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Polgar Chess University

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Welcome to the all-new Polgar Chess University, where chess students of all levels, no matter where they live, have an opportunity to learn chess from some of the best instructors in the game. GM Susan Polgar, former Women's World Chess Champion, created this online school with the dream of bringing expert advice and training to chess enthusiasts around the world at a very affordable cost.

 

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See for yourself what Polgar Chess University has to offer. Here is a premium full lesson in each track for your FREE viewing.

 

Beginner Lesson #8        WHAT IS THE THREAT?  
 
Intermediate Lesson #8        ROOK AND PAWN VS. ROOK ENDGAMES  
 
Advanced Lesson #11       CRITICAL MOMENTS FROM THE PAST  


 Curriculum Structure

 

Susan herself developed the structured curriculum, personally teaching many of the courses along with other top chess players and professional instructors who will be joining the faculty as the school grows. Polgar Chess University is offered in this format:

 

  • - Courses identified by level — Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • - Three general courses, one at each level, run concurrently
  • - Course lessons are prerecorded lectures that may be viewed at your convenience.
  • - Your purchased lessons are yours forever.  Download the lessons to your computers and devices.
  • - Your purchased videos are always available in your "My Downloadable Products" section.
  • - Courses can be imported into iTunes an sync'd on all your iDevices.


 Level Bundles - Best Value!


BEGINNER LEVEL

 

The Polgar Chess University Beginner Mega Bundle is an incredible collection of 106 lessons (over 45 hours!)

Attack, Defense and Chess Endgames: Susan reveals the essential principles to successful attacking chess.

Positional Play and Chess Strategy: Susan teaches you how to find strong moves in every position by targeting your opponent’s weaknesses and avoiding creating any of your own.

Improving Chess Tactics: Susan provides intensive training on chess tactics.

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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 

The Polgar Chess University Intermediate Mega Bundle is an incredible collection of 106 lessons (over 45 hours!

Attack, defense and instructive games:  Susan teaches how to play more sophisticated chess attacks – and how to defend against them.

Positional play and chess strategy: Susan at the most important components of positional chess, examining pawn structures, the relative value of the pieces, how to coordinate pieces most effectively and matters of chess technique.

Chess tactics and endgames: Susan provides you with some of the more advanced ideas you will need as you play stronger opponents.

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ADVANCED LEVEL

 

The Polgar Chess University Advanced Mega Bundle is an incredible collection of 106 lessons (over 45 hours!

Attack, defense and instructive games:  Susan teaches the advanced player the subtleties of attacking play using the most instructive games of chess legends such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.

Positional play and strategy: Susan discusses the more advanced topics of positional chess and strategy.

Chess tactics and endgames: Susan looks at deep sacrificial ideas from Grandmaster games, deconstructing them to reveal how they work and how we can find them in our own games.

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ALL THREE LEVELS COMBINED

 

Own all three for one incredibly low price!

Beginner: 106 videos (over 45 hours!) +
Intermediate: 106 videos (over 45 hours!) +
Advanded: 106 videos (over 45 hours!)

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 Full Lessons

 

Please view individual lessons for each track below. We recommend watching each track in lesson order from the beginning of each level.

 


 

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  1. Polgar Chess University Beginner Bundle

    Polgar Chess University Beginner Bundle

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    Polgar Chess University now just $316.90 $89 Beginner: 106 videos (over 45 hours)
    lowest price ever COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP

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  2. My Students’ Games – GM Susan Polgar

    My Students’ Games – GM Susan Polgar

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    Analysis of club players’ games is the surest way to fix the mistakes that are made at this level and advance to master. Garry Kasparov always said it was Botvinnik’s advice on analyzing games that made him the player he was. However, if you want to progress much quicker, it helps to have a GM coach to point out all those problems and help you find the solutions. That’s what you get with this superb instructive 11 hour bundle “My Students’ Games” from GM Susan Polgar. Learn More
  3. Polgar Chess University ALL THREE LESSON BUNDLES

    Polgar Chess University ALL THREE LESSON BUNDLES

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    Own all three lesson tiers of the Polgar Chess University for one low, amazing price!  For a limited time, you can own all three complete levels with our lowest price ever! COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP Learn More
  4. Polgar Chess University Advanced Bundle

    Polgar Chess University Advanced Bundle

    Regular Price: $399.00

    Special Price $149.00

    Attack, defense and instructive games: GM Susan Polgar, coach of many very strong GMs including top 10 player Wesley So, teaches the advanced player the subtleties of attacking play using the most instructive games of chess legends such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.

