With 2 courses included, the Complete Chess Training Program, teaches
fundamentals of Chess Strategy and Tactics. You will enjoy now to learn all the elements of chess strategy, since
our lessons are all put in great games with clear and pleasant annotations, while
the 300 challenging brainteasers will keep you focused all the time.
The objective of this course is to empower you with a full understanding of Chess Strategy, from the Openings
to the complexities and beauty of Middlegames. The Chess Strategy Course includes 90 games, clearly and pleasantly
annotated at almost every single move. Every game is as a lesson in its own right, each one having a
main chess strategy theme.
More than 300 chess quizzes
In all game key positions we introduce brainteasers for you to solve followed by clear, concise explanations.
You will discover invaluable tips, explanations regarding grandmasters' thinking, psychological problems,
time crisis and more. In some instances we introduce you to tricks/traps to add to your repertoire.
40 lessons on Chess Tactics and 600 exercises
The Chess Tactics Course includes 40 lessons on Tactics with an abundance of tactical exercises, arranged under
particular themes. The tactics lessons include theory, and then about 15 exercises.
The solutions are given in the subsequent set, with explanations and complete variations.
More than exercises
The Chess Tactics Course also teaches you how to calculate and to develop an organized mind. With
this skill, you will be fully prepared to assess whether any combinations work or not in your real games.
Intuition plays a very important role in complicated positions. There are sometimes combinations which very few players can calculate perfectly to the end. The Chess Tactics Course teaches you how to use your intuition, and how to develop it into a real strength.
The Chess Strategy Course includes 90 annotated games structured on the following
main strategic themes:
Attack Against the King
» Attack Against the King Left in the Middle
The Exploitation of the Inactivity of the Opponent's Rooks
Keeping the King in the Middle
» Attack Against the King with Castles on the same side
Demolition of the King's Pawn Position
The Exploitation of the Weak Squares around the Castle
Opening of Lines and Diagonals
Attacking with Major Pieces
Driving out of the King
» Attack Against the King on Different Sides
Attacking with Minor Pieces
How to Treat The Opening Stage
The Qualitative Value of the Pieces
The Qualitative Value of the Pieces - general concepts
» The Qualitative Value of the Rooks
The Fight for Open Files
The Penetration of the Rooks on 7th Rank and the Outpost
The Penetration of the Rooks on the Back Rank
The Penetration on a Side File
The Usage of the 3rd (6th) Rank for the Rooks
The Backward Pawns on Open Files
The Open Files in Attack Against the King
The Rook Outside the Game
» The Qualitative Value of the Bishops
Bad Bishop vs Good Bishop
The Fight Against the Bad Bishop
The Improvement of the Bishop which is blocked by Own Pawns
The Improvement of the Bishop which is blocked by Opponent's Pawns
The Pair of Bishops in the Middle Game
The Opposite Colored Bishops in the Middle Game
The Bishop Stronger than the Knight in the Middle Game
» The Qualitative Value of the Knights
The Knight is Outside the Game
The Knight Stronger than the Bishop in the Middle Game
» The Qualitative Value of the Pawns
The Free Pawn in the Middle Game
The "Nail" Pawn
» The Qualitative Value of the Queen
The Queen is Outside the Game
The Sacrifice on h7
The Sacrifice on h6
The Sacrifice on d5 in Sicilian Defense
The Sacrifice on e6 in Sicilian Defense
The Sacfifice on b5 in Sicilian Defense
The Importance of the Squares
Weak/Strong Squares 1
Weak/Strong Squares 2
Types of Center and Actions on the Centre
Dynamic Center and Pawn Thrusts -
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Mobile Pawn Center
Closed Center; Undermining of the Center
Closed Center (2)
Center with Pawns and Minor Pieces (Botwinnik Structure)
Open Center (without pawns on d- and e-files)
The Breakthrough in the Middle Game
Typical Pawn Structures
The Isolated Pawn - Theory and Actions
The Isolated Pawn - Actions (2)
The Hanging Pawns
"Hedgehog" Structure (1)
"Hedgehog" Structure (2)
The Indian Attack
Local Space Advantage
Space Advantage on both Sides
The Point of the Lance (Using the g-Pawn to Gain Space Advantage)
The Usage of the Side Pawns to Gain Space Advantage
The Fight for the Initiative
The Exchange of the Weak Pieces
The Exchange because of the Lack of Space
The Exchange for Neutralizing the Opponent's Initiative
The Exchange for Transition into a better Endgame
Avoiding the Exchanges
The Positional Sacrifice
The Positional Sacrifice of a Pawn
The Sacrifice of an Exchange
The Defense of the Difficult Positions - Creating the Confusion
The Defense of the Difficult Positions - The Bluff
The importance of typical positions (closed centre, KID) (1)
The importance of typical positions (closed centre, KID) (2)
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