About This Course

”‘The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory 2’, helped me gain easy victories against strong and titled players by using RCA’s novel and pre-game preparations.” – Karthik V AP (Tirupathi)

The opening phase is more important because if you don’t play it well, you will lose sooner than you can demonstrate your middlegame/endgame skills.

In order to play the opening properly, a lot of people believe that one should just study a lot of opening variations and typical ideas/tricks. Although this is partly correct, there’s actually a huge hole here.

The opening stage lasts for 15-20 moves and on every move, both opponents can play around 10 different logical moves. Ultimately this generates many thousands (perhaps millions) of variations. Obviously, there’s no way for us to analyze and remember them all.

How Do You Play an Opening Successfully?

  1. You need to choose the right opening variations (your opening repertoire), and learn the NECESSARY lines within them.
  2. You need to know the general rules/principles of opening play, and how you can find correct moves in unknown opening positions.

What Will You Get From the Chess Course?

We’ve selected the best opening variations, analyzed them, removed unnecessary lines, and prepared training materials that will help you master the given openings gradually.

Reveals how Grandmasters find correct opening moves while playing a game. I’ll show it to you in a real-time mode using various positions. Then you’ll train it and automate these skills. Thus, you’ll be able to implement it in your games right after a study of the course.

What is the Target Audience?

  • Beginners to Intermediate level chess players
  • Want to get that MASSIVE increase in rating points.
  • For students who studied a lot of chess tutorials but their chess results are unstable.

This course includes:

4.9 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.


124 Lessons4h 54m


1.Opening Knowledge VS Opening Understanding00:24:00
2: How to Play an Opening?00:56:00
3: Advanced Opening Rules01:16:00
4: Modern Opening Trends00:39:00
5.1: Opening Understanding in Action! (part-I)00:43:00
5.2: Opening Understanding in Action! (part-2)00:56:00

Practical Part


1 Bogo-Indian defense

Nimzo defense

1 Base theory

2 4.e3 variation

3 4.a3 variation

4 4.Bg5 variation

5 4.Qc2 variation

6 4.g3 variation

7 4.f3 variation

2 Sicilian, Paulsen variation

1 Hedgehog system

2 Bc5-a7 variation

3 6.Be2-b5 variation

4. 8…Nd4 variation

3 English opening

1 Base theory

2 Catalan opening

3 Mikenas variation

4 Anti-Nimzo

4 Scandinavian defense

1 Base theory

2 Main line

3 Icelandic Gambit

5 1.Nc3 Opening

2 White

1 Sicilian, Najdorf variation

2 Sicilian, 2.Ne2 variation

3 Vienna game

4 French defense

1 Base theory

2 Winawer variation

3 3…Nf6 variation

4 MacCutcheon variation

5 Rubinstein variation

6 3…Nc6 variation

7 3…Be7 variation

5 Caro-Kann, Panov attack

1 Base theory

2 5…e6 variation

3 5…g6 variation

4 5…Nc6 variation

6 Sicilian, Loewenthal variation

1 Base theory

2 Variation 5..

3 Variation 5..

7 Scandinavian defense

8 Pirc Defense


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Reviews (4)

I found the 3 Grandmaster’s Opening courses quite valuable, and it helped me a lot when playing against an opening that I was not familiar with. However, I had difficulty going through the “practical part” of the courses, which are in text files. I found them difficult to follow and understand, and I got very little out of them.


I really love the way you make learning difficult aspects of chess very easy and straight forward, and the psychological approach which many coaches miss!!! Thanks

I thank you again for this opportunity to go through your video.

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