David VS Goliath: Unequal Opponents Battle
How does the underdog catch the more experienced player? David gives advice on how to catch a higher rated player off balance. How to strategize to create problems for your opponent, giving them more opportunities to have something go wrong. Better players are better in part because they understand more patterns and more theory.
Content: 78 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate Players.
Users rated this series: 4.70 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: Always a pleasure to listen to your precise and well-presented lectures Dennis! Thanks also for the extra work in the PGN file. Gave it a 5!
FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3-time Nevada State champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. He taught philosophy at several universities, including the University of Notre Dame, and currently works as a chess coach for kids and adults, both in person and over the internet. He was a coach of a team that won the 1997/8 National K-8 Championship and came within half a point of repeating the next year as well. His individual students have been successful too, and include scholastic state champions and a participant in the World Youth Games.
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