Mating Nets

Mating Nets

How can you trap the opponent's king at any stage of the game?

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is a ferocious attacking player. In this course she presents five brilliant games to demonstrate how to cast a mating net at any moment.

  • How did Mikhail Chigorin sacrifice his queen to win a brilliant miniature?
  • How did Tatev win by forcing her opponent's king down the board?
  • How did world champion, Alexander Alekhine, checkmate in the endgame?
  • How did GM Judit Polgar take risks to attack a solid opponent?
  • Put it all together with an amazing study by Genrikh Kasparyan. 

Chigorin's Queen Sacrifice: Mating Nets

Chigorin's Queen Sacrifice: Mating Nets

How should you chase down and checkmate your opponent's king? WGM Tatev Abrahamyan begins her new series on mating nets with a classic king hunt by the great Mikhail Chigorin.
11 min
5 Challenges
Tatev Slays The Dragon: Mating Nets

Tatev Slays The Dragon: Mating Nets

How does WGM Tatev Abrahamyan hunt her opponent's kings? Check out one of her best games, a brilliant attack against FM Eugene Yanayt.
12 min
5 Challenges
Alekhine's Endgame Attack: Mating Nets

Alekhine's Endgame Attack: Mating Nets

Did you know that you can still look for checkmate tactics in endgames? World champion, Alexander Alekhine loved to attack at every stage and he didn't let a few trades stop him from constructing a mating net.
12 min
5 Challenges
Judit Polgar Goes Catches a King: Mating Nets

Judit Polgar Goes Catches a King: Mating Nets

GM Judit Polgar is one of the greatest attacking players of all time. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan shows you one of Polgar's exciting and risky attacks against GM Lenier Dominguez.
12 min
5 Challenges
An Amazing Study: Mating Nets

An Amazing Study: Mating Nets

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan wraps up her series on king hunts with an amazing study by Genrikh Kasparyan.
10 min
5 Challenges

Mating Nets

Openings
5 Lessons
57 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released June 22, 2021
3,341 Students