Ideal and Demolishing Attack by Garry Kasparov against Fabiano Caruana!

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designToday, we are going to see one of the most impressive chess games ever played – it was the game between Fabiano Caruana and Garry Kasparov in the Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016, where the veteran was playing Black. The beauty of this game is that Kasparov, one of the greatest masters of attack, demolished Caruana with an ideal attacking game!

Even though it was a blitz game, where you usually have very few seconds to think, Kasparov played perfect chess – he delivered a destructive kingside attack against Caruana, and he did that by following only 2 simple things. 🙂 What are they?

I’ll tell you exactly that in this instructive video lesson.



So here are the two simple, yet really powerful ideas that Kasparov used in his game to deliver a successful attack against Caruana:

1) Always try to bring your pieces towards the opponent’s king – it’s a very straightforward rule. If you want to checkmate your opponent’s king, you need to bring your pieces toward it.
2) Hit the opponent’s weaknesses and occupy them – weaknesses are those pawns/squares which are not protected by a pawn. Because, it’s the easiest way for you to invade into your opponent’s territory.

I’ve also published one of the video lessons from the course “How to Beat Stronger Opponents” about another weapon, complications, to defeat stronger opponents. If you missed it, you can find it here.

You can download the PGN of this game below:

P.S. ATTACK is one of the weapons to beat stronger opponents, but definitely not the only weapon. In the course “How to Beat Stronger Opponents”, I’ve explained thoroughly all of these weapons. Hurry up, use the coupon “beat20” before it expires, and claim the $49 gift voucher by purchasing the course on or before Saturday, 10 Feb.!

  • Dennis

    Wow fantastic !!!!!!!!! Igor smirnov making videos again, thank you so much ! 🙂

    How to Beat Stronger Opponents , is the only course that you need to beat stronger players, it’s really good..

    if you study it seriously, you must also study the practical part of the course seriously , then you will win a lot of games 🙂

  • Hi guys,
    Feel free to share your impression from the above video lesson, and from the new course ‘How to Beat Stronger Opponents’ (if you got it). It would be interesting for me and for the other students to know your views.
    Thanks in advance!

  • Anup rajawat

    Hello Igor ,In your course positional understanding you are explaining some plan in double bishop endings how to play and against them and you have suggested me one book “theory and practice of endings by pencko” so I just want to know Do you have any plan on Forming course on endings where you will suggest different ideas in different pieces endings . Eg ( rook + bishopand pawns) against Rook + knights pawns How to play agiansa them and with them .and many more other positions

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Anup,
      Thanks for the idea. It is really interesting topic to create course on endings with different pieces. We are not working on any course like that. But we will make a note of your idea and consider it for future lessons.

      Prasaadh | Support

      • Anup rajawat

        ThanQ Prasadh

      • male Gupta

        andrey ostroviesky an international master from ukraine has already relaled a dvds on minor piece ending it is just briilant

  • Anup rajawat

    Hello Igor , I want to know if opponent bishop is blocked by his pawn chain we have to fix the situation and block the pawn chain so after this how to take advantage of this restricted bishop in game ?
    Ques2) how to effectively use the power of bishop with no counterpart in real game ( any particular plan we need to do ).

    • RCA_moderator

      1) When you opponent’s bishop is blocked behind a fixed pawn chain. He is effectively down a piece. So do not let them exchange that poor bishop for your Knight or your other bishop. Or let them open the position to liberate their bishop.

      2) When you have a bishop which has no counterpart. For example, if your opponent lacks a dark-squared bishop. It will be much harder for your opponent to defend the dark squares. You can position your pieces in such a way that they attack the dark squares in front of their king. With one less defender of dark squares, it will be easier for you to attack in the middlegame.

      Prasaadh | Support

  • Lovro Glavina

    Hello Igor. You said that the base idea to improve in chess is to target a chess topic we’re bad at and focus on acquiring that skill for about 25 days. Lets say its e.g. anti blunder technique.How should i train during those 25 days? Should I just play random games and focus solely on on anti blunder technique without thinking about other topics such as plans, weak squares, maneuvers and so on?

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Lovro,
      GM Igor has a busy schedule. Let me help you.

      Yes, you can pick a topic like anti blunder technique. And focus on doing anti blunder check before every move in your training games.

      After some time, it becomes second nature and automatic. So you can incorporate them in your real games.

      Prasaadh | Support

    • Hi Lovro,

      Firstly, it’s a good training technique indeed. Botvinnik (many times world champion) used it all the time.

      While playing your training games, you’ll need to find good moves. Hence, you’ll be forced to think about ‘attacking moves’ and other principles inevitably. Nevertheless, you may prioritize ‘anti-blunder’ technique, and make sure you never forget about it (follow it in your every move, apart from theoretical opening moves that you know by heard).

      Good luck in your training!

      • male Gupta

        dear sir i have one question do you understand the games played betwwen two strongest computer in tcec tournamnet season 10 and 11 which is going on ??this will give anhyone a strong edge agistn top players anyone .

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