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Marvellous Chess Classes - #3

April 19, 2023 7:59 AM | George Supol

This week (Thursday, April 20) at 7:00 PM, has our third Marvellous Chess class. 

This is an online class taught by FM Michael Humphreys. There's new lower pricing (see below)!

Marvellous Chess (MC) means targeted online chess instruction that:

  • is practical and useful, yet inspiring and creative;
  • you can quickly add to your Monday night tournament-play repertoire;
  • you choose in order to meet your specific needs and interests; and
  • you take less frequently and on an ad hoc basis, thereby lowering both your overall time and financial commitments

MC is targeted at club players who are at the intermediate or advanced level. Most players in our U1400 tournament section will benefit from this class as will many players from our U1800 section. Over the course of 90 minutes, students will receive instruction on three different topics (30 minutes per topic).

This week's three topics are as follows:

1. The Vancura Position

Rook and Pawn endgames have a reputation for being quite drawish, but this is only true when the defending side knows their stuff! In this lesson learn how to make the most of your defensive chances even two pawns down!

2. Defending Against the Jobava London System

The Jobava London System is characterized by the opening moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bf4 (or 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bf4).  It is quite popular amongst amateurs and grandmasters alike.  One of its selling points is that white can employ a set of very simple attacking schemes which can be very difficult to defend against without prior experience in this variation. Since this opening can be employed against both 1...d5 and 1...Nf6, virtually every player with the black pieces will be required to defend against it at least occasionally. In this lesson you will learn how to tackle this opening head-on, reveal white's pawn advances on the kingside to merely be weaknesses, and reduce your opponent to positional bankruptcy.

3. Anand vs. Carlson 2007

In this lesson, we will examine a modern classic played between Viswanathan Anand against Magnus Carlsen in the 2007 Morelia/Linares Super Tournament.  Knowledge of this game is essential for anyone who plays the mainlines of the Ruy Lopez or wishes to improve their skills as an attacker.



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What a great selection of topics!

A single drop-in class for Marvellous Chess, with  the 20% ACC member's discount, is now only $20.00 incl HST ($25 incl HST for non-members). Four-class bundles are also available. This is our special pricing to promote the Marvellous Chess theme.

Registering for the class will help you improve your game, and possibly even give you a winning edge in your ACC tournament game this next Monday evening.

Remember that knowledge is power!

Link to our original news post on Marvellous Chess.


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