Bonus 1: Chess Openings
The Openings Preparation Module is a 13-month training program for HIGH performance on openings that comes as a part of the Grandmaster Package.
This module offers you more complete chess opening repertoires - with clear explanations for almost every move and clear explanations about the typical middlegames of these openings. You learn not only the opening, but the middlegames that result from that opening.
You will learn the openings gradually. In the first lessons we teach you what you must do in that opening and what you must do in the middlegame. You will have a good understanding of the opening and you will not have to memorize anything.
Why chess opening preparation?
Nowadays a good chess opening repertoire is essential for high performance. This is because it is hard to know all the strategies and tactics specific to all positions that may appear in a chess game. Very often one inaccuracy during the opening may lose the advantage in the position and lead to bad middlegame or even to a bad endgame. Players need to be precise in the opening and to know the plans for the resulting middlegame. Only by understanding the particularities of the resulting middlegame positions can one play the opening with ease.
Openings Preparation Module - for 13 months
We start with the openings for WHITE and give 2 different repertoires, one with 1.d4 and one with 1.e4. You can choose whichever you want or both.
Then, we study three different openings for BLACK against 1.e4 and three openings against 1.d4.
Black against 1.e4: French Defense, Sicilian Kalashnikov, and Scandinavian Defense.
Black against 1.d4: Semi-Slav Defense, Dutch Stonewall and Dutch Ilyin-Zhenevsky.
There is good opening choice for every style of play!
For your convenience, the lessons and games are presented in three common file formats:
- PDF document (printable version);
- Browser version (see directly in your browser), and
- ChessBase file (for a chess program).