In this 90 hour Chess Tactics Training Mega Bundle, US Chess Champion GM Sam Shankland, GM Bryan Smith, IM Valeri Lilov, and IM Eric Rosen will give you a complete understanding of the most common tactical patterns in some of the most aggressive openings in chess.
Mastering Chess Tactics: 80/20 Tactics Multiplier Mega Bundle
Missing tactical ideas is a major reason why many players drop a whole bunch of rating points and lose many games.
Overlooking threats and simply not seeing the winning combinations are the real problems that need to be fixed if you really want to make progress in chess.
In this Chess Tactics Training Mega Bundle, US Chess Champion GM Sam Shankland, GM Bryan Smith, IM Valeri Lilov, IM Eric Rosen, IM Irina Bulmaga, IM Levy Rozman, GM Mihail Marin, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, GM Marian Petrov and IM Lawrence Trent will give you a complete understanding of the most common tactical patterns in some of the most aggressive openings in chess.
If you like playing openings such as The London system, the Grunfeld, the Sicilian Dragon, and the King’s Indian Defense, you must definitely become familiar with the chess tactics and the common patterns that can arise from these types of openings in order to oppress your opponent with high-voltage tactical traps right from the start of the game.
If you want to master an opening, you must become familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is really not enough.
Every opening has its own stock of tactical motifs. Therefore, you also have to know the typical tactical patterns that frequently recur in your opening.
What’s Included in this Explosive Mega Bundle?
Working on tactics is a sure way for any player, at any level, to improve. The 80/20 Tactics Multiplier series is for the bold and the brave. If you like turning the tables on your opponents from time to time, this is a must-have course.
Chess Tactics in the Catalan
You already know that the Catalan Opening is a super-smart way for White to play good chess.
Flexible, solid, central control, full of attacking potential…
But, like any opening, it helps to know the chess tactics… the combinations, sacrifices, and chess attacks that will win or lose you the game on the spot.
And IM Mat Kolosowski has prepared a 7h 40m briefing on all you need to know with his fantastic 80/20 Tactics Multiplier course on the Catalan Opening.
All the tricks, traps, and mating attacks – for BOTH colors!
Mat has split the course by theme, so you get sections on trapping pieces, attacking the king in the center, attacking the castled king, plus model games that show you how to build up pressure and keep the game sharp.
The Most Common Tactical Ideas in the Sicilian Dragon:
In the first volume of this series, IM Valeri Lilov will walk you through the essential chess tactics ideas in the Sicilian Dragon, and give you a complete understanding of typical tactical patterns for both sides.
The Sicilian Dragon is a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities.
Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the asymmetrical pawn structure, with Black’s play generally focusing on the queenside while White tends to play on the kingside.
The aim of this volume is to improve your understanding of the typical tactical themes of the Sicilian Dragon, as well as to practice them in six different quizzes featuring 100 carefully selected test positions.
The Grunfeld – GM Sam Shankland:
Sam Shankland never stops! No sooner has he been crowned US Champion – sensationally finishing ahead of Caruana, So and Nakamura – then he’s back with another incredible training course for you!
80/20 Tactics Multiplier: The Grunfeld will teach you one of Black’s most exciting openings through the lens of Grandmaster tactics!
The ultra-sharp Grunfeld was a favorite weapon of both Kasparov and Fischer, famously used by Bobby to win the Game of the Century – one of the many games covered in the course.
Sam strives for the highest quality in everything he does and this course is no different.
Study it and not only will you have a high-level understanding of the Grunfeld without having to memorize theory, you’ll also vastly improve your calculation, tactical eye, and intuition for dynamic play.
The King’s Indian Defense – GM Bryan Smith:
GM Bryan Smith’s course on the essential chess tactics in the King’s Indian Defense gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical patterns for both sides.
Even if you only play the King’s Indian as Black, it’s important to know the opportunities available to White so you can prevent them!
The KID is a complex and rewarding opening where White enjoys more space but Black has a number of surprising methods to lay siege to the enemy position, often resulting in brilliant wins.
