Trompowsky Attack Opening Lab with IM Milovan Ratkovic

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Trompowsky Attack Opening Lab with IM Milovan Ratkovic

Trompowsky Attack Opening Lab With Im Milovan Ratkovic

Trompowsky Attack Opening Lab With Im Milovan Ratkovic

You sit down to play your game. You’ve got the White pieces. Now what?

You know your opponent plays the Sicilian against 1.e4 and the Grunfeld against 1.d4. You’ve been down this route many times… and haven’t loved the positions that followed.

If you want more from your openings, it’s time to step off the beaten track.

After all, when you get White, it should be you calling the shots.

Enter… the Trompowsky Attack.

The Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5!) is an aggressive opening that leaves Black playing catch-up for the rest of the game.

Magnus Carlsen turned to the Trompowsky in his first game against Karjakin in the 2016 World Chess Championship. Now it’s your turn…

Serbian IM Milovan Ratkovic has put together a 10-hour comprehensive training on the Trompowsky as part of The Chess World’s Opening Lab series.

Trompowsky Attack Opening Lab With Im Milovan Ratkovic

About the Author:

IM Milovan Ratkovic has wide experience as a chess coach and a player – this can be seen in his resumé which includes diverse accolades such as being a 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.

How is this course going to help me?

So, what’s so great about the Trompowsky?

  • You sidestep your opponent’s prep. Imagine taking your rival out of the book on move 2. The pressure they’re under when they have to think for themselves – and soon find out you have many tricks up your sleeve.
  • Rule-based moves. IM Ratkovic presents the entire repertoire with easy-to-remember rules like “only play c4 after an early …Bf5. Moving the c-pawn will allow us to attack the weakened b7 pawn with Qb3.”
  • Trompowsky Attack Opening Lab With Im Milovan RatkovicSerious attacking potential. Openings like the London System allow White to dictate their setup – but they tend to be restrictive and positional in nature. The Trompowsky gives you natural, developing moves that lead to overwhelming attacks.
  • Long-term positional advantages. In two-thirds of the games, Black is going to be saddled with doubled pawns by move 5. Milovan gives you a ton of ways to exploit this in the opening, middlegame, and endgame.

IM Ratkovic gets you up to speed in just 10 hours:

This is a systematic approach to learning an opening that:

  1. Lets you call the shots.
  2. Gives you killer attacks.
  3. Prepares you for all positions with simple but powerful rules.

Don’t give your next opponent a chance – hit them with the Trompowsky Attack and watch them suffer from move 2.

This course also includes:

Complete Course PGNs
Downloadable, complete game database of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience.
Access to Practicum
Train the important decision making with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.
Video Summary
Video summary of the key points covered in the course for quick reference and reviewing. Use it as a quick refresher after studying the course or skim through it before an important tournament!

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Content Outline

CHAPTER 1 Levitsky Attack I

CHAPTER 2 Levitsky Attack II

CHAPTER 3 Raptor Variation I

CHAPTER 4 Raptor Variation II

CHAPTER 5 Raptor Variation III

CHAPTER 6 Raptor Variation IV

CHAPTER 7 Raptor Variation V

CHAPTER 8 Classical Defense I

CHAPTER 9 Classical Defense II

CHAPTER 10 Classical Defense III

CHAPTER 11 Classical Defense IV

CHAPTER 12 Classical Defense V

CHAPTER 13 2…g6 Variation I

CHAPTER 14 2…g6 Variation II

CHAPTER 15 2…d5 Variation I

CHAPTER 16 2…d5 Variation II

CHAPTER 17 2…c5 Variation I

CHAPTER 18 2…c5 Variation II

CHAPTER 19 2…c5 Variation III

CHAPTER 20 Other Lines I

CHAPTER 21 Other Lines II

CHAPTER 22 Other Lines III

CHAPTER 23 Other Lines IV

CHAPTER 24 Other Lines V