Chess Openings: The provocative Black Knights' Tango
What you'll learn
- Nc6 as a weakness provocation tool in the Opening
- How to provoke weaknesses in general and exploit them
- Understanding the importance of pawn structures
- Understanding strategic bishop exchanges to amplify weaknesses on a certain colour complex
- Grandmaster game examples of the opening theory in action and how it relates to middlegames and endgames
- The Mexican defence to 1.d4 - which runs often 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6
- Strategies for creating great Kingside attacks based on earlier weakness provocation
- The Nimzovich defence to 1.e4 with an aggressive dark square strategy
- For the super-lazy you can "Reverse Tango" and use 1. Nc3 with White with many of the ideas in reverse!
- Knows the basics of playing Chess
Welcome to our course dedicated to the provocative Knights' Tango System, also known as the Black Knights' Tango, Mexican Defense, Two Knights' Tango, or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense. This strategy can be deployed effectively against both 1.e4 and 1.d4, paving your path to victory.
Learn from the legendary British Grandmaster Tony Miles, who leveraged this strategy to secure an impressive win rate of almost 60% over 95 games. This course also features a similar strategy for white pieces, known by various names including the Dunst Opening, Baltic Opening, Van Geet Opening, among others.
Instructed by FIDE CM Kingscrusher, this course delivers in-depth understanding and practical application of an early Queen's Knight move. This creates a novel and exciting opening with black pieces, capable of disrupting standard opening theory and provoking irreversible weaknesses in the opponent's position.
This opening shares similarities with the Alekhine defense due to its pawn provocation nature. FIDE CM Tryfon Gavriel aka "Kingscrusher" has employed this strategy with remarkable success, especially in faster time controls prevalent in today's Chess scene.
The 'Tango' element of this system lies in the knight's provocative transition from c6 to e5/e7 to g6. This move often weakens the opponent's pawn structure, providing tactical advantages. An effective way to accentuate these weaknesses is to employ a dark square strategy, facilitating knockout blows to the opponent's king.
Discover how to handle a potential space disadvantage by trading off dark-squared bishops and exposing the burden of space that the Knight's tango imposes on the opponent. Explore the "Mexican defence" recommended by FIDE CM Kingscrusher, which has delivered promising results in master games.
In conclusion, if you seek a novel, exciting opening with a proven track record, the Knights' Tango system can be your secret weapon. Embark on this journey for a fun-filled, rewarding Chess experience!
Who this course is for:
- Beginner to intermediate chess players looking for an interesting chess opening to surprise Opponents
Dive deep into the intellectual universe of chess with Tryfon Gavriel, famously known to enthusiasts as "Kingscrusher." Beyond my titles as a FIDE Candidate Master and British Regional Chess Master, I am a dedicated chess educator, committed to spreading knowledge and passion for the game.
Decades of Strategic Pursuits My engagement with chess is a 35-year-long odyssey marked by competitive achievements both online and offline, including a peak ICC blitz rating of 2625 and an exceptional ECF grading of 212. My early triumph in the Lloyds Under 18 national UK tournament back in 1989 set the stage for a life steeped in chess, culminating in numerous top finishes in Lichess marathons and more.
Udemy's Chess Luminary While I once enjoyed sharing insights and high-level analysis on my YouTube channel, my current passion lies in crafting comprehensive chess courses for Udemy. My dedication has been recognized with the "highest-rated" award for my detailed course on José Raúl Capablanca's strategies and the "Best Seller" accolade for my "Complete Guide to Chess Tactics," which garnered widespread acclaim shortly after its debut.
Pedagogy that Transforms Teaching chess goes beyond explaining moves on a board. For me, it's about igniting a passion for the sport and developing a deep, enduring understanding of strategic thinking and tactical decision-making. Drawing inspiration from chess titans like Paul Morphy, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov, my courses offer more than knowledge—they provide a window into the minds of chess's greatest masters.
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