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Attacking chess

Concepts: Attacking the King,  Space and Pieces Activity, Tactics and Sacrifices, Mating Nets

Aggressive Chess Course

Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal, World Champion 1960-1961

Grandmaster Mac Molner is known for his unique, wildly aggressive style. In this chess course Mac analyzes games from famous players highlighting important concepts such as attacking the king, maintaining activity of pieces and to be always on the look out for the initiative.

This course will improve your understanding of specific attacking concepts and help you to adapt a more aggressive mindset when playing chess.

We all know that developing is very important in the opening, but how does one bring such a plan in motion? How to optimize the use of extra space? How to execute an attack when it’s throttling time! Learn from these immortal chess miniatures plaid by the greatest chess players.

Aggressive Chess Diagram

The Italian Game

LESSON 1

GURGENIDZE VS TAL

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Gurgenidze vs Tal, Modern Benoni

In this chess lesson Grandmaster Mackenzie Molner analyzes one of Mikhail Tal's most brilliant chess game playing the modern Benoni opening with the black pieces against Bukhuti Gurgenidze in the USSR Championship of 1957 in Moscow.

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GURGENIDZE VS TAL

LESSON 2

TARRASCH VS ALEKHINE

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Tarrash vs Alekhine, Blumenfeld Gambit

In this game we see a clash of styles. Tarrasch who is playing the white pieces, was well known as a strict follower of classical chess principles. He achieved incredible results and was one of the best players in the world during his lifetime. However, in this game he was…

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TARRASCH VS ALEKHINE

LESSON 3

BRONSTEIN VS GELLER

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Bronstein vs Geller, Nimzo Indian

David Bronstein and Efim Geller were two of the best players never to earn the title of World Champion. Both players were very combative and creative players. In this matchup between these two legends, Bronstein comes out on top. He dabbles with an adventurous and somewhat suspicious line of the…

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BRONSTEIN VS GELLER

LESSON 4

GLUCKSBERG VS NAJDORF

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Glucksberg vs Najdorf , Dutch Defense

Miguel Najdorf originally from Poland, left a lasting mark on chess through one of the most popular openings in chess, the Najdorf Sicilian. The Najdorf as it's often referred to, has been championed by some of the best players in history and is still a frequent guest at the highest…

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MATING NETS

LESSON 5

KORCHMAR VS POLIAK

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Korchmar vs Poliak, Ruy Lopez

There have been an endless amount of impressive talents and players from Ukraine, however the Ukrainian Immortal Game features a few lesser known players. The game starts out with a dry and defensive Ruy Lopez with Korchmar playing the white pieces and Poliak playing the black pieces. Despite black's defensive setup…

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KORCHMAR VS POLIAK

FAMOUS GAMES

Cinematic Snapshots of famous historic games of grandmasters using The Italian Game designed for you to sit back and enjoy.

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Polerio vs Domenico

1610  the tercios from Spain and its allies roam trough Europe at full march. Meanwhile in Rome 2 great chess players, Gulio Cesare Polerio and Domenico play the fried liver…

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Marache vs Morphy

Paul Morphy plays the black side of the Evans Gambit against Napoleon Marache and makes it look easy. He finishes the game with a magnificent mate and creates a beautiful…

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Steinitz vs von Bardenleben, Grecco Gambit

Steinitz was an important player for the development of chess understanding. Not only was he the first World Champion, he helped advance the game past the romantic players of his…

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Dubov vs Karjakin

Daniil Dubov and Sergey Karjakin put on quite a display on the Russian Championship Superfinal playing the giuoco piano in the Italian game. A quick b4 is played as a…

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Nezhmetdinov vs Tal

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal are you in for a treat. Even with an early queen's trade Nezhmetdinov shows Tal around and demolishes Tals's Sicilian defense.

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Gurgenidze vs Tal, Modern Benoni

In this chess lesson Grandmaster Mackenzie Molner analyzes one of Mikhail Tal's most brilliant chess game playing the modern Benoni opening with the black pieces against Bukhuti Gurgenidze in the…

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Jinshi Bai vs Ding Liren

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Anderssen vs Dufresne

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Mieses vs Kann

Marcus Kann plays his immortal game against Jacques Mieses using the Caro Kann defense and systematically shuts down Jacques Mieses attack.

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Jay Pathak
2020-11-06
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GM Mac is the best at coaching and ensuring that kids enjoy learning and playing the game of Chess. He tries to keep things simple for kids to understand. He provides right level of focus on every student and challenge his students to go an extra mile. I do recommend him based on his coaching in last six months of so to my loved one.
Ryan Thompson
2020-11-05
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I have had Mac for 5 years, and in that time, I have seen great growth in my chess. I started around 1600 with him, and I managed to get up to 2000. My openings have diversified and solidified while being open to play some fun sidelines. But I think the most important part was he was a positive and fun coach and always found a way to make chess great. I love to go to chess lessons to learn more chess and solve puzzles. Overall, I would recommend my coach and my friend, Mac.
Andrea Damon
2020-11-05
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My son has been taking chess lessons from Mac for 1.5 years as either private lessons or part of his group virtual summer camp program. Lessons with Mac are something my son looks forward to all day! He often starts the lesson with a new tactic or skill he wants my son to work on, then they often review one of my sons recent games and discuss different moves and ways he could have played, and then ends the lesson by playing a game. The group lessons were a fun experience where in addition to the new tactics that were taught, my son also had the opportunity to play against other kids roughly his age/ability in quick games in a tournament style. He was always so excited for every win and seeing where he ranked at the end of the class. I am very glad to have found Mac as a coach, he is patient, has taught my son a lot about chess, and most importantly helped my sons love for chess grow!

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