The Lemos Method - GM Lemos

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The Lemos Method - GM Lemos
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Get to master level quicker with the Lemos Method, the 15-hour course for serious chess improvers from GM Damian Lemos. Drawing on his own experience, Damian focuses on the 5 keys areas you need to work on to become a strong player!

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The Lemos Method

Get to master level quicker with the Lemos Method, the 15-hour course from our friends at iChess for serious chess improvers from GM Damian Lemos.

Drawing on his own experience, Damian focuses on the 5 keys areas you need to work on to become a strong player:

  • Understanding the opening
  • Exploiting positional mistakes
  • Creating powerful attacks
  • Playing for a win
  • Learning from the classics

The insights and advice contained in the Lemos Method will save you from years of hit-and-miss learning, and give you techniques you can put into practice right away.

You’ll learn how to build up your opening repertoire from basic to advanced, create winning chances against passive players and add the most powerful ideas of all time to your game.

As well as the 15-hours of video coaching, you get PGNs of the featured games, practical tests and a course summary to reinforce the new ideas.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Openings Mastery: The dynamic shift in mindset Damian needed to move into the “big leagues” and start handling openings like a GM. You’ll learn to ruthlessly punish the slightest inaccuracy and to quickly build small, but enduring advantages against strong opponents.
  • Exploiting Positional Mistakes: GM Damian’s advanced methods for easily trading your opponent’s strongest pieces, dominating weak squares, maintaining a rock-solid pawn structure, and much more…
  • Modeling the Legends: Focus on the “cream of the crop” – GM Damian’s vault of carefully selected masterpieces from immortals Capablanca, Kasparov, Alekhine and Fischer (HINT: Each game has laser-targeted ideas such as Capablanca’s DEEP 12.g3! concept you can swipe for later use!)

What’s Included:

The Grandmaster Video Course

The 5 Elements of Chess Mastery is a 15-hour course where GM Lemos reveals the 5 ESSENTIAL skills he mastered before his explosive rating growth and subsequent GM title.

Printable course summary for easy reference

Course Summary in PDF format makes navigation a breeze, assuring that every lesson is crystal clear and the key ideas within an arm’s reach.

Practical Tests

Challenging Puzzles for each theme designed to test your knowledge to the limit, and give you the same unfair advantage GM Damian had during his meteoric rise!

Complete PGN Files

Complete PGN Files so you can browse the ideas on your favorite chess software, or even practice them against the engine for a real test!


Questions and Answers with GM Lemos


  • PART 1: Understanding the opening
  1. Understanding the Ideas Behind the Openings
  2. The Open Sicilian, 4.Qxd4 (Yandemirov-Voitsekhovsky)
  3. Yandemirov-Voitsekhovsky, part 2
  4. Yandemirov-Voitsekhovsky, part 3
  • PART 2: Exploiting Positional Mistakes
  1. Weak squares (San Segundo Carrillo-Spice)
  2. San Segundo Carrillo-Spice, part 2
  3. Punishing early Queen moves (Sulskis-Yakovich)
  • PART 3: Creating Attacks
  1. Attacking the King in the center (Alekhine-Fahrni)
  2. Attacking strategy (Greenfeld-Postny)
  3. Destroying the King’s defenses (Sznapik-Foisor)
  • PART 4: Playing for a win
  1. Breaking the equilibrium (Hiermann-Uhlmann)
  2. Breaking the equilibrium, part 2
  3. Beating passive players (Belous-Matlakov)
  4. Beating passive players, part 2
  5. Creating winning chances (Vina Gutierrez-Lemos)
  6. Provoking mistakes (Mulleady-Lemos)
  7. Complicating the game (Tukmakov-Kasparov)
  8. Complicating the game, part 2
  • PART 5: Learning from the Classics
  1. The Queenside attack (Flamberg-Alekhine)
  2. The Queenside attack, part 2
  3. Flawless strategy (Capablanca-Alekhine)
  4. Flawless strategy, part 2
  5. Precise defense (Marshall-Capablanca)
  6. Precise defense, part 2
  7. Practical chances (Spassky-Fischer)
  8. Practical chances, part 2
  9. Complete control (Gligoric-Fischer)

GM Damian Lemos (FIDE 2559)

Damian Lemos was no stranger to success at an early age, achieving the FIDE Master title at 14 years old, International Master at 15, and Grandmaster at 18. In his courses, Damien works closely with students to first identify the flaws and weaknesses in their games so that they can be properly evaluated and corrected. By developing specifically tailored training regimens, Grandmaster Lemos is able to achieve results that other chess coaches can only dream of.