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Isolated Queen's Pawn - Practice

After covering all the important theoretical aspects related to the isolated pawn, GM Grigor Grigorov makes a practical session. While solving exercises in the Strategy Booster, he explains his way of thinking.



Attacking with an Isolated Pawn - Transition into a Symmetrical Structure

In this lecture, GM Grigor Grigorov discusses a very interesting concept in positions with IQP - transition into a symmetrical structure. In order to illustrate his point, GM Grigorov analyzes the game Honfi, K - Dorfman, I, 1976. In the next lecture, GM Grigorov will be solving IQP tests in the Strategy Booster.



Attacking with an Isolated Pawn - The Advance f4-f5

In this lecture, GM Grigor Grigorov presents another important attacking idea in positions with an isolated pawn - the advance f4-f5. He illustrates this idea by commenting on the classical game Botvinnik - Vidmar. You can test your knowledge of the IQP positions at our Strategy Booster.



Attacking with an Isolated Pawn - Knight Sacrifice on f7

In this lecture, GM Grigor Grigorov presents one of the most important attacking ideas in positions with an isolated pawn - knight sacrifice on f7.



Attacking with an Isolated Pawn - The Advance d4-d5

In this lecture, GM Grigor Grigorov presents one of the most important attacking ideas in positions with an isolated pawn - the advance d4-d5. To further improve your understanding of these positions, we recommend you practice with the Strategy Booster.



Attacking with an Isolated Pawn - Rook Lift

This is the second video dedicated to the isolated queen's pawn. This time, GM Grigor Grigorov starts dealing with the attacking possibilities created by the isolated pawn. In this short lecture, he shows one of the most important attacking ideas - rook lift along the 3rd rank. You can always practice your knowledge by using the Strategy Booster.



Rook vs Bishop - Must-Know Theoretical Positions

In this lecture, I present the must-know theoretical positions in the endgame rook versus bishop. This lecture is an introduction to the masterclass Rook vs Minor Piece in the Endgame. Since the masterclass will mainly deal with more complex endgames, studying the current lecture will provide you with a solid foundation. Those of you who participate in the masterclass will get access to the PGN version of the current video.

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Rook vs Knight - Must-Know Theoretical Positions

In this lecture, I present the must-know theoretical positions in the endgame rook versus knight. This lecture is an introduction to the masterclass Rook vs Minor Piece in the Endgame. Since the masterclass will mainly deal with more complex endgames, studying the current lecture will provide you with a solid foundation. Those of you who participate in the masterclass will get access to the PGN version of the current video.

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Practical Decision Making - Moves of First Necessity

Moves of first necessity are relatively unexplored part of the decision-making process. In his lecture, GM Grigor Grigorov will explain how this concept can optimize your intuition and time management. The lecture is a kind of introduction to the Modern Chess camp Practical Decision Making. Those of you who subscribe to the camp will get access to the PGN file from the lecture "Moves of First Necessity".

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Reversed Sicilian - Discussion with GM Pavel Eljanov

In this discussion, GM Pavel Eljanov will share his experience in the Reversed Sicilian (1.c4 e5). He will present a selection of his most instructive games in this opening. During the analysis, GM Eljanov will talk about basic positional ideas, pawn structures, and theoretical trends. The discussion is a kind of introduction to the Modern Chess camp Understand the Reversed Sicilian (1.c4 e5) - Pawn Structures, Tactical Ideas, Strategy, and Theoretical Trends.

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