In this very instructive and well-structured course, GM Davorin Kuljasevic covers the key ideas and strategies to help you master the secrets of closed positions, increasing your understanding of how to properly maneuver and ultimately win in these types of positions.
“Many players have problems understanding and playing in closed positions.
The main aspect is that closed positions require a different kind of thinking compared to open or semi-open positions where thinking is often of the type: ‘I go here, he goes there’’, which doesn’t really work in closed positions.
What’s required is abstract thinking in terms of ideas, plans, and maneuvers, rather than concrete variations”
– GM Davorin Kuljasevic
We say this course is innovative because we’re offering not just videos but also a full course guide, an interactive “practice what you’ve learned” training session in our learning center, and over 80 puzzles for you to solve.
Video 1: Introduction + Inaccurate maneuvering in closed positions
Video 2 and 3: Schematic thinking
Video 4: Prophylactic thinking
Video 5: Breakthrough
Video 6: Outposts in closed positions
Video 7: Semi-open files
Video 8: Open files
Video 9: Play on two wings
Video 10: Anatoly Karpov masterclass: Python squeeze
Video 11: Boris Gelfand masterclass: Deep maneuvering
Video 12: Karjakin masterclass: Knight maneuvering
Video 13: Ding Liren masterclass: Symmetrical Positions
- Mastering Closed Positions by GM Davorin Kuljasevic – Video Course [8-hours]
- Challenging Puzzles: 80 puzzles for you to practice and sharpen your skills.
- A full course summary
About the Author:
GM Davorin Kuljasevic (FIDE 2591)
GM Davorin Kuljasevic is a Croatian GM, who graduated from Texas Tech University and played in USCL 2007 and 2008 for Dallas Destiny, becoming US champion both years. He is an experienced coach and a winner of many tournaments: Castelfranco Veneto 2014, Split Open 2013, Mitropa Cup 2013 with the team of Croatia, Lubbock Spice Cup Spring 2011, Rijeka Open 2011, etc.