My System, chapter one arms players with the strategems they need to compete in the opening and early middlegame:
- Lesson 1 covers §1.1- §1.3 which explain how to develop your pieces efficiently.
- Lesson 2 covers §1.4 and deals with gaining tempi (time).
- Lesson 3 covers §1.5 and discusses when and why to trade pieces.
- Lesson 4 covers §1.6 and shows how to manage and control the center.
- Lesson 5 covers §1.7 (pawn grabbing) and two deeply annotated games.