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GM Alex Mista is going over the Tarrash Variation: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 for White. Here he covers the most common response of Black: 3...Nf6, goes deep into several important games and ideas of the variation.

GM Andrey Stukopin goes over several important structures that arise after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7, dives into several underlying strategic ideas of the opening such as pawn storm, rook lift, spatial advantage and eternal knight as well as discuss several endgames that may arise out of the opening.

 

GM Alex Mista goes over how to play positions where you have a bishop pair. The topic is quite important as oftentimes, after your opponent made some opening mistakes (or fell into your amazing preparation), all you get is a bishop pair and a strong desire to win. Hopefully, after listening to the lecture, you will also have the ability to do so.

In this video, GM Andrey Stukopin is showing how to refute Black's knight-pinning attempt Bg4?! and play the arising structure after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 d6 5.d4 ed 6.cd.

GM Andrey Stukopin goes over positions that arise after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Re1 where Black doesn't play Bg4?! choosing more sound lines.

GM Andrey Stukopin explains how to play the London System for White. In particular, the analysis revolves around positions that arise after 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 and Black plays 5...e6 - quite important to learn as there is nothing like it that illustrates White's ideas in the London.

In this video, GM Andrey Stukopin goes over 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 Bf5 as well as other situations where Black plays Bf5 in the London. 

GM Andrey Stukopin goes over how to play the London System against the KID setup (Nf6-g6-Bg7): 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 g6 3.Nc3!? 

In this video, GM Vladimir Belous explains how to play against an isolated pawn. The pawn structure needs to be studied for both sides if one endevours to play it well. Therefore, it's recommended to watch the second video as well!

This is the second part of the series of videos on Isolated Pawn Structures. This time around, GM Vladimir Belous goes over how to play for the side with an isolated pawn. He covers plans related to f4-f5 and d4-d5 breaks, attack on the kingside, and usage of open files.

This lesson is quite important as sometimes even the best of us fall prey to thinking only about our own ideas while being absolutely ignorant of what it is that our opponent is trying to do, let alone how to stop it. The lesson will help you be more mindful of your opponent's intentions and help you figure out how to stop them while it is still not too late!

GM Andrey Stukopin goes over Queen's Gambit Accepted for Black. He covers 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dc 3.e3 lines, breaking them down into 3 arising pawn structures: Isolated, Symmetric and 3 vs 2 on the queen side.

In this lesson, GM Alex Mista goes over several complicated puzzles and guides you towards victory!