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Max Lange Attack for White with FM Viktor Neustroev
FM Viktor Neustroev recommends Max Lange Attack. This is a perfect choice for attacking players that will always keep your opponent on their toes. And if they don’t know the theory the game will lead straight to a HUGE upset!
Scandinavian Defense with FM Viktor Neustroev
FM Viktor Neustroev recommends one of the oldest and most well-tested openings… the Scandinavian Defense. Mixing the 3 most important ingredients and sprinkling with the ‘element of surprise’ gets you a perfect recipe for a high-scoring opening!
Win with Evans Gambit with FM Viktor Neustroev
FM Viktor Neustroev’s new training Evans Gambit has reached just on time. From Anderssen Variation to McDonnell Defense to Evans Gambit Declined… Viktor goes through each variation in great detail, explaining every potential alternative and its repercussions on both White and Black.
Queen’s Gambit Declined with …h6 with FM Zaur Tekeyev
FM Zaur Tekeyev is here to present a trendy novelty when it comes to QGD! In just 3-hours, you’ll get a complete understanding of the…h6 system and will be able to deploy it in any of your Queen’s Gambit Declined games.
Trompowsky Attack with GM Marian Petrov
If you are looking for a ‘new opening’ to score impressive wins with White after 1.d4… and don’t want to face tons of theory that Black prepared… the Trompowsky Attack is a practical weapon for you!
Sicilian Defense: Sveshnikov Variation with GM Marian Petrov
GM Petrov has been playing this opening for years and achieved spectacular results with Sveshnikov against the toughest opponents. He also coached multiple National Teams for Chess Olympiad… and Sveshnikov proved to be very effective on all levels from U10 to IMs and GMs. Today is your chance to include Sveshnikov in your preparation.
Czech Pirc with GM Misa Pap
A 3-hour-long video training on the most vital lines in the opening where Black can turn the table on White with killer plans, ingenious move sequences, and fatal tactical surprises.
Blumenfeld Gambit with GM Misa Pap
With GM Misa Pap’s all-new video training, Blumenfeld Gambit, stretching over three hours, you can execute this fiery pseudo-gambit opening for Black in a flawless way, with a winning plan and killer sequences… while White fumbles around looking for the “best moves”.
Play g4 Gambit vs. Philidor with GM Misa Pap
Let GM Misa Pap explain the ins and outs of this crazy yet super effective variation, the essential ideas, the move order, how to play it, and how to counter it… in his brand-new course, g4 Gambit vs. Philidor.
Play Fantasy Variation vs. Caro-Kann with GM Misa Pap
We asked GM Pap about this variation, and he came up with 3+ hour-long exclusive video training, supplementary PGN files for quick review, and an online practicum for a lifetime…
Win with Semi-Tarrasch Defense with GM Marian Petrov
It is a flexible option for Black, that keeps White guessing and on their toes. And the best part… nearly no one is prepared for it. Spoiler alert: master this course, and you will end many of your games with a masterful attack leading to checkmate or a serious material gain.
Win with Modern Benoni with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov recorded a 3-hour crash course on Modern Benoni, to make sure you are ready to win your games with Black in half a day!
Must-Know King and Pawn Endgames with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov created this 3-hour crash course on must-know King and Pawn Endgames. Time to get started!
Must-Know Checkmating Patterns with GM Marian Petrov
In this new TCW Academy course, GM Marian Petrov will teach you the most important checkmating patterns that will take you from a tactical ‘novice’ to an ‘expert’ in just 3 training sessions!
GM Blueprint for Finding Winning Moves with GM Marian Petrov
If you want to learn how it’s done, GM Marian Petrov is here decoding GM Blueprint for Finding Winning Moves for you in his new 3-hour course. Time to get started!
Principles of Chess Strategy with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov makes it easy for you with his new 3-hour course, revealing Principles of Chess Strategy.
Play Like David Bronstein with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov makes it easy for you with his new 3-hour course, revealing Bronstein’s tactical secrets.
Play Like Tigran Petrosian with GM Marian Petrov
If you want to learn how it’s done GM Marian Petrov is here decoding the main elements of Iron Tigran’s play for you. Time to get started!
