About This Course

There is no need to memorize the mainline theory for lines that you’ll likely never face in your entire chess life…

Fighting 1.e4: The Complete Repertoire for Black has a ‘heavy’ emphasis on practicality and simplicity.

No matter your style is… Tactician or positional players can benefit to the fullest with this full and reliable repertoire.

In this opening training, you get a complete blueprint to take your opponent out of the “book” in as little as 4-5 moves!

Why Was This Course Created?

1.e4 is the most popular first move in chess.

The chances are, you’ll see 1.e4 in nearly half of your games with Black!

Sure, you can respond with 1…e5, Sicilian, Caro-Kann, or French… but learning all these lines and variations would turn out very time consuming and tedious.

We are all busy, who has MONTHS to hit the books and learn a bunch of opening theory?

Fighting 1.e4: The Complete Repertoire for Black has a ‘heavy’ emphasis on practicality and simplicity. No need to memorize the mainline theory for lines you’ll likely never face in your entire chess life!

Instead, this course gives you 2 full repertoires against 1.e4 based on Czech Pirc and a very special setup in Alekhine’s Defense!

You’ll learn

GM Mamedyarov’s strong surprise weapon for Black against White’s mainline in Czech Pirc

Magnus Carlsen’s sneaky move order in Alekhine’s Defense to cut down the INSANE amount of theory and avoid White’s most dangerous responses

The choice of two systems in Alekhine’s Defense and when to use each one

How to reduce White’s possibilities in Czech Pirc, steering the game towards the positions YOU want

Powerful antidots against the sidelines and off-beat variations in both Czech Pirc and Alekhine’s Defense

5 Major Goals of this course

PRACTICAL repertoire

We won’t be chasing 100% computer approval with 0.00 evaluation in every line. This is a practical repertoire!

CRUSH 99% of players!

This is NOT a repertoire to play against the best engines or super-GMs. It is a preparation to get a sizable edge against most under 2200 FIDE opponents… they’ll have no idea how to play those positions with White!

Just follow the BLUEPRINT!

In this opening training, you get a complete blueprint to take your opponent out of “book” in as little as 4-5 moves!

POWERFUL even against Masters!

Krykun has many amazing victories against FMs, IMs and even GMs using this simple repertoire!

Not one but TWO complete repertoires!

Two Full Repertoires against 1.e4

The Best Content out There!

This course was created by one of our partners: The Chess World

We only choose what’s best for your improvement!

About the Author

IM Yuriy Krykun

Yuriy Krykun is a 22-year-old chess player from Ukraine, member of the National Team, with an ELO of 2384. On this 2021 year, he has achieved the International Master title.

He has played in many National and International tournaments, winning over 10 medals. Bronze medal winner in the European U18 Championship.

He is a second of several strong GMs, assisting them with their opening preparation.

He is constantly working on the creation of amazing courses. One of them, even became a physical print book recently!

His professional duties are:

  • Full-time chess player
  • Chess coach
  • Content creator
  • Author of multiple chess publications
  • A very famous lichess coach and streamer.

This course includes:

6.2 hours on-demand video

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14 Lessons6h 11m

Video Lessons

Lesson 1 – What This Course Is About16:17
Lesson 2 – The 4.Nf3 Czech Pirc43:15
Lesson 3 – The 4.f4 Sidelines in the Czech Pirc00:28:00
Lesson 4 – The 4.f4 Mainline in the Czech Pirc00:32:00
Lesson 5 – The Sidelines on Move 4 in the Czech Pirc00:27:00
Lesson 6 – 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.f300:32:00
Lesson 7 – 3.Bd3 and Nd200:30:00
Lesson 8 – Sidelines on Move 200:35:00
Lesson 9 – My Games In Czech Pirc00:09:00
Lesson 10 – The Alekhine Sidelines I00:32:00
Lesson 11 – The Alekhine Sidelines II00:22:00
Lesson 12 – The Alekhine with 4.exd600:25:00
Lesson 13 – The Alekhine with 4.Nf3 and f400:24:00
Lesson 14 – My Games in Alekhine00:16:00


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