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1. Capturing pieces (part 1)
2. Capturing pieces (part 2)
3. Threat
4. Castle
5. En-pasant, promotion of the pawn
6. Goal of the game. Check. Mate
7. Draw
8. Pieces and their value
9. Defense. Exchanging pieces
10. Zugzwang
11. Chess notation
12. Permissions and obligations of a chess player
13. Mating with heavy pieces
14. Mate with 2 rooks
15. Mating with queen
16. Mating with 1 rook
17. How to win a game, having a big material advantage
18. Short games analyzes
19. Tactical motives. What is a chess combination (part 1)
20. Tactical motives. What is a chess combination (part 2)
21. Tactical motives. What is a chess combination (part 3)
22. Tactical motives. What is a chess combination (part 4)
23. Tactical motives. What is a chess combination (part 5)
24. Tactical motives. What is a chess combination (part 6)
25. Tactical motives. What is a chess combination (part 7)
26. Competition in solving problems
27. Famous games
28. How to start a game of chess
29. Principles of fast development
30. The importance of center in a chess game
31. Flexible pawn chains
32. Combination solving tournament
33. When the move is made too early
34. Harmony between pieces
35. Weak square f7
36. Puzzles tourney
37. Chess classics
38. How to play an endgame
39. Using an advantage to win a game
40. Mating with a knight and a bishop
41. King and the pawn vs. King
42. What is square in chess?
43. Opposition
44. Key squares
45. Geometric motives
46. King and the pawn (a, h) vs. King
47. King and any pawn vs. King
48. Using geometric motives
49. Space advantage
50. Solving exercises
51. Analyzing famous games
52. Overview of openings
53. Kings Gambit
54. Central Gambit
55. North Gambit
56. Bishop opening
57. Knight opening
58. Latvian gambit
59. Solving problems competition
60. Chess classics


1. What is a pin (part 1)
2. What is a pin (part 2)
3. What is a fork (part 1)
4. What is a fork (part 2)
5. Discovered threats
6. Discovered check (part 1)
7. Discovered check (part 2)
8. Double check
9. What is a combination?
Combinations using bishops on open diagonals
10. Bishop sacrifices on h7/h2
11. Combinations using knights (part 1)
12. Combinations using knights (part 2)
13. Pawn combinations (part 1)
14. Pawn combinations (part 2)
15. Combinations with heavy pieces (part 1)
16. Combinations with heavy pieces (part 2)
17. Typical combinations using coordinated pieces (part 1)
18. Typical combinations using coordinated pieces (part 2)
19. Brilliant chess games
20. Deception combinations (part 1)
21. Deception combinations (part 2)
22. Blockading combinations (part 1)
23. Blockading combinations (part 2)
24. Abstraction combinations
25. Releasing squares combinations
26. Releasing lines combinations
27. Covering squares combinations
28. Removing defense
29. Capturing the important squares
30. Removing opponent blockades
31. Using ideas in combinations
32. Isolation and covering
33. Chess puzzles
34. Traps in chess
35. Chess classics
36. Attacking the uncastled king (part 1)
37. Attacking the uncastled king (part 2)
38. Attacking with kings on the same side (part 1)
39. Attacking with kings on the same side (part 2)
40. Attacking with opposite castled kings (part 1)
41. Attacking with opposite castled kings (part 2)
42. Endings-Winning ending with extra pawn
43. Passing pawns in endings
44. Protected passing pawn in endings
45. Queen vs. passing pawn (2)
47. Draw-Having a huge material advantage
48. Basic rook endings
49. Typical ideas in rook endings
50. Endings- When bishop is stronger that a knight (2)
52. Endings- Same color bishops
53. Endings- Different color bishops
54. Good and bad bishops
55. Strong and weak squares
56. Pawn weaknesses
57. Open line
58. 7th (2nd) row
59. Chess classics
60. Brilliance in chess


1. Observation of openings
2. Open openings. Philidor defense
3. Russian opening
4. Solving problems event
5. Scottish Gambit
6. Scottish Gambit
7. Evans Gambit
8. Italian defense
9. Combination solving tournament
10. Hungarian Opening
11. 2 knights opening
12. 4 knights opening
13. Combination solving tournament
14. Ponziani opening
15. Austrian Opening
16. Ruy Lopez opening
17. Combination solving tournament
18. Winning in 2 moves
19. Chess classics
20. Calculation blunders
21. Training calculation technique
22. Good and bad bishops/knights:
when the knight is better than a bishop and when
the bishop is better than a knight
23. Different color bishop in the middlegame
24. Using “bad” pieces
25. Open lesson
26. Using open and half-open lines
27. Attacking the king using open lines
28. Using outpost with open lines
29. Fighting for open lines
30. Strong pawn center
31. Attacking the pawn center
32. Pieces vs. pawn center
33. Pawn-pieces center
34. The role of center in side attacks
35. 2 bishops in the middlegame and endgame
36. Combination competition
37. Chess classics
38. Weak points in opponent structure
39. Weak pawn chains
40. Strong squares
41. Pawn weaknesses
42. Doubled pawns
43. Lonely pawn on half-open line
44. Passing pawn
45. Queen vs. 2 rooks
46. Queen vs. rook and a light piece
47. Queen vs. 3 light pieces
48. Compensation for a queen
49. 2 rooks vs. 3 light pieces
50. 2 light pieces vs. rook and pawns
51. Rook vs. a light piece and 2 pawns
52. Compensation for a rook
53. Light piece vs. 3 pawns
54. Compensation for a light piece
55. Useful positions
56. Geometry of a board. Pushing pieces a side
57. Endings with passing pawns for both sides
58. Endings with blocked pawns for both
59. Break through
60. A better pawn chain
61. Using tempo
62. Active king
63. Transition to the pawn ending as a
tool for realization of advantage