Mikhail Tal Attacking Secrets with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov is here to go through some of Tal’s best games and show what an attacking monster he was, right up there with Alekhine and Kasparov.
Nimzowitsch Defence for Black with FM Zaur Tekeyev
This course teaches you how to forge the 1…Nc6! move as a dangerous weapon against White’s 1.e4… by not letting him go into an ordinary 1.e4 variation like the Italian or the Scotch. If done right, Black can end up with a winning opening advantage.
Isolated Queen’s Pawn with IM Mat Kolosowski
It’s a double-edged sword that every chess player must learn to yield. That’s where this course comes in. In this 3 hour course, IM Mat Kolosowski takes you on a ride to understand your Isolated Queen’s Pawn in a different light.
Tarrasch Defense with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov makes the job easier for you with his move-by-move blueprint—saving your valuable preparation time, neutralizing the opponent’s common pet lines, and a bunch of opening surprises now and then—for impressive victories against the queen’s pawn game.
Endgame for Club Players Vol. 1 with IM Mat Kolosowski
This endgame training is a MUST-HAVE for your chess course portfolio. Full of game analysis, detailed studies, and a lot of exercises—this course is designed to turn you into an endgame expert.
Endgame for Club Players Vol. 2 with IM Mat Kolosowski
The second part of the popular Endgame for Club Players series by IM Mat Kolosowski. It’s a 3-hour advanced video training on how to tackle chess endgames, especially beyond the 1800 rating level.
Sicilian Defense Dragon Variation with GM Marian Petrov
Take your opponent for a journey through an endless labyrinth of traps. Each slightest mistake could quickly lead to a devastating attack. But you have an edge… because GM Marian Petrov is here with a 3-hour crash course on perhaps the most important line in all the Sicilians!
Bogo-Indian Defense with GM Marian Petrov
Whether you are planning to use the Bogo-Indian as your main opening or a ‘surprise weapon’ – this 3-hour course will teach you all the bells and whistles of Bogo-Indian so you are better prepared than 90% of your opponents!
Slav Defense Exchange Variation Vol. I-II with GM Sipke Ernst
In this two-part series, GM Sipke Ernst will show you all the important Exchange Slav ideas for White, covering main strategies and attacking schemes in the process. Even if your opponent deviates from the theory, you’ll be able to quickly come up with a good plan and obtain an advantage.
Benoni Defense for Black with GM Marian Petrov
GM Petrov will give you a complete Benoni blueprint that you need to be successful with this opening at the club level. In just 3-hours you will have a pretty good understanding of key ideas, setup, and strategies sufficient to play this opening.
Play Reti Opening with GM Marian Petrov
Hate theory? Love dynamic play? If so, GM Marian Petrov has a great opening choice for you. Play the Reti Opening. It is a low-theory, solid, and very flexible opening. Most club players don’t expect you to play the Reti. That means you are getting an instant advantage after move 1.
Open Files, Diagonals and Fianchetto with GM Marian Petrov
In this 3-hour course, GM Marian Petrov deep dives into 2 very important concepts: Open Files, Open Diagonals, and Fianchetto.
Opposite Side Castling with GM Marian Petrov
In this brand-new course, GM Petrov breaks down one very important positional elements of chess, how to play in the opposite side castling positions.
Learn to Play Chess for Beginners with IM Mat Kolosowski
In this 3-hour premium video series, Mat is going to handhold you through from knowing nothing about chess to being able to play a decent game from start to finish.
Destroying the Castle with FM Zaur Tekeyev
In this 3-hour-long video series, Tekeyev goes focuses on how to take advantage of the weak pawns (f, g, and h) and unleash hell on the enemy king.
1.e4 Fianchetto System Vol.1-2 with FM Zaur Tekeyev
FM Zaur Tekeyev shares this approach with you and shows EVERYTHING you need to know to meet 1…e5 as Dubov did in that game. The Vienna with fianchetto is a good fighting weapon that is extremely easy to play with White and difficult to meet with Black.
Richter-Veresov Attack with IM Milovan Ratkovic
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…
The Vienna Game with GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov brings to you this awesome 3-hour video training where he goes over both the sharp Vienna Gambit (starting with 3.f4) and other docile variations (3. g3 and 3. Bc4).
