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How to Defeat an International Master

In today’s blog post, I am going to present you with one magnificent game played by a student of mine. In this game my student played against an International Master. In fact, these two players have played a match some time ago, but now, my student really managed to outplay his much stronger opponent following a set of easy to follow principles and techniques that can allow lower rated players to stand an equal chance against titled opponents. I hope you enjoy this video and spend some time on taking notes on the various tips and advice my student is sharing with you through his game. I am now going to analyze his game and demonstrate how the invincible International Masters do play mediocre chess when faced with the smooth play and ideas of a well prepared lower rated opponent. Enjoy:



  • 21 months ago


    Thanks a lot tiger, I enjoyed watching this video. Congratz to your student as well. That's the beauty of chess-combination of tactics and strategies! :-)

  • 22 months ago


    Very helpfull thank you

  • 22 months ago


    thank you tiger

    this is what you do best

  • 22 months ago


    It's not easy. You gotta be better than him perhaps

  • 22 months ago


    Beautiful atrue master has spoken

  • 22 months ago


    Hi Valeri, nice video! but i wonder why you didn´t mention a possible exchange of bishops (poor black bishop vs strong white bishop)? Wouldnt that help black? via d6 for example. Thanks

  • 22 months ago


    Wonderful commentary. Thanks for this.


  • 22 months ago


    Thx Valery! Very good explanation! 

  • 22 months ago


    nice work. i always believe chess is determined by strategy rather then tactics.

  • 22 months ago


    Good game

  • 22 months ago


    I really enjoyed the game your student played and your analyzis was really helpful. Thanks for posting this blog!

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