    Positional play and strategy: Susan discusses the more advanced topics of positional chess and strategy. Some of the concepts, such as using open files and weak color complexes, might be familiar which will help as Susan shows how they are used at the elite level.


    Chess tactics and endgames: Susan looks at deep sacrificial ideas from Grandmaster games, deconstructing them to reveal how they work and how we can find them in our own games. We see increasingly creative ideas and their inner logic plus familiar sacrifices that require an extra layer of subtlety to distract our opponents. Using the games of Anand, Shirov and Kramnik, we learn how to calculate in complicated positions as well as some advanced tactical patterns we can use in our own games. COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP Learn More
  5. Polgar Chess University Intermediate Bundle

    Polgar Chess University Intermediate Bundle

    Regular Price: $399.00

    Special Price $149.00

    Attack, defense and instructive games:  GM Susan Polgar, a former chess prodigy and now an elite coach, teaches how to play more sophisticated chess attacks – and how to defend against them. Using the most instructive chess games to illustrate the themes, Susan shows the practical decisions both sides have to make in real games, how mistakes are punished and what can be done differently to save the day.

    Positional play and chess strategy: Susan Polgar at the most important components of positional chess, examining pawn structures, the relative value of the pieces, how to coordinate pieces most effectively and matters of chess technique. Even with completely level material, one side may have an overwhelming advantage because of the superior quality of their pieces. Susan’s lessons focus on what makes a position or a piece good or bad and precisely how to achieve (or avoid) that position.

    Chess tactics and endgames: Susan provides you with some of the more advanced ideas you will need as you play stronger opponents. With more games likely to reach the final phase, experience of these positions will pay dividends. COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP Learn More
  6. Polgar Chess University Beginner Bundle

    Polgar Chess University Beginner Bundle

    Regular Price: $399.00

    Special Price $149.00

    Attack, Defense and Chess Endgames: Susan reveals the essential principles to successful attacking chess. You will learn why the King is in danger when left in the center, how to find the most aggressive squares for your pieces and the best way to coordinate them in powerful attacks. The lessons contained in this bundle teach not just how to finish your opponent off but also how to get good positions in the first place.

    Positional Play and Chess Strategy: Susan teaches you how to find strong moves in every position by targeting your opponent’s weaknesses and avoiding creating any of your own. You will learn how to look deeper into the position and see further ahead with Susan Polgar’s invaluable advice on planning – a key skill in chess strategy. And you’ll find out how to reduce blunders – mistakes that lose material – with sound positional play.

    Improving Chess Tactics: Susan provides intensive training on chess tactics. Starting with the essential checkmate patterns and tactical motifs like the pin, skewer and fork, the material quickly advances to cover more complicated combinations – but with Susan breaking them down to show exactly how they work and the logic in the position that makes them possible. COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP Learn More
  7. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 1

    Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 1

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    Lesson 1: What is the difference between check, checkmate and stalemate?

    This lesson focuses on two topics:

    a) Recognize the difference between check, checkmate and stalemate

    b) How to checkmate a lone King with King and Queen

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  8. Polgar Chess University Advanced Bundle.

    Polgar Chess University Advanced Bundle.

    Regular Price: $399.00

    Special Price $49.95

    Attack, defense and instructive games: GM Susan Polgar, coach of many very strong GMs including top 10 player Wesley So, teaches the advanced player the subtleties of attacking play using the most instructive games of chess legends such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.

    Positional play and strategy: Susan discusses the more advanced topics of positional chess and strategy. Some of the concepts, such as using open files and weak color complexes, might be familiar which will help as Susan shows how they are used at the elite level.


    Chess tactics and endgames: Susan looks at deep sacrificial ideas from Grandmaster games, deconstructing them to reveal how they work and how we can find them in our own games. We see increasingly creative ideas and their inner logic plus familiar sacrifices that require an extra layer of subtlety to distract our opponents. Using the games of Anand, Shirov and Kramnik, we learn how to calculate in complicated positions as well as some advanced tactical patterns we can use in our own games. COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP Learn More
  9. Polgar Chess University Intermediate Bundle.