Sicilian Defense – Alapin Variation with GM Marian Petrov
It’s the Alapin Sicilian that starts with 1.e4 and 2.c3 against Black’s 1…c5. And it’s one of the strongest and most reputable Anti-Sicilians out there. Count on GM Marian Petrov to demonstrate the accurate moves and must-know lines to convert your Alapin Sicilian attack into a full point.
Evaluation of Position with IM Mat Kolosowski
Starting from king safety to piece activity to much more, IM Kolosowski handholds you through the various aspects of the position, one by one, in an easy-to-understand manner.
Learn to Play Like Mikhail Botvinnik with GM Marian Petrov
In this 3-hour video training, GM Marian Petrov demonstrates how he took super-aggressive opponents into an uncomfortable strategic playground and super-positional opponents through a tactical rollercoaster ride.
GM Ulf Andersson’s Positional Chess with GM Marian Petrov
In 3+ hours, GM Marian Petrov is here to take you through some of the best games of Ulf Andersson and discuss how he outplayed his opponents with little nuances and slight advantages.
Exchange like a Grandmaster with GM Sipke Ernst
With this 3-hour course, you’ll get the complete blueprint to exchanges, and you will improve your positions every time you decide to swap pieces. You will know exactly which pieces to exchange and which to keep.
Beginner’s and Amateur’s Course with FM Yuriy Krykun
This is a true beginner’s course which will take you from just ‘knowing the rules of the game’ to a competitive player which can hold his ground against more experienced opponents.
Ding Liren – Complex Middlegames with GM Jacek Stopa
In this course, we will be analyzing games and looking for winning strategies of top Chinese GM Ding Liren. His peak rating is over 2800 and he is currently rated number 3 in the World.
Complex Middlegames with GM Jacek Stopa
In this 3-hour course, GM Jacek Stopa is revealing the secrets of Complex Middlegames. Jacek based this course around the most instructive and educational games, emphasizing ideas and principles that you can directly copy and paste into your own games.
Kasparov Middlegame Secrets with IM Valeri Lilov
This 3-hour course with IM Valeri Lilov teaches how you can apply some of the very same principles that Garry Kasparov used in his games.
Bishop vs. Knight with IM Mat Kolosowski
In this course, we are going to discuss the “active value” of knights and bishops. Even though these two pieces have the same value on paper, they are VERY different in their specifics
Secrets of Outposts with IM Milovan Ratkovic
IM Ratkovic does a great job explaining this simple, yet often misunderstood concept so that ANY chess player can understand it and utilize it in their own games. In this course, we are going to analyze some very interesting and instructive games from IMs and GMs practice where outposts played the key role.
Tactics and Strategy with GM Marian Petrov
In this 3 hour course, GM Marian Petrov covers 3 very important, and often under-rated aspects of chess strategy and tactics. Marian hits all 3 phases of the game and transitions from the Attack in the Opening to Positional Chess and finally to Endgame Fundamentals.
Weaknesses in the Middlegame with IM Mat Kolosowski
In this course, IM Kolosowski will address those concerns and questions. Mat will demonstrate how you can spot your opponent’s weaknesses and use them for your benefit.
Minor Piece Mastery with IM Vangjel Buli
If you are looking for a new way to take control of your middlegames and endgames, don’t hesitate to learn from IM Vangjel Buli’s new series on Minor Piece Mastery!
The Catalan Opening with GM Marian Petrov
In this course, GM Marian Petrov will guide you through all the possible main variations in the Catalan Opening for White.
The Semi-Slav with GM Marian Petrov
In this course, GM Marian Petrov will guide you through all the possible main variations in the Semi-Slav Defense.
The Minority Attack with FM Zaur Tekeyev
In this course, FM Zaur Tekeyev will guide you through all the possible variations for White (though transposable for Black) to play the Minority Attack.
Play 4. f3 Against the Nimzo-Indian Defense with GM Jacek Stopa
In this course, GM Jacek Stopa will guide you through the ins and outs of the theory and planning within the 4. f3 line.
The Dutch Defense with GM Marian Petrov
Once you have completed this course, you will have enough knowledge to begin practicing what you have learned about the Dutch Defense (and its many variations) into your own games.
