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
Tryfon Gavriel, also known as "Kingscrusher" on the Internet. I am a FIDE Candidate Master (CM), and British Regional Chess Master, and run a popular Youtube channel for many years with over 114k+ Subs as of 2021 and a Silver Button Award.
I have done many shows on commercial chess servers. I am also the Webmaster of the correspondence-style chess server Chessworld which emphasizes game quality and research.
Over 35 years of playing activity both online and offline. Peak ICC blitz rating of 2625 (18-Jun-1999). Peak ICC 5 min auto-pairing of 2383 (29-Jun 2012). ECF Grading peak classical: 212 (A) ECF. Peak Rapid rating: 217 (C).
Lichess marathon top 10 finishers in 4 marathons so far. Top 50 finisher in 8 marathons so far. Top 100 finisher in 4 marathons so far. And top 500 in 2 marathons so far. Won quite a few tournaments at lichess - in fact giving me 3rd rank overall behind Lance5500 and papasi in a recent detailed statistical blog analysis titled "Lichess Marathon Statistics".
One of my earliest Over-the-board achievements in Chess was winning the Lloyds Under 18 national UK tournament in 1989. My trophy was awarded to me by Grandmaster and Ph.D. Mathematician Dr John Nunn.
I have done teaching in Schools and also have done teaching online with several Lichess students on a regular basis, and have a very good coaching rating at lichess.
Played twice in the main British Chess championship. Many of my Youtube viewers claim big rating increases after watching my videos.
I particularly love attacking chess, chess tactics, and combinations, and it is probably no accident that my "Complete Guide to Chess Tactics" has been a best-seller shortly after its release here at Udemy.
In general, I will try and give you greater enthusiasm for the game and in particular the dynamic attacking, aggressive tactical aspects of playing chess. My favorite heroes are mainly Attacking style tactical players: Paul Morphy, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov. if you want to be a dynamic aggressive attacking style player, I may be able to encourage you and find you relevant resources on that path. The dynamic aggressive attacking players were particularly strong tactically and would often trade off pawn structure neatness and material to try and checkmate the opponent's kings. Checkmate does win the game :) They were masters of finishing combinations naturally as they sought to reduce the king's safety of the opponent in various ways including bringing the King out for often beautiful mating combinations.
In terms of concrete openings to make use of potentially teaching here at Udemy through courses. I like King-Attacking aggressive openings even with the black pieces like the King's Indian Defence to 1.d4 which my heroes Fischer, Kasparov, and Tal made use of extensively.
As White, I sometimes like Solid openings on such as the London System. I also like provocative openings like the Knight's Tango systems to encourage weaknesses from opponents.
I am also at faster time controls especially, particularly fond of aggressive openings and gambits. For example, the Smith-Morra Gambit vs the Sicilian Defence, and other gambits can be used aggressively even with the black pieces such as the Albin Counter Gambit. Gambits vary of course in soundness and it is important to teach what "ticks many boxes" for use in various time controls. Also, I like surprising opponents with openings such as the Nimzo-Larsen attack, the King's Indian Attack, The London System, and Queen's Knight attack system 1. Nc3, all of which I have courses for here at Udemy.
In the search for the ideal courses to provide you, I like to search within myself for my core strengths and passions within the passion of Chess.
I truly hope you enjoy my courses and they improve your chess and your enjoyment of chess generally - and life generally :)