About This Course

As a chessplayer, nothing’s worse than the embarrassment of resigning before the 10th move…

Sit back and soak up the most dangerous opening traps you’re likely to EVER face… explained in plain language by a strong and experienced IM who has seen them all!

It doesn’t matter which openings you prefer to play. Every opening has dangerous and venom-filled traps that (in a single move) can make you lose the game. The good thing is that you can be on the winning side by learning them!

Why Was This Course Created?

Even strong players have had the face-reddening experience of losing in a few moves.

Look at this guy: he thought his “tactical shot” …Nxd4 was winning… only to have his sneaky, snickering opponent trap his queen in a few moves… humiliating!

How can you avoid nightmare situations like this?

Studying all the most common traps for every opening will save you dozens of points and hours of embarrassment!

No matter what openings you play, there’s something IM Mat Kolosowksi will point out to help you sidestep the dangers, improve your tactical skill, and improve your overall tournament performance.

Don’t you like traps?

OK… Your opponents do! And they won’t hesitate to apply them on you!!

The truth is that you have to learn these opening traps, whether to put them or to avoid them.

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About the Author

IM Mateusz Kolosowski

Mateusz Kołosowski is an International Master from Poland. He is a multiple Polish youth championship medalist.

In 2010 he took 5th place in European U-18 Championship. During the course of his chess career, Mateusz won many international tournaments.

Apart from being a player, he is also a chess coach who has experience in working with students from more than 20 countries. So far, he helped a few of them in obtaining their own international titles.

Mateusz has also performed live commentary of Polish and European Rapid and Blitz Championships.

This course includes:

6.3 hours on-demand video

Learn Anywhere, Anytime and on Any Device

The courses can be accessed on ANY device (even non-Windows devices).

Video lessons, chess games, exercises, documents, all are there for you.

You can study RCA courses online or download them.


41 Lessons6h 20m

Video Lessons

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Opening Traps00:01:00
Lesson 2 – Legal’s Mate00:20:00
Lesson 3 – El Greco’s Trap00:12:00
Lesson 4 – Blackburne Schilling Gambit00:22:00
Lesson 5 – Noah’s Ark00:19:00
Lesson 6 – Mortimer’s Trap00:28:00
Lesson 7 – Ruy Lopez – Tarrasch Trap00:26:00
Lesson 8 – Vienna Game – Wurzburger Trap00:19:00
Lesson 9 – Petroff – Marshall Trap00:17:00
Lesson 10 – Sozin Trap00:20:00
Lesson 11 – Accelerated Dragon00:30:00
Lesson 12 – Sveshnikov Trap00:27:00
Lesson 13 – Other Sicilian Traps00:15:00
Lesson 14 – Caro-Kann Traps00:20:00
Lesson 15 – French Traps00:12:00
Lesson 16 – Queen’s Gambit Accepted Traps00:13:00
Lesson 17 – Queen’s Gambit Declined Traps00:12:00
Lesson 18 – QGD – Rubinstein’s Trap00:18:00
Lesson 19 – Cambridge Springs and Ragozin Defence00:19:00
Lesson 20 – Budapest Gambit and other minor lines00:15:00
Lesson 21 – Other 1.d4 Traps00:15:00

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Great course! I totally recommend it.

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