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Play the Caro-Kann - Part 1  Completed 

GM Grigor Grigorov is ready to share his knowledge in another one of his favourite openings - the Caro-Kann Defence. If you are looking for a strategically sound response to 1.e4 which gives you good winning chances, this camp is for you. The Caro-Kann project will consist of 2 interrelated camps. The first camp will be dedicated to the main lines starting with 3.e5 and 3.Nc3. All the remaining lines will be covered in the second camp. When possible, GM Grigorov will focus on systems that can be played mostly on understanding.

Understand the Najdorf - Aggressive Systems  Completed 

After covering White's positional attempts to fight the Najdorf, Papaioannou dives into the deep. The second Najdorf camp will examine White's aggressive systems against the Najdorf. The systems that will be discussed in this camp are the reason why many people are afraid of playing the Najdorf.

Understand the Najdorf - Positional Systems  Completed 

We are happy to inform you that GM Papaioannou decided to share his favourite weapon against 1.e4 - The Najdorf Variation! The Najdorf Sicilian will be covered in two camps. The first one of them will deal with all the positional systems that White has at his disposal. The second one will be dedicated to all the aggressive approaches that White might try. In his Najdorf camps, GM Papaioannou will prove that memorization of long theoretical lines is not the key to the Najdorf Variation. You can play many of the systems mostly relying on your understanding. In almost all the lines, Papaioannou will provide you with practical solutions.

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Understand the Najdorf - Positional Systems (9h Running Time)

Active Defence in Practice  Completed 

During this mini-camp, you will go through many instructive examples and learn to fight back in desperate situations. Counterattack is one of the most essential chess skills. By mastering it, you will improve your practical results and chess understanding.

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Active Defence in Practice (3h Running Time)

Must-Know Endgames for 1.e4 Players  Completed 

Connecting the different phases of the game has always been one of the main goals of the Modern Chess camps. This approach includes three main pillars - theoretical preparation, knowledge of typical middlegame strategies, and in-depth knowledge of the arising endgames. In this camp, our team of six grandmasters will show the most important endgames that arise after 1.e4. All the typical positions will be examined for both colours. After completing the camp, in complex middlegame positions, you will know what kind of endgame you are looking for.

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Must-Know Endgames for 1.e4 Players (9h Running Time)

Pawns on One Wing in the Endgame  Completed 

Imagine being faced with the critical decision of entering an endgame with an extra pawn on the wing after hours of intense play. The weaker side is often unsure if the position can be held, while the stronger side fears losing a substantial advantage. But fear not! Our mini-camp, led by GM Papaioannou, will equip you with the subtle knowledge needed to navigate these positions with confidence.

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Pawns on One Wing in the Endgame (3h Video Running Time)

Fire and Tactics: The Ultimate Anti-Sicilian and Accelerated Dragon Experience  Completed 

After his highly successful Understand The Maroczy Bind, GM Petar Arnaudov will complete his Sicilian Repertoire with a new camp - Fire and Tactics - The Ultimate Anti-Sicilian and Accelerated Dragon Experience. During this training camp, we will delve into the world of Anti-Sicilian systems, analyzing their unique strategies and tactical opportunities. GM Petar Arnaudov is going to provide an easy and practical solution to each Anti-Sicilian. Instead of remembering long theoretical lines, you will need to understand the subtleties of the arising positions. This opening offers exciting possibilities, encouraging an active and tactical approach to the game. GM Petar Arnaudov will guide you through its subtleties, providing a comprehensive analysis and practical advice to bolster your understanding and execution of this formidable weapon. In addition, we will extensively cover the Accelerated Dragon, a dynamic and aggressive opening choice for Black.

1.e4 e5 for Black - Everything Except Italian and Ruy Lopez  Completed 

Welcome to the final part of the 1.e4 e5 repertoire by GM Ioannis Papaioannou. While the first two camps were dedicated to the Italian Game and Ruy Lopez, the final one will cover all the remaining White's options. Dealing with the irrational Scotch positions and all the gambits that White has at his disposal can be very tricky. Additionally, the Vienna Game, Scotch Four Knights, and Spanish Four Knights require deep positional understanding. These problems will not keep your mind engaged by the end of the camp.

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1.e4 e5 for Black - Everything Except Italian and Ruy Lopez (9h Running Time)

Practical Repertoire against 1.c4 and 1.Nf3  Completed 

GM Grigor Grigorov keeps building his repertoire based on Nimzo-Indian and Queen's Indian Defence. So far, he has made camps: 1) Understand the Queen's Indian Defence 2) Practical Nimzo-Indian Repertoire 3) 1.d4 Nf6 - Practical Repertoire against the Sidelines In the upcoming camp, the repertoire will be tailored to the needs of Nimzo/QID players.

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Practical Repertoire against 1.c4 and 1.Nf3

1.e4 e5 for Black - Repertoire against the Ruy Lopez  Completed 

Join GM Ioannis Papaioannou as he continues to construct a comprehensive 1.e4 e5 repertoire for Black. Following his outstanding Italian Game camp, we've received numerous inquiries regarding the schedule for the highly anticipated Ruy Lopez camp. We're excited to announce that it will commence on 12th May 2023! Imagine confidently facing the Ruy Lopez without the burden of memorizing lengthy, forced lines. GM Papaioannou is here to share his favourite systems for Black, expertly tailored to suit the needs of practical players.

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1.e4 e5 for Black - Repertoire against the Ruy Lopez (9h Running Time)