The Queen's Gambit Declined – GM Damian Lemos
The Queen’s Gambit is probably the most well-known opening on the planet now, thanks to a certain TV show… It was written about in the first-ever chess book over 500 years ago…
So it was about time to launch a Deep Dive on it! But the Queen’s Gambit complex is such a massive topic so it will be split over a few courses.
In this training, we’ll look at the Queen’s Gambit Declined (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6) from White’s perspective, focusing on the Tarrasch (3.Nc3 c5) and Exchange (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5) variations.
In the Tarrasch (Black plays an early …c5), we get to play against an isolated pawn in most cases.
With the Exchange (we play an early cxd5), we’ll benefit by swapping a wing pawn for a center pawn.
Both of these will give you a positional edge… and GM Lemos will show you how to exploit it to the MAX.
GM Lemos spent nearly a year analyzing instructive games (both classic and recent) and testing modern novelties against old favorites.
… also, in the last few years, AlphaZero REdiscovered it and loved it, choosing it as one of the best ways for White to play for a win.
Ready to learn the secrets of one of the TRUE chess openings?
A lot of players get put off by the sheer amount of theory they need to learn.
…or, they think they need to learn.
Is this course for me?
If you want to learn REAL Openings the Queen’s Gambit is the one for you! Get your opponents in the defensive from the start of the game.
Tactical Solutions to Positional Problems. Passive moves won’t cut it against strong players. I’ll show you some clever ways to come out on top and make the rest of the game nice and easy. See how Black’s pressure on d4 disappears after this combination!
- The Hidden Power of the Exchange Variation. Exchanging on d5 is seen as passive in other openings (French, Caro-Kann). Not here though! Discover why champions from Kasparov to Carlsen have chosen this line time and again.
- Dealing with the Tarrasch. The Tarrasch makes a lot of sense for Black – so you have to be prepared to deal with it. I teach you tried and tested ways to win games by exploiting the weak pawn structures Black ends up with.
Nearly 7 hours of video lessons, plus the 45-game PGN file AND the PDF course summary…
What you get is a completely sound repertoire that puts your opponents under massive pressure from the first few moves.
Enjoy this course!
Chapter 1: 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 d6, Part 1
Chapter 2: 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 d6, Part 2
Chapter 3: 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 d6, Part 3
Chapter 4: 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6, Part 1
Chapter 5: 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6, Part 2
Chapter 6: 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6, Part 3
Chapter 7: 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6, Part 4
Chapter 8: 1.b3 d5, Part 1
Chapter 9: 1.b3 d5, Part 2
Chapter 10: 1.b3 d5, Part 3
Chapter 11: 1.b3 d5, Part 4
Chapter 12: 1.b3 d5, Part 5
Chapter 13: 1.b3 Nf6, Part 1
Chapter 14: 1.b3 Nf6, Part 2
Chapter 15: 1.b3 c5
Chapter 16: 1.b3 a5