Understanding Opening Strategy with GM Sipke Ernst
People study openings BUT…
Do they study opening strategy? Nope!
As a result, you find a bevy of club players who spout off clever lines from the first move and then are caught napping when the position takes them to an unknown territory.
That’s because you memorized lines instead of learning the underlying ideas.
A BIG mistake!
If you want to go from 1200-1400 in rating to above 2000, you have to do what GM Sipke Ernst tells you to do… in his exclusive new training, Understanding Opening Strategy:
A 9.5-hour of video lessons, over 37 chapters, covering the most thematic opening principles from central breaks to flank attacks to outputs.
When your future opponent is cramming lines after lines, of Sicilian, Dutch, Italian, and whatnot, you are arming yourself with solid chess opening fundamentals.
Helping you master your repertoire better and pick up new openings faster.
What you’ll learn in this course:
- Release the tension? Maybe not. If Black plays …dxe5 and then, Knight takes, Knight takes, Black gets the advantage. Instead White wanted to play a simple move that stifled Black’s position even further. What? White played h3 stopping Black’s Ng4 idea. A harmless yet debilitating move.
- Bishop for a knight. White bishop captured the Black knight on f6. That’s against the rules, right? Not quite. White is solidifying the d5 square for its knight instead. Just one more move in between. Exchange off the light-square bishops and then grab that outpost for the knight! Let Sipke show you how to steal such outputs right under your opponent’s nose.
- Bamboozle opponents into opening troubles. Black has put his knight on c6. Alas! Now it has to waste a move to get that c-pawn forward. Not a big deal? Trust me, when you are playing against a 2000+ rated player, that slight mistake is going to cost you the game. What if you are on the winning side though? Let Sipke show you how White played this position to a win.
Don’t let openings confuse you as a chess player. Grandmasters study theory before they full-on commit to studying openings. That’s the “secret” hack nobody tells you about. The good news is, you have a Grandmaster handholding you through the whole process, from A to Z.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Gambit Play
Chapter 3 How to Handle Gambit Play
Chapter 4 Modern examples of gambit play I
Chapter 5 Modern examples of gambit play II
Chapter 6 Development
Chapter 7 Development Pawn Moves I
Chapter 8 Development Pawn Structure
Chapter 9 Development Pawn Moves II
Chapter 10 Development Prophylaxis I
Chapter 11 Development Prophylaxis II
Chapter 12 Development Early Queen Moves I
Chapter 13 Development Early Queen Moves II
Chapter 14 Development Early Queen Moves III
Chapter 15 Development Early Pawn Captures
Chapter 16 Development Central Breaks I
Chapter 17 Development Central Breaks II
Chapter 18 Development Central Breaks III
Chapter 19 Development Central Breaks IV
Chapter 20 Safe place for King I
Chapter 21 Safe Place for King II
Chapter 22 Safe Place for King III
Chapter 23 Safe Place for King IV
Chapter 24 Creating a Central Outpost
Chapter 25 Central Outpost Flank Attack I
Chapter 26 Central Outpost Flank Attack II
Chapter 27 Fight for the d5 Outpost
Chapter 28 Central Control Outpost on d5
Chapter 29 Central Control Flank attack I
Chapter 30 Space Advantage – Free Moves
Chapter 31 Central Control Flank attack II
Chapter 32 Central Control Flank attack III
Chapter 33 Central Control Flank attack IV
Chapter 34 Advantage in Space I
Chapter 35 Advantage in Space II
Chapter 36 Space Advantage Pawn on e5
Chapter 37 Space Advantage e4-e5!
About the Author:
GM Sipke Ernst [FIDE 2606]
is an international grandmaster, and a professional chess coach. He was born in 1979, learned chess at the age of 9 at school, and has been hooked on the game ever since. GM Sipke Ernst holds an MA degree in Dutch Language and Culture.