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Understand the Slav Defence  Completed 

We are happy to invite you to our camp Understand the Slav Defence. The camp will feature the most important Slav pawn structures. Additionally, participants will be provided with easy to learn and practical repertoire against White's main systems. Since the Slav Defence is a fundamental opening, the knowledge will be useful even for people who don't play it. This camp will be perfect preparation for the second one - Slav Setups against English, Reti, and Larsen.

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Understand the Slav Defence


Slav Setups against English Reti and Larsen  Completed 

We are happy to invite you to the camp Slav Setups against English, Reti, and Larsen. Nowadays, due to the tremendous amount of theory, many players tend to avoid the absolute main lines. Therefore, openings such as English, Reti, and Larsen are gaining back their popularity. Given the flexible pawn structure, it's not easy to prepare against these systems. The idea of the current camp is to provide a similar approach to all the 3 openings - Slav Setups. After completing the camp, you will have an easy to use and reliable repertoire against English, Reti, and Larsen openings.

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Slav Setups against English Reti, and Larsen (7.5h Running Time)


October Workshop - 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 - Understand the Torre Attack  Completed 

We are happy to invite you to the masterclass by GM Ioannis Papaioannou 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 - Understand the Torre Attack. Are you tired of studying complicated computer lines in Gruenfeld and King's Indian Defence? Would you like to play an anti-computer system that is entirely based on the understanding of the pawn structures? GM Papaioannou is here to teach one of his favourite systems - Torre Attack. In this workshop, he will provide in-depth knowledge of the typical pawn structures as well as an expert-level theoretical preparation.

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Understand the Torre Attack - 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5


September Camp - Understand the Classical Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6)  Completed 

.We are happy to invite you to the camp Understand the Classical Sicilian - 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6. Do you struggle to play for a win against 1.e4, without the need to learn tons of theory? If yes, the Classical Sicilian is your choice. Besides the most important positional and tactical ideas, you will be armed with ready-to-use theoretical knowledge. Additionally, you will learn how to handle all the typical endgames. Since the Sicilian Defence is a classical opening, the camp will help you to increase your general chess understanding.

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Understand the Classical Sicilian (7.5 Hours Running Time)


September Workshop - Understand the Nimzo-Indian  Completed 

This camp is designed to provide you with an expert understanding of the Nimzo-Indian Defence. Besides the most important positional and tactical ideas, you will be armed with ready-to-use theoretical knowledge. Since the Nimzo-Indian Defence is a classical opening, the camp will help you to increase your general chess understanding.

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Understand the Nimzo-Indian Defence


August Masterclass - Understand the Bogo-Indian  Completed 

The training sessions will feature the most important pawn structures and theoretical lines that a Bogo-Indian player must know. Being a big Bogo-Indian expert himself, GM Papaioannou is ready to share his knowledge with you. After completing the masterclass, you will be ready to include the Bogo-Indian in your repertoire!

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Understand the Bogo-Indian (5h Running Time)


July Masterclass - Understand the Trompowsky - Theoretical Trends  Completed 

This masterclass is designed to provide you with the necessary theoretical knowledge of the Trompowsky. In all the lectures, you will discover ideas both for White and Black. The idea of our two Trompowsky masterclasses is to provide a complete practical solution to 1...Nf6. After studying the lectures, you will be ready to include Trompowsky in your opening repertoire!

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Understand the Trompowsky - Theoretical Trends


July Masterclass - Understand the Trompowsky - Typical Pawn Structures  Completed 

This masterclass is related to the next one in which we will dive into the theory of this highly interesting opening. The idea of our two Trompowsky masterclasses is to provide a complete practical solution to 1...Nf6. After studying the lectures, you will be ready to include Trompovsky in your opening repertoire!

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Understand the Trompowsky - Typical Pawn Structures


June Workshop - Reti Opening - Pawn Structures, Strategy, Tactical Ideas, and Theoretical Trends  Completed 

The camp will examine the most important structures arising after 1.Nf3 and 2.g3. If you want to avoid long forced lines and play on understanding, this training session is for you! Participants will be provided with ideas and directions both for Black and White. The training material will improve your overall understanding of the closed openings.

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Reti Opening - Pawn Structures, Strategy, Tactical Ideas, and Theoretical Trends


May Workshop - Practical Rook Endgames  Completed 

Nowadays, with time controls getting shorter and shorter, when the endgame arises, we are already in a time-trouble. Therefore, you should be able to take automatic decisions in this phase of the game. Nowadays, with time controls getting shorter and shorter, when the endgame arises, we are already in a time-trouble. Therefore, you should be able to take automatic decisions in this phase of the game. The current workshop is designed to enhance your understanding and provide directions for further improvement.

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Workshop - Practical Rook Endgames