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Camp: Defending Difficult Positions

Chess University Weekend Camp

Defending Difficult Positions - Weekend Chess Camp with FM Arne Jochens

Camp Description

“The best offense is a good defense, but a bad defense is offensive.”
― Gene Wolfe
We all like flashy attacking games, but the true strength of a chess player is often reviled when one has to defend a difficult position. A skilled opponent will put you to the test again and again, move after move, and many would crack under the pressure. In this Chess University Weekend Camp FIDE master Arne Jochens will discuss what it takes not to fail such tests. Through carefully chosen examples the students will improve their ability to anticipate the opponent's ideas, develop a sense for which pieces to exchange, finding "only moves", and spotting opportunities to counter-attack.

Live lesson topics:

(1) Prophylactic Thinking
(2) Key Trades
(3) Skirting the Precipice
(4) Counter-Attack

Target audience

Players rated 1000-1499 (beginner and intermediate players)

Course includes
  • Free introduction video with pre-camp exercises
  • 4 hours of live interactive classes with lifetime access to video recordings.
  • 30 minutes conclusion
  • PGN files featuring the positions and variations discussed in the live lessons

Schedule

  • Lesson #1: Saturday, Nov 16th from 10:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time (PST) with FM Arne Jochens
  • Lesson #2: Saturday, Nov 16th from 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific Time (PST) with FM Arne Jochens
  • Lesson #3: Sunday, Nov 17th from 10:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time (PST) with FM Arne Jochens
  • Lesson #4: Sunday, Nov 17th from 12:00-1:30 PM Pacific Time (PST) with FM Arne Jochens




Your Instructor


Arne Jochens (FM)
Arne Jochens (FM)

FM Arne Jochens, Ph.D is a highly experienced educator and chess coach as well as the Director of Content at Chess University, Inc. | ChessUniversity.com.


Frequently Asked Questions


What if I can't attend live?
Don't worry! By enrolling in this camp you'll receive lifetime access to the recording of the lessons can may watch on-demand as many times as you'd like!

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