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MASTER METHOD - The Lenderman Method - GM Alex Lenderman - Over 14 hours of Content!

GM Alex Lenderman


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This superb 15 hour course from Super GM Alex Lenderman (peak Elo 2636) reveals his method for playing dynamic, attacking chess. In each of the 8 chapters, GM Lenderman looks at a different type of sacrifice, from pawns in the opening all the way to Queens in the middlegame!

The aim of each sacrifice is to upset the balance and exchange material for activity, an attack or a long-term positional advantage, such as obtaining a key square or the bishop pair. It’s this ability to disrupt play and dictate proceedings that separate the very best players from everyone else.

GM Lenderman breaks down the inner workings of some of the most brilliant, creative play, lucidly explaining how and why the ideas work, giving you a rich repertoire of attacking – and, in some cases, defensive – resources.

Uniquely, Alex has chosen some little-known brilliancies by the strongest players on the planet – the chess computers – to illustrate ways we can take our chess understanding to the very highest level. These games supplement the finest work of human geniuses such as Kasparov, Tal and Nezhmetdinov.

Includes a 1 hour bonus of Alex playing online blitz, voicing his thoughts and analysis in real time plus a fascinating insight into his personal philosophy and best advice for improving players in a Q&A session!


Part 1: Dynamic Pawn Sacrifices and Gambits

  1. The Smith-Morra Gambit: Berg-Luch
  2. Snowballing the Initiative: Stockfish-Bobcat
  3. Tearing Open the Kingside: Komodo-Stockfish
  4. Rapid Development: Stockfish-Vajolet2
  5. Pushing Pieces Back: Petrov-van Foreest

Part 2: Positional Pawn Sacrifices and Gambits

  1. Tying Up the Opponent: Fire 5-Bobcat
  2. Opening the Center: Komodo-Critter
  3. The Tal Gambit: Vajolet2-Naum
  4. Hidden Compensation: Jonny8-Stockfish
  5. Attacking the King: Naum-Stockfish

Part 3: Dynamic Middlegame Pawn Sacrifices

  1. Playing Against the King
  2. Restricting the Enemy Forces
  3. Improving Your Pieces
  4. Winning with Passed Pawns: Spassky-Petrosian

Part 4: Long-term Positional Advantages

  1. Superior Piece Coordination
  2. Winning with the Bishop Pair
  3. The Blockade
  4. Defensive Pawn Sacrifices

Part 5: Double Pawn Sacrifices

  1. Overwhelming Initiative: Zherebukh-Onischuk
  2. Relentless Energetic Play
  3. Punishing Materialistic Players: Rybka-Ginkgo
  4. Initiative Without Queens

Part 6: Mastering the Exchange Sacrifice

  1. Hidden Venom in the QGA: Javakhishvili-Edouard
  2. An Exchange for an Attack: Movsesian-Kasparov
  3. Sacrificing the Exchange for the Bishop Pair
  4. Other Positional Exchange Sacrifices: Anand-Mamedyarov
  5. Defensive Exchange Sacrifices

Part 7: Piece Sacrifices

  1. Minor Piece Gambits: Topalov-Kramnik
  2. Piece Sacrifices on d5: Fischer-Rubinetti
  3. Sacrificing Pieces for Pawns: The Baron-Hannibal
  4. Positional Piece Sacrifices: Weser-Lenderman

Part 8: Positional Queen Sacrifices

  1. Queen Sacrifices in the Opening: Mamedyarov-Brkic
  2. Dynamic Queen Sacrifices: Nezhmetdinov-Chernikov
  3. A Queen for the Bishop Pair: Izoria-Petrosian
  4. Sacrificing the Queen for the Initiative: Kramnik-Kasparov
  5. Defensive Queen Sacrifices: Lenderman-Bajarani

Bonus: Live Blitz with GM Alex Lenderman

Bonus: Q&A Session with GM Alex Lenderman

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Additional Information

Manufacturer iChess.net
Host GM Alex Lenderman
Popular Collections Master Method
Publication Date Mar 7, 2017
Runtime 15 hours
Hardware Requirements Standard DVD Player
Region Lock None - Playable Anywhere