22 May 2017

12-year old Magnus Carlsen’s amazing queen sacrifice

Attack is one of the most important and essential skills in chess. You cannot win a chess game if you cannot attack. But many chess players don’t know where to attack and how to start an attack. The right plan is required to deliver a proper and successful attack.

Even the first undisputed world chess champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, used to say that “Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack.

Today our guest coach CM Tryfon Gavriel has prepared a very instructive video lesson for you. In this video, he will show you a great game played by the 12-year old Magnus Carlsen, where the current World Champion had delivered a successful attack with an amazing Queen sacrifice.
Magnus Carlsen
Suggestion: you may also like to see Magnus Carlsen’s immortal chess game!

You’ll also learn about the following in this lesson:

  • Flexibility and coordination of your pieces
  • Manoeuvring
  • Importance of the space advantage
  • Power of the queen-bishop battery
  • Pawn breakthrough
  • And lots more

Author information

Tryfon Gavriel is a FIDE Candidate Master (CM) with a rating of 2170. He has over 35 years of playing actively both online and offline.
Tryfon GavrielHe won the Lloyds Under-18 national UK tournament in 1989, and was awarded with the trophy by Grandmaster and PHD Mathematician Dr John Nunn. He also played twice in the main British Chess Championship.

P.S. Did you enjoy watching the game? What is your impression about Tryfon’s lesson? Feel free to write your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.

Quick success in chess

20 May 2017

Get GM Igor Smirnov’s best collection of premium videos for FREE!

In recent times many of my students had requested for me to provide them (and also you) with instructive video lessons. As some of you might know, I’ve a busy schedule and that’s why I was not able to prepare video lessons regularly for you. However, I’m doing my best to coordinate with our guest coaches and give you high quality lessons.
Meanwhile, in an effort to fulfil the requests of some of my students I’ve decided to do something special. I’m providing everyone with an opportunity to get some of my best collection of premium videos, the “GM Smirnov’s Bundle” for FREE! 🙂
Yes, we’re conducting a “Like and Comment“ contest on our RCA Facebook page. So how does this contest work and how do you participate to get my premium video collection for FREE?

About the contest

The contest rules are very simple. All you need to do is:
1) ‘Like’ and ‘comment’ on the Contest Post
2)  Send us a private message (to our RCA Facebook page)
3) And, get “GM Smirnov’s Bundle” for FREE!
rca facebook contestNote: if you don’t know how to send us a private message on Facebook, you’re welcome to check the FAQ here.

What’s a Contest Post?

The Contest Post is like a message posted on our RCA Facebook page. For your convenience, we’ve pinned the post to the top of our page, so you can easily find it on our Facebook page. Below is the screenshot of the Contest Post.
facebook contest post
All you need to do is ‘Like’ the Contest Post and ‘comment’ something like “I’m in!” to participate and then send us a private message on Facebook.
After sending us a message, our Support Team will reply to you and provide you with the prize, the “GM Smirnov’s Bundle” within 24 hours! 🙂 If you face any issues or have any doubts, feel free to report to us by writing in the comments below or by sending an email to support@chess-teacher.com.
rca facebook contest

Let me inform you that “GM Smirnov’s Bundle” contains five of my premium videos:

1) The Art of endgame ($20)
2) How to win a won game? ($20)
3) Press your opponents like Carlsen ($20)
4) Play like Nakamura ($20)
5) The art of Defense in Chess

The Bundle price is $39 USD – so you get a prize that is really worth it by participating in this contest and that’s really, really MASSIVE! Moreover, all of these videos contain very useful information and they can really help you improve your chess progress. 🙂

16 May 2017

Learn how to analyze chess games like a PRO!

Recently we encouraged you to submit your chess games in a blog-post and informed that we’ll analyze the game(s) that gets the maximum number of ‘votes’. First, I’d like to thank everyone who took interest and submitted their games! 🙂
The winner is Narayan Joshi, who has got four ‘votes’ for his game – congratulations! I’d like to appreciate other students who had submitted their games as well, and that’s why I decided to do something special and useful for everyone.
In order to help you learn how to analyze YOUR games, I’ve prepared a FREE mini-course “How to analyze your chess games?“. In this course I’ll teach you the universal approach to analyze a chess game.

The course consists of:
1. How to analyze your games?
2. How to analyze your games? (Part-2)
3. How to analyze your games? (Part-3)
4. Conclusions
5. Practical part-1
6. Practical part-2

After the study of this free course, you’ll be able to analyze games like a PRO with the universal approach, and learn from your lost games.
how to analyze chess games
After the study of this course, please feel free to share your feedback with us – you may write your thoughts in the comments below or send an email to support@chess-teacher.com. Thanks beforehand and enjoy your learning! 🙂