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6 Maroczy Bind

6. Maroczy Bind

Course 47 episodes
(3 hours 34 min)
Creators GM Avetik Grigoryan GM Hrant Melkumyan

Imagine if you could prepare 4 different openings by learning just 1 setup. And by doing so you could also improve at chess strategy.

Sounds great, right? You’d save hours in opening preparation and raise your level of chess understanding. 

And if you’re wondering what that setup is, it is the Maroczy Bind. In this course, you're going to learn everything about it from a Grandmaster

Here are a few openings where it could occur — Sicilian Accelerated Dragon, English opening, Benko Gambit, Reti...


In this video course, our Grandmasters will show you the most important ideas and moves you need to know in this setup in this video course.

Below are some positions from the course:

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Many 2650+ Grandmasters employ this setup in top-level practice. One of them is our own GM Hrant Melkumayan, a specialist of this line who has been a regular part of the top 100 players in the world.

He has contributed his expertise in this video course and his high-level insights have helped make this course even better. 

So get ready to prepare for 4 openings at once and improve your chess understanding in the process. 

Let’s begin!

What you'll learn

  • The ideas and plans for both sides in the Maroczy Bind setup
  • What the ‘Room Concept’ is and how to play when you have less space. 
  • Which are the happy and unhappy pieces for both sides, how to maneuver them, and which ones you should exchange.

Lesson Plan

47 episode(s) 3 hours 34 min

Students give this course an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

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Course 47 episodes (3 hours 34 min)
Creators GM Avetik Grigoryan GM Hrant Melkumyan
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