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Happy Pieces: The Art of Keeping Your Army Happy

Happy Pieces: The Art of Keeping Your Army Happy

Imagine there’s a President who wants to take his country forward. He works hard day and night.

But what if his ministers spend most of their time on vacations, not doing what they’re supposed to do.

That would mean, even despite the President’s efforts, his country would not make much progress.

The same applies to chess. 

In this case, you are the President and your pieces are the ministers. 

Your job is to give them a fulfilling role to unlock their full potential, contribute to the position and improve your chances of winning!

In this course, our Grandmaster coaches will show you how to do precisely all of that! 

Below are some of the positions taken from the course:

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Our Grandmasters will ask you many questions throughout the video. Please think over them because this will help you grasp the ideas better. 

As you apply what you learn here to your games, you’ll get better at piece play and become a stronger positional player who’s capable of converting equal-looking positions.

Let’s jump in!

What you'll learn

  • The most underrated(and fun!) question to improve your pieces, which anyone can use, from a beginner to a GM. 
  • How to find a job for your pieces in different positions — openings, middlegames, closed positions, attacking positions, etc.
  • The strategy for every individual piece to play at their full potential in a position.

Lesson Plan

109 episode(s) 5 hours 22 min
5

Students give this course an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

Naresh Jhunjhnuwala
Naresh Jhunjhnuwala
Loved it. Please keep adding new courses in the "Happy Pieces"
Loved it. Please keep adding new courses in the "Happy Pieces"
Shirley D
Shirley D
Hunan Rostomyan
Hunan Rostomyan
Wonderful, accessible lessons on how to make the most of a position. To steal from the famous saying, it teaches what to do when there isn't anything obvious to do.
Wonderful, accessible lessons on how to make the most of a position. To steal from the famous saying, it teaches what to do when there isn't anything obvious to do.
Kevin Sun
Kevin Sun
Great job Avetik
Great job Avetik
Christoph Serrer
Christoph Serrer
So far my favourite course. I am really excited to soo more interesting ideas! I really loved Nepos moves: Kd7, Qg8 to h7. Keep going,!
So far my favourite course. I am really excited to soo more interesting ideas! I really loved Nepos moves: Kd7, Qg8 to h7. Keep going,!
Tanmoy Mitra
Tanmoy Mitra
A good strategical concept.
A good strategical concept.
Devansh Shah
Devansh Shah
Quite unique course with new creative ideas
Quite unique course with new creative ideas
Sriram M
Sriram M
This course, along with the Commented Classical Games, have skyrocketed my middle game play! Now that I think about it, in every game, mopenings are the area where I make some inaccuracy or mistake. Thank you Coach Avetik, excited for more!
This course, along with the Commented Classical Games, have skyrocketed my middle game play! Now that I think about it, in every game, mopenings are the area where I make some inaccuracy or mistake. Thank you Coach Avetik, excited for more!
Giorgos Kechagias
Giorgos Kechagias
Wonderful, waiting for the next sections. Most trainers do not care about their pupils; they do not pay attention to important mopening and middlegame skills.
Wonderful, waiting for the next sections. Most trainers do not care about their pupils; they do not pay attention to important mopening and middlegame skills.
Sharan Sridhar
Sharan Sridhar
loved it
loved it
WIM_Siranush Ghukasyan
WIM_Siranush Ghukasyan
GS
GS
skipper chess
skipper chess
Sven Rettieck
Sven Rettieck
Very instructive and easy to understand. Maybe not so easy to follow in my own games :-)
Very instructive and easy to understand. Maybe not so easy to follow in my own games :-)
Nils Philipp
Nils Philipp
I really enjoyed this course. It was a nice reminder of the the concept of "talking to pieces". Looking forward to any new sections.
I really enjoyed this course. It was a nice reminder of the the concept of "talking to pieces". Looking forward to any new sections.
Shahinur Haque
Shahinur Haque
Furiosi Alessio
Furiosi Alessio
Very instructive course! you learn how to use your pieces and enjoy better positions!!
Very instructive course! you learn how to use your pieces and enjoy better positions!!
Mary Lea
Mary Lea
OG Urcan
OG Urcan
Claudio Thoux
Claudio Thoux
Great! Just waiting for more happy pieces lessons!
Great! Just waiting for more happy pieces lessons!
GM Avetik Grigoryan
GM Avetik Grigoryan

After having a successful playing career where he became the Armenian Champion in 2010, GM Avetik Grigoryan found his passion for chess coaching and switched to it full-time. 

Since then, he has guided many ambitious players to become Grandmasters and International Masters and has over 10 years of coaching experience.

He believes anyone can improve at chess, with the right mood and proper direction. And with that vision, he founded ChessMood in 2018.

After having a successful playing career where he became the Armenian Champion in 2010, GM Avetik Grigoryan found his passion for chess coaching and switched to it full-time. 

Since then, he has guided many ambitious players to become Grandmasters and International Masters and has over 10 years of coaching experience.

He believes anyone can improve at chess, with the right mood and proper direction. And with that vision, he founded ChessMood in 2018.

Course 109 episodes (5 hours 22 min)
Creators GM Avetik Grigoryan
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