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.
When two of the GOATs played an opening in a World Championship match 5 times, and…
(Kasparov and Karpov played this opening in the 1984 WCC match.)
The smartest chess bot plays this opening against another supercomputer for a win, you know that…
The opening is worth it.
“…one of the most complicated and difficult to know and understand.” – 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!
Tired of White getting a stable advantage after 1.d4?
GM Marian Petrov recommends playing Benoni Defense, as an unorthodox weapon against 1.d4 players.
Hate theory? Love dynamic play?
If so, GM Marian Petrov has a great opening choice for you.
Play the Reti Opening.
Dutch GM Sipke Ernst will teach you how to win with the Exchange Slav.
Many chess players tend to underestimate the Exchange version of Slav. They believe, quite incorrectly, that Exchange Slav is very drawish and has no winning ambitions whatsoever.
Looking for a quick-and-easy surprise weapon against 1.d4?
Tired of playing the mainlines and getting inferior positions in your theoretical battles? Want to score quick points with Black?
The Dragon Variation is considered one of the best attempts for countering White’s ambitious 1.e4 move.
If you’re playing for a win with Black and won’t settle for a draw… the Dragon Variation is the opening for you.
If you think simple rook or king + pawn endings are all there is to learn when it comes to chess endgames…
You are WRONG!
Endgames are the most technical phase of the game. Where the first move might give you an advantage, the second one might be neutral, and the third one might make you lose the game.