Master the Modern: the breathtaking Beefeater Variation

Unlock the excitement of the Beefeater Variation (1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3 5.bxc3 f5?!) in this 60-minute video course! Dive into an aggressive and daring strategy where Black gives up the dark-squared bishop early to disrupt White's pawn structure. This bold approach is perfect for those who want to play for the win from the very first moves. In this course, we focus on the most dynamic line, 5...f5!?. This idea promises thrilling, high-stakes play.

Free sample video: 6.g4

Key Strategies for White:
1. Maximising the Dark-Squared Bishop: Learn how to leverage your bishop for a decisive advantage.
2. Aggressive Breakthroughs: Master the art of launching powerful attacks on the kingside or centre, before Black can solidify their position.
3. Pressuring Black: Develop techniques to keep Black on the defensive and unable to capitalise on your doubled pawns.

Key Strategies for Black:
1. Targeting Doubled Pawns: Discover effective tactics to attack and capture White's compromised pawns.
2. Accurate Defence: Learn precise defensive manoeuvres to counter White's aggressive play.
3. Exploiting White's Overreach: Find opportunities to turn White's overzealous attacks to your advantage.

This clash of ideas results in a sharp and exhilarating battle on the board. Rather than prescribing a fixed repertoire, this course is designed to inspire you with innovative ideas and strategic plans. Elevate your chess game with the Beefeater Variation—embrace the thrill and complexity of this cutting-edge opening strategy!


Sample video


  • 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3 5.bxc3
  • Introduction
  • 5...f5 6.g4 fxg4 7.h3 g3
  • 5...f5 6.g4 fxg4 7.e4
  • 5...f5 6.h4 Nf6 7.h5 Rg8 8.hxg6 hxg6 9.Qa4
  • 5...f5 6.h4 Nf6 7.h5 Rg8 8.hxg6 hxg6 9.Nf3
  • 5...f5 6.e4 fxe4 7.h4 d6 8.h5
  • 5...f5 6.f3
  • 5...f5 6.g3 Qa5 7.Qb3
  • 5...f5 6.Nf3 Qa5 7.Qc2 Nf6
  • 5...f5 6.Nf3 Qa5 7.Qc2 d6
  • 5...f5 6.Bg5
  • Outro
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