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Chess Strategy Lessons by Grandmaster Miguel Illescas

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Chess Strategy Lessons by Grandmaster Miguel Illescas

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"Chess Strategy Lessons" is a superb video series on various strategic concepts, developed by Spanish Grandmaster Miguel Illescas. Miguel developed this series based on years of top level experience as both player and coach, having been part of IBM's Deep Blue Team, and former coach to World Champion Vladimir Kramnik.



Regular Price: $99.00

Special Price $79.95



Chess Strategy Lessons by GM Miguel Illescas!

In his series: "Chess Strategy Lessons," GM Illescas shares with us his in-depth knowledge of the game, garnered over years of experience at the highest level as both a player and coach. Miguel's command of strategic concepts is superb, and he shares his knowledge in a way that's both instructional and entertaining. You will no doubt gain a much better understanding of the strategic concepts he deems are vital for chess improvement.

The content is Chess Strategy lessons is clear, concise and very insightful. Dare we say outstanding. Whether it's learning when to push rook pawns, or when to exchange a bishop for a knight, or the keys elements of doubled pawns, you'll ultimately experience a tremendous boost in your comprehension of key strategic aspects of chess play.



Video Training

  1. Introduction (27:15 mins)
  2. Pushing the Rook Pawn (31:17 mins)
  3. Bishop takes Knight Part I (37:59 mins)
  4. Bishop takes Knight Part II (38:02 mins)
  5. The Carlsbad Structure Part I (28:12 mins)
  6. The Carlsbad Structure Part II (23:59 mins)
  7. Open Files Part I (30:42 mins)
  8. Open Files Part II (30:24 mins)
  9. Doubled Pawns Part I (31:48 mins)
  10. Doubled Pawns Part II (31:57 mins)
  11. Badly Placed Pieces (37:59 mins)
  12. Pawn Structures when Preparing a Plan. Part I (35:46 mins)
  13. Pawn Structures when Preparing a Plan. Part II (28:37 mins)
  14. Liquidation into the Endgame.When to exchange pieces. Part I (37:35 mins)
  15. Liquidation into the Endgame.When to exchange pieces. Part II (44:07 mins)
  16. Liquidation into the Endgame.When to exchange pieces. Part III (27:02 mins)
  17. Liquidation into the Endgame. When to exchange pieces. Part IV (42:10 mins)

Total runtime: 9 hrs 24 mins 51 seconds.


FREE BONUS #1: A full course guide; free download


FREE BONUS #2: A PGN with 72 positions/games used by Miguel during the course


FREE BONUS #3: Comes with one-month of ICC membership!


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Love the Classes Review by JRCapawhite
I just love the topics GM Illescas has picked. The bishop exchange for knight is great. Im still on video number 5 but i love them already. Good buy, will help u understand some subtle points. (Posted on October 13, 2020)
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