Some call him the GOAT—even higher than the likes of Karpov, Fischer or Capablanca.
He dominated the chess world for over a decade when he became the World Champion in 1985 until he lost it to Kramnik in 2000.
You know who I am talking about…
None other than the great Garry Kasparov.
His play is often compared to that of Alekhine, and of whom Carlsen himself noted, “I’ve never seen someone with such a feel for dynamics in complex positions.”
He held the highest rating of 2856.7 until it was broken by Carlsen in 2013.
When it comes to tactical play, every game he played often turned out to be a masterpiece.
It’s ridiculous to say that you can learn to play like him.
GM Gyula Pap thinks otherwise.
He thinks, even if you can’t become Kasparov in a day, you sure can learn a thing or two from his games. However, to study his games, you need to understand the deeper dynamics that he usually played for. Every move he made earned him a tempo. Every piece positioning had a complicated idea lurking underneath. Every attack had a hidden agenda that the opponent often wasn’t able to see through.
As a lower-rated player, it is often not easy to understand grandmaster-level games. Forget about the games of Kasparov!
That’s why, in his new course Learn from Garry Kasparov, he covers a whole bunch of Kasparov’s games, each of them covering a particular theme, and shows you how Kasparov played his games.
This 10-hour video training is not just highly instructive but also sheer fun!
Here’s what you are going to learn:
- Trade for a tempo gain. Kasparov mastered the art of trading with a gain in tempi… his opponent thinks, it’s just an exchange! Wrong. It occasionally came with another threat, forcing his opponent to take on a more passive role.
- King in the center. Playing against the attacking legend and keeping your king in the center? You know you are asking for trouble. Learn how Garry usually would jump on the offensive where even, if his opponent could launch an attack on his king, it would be too late.
- Undeveloped and STUPID! His opponents might be a top-class GM but he would often make them look stupid. Especially if they delayed their piece development… oops! Give a special look at the Kasparov vs Salov game commentary in Chapter 4.
- A bishop pair for a “beast”. God forbid, if you ever ended up against Kasparov where he yielded his two bishops and you didn’t. Ever felt crippled and helpless? That’s what you feel like. Let Pap show you how Kasparov yielded his bishops like two swords in two hands!
- Slow and unsteady. The beast from Baku is that sonic-fast hare who always takes advantage of his slow-poke tortoise opponent…even if it meant a piece sacrifice and better piece play. He would often squeeze every ounce of play out of his opponent until they surrendered.
Frankly, this video training is not just some course out on the market. This is a tribute to his rich chess legacy that spans over 15 years and makes the legend he is.
Every game covered tells you why Kasparov is “Kasparov”.
Having a deeper understanding of how he thinks and plays will immensely help you in your chess career, regardless of the rating you carry. Moreover, if you are a fan of Kasparov and you LOVE tactical chess, you will love this course.
Chapter 1. Strong initiative leads to Attack
Chapter 2. Attack with Intuitive Sacrifice
Chapter 3. Attacking the King in the Center
Chapter 4. Attacking Undeveloped Opponent
Chapter 5. Attack with Material Sacrifice
Chapter 6. Initiative in Symmetrical Structure
Chapter 7. Long-term Initiative with Opposite-colored Bishops
Chapter 8. Crushing the Defense in Queen’s Gambit Declined
Chapter 9. Initiative on the Whole Board
Chapter 10. Initiative and Tactical Tricks in Catalan Endgame
Chapter 11. Keeping Initiative with Direct Moves
Chapter 12. Bishop Pair Control
Chapter 13. Bishops Power in Technical Endgame
Chapter 14. Bishop Pair Domination despite Worse Pawn Structure
Chapter 15. Bishop Pair as Compensation
Chapter 16. Bishop Pair and Major Pieces
Chapter 17. Punishing a Shaky Reversed Color Sicilian
Chapter 18. Taking Advantage of Small Inaccuracy in Nimzo-Indian Defense
Chapter 19. Taking Advantage of a Passive Play
Chapter 20. Domination on the Whole Board
About the Author
GM Gyula Pap [2578 FIDE]
Is Hungarian chess Grandmaster with best ELO 2578. Gyula became a grandmaster at the age of 19 and won 10 Hungarian youth championships: 3 classical, 6 rapid, 1 blitz. Also, he won the European youth team championship in 2009 and finished second at the World U-16 Chess Olympiad in 2007. He is also a full-time chess coach.