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Daniil Dubov's Brilliant Opening Ideas

Daniil Dubov's Brilliant Opening Ideas

There's no more creative superstar today than Russian GM Daniil Dubov. GM Romain Edouard brings you four of Dubov's most amazing opening ideas!

GM
Romain Edouard
4 Lessen
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The Sicilian Nimzowitsch Variation

The Sicilian Nimzowitsch Variation

How does IM Tuan Minh Le compete in blitz with the top players in the world? He uses the rare and sharp Nimzowitsch Variation of the Sicilian! In this course Minh Le, along with NM Sam Copeland explains his favorite variation and all of its complications.

IM
Tuan Minh Le
4 Lessen
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Tips And Tricks Of The London System

Tips And Tricks Of The London System

Grandmaster Aman Hambleton has played both sides of the London System for years. He knows that many players try the London to reach an easy to play, quiet position, but there are tricks for both sides that can win quickly against an unprepared opponent.

GM
Aman Hambleton
5 Lessen
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How To Win With The Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

Want to learn an opening that doesn't require too much theory and was a favorite of Bobby Fischer? IM Keaton Kiewra teaches you what you need to know to play either side of the fascinating Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation!

IM
Keaton Kiewra
3 Lessen
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How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4

Looking for a way to fight for an edge against solid 1.e4 e5 players? Why not try the Ruy Lopez with 5.d4 and learn about it from one of the world's leading experts. IM Keaton Kiewra will show you the ins and outs of one his favorite openings!

IM
Keaton Kiewra
3 Lessen
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Learn the Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack

Learn the Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack

Learn how to play the Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack for both White and Black. The Marshall gives Black great attacking chances at the cost of a pawn, leading to exciting play.

NM
Jeremy Kane
3 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Learn the Semi-Slav Defense

Learn the Semi-Slav Defense

The Semi-Slav is one of Black's best counter-attacking options against 1.d4. Some lines are solid and others are among the most complicated in all of chess.

NM
Jeremy Kane
3 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Learn the Ruy Lopez Berlin Defense

Learn the Ruy Lopez Berlin Defense

In the Berlin Defense White can force a complicated endgame or head for open play. It's considered one of Black's most solid defenses against the Ruy Lopez.

NM
Jeremy Kane
3 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Learn the King's Indian Defense

Learn the King's Indian Defense

The King's Indian Defense is possibly Black's best way to play for a win against 1.d4. White gets a space advantage, but Black frequently gets a powerful kingside attack in a blocked position.

NM
Jeremy Kane
3 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Learn the Sicilian Sveshnikov

Learn the Sicilian Sveshnikov

The Sicilian Sveshnikov is a sharp variation in which Black accepts a backward pawn in return for active pieces and complicated play.

NM
Jeremy Kane
3 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Guide to the Alekhine's Defense

Guide to the Alekhine's Defense

Are you tired of deep theory in many main lines? Join NM Sam Copeland as he demonstrates the exciting and practical Alekhine's Defense, an opening that he has played successfully for years!

NM
Sam Copeland
6 Lessen
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Learn the Sicilian Najdorf

Learn the Sicilian Najdorf

The Najdorf is a sharp and complicated opening full of attacking potential for both sides. This is a great opening if you enjoy imbalances, opposite-side castling, and if you need to play for a win as Black.

NM
Jeremy Kane
3 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Learn to Play the Tarrasch Defense

Learn to Play the Tarrasch Defense

If you are looking for an active answer against 1.d4 (and almost everything except 1. e4) - you should watch the course that explains the most important ideas of the Tarrasch Defense. IM Mat Bobula is an expert on the opening and demonstrates one of the most dynamic ways to meet the Queen's Gambit in a 10 part series.

IM
Mateusz Bobula
10 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Learn to Play the Scotch Game

Learn to Play the Scotch Game

The Scotch is an opening full of traps on both sides of the board, and if you play it you need to know how to spot them. Join Grandmaster Alex Delchev on a tour of each line of the Scotch and be ready to try it out in your own games!

