How to Beat your Rivals in 25 Moves or Less
Learn the secrets of modern elite chess in just 3 hours with GM Eugene Perelshteyn, who has put together his superb Modern GM Miniatures, a 7-chapter investigation into the most instructive games of recent times.
No basic blunders, no mismatched bloodbaths… these games feature the world’s best players beating each other with brilliancies.
All with GM Perelshteyn’s expert explanations.
After a quick look at some Tal and Morphy classics, GM Perelshteyn brings things right up to the modern-day with analysis of lightning-fast wins by Carlsen, Anand, Giri, Mamedyarov and others.
The sheer number of game-winning ideas packed into this 3-hour course makes it one of the best things you can do with your valuable study time.
About the Author
Eugene Perelshteyn is an international grandmaster and chess author. He earned the International Master title in 2001 and obtained his Grandmaster title in 2006. He won the U.S. Junior Closed Championship in 2000.
Perelshteyn is currently one of the top players in the United States, his rating hitting a peak of 2555 Elo.
He started playing chess when he was seven years old, taught by his father Mikhail Perelshteyn, a professional chess coach. At the age of 10, he played in his first tournaments.
In 2001, Perelshteyn was awarded the Samford Chess Fellowship by the US Chess Trust. After taking two years off from school in order to play chess professionally, Perelshteyn returned to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and graduated in 2004.
What will you learn?
- Elite hack attacks. There are tons of hidden subtleties to many of the popular ‘hack attacks’ involving pushing the h-pawn, a knight on g5, and so on. Learn them here and watch your opponent’s face drop as their defense falls apart!
- Opening traps. You don’t need to rely on your rival making an obvious blunder – these traps caught out 2750-rated opening experts! Can you find the move that made Black resign here? (diagram).
- Magnus attacks. Carlsen’s an extraordinary player… but checkmating a former world champion in 20 moves? GM Perelshteyn explains what’s going on in the game that has everything – pawn sacs to vacate squares and open lines, attacks along diagonals and files, and an ingenious queen sac to force mate!
- Speed attacks. When both sides are attacking, timing is everything. Perelshteyn shows how Nepomniachtchi throws roadblocks in the way of his opponent to ensure his attack crashes through first.
- Modern romance. The ‘romantic’ chess of Morphy’s era still lives on. Learn how to rip open lines early and start tactical storms from even the most solid of modern openings. See how Grischuk takes down a 2750-rated player in just 10 moves of the Petroff!
You will be using the patterns, skills, and ideas you learn in this course for the rest of your playing days.
Not bad for 3 hours of your time.