We are thrilled to present you with our BRAND-NEW video training course, Ragozin Defense: Complete Repertoire against 1.d4, instructed by the renowned International Master Marcin Sieciechowicz!
Do you want to gain a MASSIVE advantage over your 1.d4 opponents and dominate the game from the very first move?
Enter the Ragozin Defense—the solidity of the Queen’s Gambit Declined and the flexible dynamism of the Nimzo-Indian!
Go for a central fight in a line unexplored and filled with winning chances—suitable for all levels of players, from club players to Super GMs.
We are thrilled to present you with our BRAND-NEW video training course, “Ragozin Defense: Complete Repertoire against 1.d4,” instructed by the renowned International Master Marcin Sieciechowicz!
Here is some of what you’ll learn:
- Temporary outposts. Beauty seldom matters in chess—does it serve a legit purpose, though? Look at that Black bishop. What an outpost, right? It hardly matters. While you are thinking about positional edges, White is gaining in tempo.
At the end of the day, the faster you are, the more devastating your attacks will be. Good news! Black didn’t play this move in the game. So what did he play? Learn in Chapter 1.
- Draw or play on? Ragozin gives you a choice to play solid like Carlsen or be a full-on tactical monster. In this position, Black can play for a draw or continue with the strong …Nc6! Also, take a look at how Black is all developed and ready to go while White’s king is still stuck in the middle.
Want to know how Black can capitalize on this position? Let Marcin decipher this Catalan position for you in Chapter 4.
- Pawn pushes of import. Black played …h4? Instead, the correct move in this position was …a4! If the White bishop captures the pawn, the knight jumps to e4 with a check on the king. Meanwhile, White’s f-pawn falls and White’s position can be very hard to play.
One small mistake can sometimes turn a winning game into a draw. This game met the same fate as well. Want to see how it ended? Let Marcin show you…
Why should you invest in this course?
- 10 Hours of Top-Tier Instruction: Packed with IM Sieciechowicz’s insights and expertise, you’ll be fully equipped to outplay your opponents in no time.
- Comprehensive Coverage: Master the 5.Qb3 Variation, Alekhine Variation 5.Qa4+, Vienna Variation 5.Bg5, Carlsbad System 5.cxd5, Catalan Opening, Early Ragozin Defense 3.Nc3 Bb4, and much more!
- Battle-Tested Strategies: Learn the best moves and techniques from a true Ragozin Defense expert, so you can play with confidence and win more games.
- Engaging and Entertaining: Who says learning can’t be fun? IM Sieciechowicz’s dynamic teaching style will keep you engaged and entertained as you absorb his invaluable knowledge.
Chapter 1. Illustrative Game Examples
Chapter 2. Rare Lines
Chapter 3. Rare Lines Game Examples
Chapter 4. Catalan Opening (part I)
Chapter 5. Catalan Opening (part I) Game Examples
Chapter 6. Catalan Opening (part II)
Chapter 7. Catalan Opening (part II) Game Examples
Chapter 8. Early Ragozin Defense 3.Nc3 Bb4
Chapter 9. Early Ragozin Defense 3.Nc3 Bb4 Game Examples
Chapter 10. Ragozin Defense Rare Lines
Chapter 11. Ragozin Defense Rare Lines Game Examples
Chapter 12. Ragozin Defense 5.Qb3
Chapter 13. Ragozin Defense 5.Qb3 Game Examples
Chapter 14. Ragozin Defense Alekhine Variation 5.Qa4+
Chapter 15. Ragozin Defense Alekhine Variation 5.Qa4+ Game Examples
Chapter 16. Ragozin Defense Vienna Variation 5.Bg5
Chapter 17. Ragozin Defense Vienna Variation 5.Bg5 Game Examples
Chapter 18. Ragozin Defense Carlsbad System 5.cxd5 (part I)
Chapter 19. Ragozin Defense Carlsbad System 5.cxd5 (part I) Game Examples
Chapter 20. Ragozin Defense Carlsbad System 5.cxd5 (part II)
Chapter 21. Ragozin Defense Carlsbad System 5.cxd5 (part II) Game 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+.