    Polgar Chess University Intermediate Bundle.

    Regular Price: $399.00

    Special Price $49.95

    Attack, defense and instructive games:  GM Susan Polgar, a former chess prodigy and now an elite coach, teaches how to play more sophisticated chess attacks – and how to defend against them. Using the most instructive chess games to illustrate the themes, Susan shows the practical decisions both sides have to make in real games, how mistakes are punished and what can be done differently to save the day.

    Positional play and chess strategy: Susan Polgar at the most important components of positional chess, examining pawn structures, the relative value of the pieces, how to coordinate pieces most effectively and matters of chess technique. Even with completely level material, one side may have an overwhelming advantage because of the superior quality of their pieces. Susan’s lessons focus on what makes a position or a piece good or bad and precisely how to achieve (or avoid) that position.

    Chess tactics and endgames: Susan provides you with some of the more advanced ideas you will need as you play stronger opponents. With more games likely to reach the final phase, experience of these positions will pay dividends.

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  10. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 2

    Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 2

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    Lesson 2: The Passed Pawn

    This lesson focuses on basic Pawn endgames. The themes include Passed pawns, Breakthrough, the Square rule and even a couple examples of Pawn checkmates!

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  11. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 3

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    Lesson 3: The Rook and its role

    This lesson focuses on the Rook and its role in the various phases (the opening, middlegame and endgame) of the game. You will be introduced to important concepts such as the open file , the 7th rank and the back rank checkmate. You will also learn how to checkmate a lone King in King + Rook versus King endgames, and will be introduced to some other basic Rook checkmates.

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  12. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 4

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    Lesson 4: The Strength of Bishops

    This lesson focuses on the Bishop and its strength and weakness, both in the middlegame and endgame. You will be introduced to important tactical tools such as: the pin, the skewer and discovery, and strategical concepts like the weakness of the long diagonal and weak pawns. You will also see some powerful basic Bishop checkmates.

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  13. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 5

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    Lesson 5: The most powerful piece: the Queen

    In this lesson, you will witness the power of the Queen, especially in an attack against the enemy King.You will also learn about its role in all three parts of the game, the opening, middlegame and endgame. Additionally you will be introduced to themes such as: Trapping the Queen , perpetual checks and some typical Queen checkmates.

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  14. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 6

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    Lesson 6: The Knight: Its strength and weakness

    In this lesson, you will learn about a special piece the Knight - the only one that can jump over other pieces, which can make it especially powerful. You will see a number of examples of the famous fork and family fork by the Knight, as well as how the Knight can trap other pieces including the enemy King (smothered mate).

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  15. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 7

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    Lesson 7: The relative value of all the pieces & the legendary Damiano defense

    This lesson focuses of three main areas:

    a) The Value of each piece

    b) The Kings role game and

    c) The Damiano defense

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  16. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 8

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    Lesson 8: What is the threat?

    One of the most important qualities to improve your game is, to recognize your opponents upcoming threats. That is exactly the focus of this lesson. You will see numerous examples of simple checkmate (or other) threats and ideas on how to defend against them.

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  17. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 9

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    Lesson 9: Save the game by Stalemate!

    When things dont go well in a game, all seems to be lost, there are times when you one last resource: stalemate. It is very important to always be aware of that danger. For example when you are ahead (for example, being up a Queen) you dont want to fall for a stalemate trap, needing to settle for a draw. On the other hand you may save valuable half points, from seemingly hopeless situations, when your opponents are careless and allow it. This lesson will show you some of the most typical stalemate traps to look out for!

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  18. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 10

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    Lesson 10: Basic Opening Principles

    This lesson focuses on the basic Opening Principles, the to dos and not to dos in the opening. You will learn about the famous Fools mate and how to defend against it. Another important topic discussed in this lesson is King safety.

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  19. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 11

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    Lesson 11: What Combination in chess?

    In chess we do sacrifices or combinations to gain some kind of (material) advantage or even to force checkmate. You will see plenty of examples on this theme in this lesson. The tactical themes will include: back rank checkmate, skewer, clearance and the breakthrough to create an unstoppable passed Pawn.

