Advanced Chess Lessons with FM Mike Ivanov
What you'll learn
- Students will be able to defend against unsound attacks, and know what to look for when they're coming out of the opening, an understanding of what they want to achieve in the position.
- Knowledge of Intermediate tactics like discovered attacks, distraction of defender and decoys is assumed.
This course is meant to create an all-rounded approach to chess for students who have already learned tactics and attacking ideas. Instead of attacking blindly, this course will help you understand what type of pawn structures you should be going for, what type of pieces you need to have on the board in different positions, and how to convert your advantage or save a slightly worse position in endgames that will likely occur. As Bobby Fischer once said, "Tactics flow from a superior position". The point of this course is to help you obtain those superior positions, and know why they're superior.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone looking for a toolkit of positional themes to strengthen their tactical and attacking understanding.
Mike learned chess from the age of 4 and achieved his current title of Fide Master at the age of 20. He has been teaching for over 8 years now and wants to see the next generation of Canadian chess juniors surpass him :). In the future, Mike still wants to attain the International Master title and still plays competitively a few times a year. He tries to teach what he would have liked to be taught when he was growing up, in an entertaining manner based on stories, jokes, and games.