A strong opening repertoire is a MUST if one wants to cross the 1800-1900 ELO points. A chess player cannot cross this rating without a strong and sound opening repertoire. This course can help you create a solid repertoire easily.
Is this course right for me?
The course is suitable for intermediate level players, but it will be helpful for advanced level players, too. Even if your ELO is 1900+, this course will help you improve your opening skills.
In fact, this course was prepared in collaboration with former Junior World Champion GM Alex Ipatov, who is an expert in the Grunfeld defense showing his favorite lines. Therefore, this course will be suitable for players of ALL strength.
If you want to attack from the opening instead of defending, then this course is for you.
A Dynamic Response to 1.d4
The Grunfeld Defense has always been a popular choice with players who aim to counterattack with the black pieces.
It is one of the most aggressive openings for Black against White’s first move 1.d4.
It arises from the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5
Learn the powerful attacking opening
You will have a very powerful and attacking system against the first move of White d4.
Some lines are complicated, however, the similarity between the different lines makes it easier for you to start implementing this new opening system in your games.
Powerful Practical tasks
It is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. There are 8 practical tasks (over 100 games) in this course which will help you to understand and remember the ideas of the course better.
The training program has a detailed explanation on what and exactly how you should do the practical tasks.
LESSON #1 Introduction – Smirnov
LESSON #2 Introduction – Ipatov
LESSON #3 Clasical line 7.Be3 – Sublines
LESSON #4 Clasican line 7.Bc4 – part 1
LESSON #5 Clasican line – part 2
LESSON #6 Kramnik’s pet line Rc1
LESSON #7 Kramnik’s pet line Rb1
LESSON #8 Nf3, Rb1 – part 1
LESSON #9 Nf3, Rb1 – part 2
LESSON #10 Conclusions – Ipatov
LESSON #11 3.f3 variation
LESSON #12 Qb3 variation
LESSON #13 Bg5 variation
GM Igor Smirnov
Igor Smirnov is a chess Grandmaster, coach, and holder of a Master’s degree in psychology. He’s the founder of the “Remote Chess Academy” company that has helped thousands of students worldwide to improve their results. GM Smirnov has developed lots of chess video lessons, articles, webinars and training courses.
GM Alexander Ipatov (FIDE 2612)
is an International Chess Grandmaster, member of the Turkish National Team. The World Junior Chess Champion and Vice-Champion in 2012 and 2013. The winner and medalist of various international events in Spain, France, USA, South African Republic, Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Bulgaria.