It’s human nature to make mistakes. In Chess, an early mistake can lose you the game instantly, or at the least, lead to a long-term disadvantage. Avoiding mistakes in the opening and even learning from mistakes is a valuable tool to improve your chess.
Chess is a complex game. You will not find an answer for each possible move, but Ruslan Ponomariov, former FIDE World Champion, demonstrates basic patterns that will help you navigate through the game more easily. Focusing on the most important things - the themes are universal - thus helpful for a beginner, amateur, chess coach or professional. All examples are taken from Ponomariov’s long career. Don’t put it off - learn from the best and move forward to chess improvement! Themes include: Weak opening preparation, Overpreparation, What to do with opening surprises, Development, Safety of the king, Importance of the centre, Pseudo-activity, Good and bad openings, Importance of pawn structure, Playing against the opponent.
• Video running time: 7 hours 21 minutes
• With interactive training including video feedback