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  1. English Defense gambit (4 part series)
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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: English Defense gambit (4 part series) ECO: A10: Queen's pawn: Keres defense The English Defense (with 1 d4 e6 2 c4 b6) came into being during the height of the so-called "English Chess Explosion" of the late 1970s and through the 1980s, when it was championed successfully at elite level by top English grandmasters such as Tony Miles, Ray Keene, Jon Speelman and Nigel Short. While this hypermodern defense is as quintessentially English as fish and chips and high tea, that didn't stop it becoming universally played and pioneered in other countries - especially as it is full of dynamics for the player of the Black pieces with so many inventive ways to play it. And in a new series of GM Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide, our resident guru of all things gambits looks at one such line being the English Defense gambit with 1 c4 b6 2 d4 e6 3 e4 Bb7 4 Nc3 Bb4 5 f3 f5 6 ef Nh6!? Learn More
  2. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 14
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    Lesson 14: Not all Forks work!

    As you already probably know, Forks and Double Attacks are some of the most powerful tactical tools. However, it does not mean that all forks are dangerous and winning! In this lesson you will see a set of tools that can enable you to fight back against a scary looking fork, often with the help of a zwischenzug which is also known as intermediate move.

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  3. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 19
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    Lesson 19: What is a Discovered Attack?

    Discovered attacks are very similar to Discovered Check, with the obvious difference, that the King does not get checked. However, other than that the pattern is identical. In this lesson you will find a series of examples on this theme, from real life situations.

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  4. Grand Prix Attack (2 part series)
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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Grand Prix Attack (2 part series) ECO: B23: Sicilian: Grand Prix attack The Grand Prix Attack with 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 (followed by 3 f4) was coined by the prominent British chess writer Leonard Barden, because it featured heavily in so many games during the 1970s & 1980s in the British Grand Prix weekend tournament circuit - and especially from David Rumens and GM Mark Hebden; both these players literally devastated the opposition with it en route to many Grand Prix titles. And in his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at one of the main themes of the Grand Prix Attack, with the pawn sacrifice for White of f4-f5 followed by the launching of an all-out kingside attack. Learn More
  5. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 20
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    Lesson 20: What is a Double Check?

    A Double Check can be the deadliest of all tactical motives, as te King is attacked by two pieces simultaneously and it means the King must move. In this lesson you will find a set of carefully selected examples to demonstrate its extreme power.

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  6. Trompowsky Attack: Vaganian Gambit (3 part series)
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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Trompowsky Attack: Vaganian Gambit (3 part series) ECO: A45: Trompowsky attack (Ruth, Opocenský opening) The Trompowsky Attack with 1 d4 Nf6 2 Bg5 - named after the Brazilian master, Octavio Trompowsky (1897-1984) - has risen from relative obscurity to become a popular opening due to its often wild complications. One of the key lines against the Tromp is 2 ..c5 3 d5 Qb6 where White has the option of the very aggressive Vaganian Gambit - named after the very strong Soviet player Rafael Vaganian, who played it in the early 1970s - with 4 Nc3!? Qxb2 Bd2. The idea is to activate all of white's pieces and make use of the open lines and space for an all-out attack. And in a new series of Gambit Guide for ICC Chess.FM, GM Boris Alterman evaluates the latest developments in the Vaganian Gambit. Learn More
  7. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 18
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    Lesson 18: What are Discovered Checks?

    Discovered checks are perhaps the trickiest of all chess tactics, also extremely powerful at the same time. In this lesson you see a good number of examples from all three phases of the game, where the theme Discovered checks is effectively demonstrated.

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  8. The Center (4 part series)
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    The Center (4 part series) Players: Estrin, Libov, Kramnik, Svidler, Postny, Shahade, Ivanov, Mikhalevski, Yakhovich, Mathe, VallejoPons, Kopjonkin, Ulko, Kristinsson , Malich, PolgarS, Sharif, Bologan, Matousek, Gofstein, Bindrich, Geiling, PolgarJ, Spassky ECO: We all know how important the center of the board is in a chess game. The four squares d4-d4-e4-e5 are the center of the board, and controlling those squares is the aim of virtually every openings. Concept as "classical" or "Big" center are the subject of this interesting series by IM John Watson. He will show you how to control, directly or indirectly, the 'core' of the board, from which usually start any strategic and tactical ideas in the game. Starting from the very basics, John goes through this important subject to take you up to the more complicated situations, all aimed to control those findamental four squares. Learn More
  9. Improve Your Decision Making with GM Davorin Kuljasevic

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    Croatian coach GM Davorin Kuljasevic has just completed Improve Your Decision Making – a 10 hour course laser-focused on the crucial topic of decision-making. Drawing on years of experience coaching club players rated between 1600 and 2200, Davorin has identified the 9 types of decision that players have to make in real games.

