Defend with Honor

Hello ChessMood Family! Welcome to the course "Defend with Honor."

About This Course

While it's much more interesting to attack and have the initiative in our hands, sometimes opponents will attack us and we'll need to defend. 
Many chess players don't like to defend, however, hopefully, after watching this course, you'll do it with more pleasure. 
The key is to know the main principles and Grandmaster Johan Hellsten will teach you. 

The course is divided into the following sections:
1. Mobilization
2. Defensive exchange
3. Blockade 
4. Prophylaxis 
5. The brave King
6. The escaping King
7. Sacrifices 
8. Counterattack  
9. Intermediate Moves 
10. Obstruction 
11. Deflection
12. Perpetuals
13. Counterthreats
14. Tactical Tricks
15. Accepting Sacrifices
16. The Process of Elimination

Ready to become a better defender?
Let’s get started!

About Coach

GM Johan Hellsten
Name GM Johan Hellsten
Title GrandMaster
Rating 2550

Hellsten earned his international master title in 1995 and his grandmaster title in 2004.

In 2006, he won the Swedish Chess Championship. He played for Sweden in the Chess Olympiads of 1996, 2004 and 2006 and in the European Team Chess Championships of 1997, 2003 and 2005.

Hellsten is No. 4 ranked Swedish player.

What do you think about this course?


Claudio Thoux
10 months ago
Thank you GM Johan! Great section! ????????
10 months ago
Shahinur Haque
10 months ago
I like this section very much. Perhaps my self as positional style player i liked this more. Great contents really appreciate.
Pratham Lohakare
10 months ago
Mateo Jackson
10 months ago
Jean marc LEPRETRE
10 months ago
La défence est rarement un sujet de livre. excellente série.
WIM_Siranush Ghukasyan
10 months ago
Alex Bonillo
6 months ago
Robert J.
4 months ago
Great section, compliments very well other sections.