It’s great to know the openings you play 20-30 moves deep, including all the sidelines and variations.
This is a very daunting task though, and not quite necessary, unless you are a professional player.
For all others… under-2200… there is a MUCH better way!
Not only you will save time, but your results will also improve.
GM Marian Petrov presents a 4-hour crash course on fighting responses to some of the most common openings including: Sicilian Defense, King’s Indian Defense, Evans Gambit, French Defense, Scandinavian Defense, Ruy Lopez, London System and Queen’s Gambit!
It will arm you with a attacking repertoire, that will allow you playing vigorously with either color against most popular openings played at the club level!
Here is what’s included:
Lesson 1 ― Attacking Ideas in the Sicilian Defense
I’ll show you very good attacking ideas in the Sicilian in general, and specially in the Scheveningen and Najdorf. You can win a lot of games with a very simple plan that I consider is a great suggestion to you.
Lesson 2 ― Attacking Ideas in the King’s Indian Defense
People love to play the King’s Indian because you don’t need to equalize (like in most cases) until the 20th move and wait to the middlegame to find your own options. Instead, immediately after the opening, you can start to attack the king.
Lesson 3 ― Attacking Ideas in the Evans Gambit
Why does White want to sacrifice a pawn? Learn about the fight with the Italian with the help of one very aggressive gambit!
Lesson 4 ― Attacking Ideas in the French Defense
I’ll let you know everything about one of the main lines in the French Defense that I’ve played successfully for many years. Learn how to play the French and some ideas of how to play against it.
Lesson 5 ― Attacking Ideas in the Scandinavian Defense
Along with the Sicilian, you definitely should try the Scandinavian for facing e4. So, here I want to show you, with all the details, a very interesting line in the Scandinavian Defense.
Lesson 6 ― Attacking Ideas in the Ruy Lopez
You could see very nice attacking games, implementing good ideas for Black, in one of the main lines for the Ruy Lopez.
Lesson 7 ― Attacking Ideas in the London System
The London System has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. Discover here powerful ideas from top-level players like Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian.
Lesson 8 ― Attacking Ideas in the Queen’s Gambit
As old as it is interesting, the Queen’s gambit is a must! If you don’t play it yet, you should definitely try it; and, of course, you must be ready to fight your opponents who use it. So, here you can learn how to play aggressively on this very classic opening.
Ready to get started with your new attacking openings?
About the Author
GM Marian Petrov
Marian Petrov is a professional chess coach, theorist, and FIDE trainer. Former Bulgarian champion, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world. Coach of Wales Team at the last Olympiad in Baku in 2016.
Author of the book “Grandmaster Repertoire-The Modern Benoni”, GM Marian Petrov is an opening specialist. He prepares professional personalized opening repertoires for his students, which is a great asset for any aspiring chess player. He has taught special lines in the Benoni, Pirc, Sicilian Defense, and other systems, like the French and the Caro-Kann for White among many others.
He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers, mentors, and professional seconds of the World Championship contenders.
With this one-of-a-kind higher education degree, typically offered in countries with strong chess tradition, e.g. Russia and USSR former states, GM Petrov is a leading chess trainer in Europe. His impeccable communication skills combined with the various languages he speaks fluently allowed him to teach promising scholastic chess prodigies who later went on to become national champions and European masters competing at the most prestigious tournaments, together with super grandmasters and other players from the world chess elite.
His coaching methods are based on deep analysis of his student’s tournament games, as well as careful examination of other factors, e.g. chess psychology, physical preparation, and overall assessment of student’s qualities as chess players.