Mastery: Strategy

Mental Domination

Mental Domination

How do you get the opponent away from his or her plans and take over the game?

IM Jeremy Silman knows that much has been made of psychology in chess, but there’s not much out there about getting inside the opponent’s head and controlling the pace of the game. Once you buy into your opponent's version of reality, defeat isn't far away. This course is all about making an opponent accept your "orders." Learn how to impose your plans on your opponents today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to take strategic control in complicated positions.
  • Practice determining which threats are real and which can be ignored!
  • Learn from Silman’s own games and those of top players!

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