Learn the Queens Gambit: Cambridge Springs and Orthodox Defense

Learn the Queens Gambit: Cambridge Springs and Orthodox Defense

Learn the plans and tactics for both sides in these classic Queen's Gambit defenses!

Frequently in the Queen's Gambit Black aims for an early c5 to contest the White pawn center. However, two solid systems, the Cambridge Springs Defense and the Orthodox Defense feature a Black pawn triangle on c6, d5 and e6. The Cambridge Springs features many traps and the Orthodox is extremely solid. This course explains the key ideas and tactics in both key variations.

  • Learn the strategic ideas in the Orthodox Defense and Cambridge Springs Defense to the Queen's Gambit!
  • Practice tactics for both sides!
  • Find the moves in an exciting Cambridge Springs played by Grandmaster Anton Korobov!
Learn the Queen's Gambit: Cambridge Springs and Orthodox Defense

Learn the Queen's Gambit: Cambridge Springs and Orthodox Defense

Learn the key ideas for both sides in the tactical Cambridge Springs Defense and the solid Orthodox Defense. These openings have been played by World Champions for more than a century!
23 min
10 Challenges
Queen's Gambit: Cambridge Springs and Orthodox Defense - Thematic Tactics

Queen's Gambit: Cambridge Springs and Orthodox Defense - Thematic Tactics

Practice the key tactical idea for both sides in the Queen's Gambit Cambridge Springs and Orthodox Defense.
10 Challenges
Queen's Gambit Cambridge Springs and Orthodox - Model Game

Queen's Gambit Cambridge Springs and Orthodox - Model Game

Grandmaster Anton Korobov is a strong attacking player. See if you can find the moves he used to defeat the Cambridge Springs Variation in this 2011 game with GM Baris Esen.
1 Challenge

Lessons

Learn the Queens Gambit: Cambridge Springs and Orthodox Defense

Openings
3 Lessons
23 Minutes
21 Challenges
Released April 20, 2020
242 Students