In this 12+ hour bundle on chess tactics, you get 5 chess courses that will provide you with useful insights into the most powerful tactics you should know.
The topics covered in this bundle are essential and advanced tactics, typical sacrifices, calculation, and the exchange sacrifice.
These chess courses are presented by GM Jan Gustafsson, GM Mateusz Bartel, GM Matthew Sadler, IM Sopiko Guramishvili, and IM Mark Dvoretsky.
Essential Tactics – International Master Sopiko Guramishvili
Tactics are hugely important in chess and often decide games at all levels. Knowledge of the most common and powerful motifs, therefore, is essential.
WGM Sopiko Guramishvili takes you on a journey through the tactical jungle, showing how simple tactics build up to more subtle and advanced combinations.
Being aware of these patterns will enable you to find similar ideas in your own games, bringing spectacular wins and helping you avoid painful losses.
Master these essential tactics and you will improve your ability to calculate and see further ahead in chess.
Exploring tactics – GM Matthew Sadler
Grandmaster Matthew Sadler analyses some fascinating games and provides real insights into the recognition of tactical patterns.
Over the course of 3 hours, Matthew reveals exactly how he decides how to continue in tactical positions, consistently finding the continuations that are most awkward for his opponent.
Not only will this series give you a host of new tactical themes, it will also show you how a GM calculates, what he considers and what he ignores and how he comes to a useful evaluation at the end of it all.
If you wish to take your tactical ability to a more advanced level, and get the rewards that skill delivers, then this is a highly recommended course!
Typical sacrifices – International Master Sopiko Guramishvili
Sacrifices are often necessary to break down your opponent’s defenses and finish off your attack. Knowing how to play them correctly, therefore, is essential to your chess success.
In this 1h 25m series, WGM Sopiko Guramishvili outlines the most useful sacrifices for opening up the King position, those on f2/f7, h2/h7 and h3/h6.
You will learn how to tell when the right moment is to make the sacrifice as well as how to follow it up properly to make sure you checkmate your opponent or win material.
Sopiko provides tons of brilliant examples from real games so you can see exactly how top players hide their intentions and continue their attack with fantastic, often surprising, moves.
Adding these ideas to your attacking repertoire will make you a far more deadly player and bring you many spectacular wins.
Calculation with Dvoretsky – IM Mark Dvoretsky and GM Jan Gustafsson
World-renowned coach Mark Dvoretsky is back to help us tackle another topic that’s fundamental to chess success: Calculation. Using countless high-level examples and exercises, Mark makes us all that little bit sharper.
What will you learn?
To understand what to calculate To become better at calculation To learn some techniques that help us find the best moves
The Exchange Sacrifice – GM Mateusz Bartel
Polish Grandmaster Mateusz Bartel is known to be a very creative player, with his games featuring many instructive exchange sacrifices. In this series he takes a look at some of the best, explaining in detail what attracts him most to such sacrifices.