In GM Grandelius's Mind

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In GM Grandelius's Mind

In GM Grandelius's Mind

Course 12 episodes
(3 hours 52 min)
Creators GM Nils Grandelius

GM Nils Grandelius commentates on his best games!

From a promising junior to breaking into the world's top 50, GM Grandelius's journey offers invaluable insights to any chess player aspiring to turn professional.

With victories in the Abu Dhabi Masters 2015 and the prestigious Reykjavik Open 2023, GM Nils Grandelius has stacked up lots of experience in playing strong open tournaments.

 

As he climbed the rating ladder, he competed against the world's best in some of the toughest round-robin events and also was a second to GM Magnus Carlsen during the 2018 World Chess Championship.

In this course, GM Grandelius walks you through his journey, sharing not only his strategies and decision-making processes but also the mindset and practical tips that have guided him against opponents of different levels.

So, in addition to learning about pawn structures, openings, middlegames, and endgames, you’ll also get practical advice on how to approach lower-rated opponents who play for a draw, how to adjust your game based on specific time controls, and more!

Ready to dive in? Let’s go!

What you'll learn

  • How to play against lower-rated opponents who opt for drawish openings?
  • Strategies for navigating complicated and dynamic positions.
  • A common inaccuracy lower-rated players make against stronger opponents.
  • The small adjustments you can make when playing a tournament with 90+30 classical time control.
  • The psychological battle when a stronger player faces a lower-rated opponent.
  • Attacking ideas and typical sacrifices in an isolated Queen’s pawn structure.
  • The one factor to consider in attacking positions before calculating concrete variations.
  • How to punish the opponent when they break the opening principles?
  • Advice on how young players should focus on long-term growth over short-term results and much more.
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Course 12 episodes (3 hours 52 min)
Creators GM Nils Grandelius
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