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Advance Variation against French and Caro-Kann

Evaluation & Strategy with IM Robert Ris (Video Database - 3+ hours running time) 


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Content  (13 Articles)

Introduction and Preview  Free
  • Introduction  Closed
  • Lesson 1 - King Safety  Closed
  • Lesson 2 - Find the weakness  Closed
  • Lesson 3 - Improving your worst piece  Closed
  • Lesson 4 - Prophylaxis  Closed
  • Lesson 5 - Restriction  Closed
  • Lesson 6 - Using the entire board  Closed
  • Lesson 7 - Getting the most from the Bishop pair  Closed
  • Lesson 8 - Long-term planning  Closed
  • Lesson 9 - Static versus dynamic play  Closed
  • Lesson 10 - Sensing critical moments  Closed
  • Extras  Closed
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    Evaluation and Strategy - IM Robert Ris

    At the higher levels, games are won by the player who can identify the critical factor in a position and make proper use of it.

    In this near 4-hour course, Dutch International Master Robert Ris teaches you that ability.

    Chess is a complicated game – you don’t want it to be easy, you want to be good.

    IM Ris shows you how to get to the absolute essence of the position, ignoring all the tempting but inferior plans that compete for your attention.

    Once you know what to do, it’s a question of executing your plan. Of overcoming your opponents’ strongest resistance.

    This course trains you to a high level in skills like prophylaxis, dominating with the bishop-pair, and targeting weaknesses. All explained with IM Ris’ trademark clarity.

    Study this material and master the advanced skills that will win you games for the rest of your playing days.

    How is this course going to help me?

    IM Ris shares his knowledge on Positional Play, specifically in the evaluation you should do in all kind of positions.


    • King Safety. So you up a pawn and face an ultra-sharp position like this one and suddenly the safety of the King is playing a major role in the result of this game, learn how to evaluate where is your King going to be safer an ideas like Kf2! (Diagram) won’t be missed chances in your games.
    • Prophylaxis. So chess it’s not just developing your pieces, improving them, and going for broke, it’s way more than that! So IM Ris will show you how to anticipate your opponent’s plans and parry them, just in time! I assure you that your rivals will go nuts!
    • Static versus dynamic play. Every time a static factor such as double pawns, hanging pawns, and many more arise in a position, you should try exploiting them with dynamic play, learn how to do it before it’s too late!


    As it is usual, the course includes puzzles and a summary in PDF, along with the PGN database with all the games in the course.

    Don’t miss this chance to revolutionize your chess with IM Ris!