It’s no secret that this “classical” response to 1.e4 is the most time-tested, and a long-proven way for black to first equalize, and then take the initiative, even at the highest level.
1…e5 was used by long-time Sicilian player Vladimir Kramnik, as his secret weapon to steal Garry Kasparov’s 15-year throne. And it is regularly used now by other stars from Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana to Lev Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura.
But there is one problem “mere mortals” tend to worry about in choosing 1…e5 as their weapon…
Mountains of theory.
What I have for you today is an easy-to-learn repertoire from GM Sipke Ernst that puts the pressure right back on white, with dangerous, computer-approved responses to all of white’s little tricks…whether the bishop is on c4 (Italian) or b5 (Spanish) or whether white plays anything in between.
With minimal theory for you to memorize!
You get 11 hours of intensive video training, a highly detailed PGN to review each line with, as well as an online practicum.
What Makes This Repertoire ELITE? You’ll Discover…
- Crystal Clear Positional Ideas! Learn tons of sophisticated ideas like …c4! in the Ruy Lopez which gets a positional edge no matter what white does (see Chapter 39 to unlock all!)
- Irresistible Attacking Ideas! In Chapter 18 you’ll be armed with a terrifying piece of sacrifice you can use against the Italian setups which destroys the king’s position and leaves him helpless!
- Crushing Refutations to Dubious Lines! Not sure what to do against the King’s Gambit, Danish or Ponziani? Use ideas like Bobby Fischer’s refutation, take the “free” pawn, and leave King’s Gambit players stunned and lost on move 8!
Whether you’re already a 1.e4 player looking for some more weapons, or you’re ready to start from scratch with 1…e5, everything you need is in GM Ernst‘s course.
This is a complete, easy-to-learn repertoire that’ll strike fear into 1.e4 players and score you many more points in your tournaments.
Chapter 1. Middle Gambit
Chapter 2. Bishop’s Opening
Chapter 3. King’s Gambit I Sidelines
Chapter 4. King’s Gambit II 3.Nf3
Chapter 5. King’s Gambit III 3.Bc4
Chapter 6. Vienna I 3.f4
Chapter 7. Vienna II
Chapter 8. Ponziani 3…d5
Chapter 9. Four Knights Game Scotch Variation
Chapter 10. Spanish Opening Four Knights I 5.Ba4
Chapter 11. Spanish Opening Four Knights II 5.Bc4
Chapter 12. Scotch Gambit
Chapter 13. Scotch Game I Sidelines
Chapter 14. Scotch Game II 7.h4
Chapter 15. Scotch Game III 9.b3 g6 10.g3
Chapter 16. Scotch Game IV 10.f4
Chapter 17. Scotch Game V 9.Nd2
Chapter 18. Italian Game I 5.Nc3
Chapter 19. Italian Game II 5.0-0
Chapter 20. Italian Game III Bg5
Chapter 21. Italian Game IV 8.a4
Chapter 22. Italian Game V 8.Re1
Chapter 23. Two Knights I 8.Qf3
Chapter 24. Two Knights II 8.Be2
Chapter 25. Two Knights III 8.Bd3
Chapter 26. Ruy Lopez Exchange I 5…Ne7 Sidelines
Chapter 27. Ruy Lopez Exchange II 5…Ne7 with 8.Qg5
Chapter 28. Ruy Lopez Exchange III 5th Move Sidelines
Chapter 29. Ruy Lopez 5th Move Alternatives
Chapter 30. Ruy Lopez Worrall Attack
Chapter 31. Ruy Lopez Opening Anderssen Variation I
Chapter 32. Ruy Lopez Opening Anderssen Variation II
Chapter 33. Ruy Lopez Neo-Archangelsk I
Chapter 34. Ruy Lopez Neo-Archangelsk II
Chapter 35. Ruy Lopez Neo-Archangelsk III 9.h3
Chapter 36. Ruy Lopez Neo-Archangelsk IV 9.a4
Chapter 37. Ruy Lopez Neo-Archangelsk V 9.Be3
Chapter 38. Ruy Lopez Neo-Archangelsk VI 7.Bc2 and 8.a4
Chapter 39. Ruy Lopez Neo-Archangelsk VII 7.Bc2 and 8.d4
About the Author
GM Sipke Ernst [FIDE 2606]
is an international grandmaster, and a professional chess coach. He was born in 1979, learned chess at the age of 9 at school, and has been hooked on the game ever since. GM Sipke Ernst holds an MA degree in Dutch Language and Culture.