We are glad to bring to you the IM Marcin Sieciechowicz’s latest offering, Queen's Indian Defense, a 10-hour extensive video training covering the most popular lines and how best to play them as Black. This course is a thorough journey into the mechanics of this brilliant defense, accessible to beginners and invaluable for seasoned players.
The Queen’s Indian Defense, a hypermodern approach, has withstood the test of time, reinforcing that the center isn’t just about occupation, but control.
A defense strategy that echoes the power of cunning and foresight, entwined with the artistry of the game. We are talking about strategic masterstrokes and daring counterattacks that go down in the chess hall of fame!
Imagine leveraging your fianchettoed bishop on b6 to provoke weaknesses in your opponent’s pawn structure—especially controlling the e4 square… thus ensuring a solid and dynamic position that allows for potent counter-attacks.
This is a tricky defense where many things can go wrong. So, when a seasoned International Master offers to teach you the ins and outs of the opening, you don’t turn him down.
We are glad to bring to you the IM Marcin Sieciechowicz’s latest offering, Queen’s Indian Defense, a 10-hour extensive video training covering the most popular lines and how best to play them as Black.
This course is a thorough journey into the mechanics of this brilliant defense, accessible to beginners and invaluable for seasoned players.
Here is what you’ll learn:
- Knights rule. Get ready to make your knights jump across the board like this at the earliest opportunity. If you don’t, your b6-pawn comes under fire, and your carefully crafted attack might fall apart. Why do you think the knight placed itself on c6 here? Let Marcin explain it to you.
- Explosive pins and traps. Look at the White queen here. Isn’t it a little exposed? The black pawn moves one square up, and the bishop is eyeing the queen. If the queen moves away, the White rook falls. Want to make White pay for overextending his pawns so early in the game? Check out Chapter 18.
- White’s being over-smart! Yes, it’s looking to create a battery, but is it really worth it? Marcin says it’s too much finesse and asks what makes the bishop better at a1 instead of b2. Can you evaluate the position and answer it? If you need to know Marcin’s idea on this position, check out Chapter 5.
Here’s your chance to delve into the nuances of this defensive opening, transforming from a pawn in the game of chess to a true commander of the board.
Unravel the intricacies of the Petrosian Variation, and understand how the prophylactic a3 move restricts Black’s opportunities to challenge White’s control.
Decode the secrets of the Fianchetto Variation where white’s dark square bishop governs the long diagonal, posing constant threats and challenges.
Understanding the Nimzowitsch Variation will reveal to you the merits of a double-edged game, setting the stage for tactical brilliancies.
And, be inspired by the Spassky System, understanding how white can launch a quick kingside assault, keeping your opponent perpetually on the defensive.
Chapter 1. Illustrative Games
Chapter 2. Rare Deviations on the 4th Move
Chapter 3. Rare Deviations on the 4th Move
Chapter 4. Spassky System 4.e3
Chapter 5. Spassky System 4.e3 Examples
Chapter 6. Kasparov Variation 4.Nc3
Chapter 7. Kasparov Variation 4.Nc3 Examples
Chapter 8. Petrosian Variation 4.a3 I
Chapter 9. Petrosian Variation 4.a3 I Examples
Chapter 10. Petrosian Variation 4.a3 II
Chapter 11. Petrosian Variation 4.a3 (Part II) Examples
Chapter 12. Fianchetto Variation 4.g3
Chapter 13. Fianchetto Variation 4.g3 Examples
Chapter 14. Fianchetto Variation 5.Qc2 I
Chapter 15. Fianchetto Variation 5.Qc2 I Examples
Chapter 16. Fianchetto Variation 5.Qc2 II
Chapter 17. Fianchetto Variation 5.Qc2 II Examples
Chapter 18. Nimzowitsch Variation 5.b3 I
Chapter 19. Nimzowitsch Variation 5.b3 I Examples
Chapter 20. Nimzowitsch Variation 5.b3 II
Chapter 21. Nimzowitsch Variation 5.b3 II Examples
About the Author:
IM Marcin Sieciechowicz [2462 FIDE]
won many medals in the Polish junior chess championship, among which the most important is the gold medal in the Polish junior chess championship in classical chess won in 2010 (under 18). He made two of his IM norms before reaching 18, and the last in 2010, and became International Master just after his 18th birthday. He has been competing three times in the Junior European chess championship (2004, 2007, 2008) and once in World junior chess championship (2010). He has two GM norms, made in 2010 and 2013, and his highest rating was 2462. He is playing French Defense for 20 years and has a couple of wins in this opening with the players rated 2600+.