Practical 1.d4 Repertoire for White Part 2

Must-Know Endgames for 1.d4 Players

Understand the Berlin Variation - Part 2 (6h Running Time) 

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  • VIDEO LECTURE 1  Closed
  • LECTURE 1: MUST-KNOW - STRATEGIES IN THE LINE 5.Re1  Closed
  • 6.a4  Closed
  • 6.Nxe5 Be7 7.Bd3  Closed
  • 6.Nxe5 Be7 7.Bf1 - Introduction  Closed
  • 7...Nxe5 8.Rxe5 0-0 9.Nc3  Closed
  • 7...Nxe5 8.Rxe5 0-0 9.d4  Closed
  • VIDEO LECTURE 2  Closed
  • LECTURE 2: THE LINE WITH 4.d3 - STRUCTURES WITH Bxc6  Closed
  • 6.0-0  Closed
  • 6.Bg5  Closed
  • 6.Nc3  Closed
  • 6.Qe2  Closed
  • 6.Nbd2  Closed
  • 6.Rare Moves  Closed
  • VIDEO LECTURE 3  Closed
  • LECTURE 3: THE LINE WITH 4.d3 - STRUCTURES WITH C2-C3  Closed
  • 5.Nbd2  Closed
  • 5.0-0  Closed
  • 5.c3 0-0 6.Various Lines  Closed
  • 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d5 7.ed5 & Bc6  Closed
  • 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d5 7.Qe2  Closed
  • 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d5 7.Nbd2  Closed
  • VIDEO LECTURE 4  Closed
  • LECTURE 4: MUST-KNOW - STRATEGIES IN THE RARE LINES  Closed
  • 4.Bxc6  Closed
  • 4.d4  Closed
  • 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Qe2  Closed
  • 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bg5  Closed
  • 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Ba4  Closed
  • 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.dxe5  Closed
  • 4.Nc3  Closed
  • Q&A Session  Closed
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    Understand the Berlin Variation - Part 2

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    The camp of GM Michael Roiz - Understand the Berlin Variation - Part 2 is already a digital product. 

    This product includes all the videos from the workshop as well as the PGN file related to the training sessions. Overall, the material consists of 6 hours of video and a PGN database, which includes 28 files! 

    You will find the following lectures:

    ✅ Must-Know Strategies in the Line 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1

    ✅ The Line with 4.d3 - Structures with Bxc6

    ✅ The Line with 4.d3 - Structures with c2-c3

    ✅ Must-Know Strategies in the Rare Lines

    Now, we shall take a look at the different lectures.

    Must-Know Strategies in the Line 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1

    The starting position of this lecture arises after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1

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    Due to the 5.Re1 line, some stronger players do not like to play the Berlin against lower-rated opponents since it leads to a symmetrical pawn structure. This, however, may be exaggerated, and we will look at typical strategies to obtain comfortable equality and a playable  position. 

    Our repertoire will be based on 5...Nd6 6.Nxe5 Be7

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    At this point, White's main move is 7.Bf1. The best square for the bishop - from here it doesn't interfere with White's development. This is the start of the mainline of 5.Re1. It is important to know how to handle the slightly artificial 7.Bd3. White is hoping to create an attack against Black's king. We must be aware of the best setup against this.

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    The Line with 4.d3 - Structures with Bxc6

    This lecture features a fundamental pawn structure that every Ruy Lopez player should know. The main position arises after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bxc6 dxc6

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    We have reached a complex pawn structure. Here, White in general, does not play an early d3-d4. But if we defend e5 with ...Bd6 (which is not recommended), d3-d4 can become a strong option. Our plan depends very much on White's next move or whether he goes for queen- or kingside castling.

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    The Line with 4.d3 - Structures with c2-c3

    The starting position of this lecture is being reached after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3

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    White takes control of the important d4-square. White may push d4 (or b4) and prevent ...Nd4. Apart from 5.Bxc6 and 5.c3, White can play 5.0-0 and 5.Nbd2. However, both of these continuations have the drawback of allowing ...Nd4, when Black favourably exchanges the c6-knight. Afterwards, Black can continue with ...c6 and ...d5. 

    The main line goes 5...0-0 6.0-0 d5 We are going  to look at all the possible lines that White can play against this concept.

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    Must-Know Strategies in the Rare Lines

    In our final lecture on the Berlin we are going to look at all the remaining alternatives that White can play on moves  four, five, and six. As a rule, Black is doing fine without the need to know too much of a theory. You just need to understand the important strategic ideas.

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