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skipper chess

skipper chess 1 year ago

Sir, why can't I download the PGN files?
Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 year ago

They are only for PRO MEMBERS, as well as the Pirc, Modren, Alekhine and d4 sidelines.
Arturo Cuellar

Arturo Cuellar 1 year ago

Thank you very much GM Avetik!, I intend to become promember, just to know what to play against the Rossolimo variation in the order move 5.0-0 instead of 5.d3 and 5.d3 6.0-0. Do you have anything prepared against this? 
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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

Hey Arturo! 
Yeah, I'm going to add it in the courses soon. To show what is the downside of early 0-0 and how to play for Black. 
jedy diaz

jedy diaz 1 year ago

I would like to ask a question regarding the accelerated dragon course. Can I use the move order of hyper accelerated dragon 2. ... g6 instead of 2. ... Nc6 to avoid Rossolimo lines and only learn accelerated dragon, sicilian sidelines and maroczy structures against 1. e4?
An Illusion

An Illusion 1 year ago

Jedy,

Coach touches on that in some of his Webinars, Chess online 1600-2400, etc.  He says that if you enter the Accelerated Dragon via 2. ... g6 you have to contend with other things.  For example, you need to deal with 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4   or 3. c3.   These lines tend to present some issues for Black and we can avoid them all with 2. ... Nc6.

You should not fear the Rossolimo.  If I ask you right now, can you give me a line that troubles you as Black vs. the Rossolimo, I would be willing to bet that you cannot!  My "fear" was based on some cursory reading about how this 3. Bb5 is all the rage, etc. but if you go through the lines coach recommends, I think you will prefer these to facing the 4. Qxd4 or 3. c3 lines.  Black is fine in the Rossolimo.

jedy diaz

jedy diaz 1 year ago

I was considering the move order of 2. ... g6 to lessen the amount of theory to learn but this gave me a new perspective. Thank you!
Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 year ago

Hyper accelerated dragon, in some lines, can lead to classical dragon pawn structure or semi - dragon and schevenningen strucutre. If you are prepared to play there pawn structure, I think it's good.
Bill S.

Bill S. 1 year ago

I'm very impressed with the courses that I've looked at so far (Benko, Maroczy, Grand Prix vs 2...e6). I've been convinced that I should play these lines and I plan to become a pro member soon.

I do have a few questions:

1. There used to be the start of a Najdorf course. What happened to it?

2. Will there be a further course on the Reti/English, for lines that don't transpose to the Maroczy?

3. In the anti-Sicilian course, it seems that the lines are designed for Najdorf players (with an early ...d6). What is recommended vs 2. Nc3 if you want to play the Accelerated Dragon (2...Nc6, 2...g6)?

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

Hey Bill! 
Thank you very much. 
Good questions. 

1 Najdorf we decided to remove for now, as it's a very complicated one, and it's tough to understand even for Grandmasters. Why to play somewhere e5, weaken the d6 pawn, give d5 pawn. 
In future, if you do one bad move, you get big problems. 
While accelerated dragon is very easily to learn and it's super practical. 
As our PRO Members see during the streams, there are very rare cases, when I don't get advantage in less then 15 moves, against someone lower 2400. 

2. English is coming 
3. True. The Sicilian Sidelines course, playing against 2.Nc3 will be replaced with 2...Nc6 instead of 2...d6. 


Arturo Cuellar

Arturo Cuellar 1 year ago

In the antisicilian course, against Tiviakov variation, 1.e4 c5, 2.Nc3 Nc6, 3.Bb5!? this variaton is not covered in this antisicilian course, although it reverses the order 2...Nc6 with 2...d6 :-) Could you please the Tiviakov variation? 
GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

Arturo, as I said to Bill in the above comment, it'll be replaced with 2...Nc6.