GM
Alex Delchev
9 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
The Fighting Dragon

The Fighting Dragon

Join IM Keaton Kiewra on a tour of his favorite opening, the Dragon Sicilian. The Dragon has long been a favorite of attacking stars, including Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura. You'll see their games and more in this detailed examination of an exciting opening.

IM
Keaton Kiewra
10 Lessen
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How to Play the Philidor Defense

How to Play the Philidor Defense

Join GM Ben Finegold on an instructive tour of the Philidor Defense. If you want to play with a pawn on e5, but don't want to work through hours of Ruy Lopez theory, this could be the line for you!

CCSCATL
10 Lessen
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Pirc Defense for Black

Pirc Defense for Black

Join GM Mackenzie Molner as he demonstrates one his favorite openings, the Pirc Defense. GM Molner has played the Pirc with success against countless opponents, including strong Grandmasters. It's also an opening that many chess stars like World Champion Kramnik play in must-win situations. Follow along and learn this fascinating opening.

GM
Mackenzie Molner
8 Lessen
Meesterschap
Pirc Defense for White

Pirc Defense for White

Join GM Roman Dzindzichashvili as he demonstrates his favorite line to get an advantage against the Pirc Defense. Roman's favored this line for years, but has rebooted it with updated analysis to beat the latest tries for Black. This series is a must for anyone who plays either side of the Pirc and also good for any chess player interested in high level positional ideas.

GM
Roman Dzindzichashvili
2 Lessen
Meesterschap
Secrets of the English Attack

Secrets of the English Attack

The English Attack is one of the most popular ways to take on the Najdorf and many other Sicilian variations. White castled queenside and launches pawns at the White king, but that's not the only strategy you need to know. Join WGM Tatev Abrahamyan as she demonstrates one of her favorite lines with her games and those of top Grandmasters.

WGM
Tatev Abrahamyan
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
The Complete English Defense

The Complete English Defense

Join GM Simon Williams on a tour of one of his favorite openings, the English Defense. The English Defense can lead to sharp play right from the opening and Black can fight for the initiative from move one! Learn the secrets that have served GM Williams and the even the great Tony Miles in many games, even against World Champions.

GM
Simon Williams
5 Lessen
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The Belgrade Gambit

The Belgrade Gambit

Join GM Simon Williams for another spicy gambit! This time Simon takes the quiet Four Knights opening and spices it up with a gambit, featuring a lot of his original analysis. Take the game out of theory and into a whirlwind attack as quickly as possible.

GM
Simon Williams
2 Lessen
Meesterschap
How to Play the Trompowsky Attack

How to Play the Trompowsky Attack

Join IM Keaton Kiewra as he demonstrates one of his favorite openings, the Trompowsky Attack! Get the game onto your territory as early as move two and learn how to fight against every option that Black can throw at you in this thorough course.

IM
Keaton Kiewra
8 Lessen
Meesterschap
The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined

The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined

Are you looking for a strategically rich, rock-solid defense against the Queen's Gambit that has been endorsed by almost all of the World Champions? Join GM Gregory Kaidanov for an in depth look at an opening that has been debated since the days of Steinitz and is still topical at the highest level today - the Queen's Gambit Declined. GM Kaidanov blends classical and modern ideas for both sides in all of the key lines and will prepare you to play with confidence against any level of competition.

GM
Gregory Kaidanov
10 Lessen
Meesterschap
Spicy Gambits!

Spicy Gambits!

Are you looking for more spice in your life? If you want to play fun, attacking positions with the White pieces, GM Simon Williams has just the recipe for you! Simon provides an exciting gambit against each of Black's popular responses, with many of the opening names being almost as fun and entertaining as playing the actual gambit openings. Enjoy!

GM
Simon Williams
6 Lessen
Meesterschap
The Complete Caro

The Complete Caro

Join 2018 US Champion Sam Shankland as he demonstrates one of his favorite openings, the Caro-Kann Defense. Shankland relied heavily on the Caro as he rose through the ranks and attained the Grandmaster title. Follow his in depth analysis and learn an opening you can play for your whole career.

GM
Sam Shankland
9 Lessen
Meesterschap

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