1. Half-open openings(general lesson,
Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann, Modern Defence)
2. 1.e4 miscellaneous (1…b6, 1…Nf6, 1…Nc6)
3. Scandinavian Opening
4. French Defence 1
5. French Defence 2
6. Combination solving event
7. Modern Defence
8. Caro-Kann Opening 1
9. Caro-Kann Opening 2
10. Etudes solving tournament
11. Sicilian avoid lines
(Alapin, 2.b3, 2.f4, 2.d3, 2.Nc3, 3.Bb5+, 3.Qxd4)
12. Sicilian Paulsen
13. Sicilian Sveshnikov 1
14. Sicilian Sveshnikov 2
15. “Predict-a-Move” event
16. Sicilian Najdorf 1
17. Sicilian Najdorf 2
18. Sicilian Dragon 1
19. Sicilian Dragon 2
20. Famous miniatures
21. Sicilian Scheveningen 1
22. Sicilian Scheveningen 2
23. Calculation technique training
24. Isolated pawn: strong or weak?
25. The “loose pawns”
26. Typical pawn structures 1
27. Typical pawn structures 2
28. Blitz tournament, theme: half-open openings
29. Exchange sacrifice
30. Basic knight endgames
31. Positions with unusual material report
(ex. rook against 5 pawns)
32. Complex knight endgames
33. Complex rook endgames
34. Evaluate a position:
3 positions with complex strategic issues
35. Basic queen endgames (Q+P vs. Q)
36. Complex queen endgames
37. Combination solving event
38. Calculation technique: theoretical issue
39. Opening traps: half-open openings
40. Transition from the opening to the middlegame 1
41. Transition from the opening to the middlegame 2
42. Practicing endgames: group members playing
10 min-games from complex endgame positions
43. Analyzing your game:
analysis of 2-3 games of the group members
44. The “double bishop sacrifice”
45. Rook vs. 2 pieces: middlegame
46. Rook vs. 2 pieces: endgame
47. Combination solving event
48. Criteria for evaluating a position 1
49. Criteria for evaluating a position 2
50. Evaluating complex strategically positions:
practical lesson
51. Famous WCH match games: The K-K struggle
52. Puzzle solving event
53. From middle game to endgame
54. Complex pawn endgames
55. Using the long diagonal
56. “Predict-a-Move” event
57. Open files as a factor of attacking the king
58. Using a lead in development
59. Exposed kings position as a strategic factor
60. Combination solving event


1. Analysis of students games
2. Pawns endgames
3. Minority attack
4. The positional sacrifice 1
5. How to play openings
6. Rooks endgames
7. Chess classics
8. “Bluff” in chess
9. Practice positions
10. Finding the best plan in a chess game
11. Etudes solving competition
12. Coverage of latest GM games
13. Queens endgames
14. The positional sacrifice 2
15. Defending a difficult position
16. Positional understanding
17. Chess by Aaron Nimzovich part 1
18. Candidate moves; how to choose a move
19. The “double bishop sacrifice”
20. Open files as a factor of attacking the king
21. Evaluate a position:
3 positions with complex strategic issues
22. Working on special opening needs
23. Chess by Aaron Nimzovich part 2
24. Analysis of students games
25. Bishops endgames
26. Famous games analyzed from
the Kasparov-Karpov matches
27. Strategies of openings
28. The Poisoned Pawn b2: take or not?
29. Positional exercises
30. Capablanca-Alkehin famous match
31. Analyzing student games
32. Knights endgames
33. Practice middlegame positions.
34. The basics on prophylaxis in chess
35. Important ideas in middlegames
36. Exchange sacrifice
37. Pawn chains
38. Tactical vision in a chess game
39. Play like a  Grandmaster by Kotov-Examples
40. Complicated endgames
41. The Gambits
42. Strategies in modern chess openings
43. Main lines in openings of world chess champions
44. The classical and the modern blockade
45. Exchanging the right pieces
46. Delayed castling
47. How to defend against attack
48. Saving bad positions
49. Importance of chess center
50. Isolated pawns
51. Passed pawns
52. Choosing a candidate move

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