Lemos Deep Dive - Chigorin Defense

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Lemos Deep Dive - Chigorin Defense
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GM Lemos reveals the tiny amount of theory you’ll need to learn (big shortcuts inside!), several winning plans you can follow and - most importantly - how to get started in a winning opening today.

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Lemos Deep Dive – Chigorin Defense

Take your opponent out of their comfort zone early with the Chigorin Defense, a superb counter-attacking opening that will surprise most 1.d4 players.

In this 8 hour Deep Dive course from iChess, GM Damian Lemos reveals all you need to know to become an expert in the Chigorin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6!), demonstrating how to combat each of White’s logical tries. When World Champions like Anand, Carlsen, and Kramnik are losing against an opening, you know it has a bite!

If you want an opening system you can call your own, one which you can lead your opponents into and then outplay them with your expertise, master the Chigorin Defense with GM Lemos’ Deep Dive course!

Why Learn the Chigorin from GM Lemos?

The Chigorin Defense is the ideal opening for creative-minded players who aren’t satisfied to just defend passively with Black.

GM Lemos reveals the tiny amount of theory you’ll need to learn (big shortcuts inside!), several winning plans you can follow and – most importantly – how to get started in a winning opening today.

By studying GM Lemos’ cutting-edge system:

  • Shock Them on Move 2! After 1.d4 d5 2.c4, White is surely ready for 2…e6 or 2…c6. But watch his eyes grow wide with shock when you play 2…Nc6!, dismantle his beloved center and then take over the entire board!
  • Simple to Learn Strategies! GM Lemos reveals several winning pawn structures you can aim for right out of the opening. He explores each plan in detail, explaining where to position your pieces, which to exchange and how to get big advantages from simple ideas.
  • Perfect for Dynamic Attackers! Learn to exploit your development advantage (almost guaranteed in the Chigorin) so you’ll have jaw-dropping tactics right from the beginning of the game and serious attacking ideas for the middlegame (It doesn’t even matter where White castles!)

What’s Included:

– Complete opening system for black (8 hours)

– Printable PDF course summary

– PGNs of all games and variations presented in the course

– Puzzles and special tasks

– Extras, special lines, and opening variations


  • Chapter 1: The Rare 3.Bf4, Roos-Rabiega
  • Chapter 2: The Passive 3.e3, Reti-Bogoljubov
  • Chapter 3: Nf3 and e3, Shabalov-Morozevich
  • Chapter 4: The Logical 3.cxd5 with 4.Nf3, Soman-Sasikiran
  • Chapter 5: The Logical 3.cxd5 with 4.e3, Ding Liren-Ivanchuk
  • Chapter 6: The Logical 3.cxd5 with 6.Bd2, Benkovic-Miladinovic
  • Chapter 7: Play for the Development: 3.Nf3, Hammer-Rapport
  • Chapter 8: Play for the Development: 3.Nf3 and 4.Nc3, Kramnik-Carlsen
  • Chapter 9: Introduction to the Main Line: 3.Nc3
  • Chapter 10: Expansion with 4.d5 and 5.f4, Pavlidis-Kotronias
  • Chapter 11: Active Piece Play with 4.d5 and 5.Qd4, Ljubojevic-Morozevich
  • Chapter 12: Sidelines after 4.Nf3 Nf6, Anand-Morozevich
  • Chapter 13: The Main Line with 4.Nf3 and 5.Bg5, Di Caro-Miladinovic
  • Chapter 14: The Main Line with 4.Nf3 and 5.Bg5 (II), Carlsen-Ivanchuk
  • Chapter 15: The Main Line with 4.Nf3 and 5.Bg5 (III), Milov-Morozevich
  • Chapter 16: Model Games: Learning from the Legend, Teichmann-Chigorin
  • Chapter 17: Model Games: Learning from a Specialist, 3 Miladinovic’s Games
  • Chapter 18: Model Games: Praveen Kumar-Kotsur and Roos-Rabiega
  • Chapter 19: Model Games: A Modern Masterpiece, Aronian-Rapport

GM Damian Lemos (FIDE 2559)

Damian Lemos was no stranger to success at an early age, achieving the FIDE Master title at 14 years old, International Master at 15, and Grandmaster at 18. In his courses, Damien works closely with students to first identify the flaws and weaknesses in their games so that they can be properly evaluated and corrected. By developing specifically tailored training regimens, Grandmaster Lemos is able to achieve results that other chess coaches can only dream of.