Don't Let Them Castle

Don't Let Them Castle

Learn how to catch your opponent's king before it can get away!

How can you catch your opponent in the opening and score a quick win? Join IM Levy Rozman as he demonstrates how to keep your opponent's king in the center and how to get at it once it's stuck there. IM Rozman shows many of his own games, including against strong Grandmasters. Start checkmating your opponent's king in the center of the board today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to make pesky threats to slow your opponent's development.
  • Learn how to maintain the initiative.
  • Learn what sacrifices to look for in the opening!
  • Learn how to recover when things go wrong!


"Clear presentation. Good repetition of key ideas. Good pace. Nice cross-referencing and repeated in the summary for maximum effect. Humble use of lost games is good medicine for the presenter and the audience. IM Levy Rozman is going to be one of the best chess teachers in this format. Very well done." - Chess.com member CronerPawn

Don't Let Them Castle: Be a Pest!

Don't Let Them Castle: Be a Pest!

Sometimes the best attacks in chess happen when you don't let your opponents castle...but it's up to you to keep up the pressure before they have a chance to consolidate. Learn how to identify targets to be a pest on the chessboard.
11 min
5 Challenges
Don't Let Them Castle: How To Maintain Initiative

Don't Let Them Castle: How To Maintain Initiative

When you don't let your opponent castle, there will be an urge to simplify the position. Learn how to maintain the initiative even when trades are inevitable to keep up the attack!
11 min
5 Challenges
Don't Let Them Castle: Don't Be Afraid To Sacrifice

Don't Let Them Castle: Don't Be Afraid To Sacrifice

When you're embarking on an attack against the uncastled king, you cannot be afraid to sacrifice material. In this lesson, learn how to give up some material for an even better attack.
11 min
5 Challenges
Don't Let Them Castle: When Things Go Wrong

Don't Let Them Castle: When Things Go Wrong

Sometimes you can have the greatest plan and things just don't work out how you intended. At these moments it's important to be able to improvise to get a good result even when your original plan is off the table.
11 min
5 Challenges

Lessons

Don't Let Them Castle

Strategy
4 Lessons
44 Minutes
20 Challenges
Released February 4, 2020
3,413 Students