How many tricks and traps are there in the sea of opening theory?
IM John Watson Introduces the Series:
From the simplest ones to the more advanced, IM John Watson in this amazing video series shows you how to fool (or not be fooled by!) your opponent, who might not know the intricacies of an opening. The course is organized by general opening, and in 15 videos our opening guru IM John Watson provides you with tools that will make your opponents exclam "How did this happen?"
Video 1 - Introduction to the course (0:23:37)
Video 2 - 1.e4 e5 - Part 1 (0:36:31)
Video 3 - 1.e4 e5 - Part 2 (0:34:53)
Video 4 - 1.e4 c5 - Part 1 (0:36:40)
Video 5 - 1.e4 c5 - Part 2 (0:37:30)
Video 6 - French (0:36:30)
Video 7 - French and Caro-Kann (0:36:00)
Video 8 - Caro-Kann and other 1.e4 openings (0:35:29)
Video 9 - Queen's Gambit Declined (0:42:12)
Video 10 - Slav and QGA (0:38:57)
Video 11 - QGA and London System (0:34:45)
Video 12 - King's Indian (0:37:48)
Video 13 - Nimzo and Queen's Indian (0:38:55)
Video 14 - Grunfeld and Benoni (0:37:15)
Video 15 - English Opening (0:36:22)
This series is aimed at everyone, from the club player to the master.
John shows, statistics at hand, that even simple tricks and traps have caught out of guard FMs, IMs and GMs, some of which rather famous!
By watching this video series, you'll sharpen your tactical sense, understand better your favorite opening, and broaden your general knowledge about openings.
Tricks and traps are everywhere: IM Watson shows how once you've learned how a trap works, it can apply not only to the opening phase of the game but also in the middlegame and even in the endgame!
In other words, learn how to use your tricks in the opening, and you'll become a better player all-around.
Running Time 9+ hours Presenter IM John Watson Encoding Standard H.264, .mp4, compatible with all Apple and PC devices.
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