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Grivas' Advanced Chess School (The Grivas Method) (Digital Download)

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Grivas' Advanced Chess School (The Grivas Method) (Digital Download)
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Join GM Efstratios Grivas (peak rating 2528) as he reveals the secrets of advanced chess!

How do masters outplay their lower-rated opponents with ease, often only needing a few seconds to find superior moves? This ability, which every master has had to learn, comes from understanding the interplay of the pieces.

Learn how to coordinate, combine and power up your pieces, and you will find it much easier to win games, whether with a crushing kingside attack or domination in the endgame.

In the 15+ hour Grivas’ Advanced Chess School, GM Efstratios Grivas reveals things like how to master the bishop pair and turn into a game-winning advantage. Pawn majorities, the minority attack. Learn how to create great positions and win games with this masterclass in GM technique.

Drawing on hundreds of instructive games, including every World Champion from Botvinnik to Carlsen, GM Grivas has created the ultimate, in-depth training on the skill that separates the masters from amateurs: technique.

Summary:

0. Introduction

  1. Welcome to the Advanced Chess School
  2. About Efstratios Grivas

1. The Bishop Pair

  1. Open Centre
    1. Introduction
    2. Rosenthal-Steinitz Vienna 1873
    3. Englisch-Steinitz London 1883
    4. Capablanca-Znosko-Borovsky Paris 1938
    5. Grivas-Barlov Kastel Stari 1988
    6. Kalesis-Grivas Corfu 1991
    7. Grivas-Dimitriadis Xilokastro 1984
    8. Carlsen-Nisipeanu Bazna 2011
    9. Capablanca-Vidmar New York 1927
    10. Schuh-Grivas Strasbourg 1984
    11. Carlsen-Adams Khanty-Mansiysk 2007
    12. Gurevich-Sandipan Gibraltar 2006
    13. Grivas-Kolomvas Amfissa 2010
  2. Semi-Open Centre
    1. Lasker-Steinitz Montreal 1894
    2. Carlsen-Van Wely Wijk aan Zee 2013
    3. Gulko-Radjabov Wijk aan Zee 2001
    4. Polugaevsky-Uhlmann Amsterdam 1970
    5. Uhlmann-Gligoric Hastings 1970
    6. Grivas-Popchev Ano Liosia 1993
  3. Closed Centre
    1. Grivas-Yilmaz Mersin 2009
    2. Bellia-Grivas Vinkovci 1989
    3. Timman-Karpov Hoogeveen 1999
    4. Kramnik-Illescas Dos Hermanas 1997
    5. Flohr-Botvinnik Leningrad 1933

2. Good Bishop vs. Bad Knight

  1. Face to Face
    1. Introduction
    2. Krnic-Flear Wijk aan Zee 1988
    3. Spassky-Fischer Santa Monica 1966
    4. Stoltz-Kashdan The Hague 1928
    5. Korchnoi-McShane Igualada 2005
    6. Liesege-Andersson Elista 1998
    7. Fischer-Taimanov Vancouver 1971
  2. Playing With a Partner
    1. Najdorf-Stahlberg Zuerich 1953
    2. Middelburg-Van Delft Leiden 2003
  3. Adding a Third Piece
    1. Ivanchuk-Kramnik Dortmund 2008
    2. Grivas-Khetsuriani Athens 2003
    3. Kasparov-Timman Wijk aan Zee 2000
    4. Miles-Dzindzichashvili Tilburg 1978
  4. The 4 vs. 4 Concept
    1. Fischer-Petrosian Buenos Aires 1971
    2. Grivas-Sideris Athens 2009
  5. Five And More
    1. Grivas-Melia Athens 2007
    2. Smyslov-Reshevsky Belgrade 1970
    3. Lautier-Sokolov Aix les Bains 2003
  6. The Usefulness of the ‘Bad’ Bishop
    1. Sznapik-Bukal Zagreb 1979
    2. Knaak-Plachetka Bratislava 1983
    3. Kimelfeld-Dvoretsky Moscow 1972
    4. Goetsche-Grivas Dortmund 1991

