Sample Presentation


Inspired by Capablanca

Welcome to The Ultimate Chess Course!
Below is a sample presentation showing what you can expect when you become a member. I recommend that you listen to the audios and play through the game with a real chess board, creating as far as possible the conditions during a tournament. If you can’t do this, just use the board below to play through the game. Use the green arrows to go forwards and backwards through the game and to flip the board. You can also see the whole game notation by clicking on ‘Game log’ (click again to hide). These presentations form the backbone of the course together with videos and other presentations.

Leave your comments below and tell your friends about the page. Enjoy the game and see you again soon!

These audios last about 20 minutes in total. To get the most out of the presentation you should allow up to the same amount of time again for your own analysis and review. Plan your time accordingly!
Part 1

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Game Lessons;

  1. Know Your Openings
  2. The initiative is important. Play purposefully and attack whenever possible.
  3. ALWAYS remember Purdy’s Principle; ‘If the student forces himself to examine all moves that smite, however absurd they may look at first glance, he is on the way to becoming a master of tactics.’
  4. Study the classics :)



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  2. George

    I dont see anything that is going to help me improve here. You are not giving any information about your system of thinking. How do you expect to convince me to buy this membership? I think that you shoud give sonething more spesifik to the people that are interested.

  3. Jake

    Could you please tell me why my comment still awaits moderation from 20th December? Should I understand that you accept only positive comments about you course and can’t stand critisism?

    • Chesster

      Hi Jake.
      You are right. Your comment has been restored.
      I have addressed 2 of your concerns.
      The Capa game to which I refer is now available directly on the page.
      I have also noted the key lessons which should be taken from the presentation.
      With regard to the strength of my opponent, for teaching purposes it is often necessry to start with what to do when our opponents do not play optimally.
      You will be glad to know that I had the rare pleasure to play some blitz games against a Russian GM last night. Our rating difference would suggest he score 85% against me yet I managed 2.5 on 8.
      I will put the best of my wins on the blog shortly.

  4. Jake

    I really didn’t like your lesson.
    First if you want to be professional than you should give a link to the game by Capablanca as pgn file or link to to the viewers. A small thing but there are others.
    Second, it was meant to be a sample presentation about your genial methods of training and improving, right? So where are those advices? Where are the explanations, the rules that’ve lead you to choosing the moves in the game? Nowhere to be heard or I missed something. Without this this lesson brings nothing to ones improvement.
    Third,why do you give a game against an ,at the time unrated, opponent who you even now outrate by about 200 points? As can be seen he doesn’t even know the theory of the opening he plays e.g. it’s known for quite some time that the best response you White setup is by 8…dc4 9.Bc4 e5 where the position is equal or very near to it. Wouldn’t it be better to show how powerfull your method works again equal opposition?
    Concluding-the presentation taught me nothing and if it was meant to attract people to the course it failed in my opinion. You showed nothing new that couldn’t be found in countless books. Studying classical games? Come on, that’s been known for at least 50 years!
    Good luck with convincing others. I’m unsubscribing.

  5. des

    Nice. This game (or rather a position form the game) was published in The Times Newspaper (UK) as one of the Winning Move Puzzles!

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