Opening Mastery – Dominate with 1.e4
An opening is a foundation of every game. If you are behind in development, with your king stuck in the center and under attack… the chances are you won’t be able to demonstrate your superior middlegame or superb endgame skills.
You got to know the openings you play.
The problem is…
Many video courses and opening books only CONFUSE you more with the abundance of information. They give you all the possible responses to opening lines, hundreds of variations, and sub-lines making it nearly impossible for a club player to digest and even less likely to apply it.
“The more, the better” principle is clearly NOT something you need to master your openings.
Wouldn’t it be great to spend just a few hours getting all the opening knowledge you need for the years to come? Wouldn’t that make you a much more prepared, versatile, and overall better chess player?
I definitely think so.
Contrary to many other resources on opening preparation, GM Marian Petrov does a superb job keeping this course lean and concise. GM Petrov believes that simplicity is the key to perfect execution. He only shares proven and tested lines that he or his students used to dominate their games. They are easy to understand and extremely powerful, especially on the club level!
This course is NOT for you if:
- You want to spend months to prepare a single line 30-40 moves deep
- You are way over 2200 Elo and play IMs and GMs on a regular basis
- You study openings for the sake of studying, not as a tool for winning games
This course is for you if:
- Looking for an opening preparation shortcut to play 1.e4 and to win games
- Want to learn those openings in a matter of days, not weeks or months
- Get pure practical advice from a GM, rather than TONs of ambiguous lines and variations
- Want to play solid lines that’ll keep you out of trouble and help at beating club players
What will this course do for you?
This is not a “theoretical course” but a purely practical guide on how to use this opening preparation to win games. It is developed with practical chess players in mind, who want to spend minimum time studying the opening ideas yet aim to get maximum RESULTS from applying it to win games.
You won’t learn how to win the World Championship using those. You will learn how to play the highest quality moves against any under-2200 rated opponent in the least possible time. That’s exactly what 97% of chess player needs!
Opening Mastery: Dominate with 1.e4 by GM Petrov – video course [10 hours]
In this 10-hour course, FIDE Trainer and Olympiad Coach GM Marian Petrov cover almost all possible lines that white could encounter after the most popular 1.e4. It is developed with practical chess players in mind.
Access to Practicum
Train the important tactical skills and motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.
Complete set of PGNs
Downloadable, complete set of PGNs of games covered in the course that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.
Extra Training Tasks [PDF]
Advanced training tasks are taken directly from the video course’s games. Learn from the ideas and strategies of players like Fischer, Smyslov, and Alekhine. After solving those problems you will get one step closer to chess mastery!
Application of Ideas [30-minute video]
Watch GM Petrov playing live and applying the opening theory and ideas covered in the Opening Mastery course. GM Petrov annotates the games on-the-fly, sharing his ideas and secrets of success. A must-have for any serious chess player.
- INTRO Introduction to Opening Mastery
- CHAPTER 1 Gambits
- CHAPTER 2 Italian Game and Evans Gambit
- CHAPTER 3 Vienna, Scotch, Ponziani, Petroff and Philidor Defense
- CHAPTER 4 Ruy Lopez and Spanish Game
- CHAPTER 5 French Defence
- CHAPTER 6 Caro-Kann Defence
- CHAPTER 7 Closed Sicilian
- CHAPTER 8 Sicilian Defense Main Line
- CHAPTER 9 Pirc Defense
- CHAPTER 10 Scandinavian and Alekhine Defense
- BLITZ Practical Play [Diamond Package Only]
GM Marian Petrov (FIDE 2537)
is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world. Also a FIDE trainer and coach of the team of Wales at the last Olympiad in Baku in 2016. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.