When someone asks something like, “Hey, I just want to have some fun—and still win games. Which opening should I learn?”…
The answer is usually to AVOID the great, old Sicilian or the totally unoriginal King’s Pawn, or any of the popular openings that you constantly hear about for that matter.
Instead, you need to go for an opening that is far more dynamic, far more unpredictable, and far more adventurous…
… like the Richter-Veresov Attack!
Whether you are about to use it in a rapid or a blitz game, or just want to surprise your opponent in a classical game, this is the opening for you.
Oh, for the theory haters and busy bees, good news! If you are looking for a flexible yet powerful opening that you might play against many major Black defenses—without devoting hours in studying every day—the Richter-Veresov Attack is here for you.
Just know some of the fundamental ideas, know the most common lines, and a bit of home preparation, you can end up way ahead of your opponent.
Want to learn to play the Richter-Veresov Attack like a champ?
Get this 3.5+ hours course by IM Milovan Ratkovic where he breaks down some of the most COMMON replies by Black and how best to deal with them…
The perfect way to make chess super fun and enjoyable!
Here is what’s inside:
Is this course for you?
If you are a club-level player, a resounding YES—without a doubt!
Your opponents will not have prepared against this opening, which means you have the edge right off the bat. In other words, an “winning” opening for you.
Even if you are an expert-level player, do remember that Richard Rapport and Baadur Jobava play this opening quite often.
And players like Mamedyarov, Radjabov, Nakamura, Naiditsch and even Carlsen have included this opening in their repertoire.
So should you.
Here’s what you are going to learn:
- Disarm the KID. The KID is sharp, no doubt! But you have a sharper weapon as White. If Black wants to break open the center, show him why it simply gives you an edge, not him.
- Double knights mayhem. When Black plays 3…Bf4 after 2…d5, he is going for some London setup for Black. Does it work? Heck no! Learn why you need to exchange the bishop on f6 and unleash the double knights on White instead.
- Black plays 3…Nbd7. Check how Black proceeds further. If Black goes for a more conservative c6 and captures on e4, do likewise. If c5 right away, sac the e4-pawn instead!
- Positional, not tactical. If Black tries for a boring 3…e6 instead, Milovan suggests you agree to it and play e3 yourself. The idea is to exchange pieces and reach the endgame with a plus…
- Knight outpost on e5. Black might want to counter with 3…c6. What next? This line is going to be interesting where you double your pawns and end up with a strong knight on the center of the board.
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