GM Bryan Smith explains the mechanics behind some of the most powerful tactics in Grandmaster play before giving detailed commentary on some of his own games.
The result is an elevated understanding of the typical tactical and strategic themes of the King’s Indian Defense, which you can test and strengthen with the included quizzes!
The London System – IM Eric Rosen:
Even if you only play against the London System, knowledge of these resources will prove invaluable.
The London System is a flexible opening that White can use against virtually any of Black’s setups. This makes it the perfect choice for players who prefer to understand key strategic and tactical ideas instead of having to memorize an endless number of theoretical variations.
With this DVD, you’ll gain a high-level understanding of the typical themes of the London System, and you’ll be able to really cement this knowledge in your long-term memory with the included practical tests.
If you’d like to learn all the typical tactical ideas that can arise from the London System, then IM Eric Rosen has got you covered.
Typical Tactic Ideas in The Scotch Game – IM Irina Bulmaga:
In this 80/20 Tactics course, IM Irina Bulmaga equips you with expert knowledge of the key tactical and strategic ideas in the Scotch Opening – the fantastically powerful weapon Garry Kasparov turned to in his World Championship matches against Karpov and Short.
The Scotch gives you an important psychological edge against 1…e5 players who are comfortable playing the Ruy Lopez and Italian Game, taking them into uncharted territory where you call the shots.
It’s a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities, making it perfect for players who want the game to be decided by skill instead of just memorizing theory.
Chess Tactics in The Sicilian Najdorf – GM Niclas Huschenbeth:
GM Niclas Huschenbeth brings to you a masterclass of chess tactics in the Sicilian Najdorf, giving you a complete
understanding of the typical tactical patterns for both sides.
The asymmetrical pawn structure gives rise to a multitude of tactical shots and ideas with Black’s play generally focusing on the queenside while White tends to play on the kingside.
By understanding how these attacks come about, which sacrifices work and how to deal with your opponent’s threats, you’ll be the one coming out on top.
Chess Tactics in The Trompowsky Attack – IM Levy Rozman:
IM Levy Rozman’s course on the essential patterns in the Trompowsky Attack gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical and strategic patterns for both sides.
The Trompowsky Attack is a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities.
Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the asymmetrical pawn structures and imbalances that occur.
It is a perfect opening for players who prefer to understand key strategic and tactical ideas rather than memorize an endless amount of theoretical variations.
Chess Tactics in The French Defense – GM Mihail Marin
The French Defense is one of the most trusted openings in chess, popular at all levels from beginners to strong grandmasters.
It is a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of rich possibilities. Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the different asymmetrical pawn structures and imbalances which occur from the different variations.
It is a perfect opening for players who prefer to understand key strategical and tactical ideas rather than memorize an endless amount of theoretical variations.
Chess Tactics in The Benko Gambit – IM Robert Ris
The Benko Gambit (also known as the Volga Gambit) is a chess opening for Black against 1.d4. It occurs after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5
The opening got its name in honor of the Hungarian-American Grandmaster Pal Benko, who contributed a lot to the theoretical development of the gambit in the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1974, he published the book The Benko Gambit in which he provided many new ideas and suggestions for Black.
The Benko Gambit has stood the test of time and is still widely employed in the 21st century by Grandmasters and club players alike.
Chess Tactics in The Evans Gambit – GM Marian Petrov
The Evan’s Gambit (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4!) is truly the opening of the attacking chess Gods.
Made famous by Anderssen’s ‘Evergreen Game’ back in 1852, this opening gambit has been a weapon of choice for attackers and chess romantics ever since.
White sacrifices his b-pawn and in return gains a ton of activity, a strong center, and very clear devastating attacking plans…
80/20 Tactics Multiplier: The Evan’s Gambit features GM Marian Petrov in 8 hours of action-packed lessons revealing everything you need to create tactical masterpieces in this opening.
Discover vicious attacking ideas from old masters of the 19th century, as well as cutting-edge analysis from elites of today.
Bb5 Sicilian for White – IM Lawrence Trent
All those Sicilian players… each with their own favorite variation.