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  20. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 12

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    Lesson 12: The Back Rank Problem

    This lesson will focus on details of the theme Back Rank Weakness. You will see examples on how to take advantage of an opportunity to win the game by giving the Back Rank Mate, as well as on some other examples that show how to avoid being on the losing side of the same trick.

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  21. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 13

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    Lesson 13: Forks and Double Attacks

    Forks and Double Attacks are one of the most common and powerful tools to gain material advantage throughout a game of chess. In this lesson you will see some examples, how each one of the pieces can create a fork.

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  22. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 14

    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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  23. 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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  24. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 16

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    Lesson 16: How to get out of Pins?

    Pins indeed generally can be very dangerous. However, not all pins are deadly! Even when it seems that you got in trouble, there maybe a way out. This lesson focuses on showing a good number of examples, where the pinned side comes back (counterattacks) successfully.

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  25. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 17

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    Lesson 17: Opposition in Pawn Endgames

    This lesson introduces a basic element of Pawn endgames: the Opposition, including the Distant Opposition and the Diagonal Opposition. They are essential tools to improve your endgame skills, which often can make a decisive difference in the outcome of your game. Remember, in endgames, and especially Pawn Endgames, usually there is no room for errors.

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 1

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    Lesson 1

    In the first part of this lesson, Susan will introduce a number of important opening traps. These patterns are essential to be familiar with for all who are interested in 1.e4 e5 and 1.d4 d5 openings. In the second part, the concept of shouldering in King and Pawn versus King endgames will be discussed. And the lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, a Queen endgame with amazing twists and turns.

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  30. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 2

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    Lesson 2

    The first topic of this lecture is Space Advantage, which will be illustrated by a famous win of Kasparov, followed by a game of Susan herself, which resulted in her winning the world championship title in 1996. The second topic in this lesson is Distant Opposition in Pawn endgames. At the end of the lesson you can view an evergreen by Frank Marshall as part of the Miracle in Chess feature.

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  31. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 3

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    Lesson 3

    The first position in this lesson is an excellent example on how to gain control of an open file and take advantage of it by entering to the 7th (2nd) rank. The second position is a must know famous Pawn endgame by Reti, where White managed to catch the seemingly uncatchable Black passed Pawn! The last two positions of this lesson, both belong to the Miracle in Chess feature, are two truly amazing jewels! Guaranteed enjoyment!

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  32. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 4

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    Lesson 4

    In this first lesson, the power of having your Rooks on the 7th Rank will be discussed, followed by several examples of Pawn Races in King and Pawn endgames which often include the pattern of Skewer. The lesson ends with a delightfully surprising example of Miracle in Chess.

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  33. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 5

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    Lesson 5

    In this session, Susan demonstrates through a number of practical examples how to exploit Weak Squares in the opponents position; and that Knights belongs on Outposts. Another topic discussed is the importance of the Kings active role in endgames. The Miracle in Chess feature in this lesson is a beautiful example of stalemate.

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  34. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 6

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    Lesson 6

    This lesson focuses on the strength of the Bishops Pair when they work together in harmony to create a deadly attack. You will see a number of beautiful combinations involving Double Bishop Sacrifices on the kingside. You will also see a classical strategical example by the first official world champion William Steinitz. The Miracle in Chess feature this time fits in nicely with the general theme of the lesson.

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  35. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 7

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    Lesson 7

    In chess strategy, the Pawn structure determines most of our decisions. In this lesson, you will learn about why it is generally not a good idea to have Doubled Pawns. The Miracle in Chess example at the end of this lecture is a truly instructive one, demonstrating seven different ideas in just five moves!

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  36. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 8

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    Lesson 8

    Philidor said: Pawns are the Soul of Chess. In this lesson, you will see how powerful Connected Passed Pawns can get. As you will often see, it is even worth sacrificing a piece or a Rook to achieve that goal. The lesson ends with two fine examples of Miracle in Chess.

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  37. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 9

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    Lesson 9

    Protected Passed Pawns often guarantee a win in endgames. In the first part of the lesson, that will be the theme. In the second part of the lecture, you can learn about the Wrong Corner in King, Bishop and Rook Pawn versus King endgames.

