Top Level Trickery

Top Level Trickery

Learn how to make losses disappear with GM Dejan Bojkov!

What do the best players in the world do when they're backed up against the wall? What can you do when you are in trouble? Come up with some tricks! GM Dejan Bojkov examines how top Grandmasters get out of trouble when they're about to be checkmated or are down in material. Start using these top-level tricks today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to trade off your opponent's most dangerous pieces.
  • Learn how to defend your key weaknesses.
  • Learn how to find counterplay in a bad position.
  • Learn how to play when you're down material.

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Top Level Trickery: Deceive Your Opponent

What happens when your author, Dejan Bojkov has to compete with top Grandmasters? See how top players have attempted to escape when Dejan had an advantage and how he got himself out of trouble as well.
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Top Level Trickery

5 Lessons
54 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released May 26, 2020
3,199 Students