In this 3-hour course, GM Petrov will demonstrate different aspects of the positional game. As you may know, positional understanding is one of the most fundamental elements of chess.
Most club players heavily focus on Tactics.
I get it.
Tactics are fairly straightforward to learn. It is a great tool. You can see quick results.
But tactics can only help you improve up to a certain point.
The reason why Grandmasters are able to beat amateurs with ease is strategy.
The strategy is a bigger picture, a global plan, a positional understanding that dictates tactics.
If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, you need to work on your positional chess.
We have invited GM Marian Petrov to teach you the most fundamental element of chess – the art positional mastery.
What you will learn:
- What do you need to know about positional sacrifice and how to use it in your own games?
- Main rules of the King Activity and when you should break them
- Everything you need to know about space advantage
- When too much space is a problem: the concept of over-extension
- Positional rules to keep in mind
- Advanced positional play – learn from the top players
The ability to clearly understand what’s going on in the position, analyze possible strategic continuation, and break it down into elements – are all important parts of the positional mastery.
And that’s exactly what you are learning here!
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.