Mastery: Master Games

How to Make a Comeback

How to Make a Comeback

Learn to turn around a lost position!

We can't always get winning positions from the opening. What should you do when you're in trouble? Follow FM Mike Klein as he demonstrates personal stories of how to make a comeback from a difficult or losing position. You won't always be able to turn a game around, but you can give your opponent difficult choices and most players won't be able to convert the advantage. Stick around for the final video on how Magnus Carlsen attempts a comeback! Start saving lost positions today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn from FM Mike Klein's comebacks, including against a Grandmaster!
  • Learn how to play difficult positions and then turn them around!
  • Learn how World Champion Carlsen makes a comeback!

"Loved the video, Mike! The exchange sacrifice is becoming more and more appealing to me the stronger I get. I think I'm going to start incorporating it more in my games." - member SnatchPato

  • How To Make a Comeback!

    What do you do when your opponent has all the advantages in a game? Try to create as much confusion as possible! FM Mike Klein explains how to stir up complications when you have little left to lose, the key to making a comeback.

    • 20 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Make A Comeback With Devilish Traps!

    Do you want to see one of the worst games FM Mike Klein has ever played? FM Klein shows you some bad chess — but hopes you learn from it — in this lesson on how to make a comeback with tricky traps. Making a comeback after falling behind is one of...

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How Magnus Carlsen Mounts A Comeback

    Even the World Champion finds himself in trouble from time to time. FM Mike Klein shows you how Magnus Carlsen attempts to make a comeback in another exciting game from this year’s 2014 Sinquefield cup against world #2 Fabiano Caruana. See how Carlsen...

    • 15 min
    • 5 challenges
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