Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 1 (1600-2000 ELO)

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Chess King




04. 04. 2018




This is a course for club players based on a textbook by a distinguished Russian chess trainer Victor Golenishchev. The source material is supplemented with examples of play by lead chess players from the latest major contests and is organized in chess lessons. The course contains 57 themes, including theoretical material and practical exercises. The theoretical part includes more than 400 examples of play. The practical part includes more than 200 exercises of varying difficulty.

This course is in the series Chess King Learn (, which is an unprecedented chess teaching method. In the series are included courses in tactics, strategy, openings, middle game, and endgame, split by levels from beginners to experienced players, and even professional players.

With the help of this course, you can improve your chess knowledge, learn new tactical tricks and combinations, and consolidate the acquired knowledge into practice.

The program acts as a coach who gives tasks to solve and helps to solve them if you get stuck. It will give you hints, explanations and show you even striking refutation of the mistakes you might make.

The program also contains a theoretical section, which explains the methods of the game in a certain stage of the game, based on actual examples. The theory is presented in an interactive way, which means you can not only read the text of the lessons, but also to make moves on the board and work out unclear moves on the board.

Advantages of the program:
\342\231\224 High quality examples, all double-checked for correctness
\342\231\224 You need to enter all key moves, required by the teacher
\342\231\224 Different levels of complexity of the tasks
\342\231\224 Various goals, which need to be reached in the problems
\342\231\224 The program gives hint if an error is made
\342\231\224 For typical mistaken moves, the refutation is shown
\342\231\224 You can play out any position of the tasks against the computer
\342\231\224 Interactive theoretical lessons
\342\231\224 Structured table of contents
\342\231\224 The program monitors the change in the rating (ELO) of the player during the learning process
\342\231\224 Test mode with flexible settings
\342\231\224 Possibility to bookmark favorite exercises
\342\231\224 The application is adapted to the bigger screen of a tablet
\342\231\224 The application does not require an internet connection

The course includes a free part, in which you can test the program. Lessons offered in the free version is fully functional. They allow you to test the application in real world conditions before releasing the following topics:
1. Attacking the king in the center
2. Attacking the king when both sides castle to the same flank
3. Attacking the king when opponents castle to the opposite flanks
4. Attacking the king
5. The calculation mistakes
6. Training the technique of calculation
7. The "good" and the "bad" bishops
8. The bishop is stronger than the knight
9. The knight is stronger than the bishop
10. The bishops of opposite color in the middlegame
11. Bringing a piece out of play
12. Exploiting the open and semi-open files
13. Open and semi-open files and attacking the king
14. An outpost on an open or semi-open file
15. Fighting for an open file
16. Strong pawn center
17. Undermining the pawn center
18. Pieces against the pawn center
19. Pieces and pawns in the center
20. The center's role in flank operations
21. Two bishops in the middlegame
22. Two bishops in the endgame
23. Successful struggle against a bishop pair
24. The weak points in opponent's camp
25. The weakness of a complex of squares
26. About some strong points
27. The pawn weaknesses
28. The doubled pawns
29. A retarded pawn on a semi-open file
30. A passed pawn
31. Queen vs. two rooks
32. Queen vs. Rook and a minor piece
33. The queen vs. the three minor pieces
34. Compensation for the queen
35. Two rooks vs. three minor pieces
36. Two minor pieces vs. Rook (with pawns)
37. The rook vs. the minor piece and two pawns
38. Compensation for the rook
39. The minor piece vs. the three pawns