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  10. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 15
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    Lesson 15: What is a Pin in chess?

    A Pin is a frequent and powerful tactical tool in chess. In this lesson you will see a series of examples where one side creates a pin or uses an already existing one, to win material or even to checkmate. The concept of Absolute pins and Relative pins will also be introduced.

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  11. Key Squares Mastery with IM Vojislav Milanovic

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    In this 10-hour Key Squares Mastery with IM Vojislav Milanovic, you will learn to flawlessly read the position, identify the critical squares, plan and maneuver your pieces to occupy the key squares and execute the plan. Learn More
  12. Gambits against the Sicilian
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    Looking for ways to defeat the Sicilian defense?  GM Boris Alterman and GM Alex Lenderman cover four sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the Sicilian Defense. You receive 12 top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis on these exciting openings. Learn More
  13. Blitz on ICC with commentary by Kingscrusher  (6 video series)
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    Tryfon Gavriel, also known as "KingsCrusher" on the Internet, is a FIDE Candidate Master (CM), British Regional Chess Master, and has run a popular YouTube channel for many years. In these videos, he shows us his own games in the ICC 5-minute pool. Tryfon commentates on his games while playing, making it instructive and entertaining. Learn More
  14. Pawn Structures Mastery with IM Mat Kolosowski

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    IM Mat Kolosowski has developed a practical system for training ANYONE to recognize and take advantage of all typical pawn structures. After finishing this course you will have a clear-and-precise mind map for all 5 most common pawn structures. Learn More
  15. Attacking Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith

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    If you want to follow the pro-level tactical training that produces real results, here is your chance! IM Mat Kolosowski complied over a decade of tactical experience in a single 4-hour crash course. He arms you with the in-depth understanding of 8 tactical themes for successfully outplaying your competition. Learn More
  16. Alekhine (2 part series)
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    Alekhine (2 part series) Players: Manasterski, Zabierzanski, Glek, Ivanov, Ibarra, Asis, DellaVilla, SantoRoman, Marutkins, Pesl ECO: B03, B03 IM John Watson is a renowned chess teacher, and with his new show he's going to put at your service his great teaching experience. In these videos, IM Watson is going to help you build your own opening repertoire, explaining the ideas that lie behind the moves; that's it, you won't have to memorize long sequences of moves in order to play your openings! Watson's lectures are going to sharpen your chess-sense, make you aware of what's going on over the 64-square beloved piece of wood (or the few pixels that it takes to see a board on your screen), and get a good "feeling" about your position. Every Tuesday at 3:00pm ICC time, don't miss the new and amazing Chess.FM show: Sharpen your chess-sense with IM John Watson! This week IM Watson continues his short series on the Alekhine Defense. Don't miss this formative and interesting series, and 'store' another great piece of opening repertoire for your future successes! Learn More
  17. BOBBY FISCHER'S OPENING SYSTEM with IM Valeri Lilov

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    "Majority of club players don’t have problems playing openings lines. They have huge problems, however, when those lines end. By using Fischer’s methodology you won’t need to rely on memorization and theory knowledge." Learn More
  18. Gambits against the Ruy Lopez
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    If you're looking for ways to bust the Ruy Lopez, then this video series is for you! Grandmaster Boris Alterman and Grandmaster Ronen Har-zvi cover several sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the Ruy Lopez. You receive 27 top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis on these exciting openings.

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  19. Double Fianchetto Domination (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos
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    In Double Fianchetto Domination, GM Damian Lemos offers a refreshing break from rote-memorization, with a unique ideas-based opening system, favored by the likes of Vladimir Kramnik, Lev Aronian, and many other elite GMs. Learn More
  20. Thought process & General Improvement: 2. Introduction to Thought Process
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 2. Introduction to Thought Process What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  21. 80/20 Tactics Multiplier: The Scotch Opening – IM Irina Bulmaga
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    If you want to master any chess opening, you need to know the typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is really not enough.. Learn More
  22. Rook Endings at the WWCC (2 part series)
  23. Thought process & General Improvement: 1. Introduction to Pawns
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 1. Introduction to Pawns What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  24. Ronen through Chess history: The Match that changed Chess history (4 part series)
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    The Match that changed Chess history Opening: E56, A00, A77, E41: D59, A39, C95 QGD: Tartakower Defense: Main Line (8 cxd5 Nxd5), Symmetrical English vs …g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 Nf3 Nf6 6 O-O-O O-O 7 d4, Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4 C95, B97, B04 Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4, Sicilian Najdorf: poisoned pawn, Alekhine's defence: 4Nf3 D37, B99, B46 QGD: 5Bf4, SicilianNajdorf: 6Bg5 e6 7f4 Be7, Sicilian: Taimanov: Nc3 a6 Player(s): Spassky, Fischer Learn More
  25. Secrets of Dynamic Play with IM Valeri Lilov

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    You will learn how to create your own opportunity and success rather than waiting for it to appear. There has never been a better time to become the strongest chess player you could be! Learn More
  26. Pattern Recognition Mastermind with IM Mat Kolosowski

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    Pattern Recognition Mastermind teaches you to see and solve advanced and hidden chess patterns. If you want to be able to “insta-solve” tactics like Nakamura and pounce on every opportunity you get – without having to spend every spare second of your life training – take IM Kolosowski’s new 8-hour course.

