’s Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. In early modern chess, queen pawn openings were not in fashion, and the Queen’s Gambit did not become common until the 1873 tournament in Vienna.
As the appreciation for positional play increased and was developed by both Steinitz and Tarrasch the Queen’s Gambit grew more popular. The Queen’s Gambit is still frequently played and it remains an important part of many grandmasters opening repertoires.
Queen’s Gambit Declined; Tarrasch – IM David Vigorito
IM David Vigorito gives an overview of a system advocated by the German master Siegbert Tarrasch in which the main line is: 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6. A complete and active system against the Queen’s Gambit.
Content: 99 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.
Users rated this series: 3.95 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: Great series David. I feel I am learning about the middlegame as well as a specific opening with all your comments about the minor pieces.