London System with GM Marian Petrov
London System is one of the most popular openings nowadays, on both Grandmaster and Club levels. In this 3-hour crash course, GM Marian Petrov will reveal everything you need to know about playing the London System for White.
Positional Mastery I with GM Marian Petrov
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.
How to Attack IM Milovan Ratkovic
In this 3-hour course, IM Milovan Ratkovic arms you with 10 very powerful attacking weapons that you can use to win your games in-style! And you only have to learn these techniques and ideas once – they never change!
Advanced Endgames Techniques with GM Jacek Stopa
GM Stopa recorded this 3-hour course, to explain some very important endgame concepts including blockade, fortress, advanced opposite color bishop endings, complex pawn endgames, and many more!
Rook Endgames with GM Jacek Stopa
In this course for intermediate and advanced players, GM Jacek Stopa will deep dive into some of the most important Rook Endgames. Rook endgames are some of the most common and complex types of endings in chess. If you master Rook Endgames, not only your overall level will improve, but you will also feel a lot more confident converting and defending these endings in your games.
Bishop Pair IM Mat Kolosowski
Take the full advantage of one of the most common and powerful positional elements – the Bishop Pair. Know how to use your Bishops to its max and how to defend against Bishop Pair as well! No matter if you are in the opening, middlegame or endgame, Mat will teach you EVERYTHING there is to know about two bishops.
Material Imbalances with GM Sipke Ernst
Material Imbalances with GM Ernst’ teach you both fundamental and advanced techniques of material imbalances. You will know when you should do it and when you shouldn’t. GM Sipke Ernst adds many valuable instruments into your chess toolbox, and by mastering this advanced topic you overall game understanding will increase.
Chigorin Defense with IM Milovan Ratkovic
In this course, IM Milovan Ratkovic teaches Chigorin Defense. Do you want to have a powerful weapon against 1.d4? Do you want to have an attacking opening at your disposal that will win games? Do you want to surprise your opponent with an old, yet solid and powerful opening?
Albin Counter-Gambit with IM Milovan Ratkovic
The Albin Counter-Gambit appears on the board after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 followed by 3. dxe5 d4. It is a pretty unusual, yet tricky opening. Black sacrifices the pawn in exchange for very good development and an advanced d4-pawn. There is some theory you need to know if you are planning to play Albin Counter-Gambit for either side.
Scotch Opening with FM Yuriy Krykun
In this course, Fide Master with 2 International Master norms Yuriy Krukun, reveals his opening repertoire against 1.e4 e5.
Calculation and Initiative with FM Yuriy Krykun
Your ability to get the initiative and control the game greatly depends on your calculation skills. At the same time, the calculation is much more effective if you go for positions with the initiative. That’s why this course combines both elements together to arm you with the ‘Calculation + Gaining Initiative’ skillset.
Knight in the Middlegame with GM Bryan Smith
In this video course, GM Bryan Smith will deep dive into one very important positional concept: Strength of the Knight in the Middlegame.
Converting Advantages with IM Mat Kolosowski
In this 3 hours 10 minute course IM Mat Kolosowski gives you a masterclass on converting advantages. You will learn powerful techniques that will help you convert the advantages in your own games. IM Kolosowski covers all the most common “themes” including exchanges, going into the endgame, stopping counter-play, activating your pieces, and many more!
Planning Your Game Like a World Champion with GM Marian Petrov
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.
How to Calculate Like a Grandmaster With GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov is here with his brand-new training, How to Calculate Like a Grandmaster, to be added to the TCW Academy catalog. 3.5 hours of non-stop video lessons, especially on how a grandmaster calculates in a chess game, what sets him apart from lower-rated players, and how YOU can do it too.
Benoni Defense With IM Valeri Lilov
The Benoni Defense is dynamic and dangerous…against White’s 1.d4 opening. It can be the center of your opening repertoire that can rattle White’s not-so-well-thought plans in mere few moves!
English Opening with IM Valeri Lilov
In this training, you will learn how to control the e5 pawn push or how to mobilize an attack on the kingside… in short, you will learn how to actually play the English opening and come out ahead of your opponent.