3. Good Knight vs. Bad Bishop

  1. Domination
    1. Introduction
    2. Schlechter-John Barmen 1905
    3. Matulovic-Fischer Vinkovci 1968
  2. Strong Outposts
    1. Smyslov-Rudakovsky Moscow 1945
    2. Anand-Kamsky Sanghi Nagar 1994
    3. Polgar-Anand Wijk aan Zee 1998
  3. The Fianchettoed Bishop
    1. Karpov-Browne San Antonio 1972
    2. Petrosian-Schmidt Skopje 1972
    3. Topalov-Adams Dortmund 1996
  4. Keeping Control
    1. Adams-Seirawan Bermuda 2000
    2. Haznedaroglu-Warakomski Pardubice 2007
    3. Knight Enviroment
    4. Ogaard-Flesch Oslo 1974
    5. Kasparov-Nunn Luzern 1982
  5. Endgame Theory
    1. Face to Face
    2. Example 1 Athens 2009
    3. Schlechter-Walbrodt Vienna 1898
    4. Torre-Jakobsen Amsterdam 1973
    5. Pachman-Hromadka Prague 1944
    6. Dolmatov-Drasko Sochi 1988
    7. Gdanski-Volzhin Oakham 1992
    8. Mednis-Schandorff Silkeborg 1988
    9. Nakamura-Hillarp Malmo/Copenhagen 2005
    10. Khalifman-Barua Las Vegas 1999
    11. Saidy-Fischer New York 1964
    12. Karpov-Kasparov Moscow 1984
    13. Example 2 Athens 2009
    14. Salov-Ljubojevic Buenos Aires 1994
  6. With Additional Pieces
    1. Anand-Radjabov Linares 2009
    2. Miles-Makarichev Oslo 1984
    3. Cherniaev-Frolyanov Krasnodar 2002
    4. Polgar-Adams Wijk aan Zee 2005
    5. Kupreichik-Gavrikov Frunze 1981

4. The Exchange Sacrifice

  1. Attack on the King – The Old Days
    1. Introduction
    2. Alekhine-Rubinstein Vilnius 1912
    3. Treybal-Spielmann Teplitz 1922
    4. Korchnoi-Geller Kiev 1954
    5. Keres-Szabo Budapest 1955
    6. Fischer-Minic Vinkovci 1968
  2. Attack on the King – The New Era
    1. Ivanchuk-Kramnik Dos Hermanas 1996
    2. Nikolic-Ribli Portoroz/Ljubljana 1985
    3. Kramnik-McShane London 2012
  3. The Strategic Concept
    1. Tolush-Botvinnik Moscow 1945
    2. Polugaevsky-Petrosian Moscow 1983
    3. Beliavsky-Kasparov Moscow 1981
    4. Almasi-Anand Groningen 1997
    5. Lautier-Topalov Elista 1998
    6. Topalov-Carlsen Wijk aan Zee 2007
  4. The Open File
    1. Selezniev- Alekhine Triberg 1921
    2. Liublinsky-Botvinnik Moscow 1943
    3. Karpov-Gelfand Linares 1993
  5. The Doubled Pawns
    1. Mariotti-Tseshkovsky Manila 1976
    2. Bareev-Giorgadze Moscow 1994
    3. Grischuk-Riazantsev Moscow 2009
    4. Tal-Kolarov Kapfenberg 1970
    5. Tal-Karpov Brussels 1987
    6. Movsesian-Kasparov Sarajevo 2000
  6. The Passive Concept
    1. Reshevsky-Petrosian Zurich 1953
    2. Tal-Petrosian Riga 1958
    3. Portisch-Petrosian San Antonio 1972
    4. Ljubojevic-Portisch Petropolis 1973
    5. Kasparov-Andersson Moscow 1981
    6. Solak-Wells Gothenburg 2005
    7. Grischuk-Giri Beijing 2013
    8. Aronian-Carlsen Linares 2009

