GM Jacek Stopa
King and Pawn Endgames: Club players and beginners underestimate their importance.
They assume it’s unlikely they’ll ever reach the ending and will be better off learning the openings.
Checkmating Patterns: Most club players study tactics the wrong way.
They focus on quantity and repetition, ignoring the most important step… then get surprised about the lack of progress.
Grandmasters know better.
Finding winning moves is by far the most difficult and important element of chess.
The reason is simple.
There are just too many possibilities for creating a straightforward ‘algorithm’ for identifying the best moves.
Even almighty computer engines struggle in this territory.
Chess Strategy and its principles. Have you been trying to improve at chess for months without seeing any noticeable progress?
You’ve been working on all the “most important” elements of chess just to see no rating gain at all?
David Bronstein: He was one of the top players for 30 years…
He narrowly missed a chance to become a World Champion (although Kasparov later wrote he should have, based on the quality of his play)…
His main weapon was tactics & brilliant combinations…
Any guess what player are we talking about!?
Tigran Petrosian: Do you want to get consistent results and watch your rating grow year after year?
Forget about risky combinations or double-edged play…
What if you could win most of your games without putting your hard-earned Elo points on the line?
What if there was a way to minimize your opponent’s chances while maximizing your own?
Looking for a reliable weapon against 1.e4, but don’t want to spend your entire life keeping up with the theory?
Chess should be fun, after all…
GM Marian Petrov is back to train you on playing the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon, an ultra-modern opening that avoids most of the dangerous play by White.
Want to keep your opponents constantly guessing and not knowing what you are up to?
Play the 1.Nf3. It is a super flexible opening, that can transpose into literally… anything.
Remember the Abaci you see in ancient Chinese movies?
If only CALCULATING was that easy in chess.
In fact, it is often far more complicated and subtle than we realize or want to admit.
Yes, yes, this piece goes here, that piece goes there, then this piece goes here… I get it.
They say chess is 99% tactics…
But I have to disagree.
Chess is 100% strategy.
Think about it. From the very first move, you are trying to find a small gap… that little crevice inside your opponent’s rock-solid game.