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GRANDMASTER LESSONS

GM Jozsef Pinter offers you 50 free instructive lessons from tournament practice.

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1. MATE IN SEVEN MOVES, A REAL GEM

A spectacular and forced combination decides over the battle between the top grandmaster and the former European Champion. Do not miss it.

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2. SERIES OF SACRIFICES

Exciting sacrifices in a sequence in a game of a world champion candidate, who was one of the strongest players in his time.

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3. TACTICAL MOTIVES IN AN ENDGAME

Making use of more active pieces against a future world champion candidate in an endgame.

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4. HEAVY ARTILLERY IN THE BATTLE

Kings in the firing line. Observe the art of counterattacking from close.

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5. THE THIN RED LINE

Find the only winning moves - as the Grandmaster did

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6. PAWN MATE IN THE CENTRE

Surprise your opponent in a seemingly lost position and lead a mating attack against the black king left in the centre.

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7. BILL GATES MATED BY MAGNUS CARLSEN IN 9 MOVES

A really short blitz game between the founder of Microsoft and the newly crowned chess world champion

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8. A DECEPTIVE BAIT

White uses a rook as bait, and Black takes it. With a more careful play, he could have won. (Difficulty level: easy)

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9. THE CHARGING KNIGHTS

A wonderful combination leads to an exceptional mate with two knights in the middlegame

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10. THE SECRETS OF THE ENGLUND GAMBIT

A rarely played gambit that can quickly decide the game if you are not prepared

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11. QUEEN IN THE CAGE

The queen is the strongest and most elusive piece. Let's see an exciting combination from a recent game, where the queen still gets trapped in the middle of the board.

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12. ENDGAME COMPOSITION - ROOK AGAINST THE PAWNS

Advanced connected pawns are extremely dangerous in an endgame. Prokes demonstrates what motives can be used to win against these pawns in a beautiful endgame

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13. A HOT COMBINATION AGAINST A SUPER GRANDMASTER

You can see the best combination from the FIDE World Candidates Tournament 2014, where Mamedyarov beat Arionian, who is second on the world ranking list.

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14. FORCE MATE AGAINST FISCHER'S RIVAL

Reshevsky, once a chess prodigy, US Grandmaster had one of his off days against the Yugoslavian Champion, Ivanovic.

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15. AN OLD COMPUTER STORY

Computer vs Human. Back to 1989 - eight years before Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov.

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16. A RENEWED DRAWING COMBINATION

There are surprising possibilities to save the game even in lost positions

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17. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN CHECKS - BILBAO MASTERS

Super grandmasters can calculate forcing variations 20 moves ahead. Try out yourself on a seven move combination from a recent game between Ponomariov and Vallejo Pons.

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18. JUDIT POLGAR HAS RETIRED FROM COMPETITIVE CHESS

We celebrate Judit Polgar's fantastic career with this combination. She has just retired from competitive chess.

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19. BLACK LIGHTING

You have to expect the unexpected when your king position is weak.

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20. JERGUS, THE SLOVAK CHESS TALENT

Solve a mini-combination from the young Slovak chess talent, Jergus,

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21. THE OVERLOADED QUEEN IN THE ENDGAME

The endgame combinations are rare but beautiful. This lesson also teaches you the problem of the overloaded pieces.

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22. NIMZO-INDIAN SURPRISE

The opening traps can be really dangerous. You can see a queen trap combination in the Rubinstein variation of the Nimzo-Indian defence in this lesson.

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23. DOUBLE DESTRUCTION BY ALEX

Solve a mini-combination from the young Hungarian chess talent, Alex

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24. THE 'SHOWER OF GOLD'

We do not know whether the spectators really threw gold pieces on the board after the winning queen move but Marshall himself insisted on the legend.

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25. THE SELF-SACRIFICING PAWN

Svidler could think that this queen and opposite colored bishop endgames was draw but Krasenkow calculated further.

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26. DOUBLE DOUBLE-ATTACK

Unique double attack combinations in a Closed Sicilian miniature

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27. FIVE QUEENS ON THE BOARD

The greatest number of queens that have ever appeared in a game simultaneously was most probably in Alekhine's five queen game.

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28. OPENING TRAP IN CARO-KANN

The two knights attack is a dangerous weapon against Caro-Kann with many traps.

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29. BENJI BEATS A GRANDMASTER

Benjamin Gledura, the young Hungarian chess talent brought us one of his best combinations against his grandmaster opponent.

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30. ENDGAME TACTICS: PAWNS AGAINST A ROOK

Endgame tactics are always beautiful. Take a look at this exceptional endgame combination from tournament practice.

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31. TYPICAL FRENCH

Take a look at a typical attack in the middlegame against French Defense.

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32. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD KINGS

Kings do not like the center of the board because something always happens to them.

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33. ALL IN ONE

Double check, discovered check, double attack, clearance, skewer - all of these in four moves.

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34. SIMULTANEOUS GAME

Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill. But he is also known for his simultaneous blindfold game records.

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35. CHECKMATING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Active senior players hardly get demented. GM Viktor Korchnoi was still on the top in the age of 75 when he won the senior world championship in big field.

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36. WHERE GRANDMASTERS ARE BORN

Do you know what the young Magnus Carlsen, Hou Yifan, Fabio Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura had in common?

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37. HOW FISCHER LOST IN 12 MOVES?

Fisher was totally lost in 12 moves after Garcia Palermo's brilliant move in Argentina, 1970. Try out this lesson to learn how!

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38. THE ART OF ATTACK: PATTERN RECOGNITION

Patterns can help us in typical positions to win the game or avoid mate.

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39. ACCEPT OR DECLINE GAMBITS

Follow this miniature chess game, where black captured all gambit pawns...

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40. POSITIONAL PLAY RUNS WILD

The Advance Variation of the French Defense usually leads to long positional battles, but sometimes it runs wild...

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41. 7 MEN ENDGAME

Gain insight into the mysteries of endgame from the new book by GM Jozsef Pinter

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42. SPANISH OPENING TRAP

You can see an easy to fall opening trap from the Spanish opening also called Ruy Lopez.

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43. UNEXPECTED MOVE BY BOBBY FISCHER

An unexpected blocking move by Bobby Fischer decides the game.

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44. THE POWER OF THE BISHOP PAIR

A small mistake and the bishop pair decides the game.

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45. EXCEPTIONAL FINAL MOVE FROM CARLSEN

Carlsen retains the World Championship title after a long battle against Karjakin. Check out the exceptional final move of the match.

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46. LIFE SAVING CHECKS

A fantastic stalemate combination inspired by an early game.

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47. RAPPORT BEATS CARLSEN WITH QUEEN SACRIFICE

Richard Rapport defeated Magnus Carlsen beautifully in Tata Steel Masters, 2017.

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48. KARPOV TURNS THE TIDE OF THE BATTLE

Karpov takes his last chance to win in a difficult position.

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49. A ROMANTIC ITALIAN SONG

Giambattista Lolli plays again Domenico Ercole Del Rio. We are in Modena, the date is 1755.

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