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Free one hour online training with a Grandmaster!

by Sagar Shah - 11/01/2018

Have you ever had a coaching session from a grandmaster? If not, this is your chance. And that too for absolutely no cost! Swedish GM Pontus Carlsson in association with ChessBase India is holding a free webinar for one hour for all the players of India on Sunday, 14th of January 2018. All that you have to do is send an email and confirm your participation. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a GM and the topic of the session is how to improve your tactics. Because this is a webinar you can also interact with Pontus and ask him questions that will help you to become a stronger player. All the details in the article below.

GM Secrets Revealed to India!

GM Pontus Carlsson of Sweden

Interactive webinars exclusive for Indian players of all levels by Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson

What is on?

In 4 webinars per month the Swedish Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson reveals grandmaster secrets that he has picked up through more than 20 years on the international chess scene as both player and coach exclusively to the Indian players through a co-operation with ChessBase India.

How long are the webinars:

The webinars are 60 minutes and consists of the GM teaching an actual theme plus 10-15 minutes where the participants can ask their own questions. All webinars will be interactive since the best ways to learn is by being engaged. All webinars are recorded and can thus be watched afterwards.

What will be taught?

Many GM secrets that cannot be found in books will be revealed and the focus will be on answering the questions that Indian players would like to know in order to improve their game.

Examples of themes that will be covered are:

•      How to train chess effectively

•      How to construct a suitable opening repertoire

•      Why does queen & knight cooperate better than queen & bishop

•      How to use Chessbase to improve your game

•      How to handle positions with opposite castling

Free Trial Now on Sunday, 14th of January!

14th January there will be a free trial at 6 p.m. Indian Standard time. The trial webinar will be about the very important topic on how to improve your tactics! Do not miss it!

It sounds good how does it work

Each member that signs up and pays the membership fee gets a personal invitation to the webinars. If the member cannot attend the webinar then it will be possible to review it afterwards. 'Go to Webinar' will be used and it is a well-established webinar provider that ensures high quality.

What do I need, to be able to attend

You will need a good internet connection and access to a computer so that you can join and follow the webinars. You will also need an email address to be able to receive the personal invitations and other important information.

What does it cost?

Every participant has to become a member and the membership fee is 15 USD/training which sums up to 60 USD/month. The membership fee is paid in advance and has to be paid before the 1st of each new month. If a member does not wish to renew his membership it has to be cancelled before the 1st of each new month. This is a special price only for the Indian players.

When does it start

The first Webinar for Indian players is on Sunday the 28th of January at 6 p.m. Indian Standard time.


After the free trial on the 14th of January, the Indian players will have the chance to sign up for the next courses. It is also possible to sign up already now to secure your place since there is a limited number of seats.

How do I sign up?

All that you have to do for attending the free webinar is sign up on this link:


More about GM Pontus Carlsson:

A Swedish/Colombian Grandmaster and player of the Swedish National Team

• 9 fold Swedish Team Champion
• 2 fold Swedish Junior Champion
• Nordic Junior Champion
• 3 fold winner of Tusenmannaschacket (The only one throughout history to win it 3 times)
• Bronze Medalist at the European Team Championship (2007) in Crete, Grece
• Winner of various international open tournament such as Mallorca GM, Balatonlelle Open, Alhurin de la Torre, Open Vitoria Gasteiz, Hallstahammar Open and Påskturneringen
• Winner of various rapid tournaments like Varamoronden, Lindeslaget, Pingstschacket, Västgöta Open and Västkustspelen

Annotated games:

Game 1: An exploitation of simple positional advantages against an opponent rated 400 points below:

Game 2: A very interesting piece sacrifice in the dragon!

Game 3: Beating a 2600 GM in the first Olympiad:

Game 4: A very nice win against GM Ivan Sokolov

Do not miss!

Just to remind you: GM Pontus Carlsson's free webinar will be held on 14th of January 2018 at 6 p.m. IST. Do not miss it. Register from this link: 


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