Renowned Coach IM Mika Karttunen reveals…
Ever heard of the word “novelty” before? Grandmasters love them, and you know why?
Because every novelty packs a punch of surprise!
If you can surprise your opponent, you have got him out of his preparation already. Every move he makes next is like a step into dark, unknown territory—while you still know what you are doing…
The likelihood of silly mistakes and horrendous errors goes up. So do the chances of winning the game.
So, are you ready to take your opponent to where he has never been before?
Want to come up with a deadly “surprise” in your next game, whether as White or Black?
IM Mika Karttunen, 7-times Finnish chess champion and the 12-times Finnish blitz chess champion, is here with his latest, exclusive course ‘Surprise Weapons for White and Black’ to teach you exactly that—how to take your opponents out of their comfort zone as early as move one.
He has coached hundreds of students, young and old, before and is known to take evaluated risks getting his opponents out of the balance.
Want to unleash a surprise weapon as White or Black?
Here’s what you are going to learn:
- 1.c4 against Grünfeld players. The Grünfeld players want a sharp game. So give them one—one that they can never forget. How? Mika suggests stalling the castling of your king and instead push the h-pawn forward.
- The KID without c4. In lecture 5, Mika shows an amazing line where White does not play the c4 before putting his knight on c3. Is it blocking the c-pawn? Yes, and there’s a LOT of compensation for it.
- Ratting your opponent out. What to play against White’s 1.d4? The KID, the Slav, the Dragon? Nah, too predictable. Mika teaches you the English Rat Defense as a surprise weapon against White’s 1.d4.
- The unconventional Sicilian. Tons of theory. Thoroughly prepared against. Extremely overused. But what about the rare sideline, the O’Kelly Variation? It starts with 2…a6! A great way to tackle White’s 1.e4.
- White’s 3.Bd3 in the French. The two common ways to play against the French is to push the e-pawn forward or to exchange it with Black’s d-pawn. Mika tells you to do neither. Instead, lead with 3.Bd3, develop a piece and protect the e-pawn instead.
What next? Let Mika teach you…
Totally unconventional and built for fun.
This is a course that you confidently refer to and play for the rest of your life… without having to stay up-to-date with the latest theory.