1.e4 Tactical Repertoire for White with IM Paulo Bersamina
One of the saddest things to witness is a gifted attacking player who rarely gets attacking positions due to poor opening choices.
The combinational wizard Rudolf Spielmann summed it up well with:
“I can find the same combinations as Alekhine, but I can’t seem to reach those positions in my own games!”
Can you relate to this?
The problem for you is that your opponents have seen everything in the “regular” openings, so by the time both sides are developed and castled, most of the life is lost in the position.
You might even be slightly worse by this time.
Here’s the solution.
What you need is to choose openings that are dynamic, give you a clear attacking plan, but are slightly rare…enough that your opponent isn’t 100% familiar with their “response” to them.
What this does is throws him out of his comfort zone from the start and by the time he figures out what’s going on, your attack is in full swing.
So here’s what I have for you today.
We’ve just finished work on an attacking repertoire for 1.e4 players featuring the Filipino attacking maestro IM Paulo Bersamina sharing his own winning tournament repertoire.
He’ll patiently teach you how he gets winning attacks against the Sicilian, Caro Kann, French, …e5 and everything else black could possibly respond with…all in 11+ hours of high-quality video lessons.
What You’ll Learn:
- French Defense Flattened with Fischer’s Favorite! Instead of going into your opponent’s well-prepared, well-barricaded French, use kingside attacking weapons like Ng4! as favored by Bobby Fischer himself! (See Chapter 18 for specifics!)
- Slay the Sicilian with the Grand Prix Attack! Use your f-pawn as a battering ram, blast open the kingside, and checkmate. This is the simple plan you’ll follow. (But for the specific blueprint, jump to Chapter 1!)
- Stunning Scotch Gambit Surprises! Reject the Spanish by adopting this weapon adored by attacking players worldwide! Prepare to enjoy countless positions where your opponent cannot castle and you can attack him at your own leisure! (see Chapter 8)
And that’s just 3 openings. Literally EVERYTHING black can try is covered and has a strong attacking plan prepared for you.
To provide the best learning experience and seamless understanding of the ideas, we provide not only the 11+ hours of video training but also full PGNs of both theory and sample games (great for mining ideas to copy in your own games!) for you to study.
Chapter 1. Sicilian GPA 2…Nc6 Sidelines
Chapter 2. Sicilian GPA 2…Nc6 Main Lines (part I)
Chapter 3. Sicilian GPA 2…Nc6 Main Lines (part II)
Chapter 4. Sicilian GPA without 2…Nc6 (part I)
Chapter 5. Sicilian GPA without 2…Nc6 (part II)
Chapter 6. 1.e4 vs Petroff Defense (part I)
Chapter 7. 1.e4 vs Petroff Defense (Part II)
Chapter 8. Scotch Gambit 4…Bc5
Chapter 9. Scotch Gambit 4…Nf6 (part I)
Chapter 10. Scotch Gambit 4…Nf6 (part II)
Chapter 11. 1.e4 e5 Sidelines Without 2…Nf6 or 2…Nc6
Chapter 12. 1.e4 vs Minor Defenses
Chapter 13. 1.e4 vs Caro-Kann Two Knights Variation (part I)
Chapter 14. 1.e4 vs Caro-Kann Two Knights Variation (part II)
Chapter 15. 1.e4 vs Center Counter
Chapter 16. 1.e4 vs Alekhine Defense
Chapter 17. 1.e4 d6 Philidor Defense + GM Paichadze vs GM Plat
Chapter 18. Kings Indian Attack vs French Defense + Model Games
Chapter 19. 1.e4 vs Pirc and Modern Defenses
Chapter 20. Model Games
About the Author:
IM Paulo Bersamina [2462 FIDE]
Paulo Bersamina is a Filipino chess player. He was awarded the title of International Master (IM) by FIDE in 2014. He has represented the Philippines in the Chess Olympiad, including 2014 (where he finished with 5/9 on board 4) and 2016 (2.5/5 on board 5). Paulo qualified to play for the Chess World Cup 2021. He is a professional chess player and coach.