5. Majority and minority

  1. Pawn Majority – Introduction
    1. The Majority in the Opening
    2. Stearns-Baburin San Francisco 1981
    3. Anand-Shirov Linares 1997
    4. Kasparov-Kramnik Wijk aan Zee 2001
    5. Miles-Karpov Biel 1992
    6. Salov-Gurevich Leningrad 1987
  2. The Majority in the Middlegame
    1. Lautier-Timman Moscow 1994
    2. Carlsen-Jakovenko Nanjing 2009
    3. Grivas-Peng Wijk aan Zee 2008
    4. Botvinnik-Capanlanca Rotterdam 1938
    5. Grivas-Nikolaidis Ano Liosia 1992
    6. Grivas-Kramnik Dortmund 1992
  3. The Majority in the Endgame
    1. Ljubojevic-Ivanchuk Buenos Aires 1994
    2. Karpov-Jussupow Dortmund 1997
    3. Short-Ehlvest Tallinn/Parnu 1998
    4. Psakhis-Pinter Szirak 1986
  4. The Minority Attack – Introduction
    1. Analysis – Plans
    2. Category 1 – Flexible Pawn Structures
    3. Capablanca-Lasker Havana 1921
    4. Andersson-Rivas Hastings 1981
    5. Category 2 – Fixed Pawn Structures
    6. The Passive Defence
    7. Byrne-Eliskases Helsinki 1952
    8. Reshevsky-Myagmarsuren Sousse 1967
    9. The Other Side’s Initiative
    10. Flohr-Ragozin Moscow/Leningrad 1939
    11. Karpov-Beliavsky Tilburg 1986
    12. Fischer-Petrosian Belgrade 1970
  5. The Light-squared Bishops’ Exchange
    1. Trifunovic-Pirc Saltsjobaden 1948
    2. Agdestein-Hansen Espoo 1989
    3. The …b5 Plan
    4. Pachman-Averbakh Saltsjobaden 1952
    5. Radjabov-Bruzon Biel 2006
    6. The …c5 Plan
    7. Pachman-Ragozin Saltsjobaden 1948
    8. Portisch-Beliavsky Brussels 1988
    9. Van Wely-Sokolov Wijk aan Zee 1995
    10. The …cxb5 and …a5 Plan
    11. Portisch-Beliavsky Linares 1989
    12. Capablanca’s Manoeuvre
    13. Alekhine-Capablanca Buenos Aires 1927
    14. Nikolic-Kramnik Monte Carlo 1988
    15. Portisch-Kasparov Skelleftea 1989
    16. Wang Yue-Carlsen Dresden 2008

6. Edged Pieces

  1. The Really Bad Piece
    1. Introduction
    2. Svidler-Harikrishna Gibraltar 2009
    3. Geller-Velimirovic Havana 1971
    4. Yilmaz-Erdogdu Bursa 2009
    5. Karpov-Kasparov Valencia 2009
    6. Kharlov-Vaulin St. Petersburg 1998
    7. Lputian-Tukmakov Moscow 1983
  2. Attacking the King
    1. Kasparov-Karpov Valencia 2009
    2. Karpov-Kasparov Linares 1993
    3. Rogers-Milos Manila 1992
  3. Playing on the Other Side
    1. Kasparov-Karpov Moscow 1984
    2. Arakhamia-Kersten Muenster 1993
    3. Grivas-Shahtahtinsky Athens 2004
  4. Long-term Compensation
    1. Gelfand-Leko Jermuk 2009
    2. Shirov-Kasparov Dortmund 1992
    3. Kramnik-Vallejo Monte Carlo 2005
    4. When the Long-term Compensation Fails
    5. Short-Sokolov London 2009
    6. Lasker-Steinitz Moscow 1896
    7. Parginos-Grivas Athens 2007
    8. Malakhatko-Parginos Athens 2007