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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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Practical Decision Making

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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Understand the Reversed Sicilian - 1.c4 e5

Thematic Tournament - London System

GM Grigor Grigorov and GM Petar Arnaudov are going to provide live coverage of the tournament featuring the London System.

Italian Game - Basic Repertoire for White

Modern Chess welcomes you to a free webinar by GM Arturs Neiksans - Italian Game - Basic Repertoire for White.

Conversion of an Advantage in the Games of Carlsen and Andersson

In this webinar, GM Mihail Marin examines how Magnus Carlsen and Ulf Andersson convert an advantage. After the training session, you will be aware of the typical methods of playing in positions with an advantage. The webinar is a preparation for the Modern Chess Workshop - Converting an Advantage - Theory, Practice, and Psychology.

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Learn from Magnus Carlsen - Prophylactic Thinking

Understand the French Structures

In this training session, the former World Champion GM Ruslan Ponomariov will share his understanding of the French pawn structures. During the event, he will mainly focus on the positions arising after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5. Even if you are not playing the French Defense, understanding the French structures will improve your play in closed positions.

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Aggressive Repertoire against the French Defence - Part 1

Squeeze the Kings Indian Defense - Typical Ideas & Theoretical Overview

In this webinar, GM Boris Avrukh examines the main ideas and new developments in the line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Be2 d6 6.Be3.

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Complete Repertoire against King's Indian Defense

Understand the Rossolimo Sicilian - Pawn Structures & Theoretical Overview

In this webinar, the Latvian grandmaster Arturs Neiksans provides you with a fundamental understanding of the Rossolimo Sicilian which arises after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5. During the session, besides the coverage of the arising pawn structures, GM Neiksans makes a theoretical overview. After completing the training, you will be able to start playing the Rossolimo.

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Rossolimo Variation against the Sicilian - Complete Repertoire against 2...Nc6

Opening Preparation: Case Study - Bogo-Indian Defence Description

GM Mihail Marin provides an overview of one of the most popular lines in the Bogo-Indian Defence - 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2. In this training session, Marin explains some of the most important pawn structures and theoretical lines in this opening. He also speaks about his general approach to the opening preparation.

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Play the Bogo-Indian Defence - Part 1