Advanced Chess Strategy: The Polgar Method
Chess course for beginners. Advanced chess strategy
GM Susan Polgar
The Polgar Method for Advanced Chess Strategy Includes:
Queen Pawn Opening Mastery (vs. e6 set-ups)
Queen Pawn Opening Mastery (vs. g6 set-ups)
How to Play Black Against 1.e4
How to Play Black Against 1.d4 & c4/Nf3
Opening Traps – Avoiding the Most Common Chess Traps
Polgar’s Tactical Secrets – Learn GM Susan Polgar’s Best Tactics
Positional Play – The Polgar Method for Positional Play
Attacking Play – Attacking Secrets from a World Renowned Chess Coach
Defensive Play – Counter-attack Polgar Style!
Chess Endgames – Convert your Material Advantage
Susan Polgar is a FIDE Senior trainer and has coached some of the best players in the world.
Now you can benefit from Susan’s expertise with her brand new, 10 volume training program, The Polgar Method.
Most players are let down by their weaknesses when it comes to advanced chess strategy.
The Polgar Method fixes that with a specific course for each aspect of chess.
First up is the opening. While this is probably the least important phase of the game until you’re over 2100 Elo, you still need to get to the middlegame with a decent position.
That’s why Susan gives you her recommended repertoire for anything you might face. A versatile opening with a ton of attacking potential as White; a counter-attacking response to 1.e4 and an aggressive line against 1.d4/c4/Nf3.
About the Author
She made history back in 1986 by becoming the first ever female player being able to qualify to compete in the Men’s World Chess Championship.
4 time Women’s World Champion.
5 time Olympic Champion (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze).
Only World Triple Crown Winner (World Blitz, Rapid, and Classical World Champion).
Currently ranked #1 in the US and World for Women.
2003 Grandmaster of the Year and US Open Blitz Champion.
Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author.
Founder of the non-profit Susan Polgar Foundation, promoting chess for young people.
What You Will Learn in This Course
In line with Susan’s chess philosophy, each opening is broken down into strategic ideas and typical themes. No need to remember endless variations, just understand what you’re trying to achieve. The most common opening traps are also covered.
Not the basic ones everyone knows but the more subtle tricks that can appear early on. Even GMs have fallen for these, so being familiar with them will save you some embarrassing losses and help you catch a few people out.
Advanced chess strategy
The Lasker Trap in The Albin Counter-Gambit
Then we look at tactics. Again, the course assumes you know the basic motifs such as forks and pins. What Susan does is to expand on these to show you how these combinations appear in real situations. You’ll also learn sneaky ways to push your opponent into your tactical trap.
Next, Susan reveals how we can improve our advanced chess strategy by learning from the masters of positional chess.
Why having a Queenside pawn majority was enough for Capablanca to win games. How Karpov dominated the key lines and squeezed Kasparov off the board. These positional methods will serve you well throughout your chess career.
Then you learn the secrets of attacking the King, perhaps the most fun pursuit in chess. Susan breaks down the different plans of attack based on where the enemy King is: in the center; on the same side of the board as your King or on the opposite side.
Each King position requires a specific approach. What to attack with; how quickly; how much you should sacrifice and why. Susan reveals all with instructive examples taken from GM games.
Is this course for me?
Most club players never learn how to defend – part of the reason they don’t make great progress. Susan reveals how champions like Botvinnik and Magnus Carlsen combine defense with counterplay, staying safe without handing their opponent the initiative.
Finally, Susan makes sure you always get rewarded for your hard work by converting the endgame into a win. Endgame Play will teach you how to hold a Rook endgame a pawn down; why not all opposite-color Bishop endings are drawn and how to use the bridge-building technique to escape perpetual check and win the Lucena position.
GM Susan Polgar has decades of experience of coaching at the highest level. A former prodigy, she knows what works and what is most useful at the board. The Polgar Method is loaded with lessons and practical advice to increase your understanding of advanced chess strategy and help you find the strongest move at the board.
If you want a training program you can follow from start to finish and emerge a much better player at the end of it, presented by perhaps the most respected coach in the world, check out The Polgar Method.
Advanced Chess Strategy: The Polgar Method