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The surprising Meadow Hay Gambit
What looks like a clear mistake (hanging your rook on move 2), can turn out to be a powerful weapon to surprise your opponent. Let Robert Ris introduce you into the subtle strategies!
A weapon against the Grunfeld Defence
With the move 7.Qa4+, Kotyk presents a simplified variation that requires less theoretical knowledge, yet still offering strong attacking potential. You will learn how to respond effectively to your opponent's moves, and steer the game in your favour.
Dominate the Pirc/Modern Defence: Expert Strategies for White
With the help of GM Luis Engel you'll discover how to secure an advantage for White against the Pirc (1...d6) and Modern Defence (1...g6).
Dominate the Scandinavian Defence: Expert Strategies for White
With the help of GM Luis Engel you'll discover how to secure an advantage for White against the different Scandinavian setups like Qa5, Qd6, Qd8 and Nf6 on move 2.
The reinvented Ulvestad Variation
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 - try the move 5…b5!? and catch your opponent off-guard with the Ulvestad Variation!
The incendiary King’s Indian after 4...Bf5
The aim of the sideline 4...Bf5 in the KID is crystal-clear: Black doesn't want to see 5.e2-e4 on the next move and is probing for their opponent's intentions.
The Popov Variation against the Taimanov
One of the easy, sharp and semi-rare options is the Popov variation. It starts with 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2, which seems like white is intending to go for an English Attack set-up, but then after 7…Nf6 8.f4 will follow, the Popov variation.
Brilliant tools to improve your Tactics
There are many brilliant combinations in chess that were invented by giants of the past. Now it's your turn to bring them to your own games!
The golden rules of chess strategy
This “60 Minutes” is aimed at providing the reader with a guide to positional and strategic play in the middlegame.
The Kupreichik Sicilian
The Kupreichik starts with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bd7. It is a flexible move, as it doesn’t tell white much about the set-up black will choose. Most often black goes for a Dragon or a Classical Sicilian set-up.
A remarkable weapon against the Sicilian
You will see throughout these videos that some outwardly logical follow-ups by Black may indeed lead to an objective white edge.
Simple and Modern Anti-Grünfeld Variation 5.Bd2
5.Bd2 against the grünfeld offers a solid and exciting repertoire. White delays the immediate e4 and simplifies the resulting variations.
5.Nge2 against the King’s Indian Defence
The Hungarian variation provides white an attacking plan against the KID. With 5.Nge2 White will play 6.Ng3, close the centre with d5 after …c5/…e5 and start playing on the kingside for an attack.
The Grivas Sicilian
In this 60 Minutes video course you will learn the ins-and-outs of the Grivas Sicilian which starts after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6!
Adhiban Gambit against 1.c4
After 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 e4 Black is giving up a pawn. By sacrificing the e-pawn, Black gains a lot of time harassing the white knight and seizes the initiative in the centre.
The Delayed Jaenisch
Looking for some action against the Ruy Lopez? The Delayed Jaenisch, arising from the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 f5, will be your choice from now on!
The surprising Glek Four Knights
On this 60 minutes video, we will cover a surprise weapon known as the 'Glek' Four Knights with 4.g3, named after inventor, Grandmaster Igor Glek. This is an excellent anti-Petroff device, perfectly sound and can come as a shock to the unprepared.
A dangerous weapon against the Caro-Kann
We refer to the line that begins 1 e4 c6 2 Nf3 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 Ne5!? There are various ideas associated with this move; tricks on c6 and f7, the reinforcement of the knight with f2-f4 leading to White kingside pressure, the annexation of the two bishops.
The Refreshed Evans Gambit
In “The refreshed Evans Gambit”, you will find a small opening repertoire with new ideas in the Evans Gambit. The Evans Gambit is a positional pawn sacrifice in the opening, to create a strong bind or even a quick attack.
The Sharpest Italian
In The sharpest Italian white will play an early Bg5 and most often black replies with …h6, Bh4 g5. Because of this, black’s king is open, and they don’t have a clear spot for their king. In return the bishop is temporarily locked up on g3.
Fighting for the initiative with the Schara-Hennig Gambit
In the Schara-Hennig Gambit black sacrifices a pawn and in return he gets a lead in development. From that point on black has two options. Playing against white’s king or trying to prevent white from developing.
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Surprising your opponents with the lazy sicilian
Svitlana Demchenko
62 MIN
For Black: Play a surprising, easy to learn Sicilian Sideline: with 2...e6 and 4...Bc5!?
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Markus Ragger
95 MIN
Play with 4.Qxd4 and aim for a Maroczy bind setup with solid pressure
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Attacking the french with 3.Bd3
Robert Ris
66 MIN
Weapon for White vs. French Defence: Sidestep French Main Lines: 3.Bd3 is a sound yet tricky weapon for White
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The Stafford Gambit
Robert Ris
71 MIN
Want a surprise weapon against 1.e4? Try the Stafford Gambit! Black sacrifices a pawn, enjoys free development
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My favorite opening traps
Simon Williams
67 MIN
Entertaining attacks and sacrifices! Simon Williams shows his favorite opening traps.
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A modern approach vs 2...e6 Sicilian
Jan Werle
77 MIN
Try 3.b3 vs. 2...e6 Sicilians to get a comfortable position with White without having to learn much theory
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The Gashimov Variation
Lawrence Trent
67 MIN
For White: Meet the Sicilian with 2.Nc3 and 2...d6 with 3.d4!? cxd4 4.Qxd4
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Norwegian Defence
Georgios Souleidis
64 MIN
The Norwegian Defence is a surprise weapon against the Ruy Lopez. Only few players know this rare variation with an early ...Na5!?
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A sharp slav 1
Andrew Martin
81 MIN
A sharp Slav Black repertoire: 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nc3 with the modern & combative 3...dxc4!
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A sharp slav 2
Andrew Martin
67 MIN
Sharp Slav with 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 dxc4!? a rare and ambitious line for Black
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The sizzling Scotch Gambit
Lawrence Trent
82 MIN
Weapon for White vs. 1...e5: Fight for the Initiative with the Scotch Gambit
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Arkhangelsk Variation
Adrian Mikhalchishin
62 MIN
Weapon for Black vs. the Ruy Lopez: Try the ambitious Arkhangelsk Variation with b5 & Bb7
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The Beliavsky Plan
Adrian Mikhalchishin
58 MIN
Weapon for White vs. the Stonewall: Understand how to fight the Stonewall
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Loewenthal
Nadezhda Kosintseva
66 MIN
Don’t get surprised by the Löwenthal! A White Repertoire vs. this Interesting Sideline in the 2...Nc6 Open Sicilian Variation with 5...a6
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The Ne2 Caro-Kann
Lawrence Trent
82 MIN
Lead Caro-Kann players into unknown territory with the Ne2-Variation (1.e4 c6 2.Ne2)!
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Das sizilianische Qualitaetsopfer auf c3
Luis Engel
26 MIN
Spielen Sie Sizilianisch? Erweitern Sie Ihre Motivkenntnis & lernen Sie das Qualitätsopfer auf c3 kennen
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The Fort Knox Variation
Lawrence Trent
88 MIN
Frustrate White with the Fort Knox! This variation in the French Defence is a solid and easy-to-learn system against 3.Nd2 or 3.Nc3
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The Elephant Gambit
Andrew Martin
67 MIN
Shock your opponents with the Elephant Gambit! A very aggressive opening with lots of tricky lines
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A solid scandinavian surprise
Andrew Martin
69 MIN
Are you looking for a time-saving solution against 1.e4? A simple but very solid idea in the Scandinavian, used even by Magnus Carlsen
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