We get tons of questions, all of which come down to this “I know what to do in the opening, I know how to start the game, but then I begin to struggle… unless I have a clear attack I really don’t know what to do in the middlegame”.
In this course, IM Kolosowski will address those concerns and questions. Mat will demonstrate how you can spot your opponent’s weaknesses and use them for your benefit.
Chess is a very complex game. Not only you need to calculate very precisely, but also you need to understand the strategy of the game.
And when it comes down to strategy, one of the most important issues is to understand the “active value of pieces”. At the very beginning, everyone learns the so-called “static value of pieces”.
Are you familiar with general endgame concepts, but don’t know where to take it from here? That’s where many club players are at, not knowing… what’s next?
You are in luck because GM Jacek Stopa is talking ‘advanced endgame concepts’. All those concepts are extremely useful for practical players, and you’ll definitely learn something new for yourself, improving your endgame understanding throughout the course.
In this course for intermediate and advanced players, GM Jacek Stopa will deep dive into some of the most important Rook Endgames.
Rook endgames are some of the most common and complex type of endings in chess. If you master Rook Endgames, not only your overall level will improve, but you will also feel a lot more confident converting and defending these endings in your games.
It is always intriguing following the games of players like Petrosian and Topalov. They are well known for precise positional exchange sacrifice and a superb understanding of material imbalances.
At the same time, ‘Material Imbalances’ is a difficult topic to grasp for most 1600-2000 rated-s.
Are you 1200-1700 rated Club Player who wants to smoothly transition from opening to the middlegame and if necessary the endgame… ultimately winning your game? GM Marian Petrov is covering some of the most important [yet often missed at the club level] aspects of chess and making sure you get every advantage your deserve in your games whether you’re in opening/middlegame/endgame phase!
This is a true beginner’s course which will take you from just ‘knowing the rules of the game’ to a competitive player which can hold his ground against more experienced opponents.
This course is also perfect for those who have been playing for a while, but haven’t really studied chess and want to get a clear understanding of some of the basic strategy elements and tactical patterns.
Today we are going to study a very interesting and important topic, how to win in opposite side castling positions. And one of the best chess players to learn from is indeed… Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (MVL). Maxime is one of the most aggressive of the super-GMs. With the peak Elo of 2819, he definitely knows a thing or two about attacking in the middlegames.
Sorry for making you wait so long… but we wanted making it just perfect for you!
We start brainstorming ideas for TCW Academy in early 2019, and by the time we got everything together and start coding and filming, and coding and filming… it was already summer.
Something that we expected to take us 3-5 months, actually took us over 9 months 🙂