How can you beat them when they can dedicate all their time to mastering just one line?
Enter… the Bb5 variation.
You can play it against …d6, …e6, …Nc6 – and it single-handedly ruins Black’s plans!
80/20 Tactics Multiplier: The Bb5 Sicilian features IM Lawrence Trent in 8 hours of action-packed lessons revealing everything you need to pressure Sicilian Defense players from the get-go.
Discover vicious attacking ideas from old masters, as well as cutting-edge analysis from elites of today.
The aim of this course is to give you a full understanding of the typical tactical and strategic themes in the Bb5 Sicilian, as well as to practice them in the included quizzes featuring carefully selected test positions.
Chess Tactics in The QID – IM Hans Niemann
Every chessplayer knows this: training and mastering tactics is a MUST if you aim to become a successful chess player, so in the 80/20 Tactics Multiplier series we have taken one step forward.
You will train and master the typical patterns of the openings that you play! I don’t know you, but in my opinion, that sounds appealing to anyone.
So we decided to bring experts from all over the world, each of them eager to share the tactical secrets from openings they master, patterns that have arisen time after time after years of practical play.
And for the Queen’s Indian Defense we decided to bring no other than IM Hans Niemann, who was up top the challenge and will guide you in your journey to completely master the most frequent tactical motifs in the Queen’s Indian Defense.
Paulsen Sicilian for White – GM Rashad Babaev
King’s pawn players of the world… listen up! The Paulsen Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6) is only one small pawn move different from the Najdorf, but frees the dark-squared bishop… sometimes with deadly effect.
The c3 knight gets pinned, e4 comes under pressure… it’s easy to get into a real mess.
You need to know how to keep Black responding to your threats… and this 8-hour course shows you how. GM Rashad Babaev’s approach is centered around analyzing games to see what works and why – ideas first, theory later.
And that’s what you need to beat the Paulsen, and it’s why it’s the perfect opening for the 80/20 Tactics treatment – White’s strongest ideas are tactical in nature.
Play “ordinary” opening moves and you’ll be in for a tough game.
Instead, be prepared to put knights on the rim, retreat bishops, and place pieces en prise!
These weird moves will bring you brilliant victories by the truckload.
Positional Sacrifices – GM Bryan Smith
Positional sacrifices are rarely seen at club level… but you find them everywhere in Grandmaster games.
That should tell you a lot about high-level positional play. Club players value material above nearly everything. GMs value space, activity, and the quality of the pieces.
In this groundbreaking 8-hour course, top American Grandmaster Bryan Smith details the many types of positional sacrifice, including how to tell when they will work and what to do afterwards to get that win.
Unlike tactical sacrifices where you deliver checkmate or win back the material fairly quickly, positional sacrifices require an understanding of imbalances and positional play… the high-level skills that Bryan teaches in this course.
GM Smith has hand-picked 31 lesser-known classics from luminaries such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Botvinnik, Tal, and Alekhine, each one revealing a new secret of positional play and sacrifices.
Take your positional understanding to a whole new level with this masterclass on imbalances and dynamism.
Is this Course for me?
The 80/20 Tactics Multiplier series helps you get the most from your study time by combining learning openings with training the most common chess tactics that can arise from those openings.
Some of the things you will learn in this special series:
Queen move of the essence. A clever idea in King’s Indian Defense—if used at the right time—can keep the White king from fleeing to safety, allowing you to bring your pieces into the battle for that ultimate death strike.
A crazy exchange sac by Nakamura. IM Lilov shows you how to utilize a deadly combination to unleash your fiery dragon into your opponent’s fortress and savor the sight of White going up in flames!
Play like Bobby Fischer… when you are playing the Grunfeld. Play the moves that blow up White’s center control and rake in “victories that last a century”.
This course is specially designed to give you the best return in terms of chess tactics training, covering the following areas:
- Mastering some of the most aggressive chess openings by observing games from some of the strongest players in the world.
- Understanding the most common tactical patterns.
- Improve your calculation skills.
Patterns alert you to possibilities, calculation makes them a reality.