Beating 1.Nf3 with NM Viktor Neustroev - Opening Lab

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Beating 1.Nf3 with NM Viktor Neustroev - Opening Lab
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In this 18-lessons, 9.5-hour Opening Lab course, NM Viktor Neustroev gives you a complete system for dismantling White's hopes and dreams after 1.Nf3, no matter what setup they go for!

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NM Neustroev Reveals…

А complete system for dismantling White’s hopes and dreams after 1.Nf3, no matter what setup they go for!

Every competitive player knows the importance of good opening play. It sets you up for the rest of the game.

That’s why we’ve spent so much time and effort creating our new Opening Lab series – practical advice for ambitious players, delivered by expert coaches.

And our first Opening Lab course answers one of the most common questions we get…

What should you do against 1.Nf3?

Most players just try and transpose to their favorite e4/d4 opening…

BIG mistake!

You’ll see Sicilian players getting caught out with 1.Nf3 c5 2.c4! and Ruy Lopez players being tricked with 1.Nf3 Nc6 2.d4! After just 2 moves, they’re stuck in an unfamiliar opening.

Don’t let White dictate the game! Take matters into your own hands with Beat 1.Nf3 with NM Neustroev…

This 9.5 hour Opening Lab course shows you how to actively exploit the problems with White’s first move instead of reacting with standard moves.

By following Viktor’s analysis of top games, you will add a ton of anti-Nf3 ideas to your repertoire.

Ideas like:

  • The c2 exploitation. Nf3 followed by d4 is a very common try by White. But it allows Black to get a nasty attack on c2 with a bishop and knight combo. Even if White plays well, this gives you better activity – if they make a mistake… it’s all over!
  • The g3 exploitation. “Solid” players love to protect themselves with a kingside fianchetto… learn how to smash it with the Nakamura attack! A few key moves leave White suffocating on the first two ranks. Get your forces in position, open lines, check and mate! (See Hikaru’s textbook conversion in lecture 5).
  • The e4 exploitation. Time and again White delays e4, preferring to go for a big center later on with moves like d3 and f3. Don’t give him the chance! In lecture 6, Viktor reveals a weird-looking but powerful pawn formation that stifles White for the entire game!

NM Neustroev starts each lecture with typical tactical positions in the featured variation, making sure you know how to finish the game early when the opportunity arises too.


LECTURE 1 About the course
LECTURE 2 Kings Indian Attack 3.d4
LECTURE 3 Maletin – Kobalia
LECTURE 4 Andriasian – Martirosyan
LECTURE 5 Hansen – Nakamura
LECTURE 6 Kings Indian Attack Main Lines
LECTURE 7 Rasulov – Bogdanovich
LECTURE 8 Nalbandian – Hovhannisyan
LECTURE 9 Reti Opening 3…g5 Main Lines
LECTURE 10 Markowski – Navara
LECTURE 11 Bocharov – Pridorozhni
LECTURE 12 Duda – Bartel
LECTURE 13 Reti Opening 3…Nc6 Main Lines
LECTURE 14 Vovk – Romanov
LECTURE 15 Sivuk – Wen Yang
LECTURE 16 Neverov – Balogh
LECTURE 17 Bogosavljevic – Nikolic
LECTURE 18 Summary
BLITZ Application of ideas – Blitz Session with NM Viktor Neustroev

What’s Included:

Beating 1.Nf3 – Opening Lab with NM Neustroev – video course [9 hours 30 minutes]

In this 18-lessons, 9.5-hour Opening Lab course, NM Viktor Neustroev gives you a complete system for dismantling White’s hopes and dreams after 1.Nf3, no matter what setup they go for!

Access to Practicum

Train the important tactical skills and motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. Practical part is an important element of the course.

Complete set of PGNs + Novelties

Downloadable, complete set of PGNs of all the games and opening theory covered in the course. Each lecture comes with a separate PGN file for your convenience and ease of navigation. Powerful novelties included, to surprise those titled players.

Extra Training Tasks – Quiz [PDF]

Advanced training tasks are included to make sure you grasp the most important ideas of the Kan Variation, able to find the best moves and right continuations in actual games.

Applying the Theory [Blitz Session]

Watch NM Viktor Neustroev playing live and applying principles and ideas covered in the course. NM Neustroev annotates the games on-the-fly, sharing his ideas and secrets of success. 1.5 hours of extra materials. A must-have for any serious chess player.

Brief Summary/Reference Guide

The downloadable summary of the key points covered in the course for quick reference and reviewing. Use it as a quick refresher after studying the course or print it and pin it on the wall.

Meet the Author:

NM Viktor Neustroev (FIDE 2211)

is a chess player and coach who won multiple regional competition and received various awards. He has coached for many year and have had highly successful students. Viktor sees his mission in teaching chess and making his students overall much better players.