In the last few blog-posts, we have been discussing about a very important topic in chess – piece coordination. And in the previous blog-post “Importance of Piece Coordination”, I told that the RCA’s next course is about this topic and that I will be revealing more details in the coming days. So today, I am going to reveal all the details about the course.
The next course of RCA is titled “Mastering Piece Coordination and Planning”, and the course is authored by one of the most liked guest coaches of RCA, IM Valeri Lilov. He has also authored the course “Converting Your Advantage into a Full Point”. You can find the e-cover of the course below:
The course will be released on Wednesday, 17 April. The course contains 10 chapters with the total duration of about 3 hours. Also, it is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. The practical part of the course contains 50 games that will train you on piece coordination and planning. Additionally, you will get an e-book that will contain all the video lessons in text format along with the summary.
Anish Giri has always been an Achilles heel for Magnus Carlsen. In the total of 35 games between Carlsen and Giri, Carlsen has won 7, drawn 23, and lost 5 (all formats). The Gashimov Memorial (2019), also called as Shamkir Chess 2019, ran from 30 March to 9 April. This 6th edition of the tournament was a 10-player single round-robin held in memory of Vugar Gashimov. And, Carlsen won the event for the 4th time, with 7.0/9 points and a 2991 rating performance.
In this process, he defeated his Twitter arch-enemy Anish Giri in the 7th round to take the sole lead. It was a rather flashy win; and there’s a speculation that this game is the Game of the Year 2019. And why have we chosen this video? Well, we couldn’t find a better game (and most recent) than the game played by the World Champion himself, to illustrate the power of piece coordination. The RCA Academy Manager, Aggelos Kesaris, has prepared a very beautiful and instructive analysis of this game, which you can watch below: