When someone asks something like, “Hey, I just want to have some fun—and still win games. Which opening should I learn?”…
The answer is usually to AVOID the great, old Sicilian or the totally unoriginal King’s Pawn, or any of the popular openings that you constantly hear about for that matter.
Instead, you need to go for an opening that is far more dynamic, far more unpredictable, and far more adventurous.
… like the Richter-Veresov Attack!
Whether you are about to use it in a rapid or a blitz game, or just want to surprise your opponent in a classical game, this is the opening for you.
Get this 4 hours course by IM Milovan Ratkovic where he breaks down some of the most COMMON replies by Black and how best to deal with them…
What you will learn:
- Disarm the KID. The KID is sharp, no doubt! But you have a sharper weapon as White. If Black wants to break open the center, show him why it simply gives you an edge, not him.
- Double knights mayhem. When Black plays 3…Bf4 after 2…d5, he is going for some London setup for Black. Does it work? Heck no! Learn why you need to exchange the bishop on f6 and unleash the double knights on White instead.
- Black plays 3…Nbd7. Check how Black proceeds further. If Black goes for a more conservative c6 and captures on e4, do likewise. If c5 right away, sac the e4-pawn instead!
- Positional, not tactical. If Black tries for a boring 3…e6 instead, Milovan suggests you agree to it and play e3 yourself. The idea is to exchange pieces and reach the endgame with a plus…
- Knight outpost on e5. Black might want to counter with 3…c6. What next? This line is going to be interesting where you double your pawns and end up with a strong knight on the center of the board.
IM Milovan Ratkovic (FIDE 2411)
Is a Serbian International Master and chess coach. Some of his top students were able to reach 2400 and 2300 Elo respectively. IM Ratkovic is an active tournament player and one of his near-future goals is obtaining the Grandmaster title.