GM Marian Petrov is here to show you in his new and exclusive training, Planning Your Game Like a Champion—our latest addition to the TCW course catalog.
They say chess is 99% tactics…
But I have to disagree.
Chess is 100% strategy.
Think about it. From the very first move, you are trying to find a small gap… that little crevice inside your opponent’s rock-solid game.
If you don’t find it, what do you do? You provoke it… move after move. You feign an attack here; you hang a pawn there. Tiny tactics shooting off…but all tied up to a grand BIGGER plan.
That’s how a grandmaster thinks and plays a chess game.
That’s what GM Marian Petrov is here to show you in his new and exclusive training, Planning Your Game Like a Champion—our latest addition to the TCW course catalog.
Yet another course on chess strategy? WRONG!
This is by Marian Petrov after all.
One of the most highly regarded chess tutors there is… the Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as the winner of many open tournaments around the world… with a peak Elo rating of 2549.
Going over some top-level games, Marian takes his unique look at how a grandmaster plans during a chess game. Get ready for 3 hours of intense analysis and high-level instruction to take your game off to the next level.
What you will learn:
- Two hanging pawns up. Force your opponent on the back foot by pushing two hanging pawns up over the board. Can they be murdered mercilessly? Yes…unless you learn how to plan like a grandmaster and pull the right strings.
- Alekhine’s masterpiece. Why is he considered one of the best attacking players of all time? Check Chapter 1. His game against Bogoljubov shows the art of timing in chess… unleashing hell once the position is yours.
- Steinitz’s knight sacrifice. In his game against Zukertort in 1886, he sacrifices his knight by taking the pawn on e3… recaptured by fxe3… unleashing the dark-squared bishop with 17…Bxg3. Learn how he converted it into a win.
- Fischer’s chess understanding. When you know you must sacrifice your rook on the 14th move against a formidable opponent like Najdorf, you better have an infallible strategy to go with. More in Chapter 3, part II.
About The Author
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.