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  27. Positional Chess Masterclass – GM Damian Lemos
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    GM Lemos dissects 14 attacking masterpieces to reveal the most effective methods of attacking the king, whether in the opening or the middlegame, and no matter where the king is or how many pieces are desperately trying to defend him! Learn More
  28. Ronen Greatest Hits :  Alexander Alekhine (4 part series)
  29. Ronen Greatest Hits : Mikhail Botvinnik (4 part series)
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    GM Har-Zvi offers us a series of enlightening monographs on the greatest players of all times. In 2 to 4 video series, Ronen will talk about chess legends of the past and present: the historical period they lived in, the achievements, the stories and, of course, their best games. These are videos to be studied and saved up by any chess fan. This series gives us an idea of who was the great Mikhail Botvinnik. Learn More
  30. Ronen Greatest Hits :  Jose Raul Capablanca (3 part series)
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    GM Har-Zvi offers us a series of enlightening monographs on the greatest players of all times. In 2 to 4 video series, Ronen will talk about chess legends of the past and present: the historical period they lived in, the achievements, the stories and, of course, their best games. These are videos to be studied and saved up by any chess fan. This series gives us an idea of who was the great Jose Raul Capablanca. Learn More
  31. Ronen through Chess history:  Kasparov-Kramnik 2000 (4 part series)
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    Kasparov-Kramnik 2000 Opening: C67: Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence C67,D27, A34 Ruy Lopez: Berlin defense, Queen's Gambit Accepted, English D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, English E54, C78 Nimzo-Indian: Gligoric System, Ruy Lopez Player(s): Kasparov, Kramnik Learn More
  32. Middlegame Transition Guide: How GMs Transition From Opening to Middlegame – GM Damian Lemos
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    EMPIRE CHESS – VOL 76

    This volume presents the guide for transition to the middlegame, how GMs plan the passage from the opening to the middlegame, paying particular attention to how the choice of opening decides the plans on how to follow on to the middlegame and the endgame. During the middlegame, the player can lose the advantage they obtained in the opening if they do not know how to correctly enact their plan; just as it happens to experts in endgames. If you do not obtain an advantageous position in the middlegame, it will be very difficult to achieve victory in the endgame. We will teach how the GMs think and, by commenting on each move in detail, explain through four extensively-analyzed strong GM games, with explanations for each plan and idea that both players had so that you know how to act in each moment. The middlegame is an important and complex part of the game which binds the opening to the endgame. With these videos your understanding of the game will improve from the point of view of a GM. All of this is explained in a clear and concise way by Grandmaster Damian Lemos, one of the best presenters of chess video instruction.

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  33. Grandmaster Level Calculation with GM Daniel Gormally

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    “Calculation is really the bread and butter of being an elite chess player. Without the ability to out-calculate your opponents it is nearly impossible to get consistent results.” Learn More
  34. The Sicilian Dragon – IM Valeri Lilov [80/20 Tactics]
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    IM Valeri Lilov’s course on the essential tactics in the Sicilian Dragon gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical patterns for both sides. Learn More
  35. Thought process & General Improvement: 3. Thought Process (2): Analytical and Non-Analytical Positions
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 3. Thought Process (2): Analytical and Non-Analytical Positions What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  36. Ronen’s Greatest Hits! - Vasily Smyslov
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    Vasily Smyslov Opening: : Player(s): Smyslov Learn More
  37. Lemos Deep Dive – The Pirc Defense
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    In this comprehensive 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge on one of the most dynamic chess openings for Black, the Pirc Defense. Learn More
  38. 1.e4 unusual replies(2 part series)
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    1.e4 unusual replies(2 part series) Players: Cebalo, Mestrovic, McShane, Solak, Paehtz, Gausel, Hillarp, Sorenfors, Muri ECO: B00,B07, B06, B27 IM John Watson is a renowned chess teacher, and with his new show he's going to put at your service his great teaching experience. In these videos, IM Watson is going to help you build your own opening repertoire, explaining the ideas that lie behind the moves; that's it, you won't have to memorize long sequences of moves in order to play your openings! Watson's lectures are going to sharpen your chess-sense, make you aware of what's going on over the 64-square beloved piece of wood (or the few pixels that it takes to see a board on your screen), and get a good "feeling" about your position. Every Tuesday at 3:00pm ICC time, don't miss the new and amazing Chess.FM show: Sharpen your chess-sense with IM John Watson! This week IM Watson concludes is new series on the unusual replies to 1.e4. Don't miss this formative and interesting series, and 'store' another great piece of opening repertoire for your future successes! Learn More
  39. Tal’s Attacking Secrets with IM Valeri Lilov

