Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

How does a top player like Veselin Topalov prepare his openings? He gets GM Romain Edouard to help out! Check out the top opening ideas from team Topalov and Romain's own work.

  • Learn how Romain helped generate opening ideas at the very top level.
  • See how Romain won quickly against a 2700+ rated opponent!
  • Check out an amazing idea that Romain prepared for a top student.
Anticipate The Opponent's Ideas: Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

Anticipate The Opponent's Ideas: Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

What type of opening preparation does a grandmaster bring to a tournament? GM Romain Edouard starts his course by demonstrating a game of his own against 2700 rated, Alexander Riazantsev.
15 min
5 Challenges
A Clever Trap: Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

A Clever Trap: Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

GM Romain Edouard is back for another lesson from the GM opening kitchen. Check out how Romain helped his student, GM Adrien Demuth set a nasty trap and win a nice miniature.
8 min
5 Challenges
Team Topalov: Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

Team Topalov: Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

How do you prepare against a world champion, like Vladimir Kramnik? GM Romain Edouard reveals how he worked with GM Veselin Topalov to start a powerful attack against Kramnik in the 2014 Candidates Tournament.
16 min
5 Challenges
Playing For A Win With Black: Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

Playing For A Win With Black: Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

How do you prepare to win with black against a top grandmaster? Sometimes you need to try a variation that everyone else considers unsound! Check out Svidler - Topalov from the 2014 Candidates Tournament.
16 min
5 Challenges

Grandmaster Opening Kitchen

Openings
4 Lessons
55 Minutes
20 Challenges
Released June 15, 2021
1,741 Students