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  38. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 10

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    Lesson 10

    The topic of this lesson is the Long Diagonal. You will see how to create a Battery to take advantage of the weak squares along the long diagonal as well as some typical combinations on the same theme. Susan also talks about one of her all-time favorite games against Maia Chiburdanidze from the Chess Olympiad in 2004. The Miracle in Chess feature concludes this lesson with a Kubbel composition.

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  39. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 11

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    Lesson 11: Critical moments from the past

    In this lesson, Susan analyzes the critical moments from six different games where one side is under attack and seems to be in trouble. In each example, the key is to find the hidden defensive resource. And the lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, a beautiful endgame study by Isenegger, which ends in an unexpected checkmate.

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  40. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 12

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    Lesson 12: Simplification Combinations and when to trade

    This lesson focuses on Simplification Combinations and in general when to trade or not to trade pieces. You will see in each of these examples an option to trade Queens or another piece. Susan explains why in some exchanges are good and others are bad. And the lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, a beautiful Rook endgame, which ends with a surprising checkmate.

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  41. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 14

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    Lesson 14: Why time is important in chess

    This lesson illustrates through numerous examples why time is important in chess. What does it mean gaining or losing a tempo? You will also see some tactical examples of the Intermediate Move pattern. The lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, a pretty checkmate in three from Stamma's book back from the 18th century.

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  42. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 15

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    Lesson 15: The importance of having pieces on protected squares

    In this lesson, Susan talks about the importance of having pieces on protected squares. And what trouble pieces can get into when they are on unprotected squares. You will see various tactical patterns such as discovery, skewer, and forks being used to take advantage of the situation. And the lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, an amazing endgame study by White. David against Goliath!

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  43. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 16

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    Lesson 16: Take advantage of the mistake when your opponent does not castle timely

    Learn about how to take advantage of the mistake when your opponent does not castle timely. Susan demonstrates this important topic through two games of Tartakower. The lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, an impressive nine move checkmate combination composed by Stamma in the late 18th century.

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  44. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 17

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    Lesson 17: Attack and defense

    In this lesson, you will learn about attack and defense - and that not all attacks are successful. Often the best defense is Counter attack! Susan shows two of her games from the 2004 Chess Olympiad in Calvia. The lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, an elegant six move checkmate combination composed by Stamma in the late 18th century.

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  45. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 18

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    Lesson 18: Closed positions and maneuvering

    In the first part of this lesson, Susan explains about strategy in closed positions and talks about maneuvering. The second part of the lesson is about breakthrough in Pawn endgames. The lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, a wonderful study from the 18th century by Stamma, which ends with an unexpected checkmate.

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  46. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 19

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    Lesson 19: Zugzwang

    The topic of this lesson is: Zugzwang. Susan shows a dozen examples on the topic which mostly arises in the endgame phase of the game. But you will see of few examples when zugzwang happens with still a lot of pieces on the board - in the middlegame. About half of these examples would qualify for the Miracle in Chess feature!

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  47. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 20

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    Lesson 20: Keep your King safe

    In the first part of this lesson, Susan explains why it is important to keep your King safe, and not to walk around in the middle of the board. You will see how to chase such a King to checkmate. In the second part, you can learn about the famous "Fried Liver Attack".

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  48. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 1

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    Lesson 1

    In the first part of this lesson, an instructive game of the late world champion Alekhine is examined with the following theme: Opening Principles and when to make exceptions. In the second part, some basic concepts in King and Pawn versus King endgames are discussed. One of the important topics is how to hold a passed Pawn with your King. The lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess which features an endgame composition by legendary GM Benko.

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  49. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 2

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    Lesson 2

    The focus of this lesson is Space Advantage in Chess through a Capablanca classic, along with one of Susans own games to illustrate the topic. These strategical masterpieces are followed by two basic King and Pawn versus King endgames with the focus on Opposition and Distant Opposition. The lesson ends with a brilliant endgame example of Miracle in Chess.

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  50. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 3

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    Lesson 3

    This lesson explains about the concept of Open File and how it can be implemented for a killer attack or for strategical gains. Later in this lesson, the Square Rule in King and Pawn versus King endgame is also explained. As usual the lesson concludes with an amazing example of Miracle in Chess based on the theme: Back Rank Weakness.

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