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    “In this course, IM Valeri Lilov goes over some of the most-instructive Tal’s games and explains some of the most effective techniques that Tal utilized to demolish his opponents – time-after-time.” Learn More
  40. Ronen’s Greatest Hits! - Mikhail Tal (4 part series)
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    GM Har-Zvi offers us a series of enlightening monographs on the greatest players of all times. In 2 to 4 video series, Ronen will talk about chess legends of the past and present: the historical period they lived in, the achievements, the stories and, of course, their best games. These are videos to be studied and saved up by any chess fan. This series gives us an idea of who was the great Mikhail Tal. Learn More
  41. Practical Endgames for Club Players with IM Lilov

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    “Planning Masterclass with IM Mat Kolosovski gives you a clear blueprint for achieving a favorable position and turning it into a win.” Learn More
  42. Comprehensive Beginner’s Course: 0-1400 ELO

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    “Give Me 20 Hours and I Will Show You How to become a Club Strength Chess Player!” Learn More
  43. Tactics Fundamentals IM Valeri Lilov

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    “It is no surprise that TACTICS is the key to winning chess games all the way up to 2200 elo. If you are under 1800 rated, tactics is absolutely must-study element!” Learn More
  44. Sicilian Nimzowitsch (2 part series)
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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Sicilian Nimzowitsch (2 part series) ECO: B29: Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rubinstein; Rubinstein counter-gambit The Sicilian Nimzowitsch (or Nimzo-Rubinstein) variation with 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6!? is a relatively rare bird on the chess scene with some saying it’s on the verge of being unsound. But it’s a provocative line with great surprise value; and after 3 e5 often leads to sharp gambit-play that can pack quite a punch to the unwary facing it. In his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman reviews the standing of the variation - and he even includes a look at how not to play it with the now infamous Becerra-Nakamura game recently in the USCL here on ICC, where the US Champion misplayed it to spectacularly lose in just 12 moves! Learn More
  45. The Accelerated Dragon (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos
    $59.95
    In this 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, starting with the main ideas and delving into the hidden nuances which will allow you to claim the full point against 1.e4 players. Learn More
  46. Restraint Structures (2 part series
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    Restraint Structures (2 part series Players: Sasikiran, Rublevsky, Khalifma Anand, Christiansen, Sher,Topalov, Kramnik, Flear, Fressinet ECO: IM John Watson calls "restraint structures" those pawn formations where Black has pawns in c6 and e6 without a pawn in d7. This kind of structure comes out from the Caro-Kann defense, the French defense and the Alekhine defense, among other important openings. In the Caro-Kann, for example, the c6 and e6 pawns restrain White's d4 pawn from advancing, creating sort of a blockade in the center. Another great series on pawns structures by Watson. Learn More
  47. Hennig-Schara Gambit (3 part series)
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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Hector Gambit in Caro-Kann ECO: D32: QGD: Tarrasch, von Hennig-Schara gambit, QGD: Tarrasch, von Hennig-Schara gambit Boris Alterman explores an aggressive way to disarm the Queen's Gambit with 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 c5 4 cxd5 cxd4!?, the Hennig-Schara Gambit. It was first noted by Austrian master Anton Schara, who used it to defeat Ernest Gruenfeld during an offhand game at Vienna in 1918. Then ten years later, the relatively little-known German master Heinrich von Hennig picked up on Schara's published analysis to be the first to do any serious study of the gambit and introduced it into tournament praxis at Duisburg 1929. With the dynamic complexities of this early gambit against the normally solid Queen's Gambit, you can confuse and dismay many a 1 d4 players, creating excellent preconditions for winning chess - for Black! Learn More
  48. Queen sacrifice
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    What's the most beautiful, stylish and, why not, romantic way to win a chess game? Yes, you're right: sacrificing the Queen to checkmate the enemy King! In this new episode of his Tactics for Everyone! show, GM Ronen Har-Zvi guides us through this amazing piece of theory in the tactics department.

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  49. GRANDMASTER LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY with Grandmaster Tiberiu Georgescu

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    "Many of the strongest Grandmasters agree that psychology is one of the most important factors in chess. It is not a secret that strong GMs can exploit their opponent’s emotional state, read their fears and predict plans. " Learn More
  50. Opening Course for Beginners with IM Lilov

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    Most beginners have HUGE problems with the opening preparation. They either spend too much time on a single line trying to memorize it till move 35 or simply get lost in never-ending sub-variations. Sounds familiar? This course will fix it! Learn More

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