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Dream Room

40+ hours of cinematically recorded, comprehensive bestselling content,  suitable for absolute beginner just learning the rules to advanced player looking to hone their skill further.

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Dream Room Episodes

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 3
8.50

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 3

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Discussions of psychological issues encountered by chess players and how to overcome them.

Episode:
35
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Complex Calculations: Part 6
20.22

Complex Calculations: Part 6

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Complex calculations with "Mr. Commonwealth", GM Abhijeet Gupta!

Episode:
171
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Tactical Theme Part 6: Overloading
8.20

Tactical Theme Part 6: Overloading

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

When is a piece deemed overloaded?

Episode:
26
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Initiative: Part 1 (Explanation)
15.29

Initiative: Part 1 (Explanation)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

"Initiative means superiority" - Former World Champion Capablanca.

Episode:
155
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 1
11.45

Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Bishop and pawn endgame strategies

Episode:
51
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Rook and Pawn Endings:Part 4
24.14

Rook and Pawn Endings:Part 4

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How to defend when we are two pawns down?

Episode:
113
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Principle of Two Weaknesses (Games): Part 2
25.58

Principle of Two Weaknesses (Games): Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

A detailed look at the principle of two weaknesses.

Episode:
169
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Tactical Theme Part 7: Back Rank Mate
8.41

Tactical Theme Part 7: Back Rank Mate

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What is meant by a back rank mate?

Episode:
27
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Pawn Majority: Part 2
20.34

Pawn Majority: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How do we take advantage of pawn majority?

Episode:
48
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Positional Play: Part 2
19.32

Positional Play: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

An interesting game of positional play between Ponomariov and Svidler.

Episode:
130
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
King and Pawn Ending (Advanced): Part 2
23.03

King and Pawn Ending (Advanced): Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

King and pawn endings with GMs Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali (continued...).

Episode:
151
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Attacking the King: Part 2
14.41

Attacking the King: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Attacking the king (continued...)

Episode:
59
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
King and Pawn Ending (Advanced): Part 1
15.46

King and Pawn Ending (Advanced): Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Some interesting king and pawn endings with GMs Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali.

Episode:
150
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
The Principle of Two Weaknesses
14.57

The Principle of Two Weaknesses

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What is the principle of two weaknesses?

Episode:
119
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Evaluation of Position
12.49

Evaluation of Position

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Episode:
127
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Celebrated Chess Coach: Part 2
12.00

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Celebrated Chess Coach: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Conversation between celebrated chess coach and mental trainer.

Episode:
101
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 2
20.18

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Strategies for rook and pawn ending (continued...)

Episode:
64
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Tactical Theme Part 4: Clearance
7.41

Tactical Theme Part 4: Clearance

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

When do we carry out a "clearance"?

Episode:
24
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Algebraic Notations & The Chess Clock
5.54

Algebraic Notations & The Chess Clock

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Learn record keeping using algebraic notations and use of the special chess clock.

Episode:
4
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 2
14.46

Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Bishop and pawn endgame strategies continued...

Episode:
52
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
3 Stages of Chess
3.40

3 Stages of Chess

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What are the different stages of chess?

Episode:
6
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Prophylaxis (Advanced)
18.51

Prophylaxis (Advanced)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Practicing prophylaxis with Grandmasters Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali.

Episode:
149
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Prophylaxis & Improving Pieces
14.44

Prophylaxis & Improving Pieces

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Solving complex positions by combining prophylaxis and improving pieces.

Episode:
165
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discovered Attack, Check & Double Check
6.14

Discovered Attack, Check & Double Check

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What are discovered attack, discovered check & double check?

Episode:
19
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Which Rook?
16.14

Which Rook?

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Which rook should go to which open file?

Episode:
102
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Complex Calculations: Part 4
13.28

Complex Calculations: Part 4

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Complex calculations with GMs Praggnanandhaa, Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali.

Episode:
159
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 1
10.10

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Strategies for rook and pawn endgames.

Episode:
62
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Art of Maintaining Tension
18:43

Art of Maintaining Tension

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

A position is considered "tense" when the enemy pieces, especially pawns are attacking each other.

Episode:
80
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Pawn Majority: Part 1
34.48

Pawn Majority: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Pawn majority happens when one player has more pawns than the opponent in a given sector of the chessboard.

Episode:
47
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Endgame(Knight vs Bishop): Part 2
14.03

Endgame(Knight vs Bishop): Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

A complicated endgame between knight and bishop.

Episode:
157
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Video on Demand

Professionally edited chess skilling videos from Grandmasters who train the top players in the world.

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Video on Demand Courses

54.46

Endgame Technique

Boris Avrukh

Endgame strategies explained.

90.57

Petrosian - The Iron Man

R B Ramesh

Chess lessons from the famed defense of "Iron Tigran"

89.11

The Drawback Destruction

R B Ramesh

Every move reveals hidden weaknesses

53.34

Complex Rook Endgames- King Activity

Davor Rogic

How to activate king to support passed pawns?

58.09

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 3

Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

57.44

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods (Puzzles)

Michal Krasenkow

Puzzles in positional sacrifice and tactical play

61.06

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods

Michal Krasenkow

a masterclass in positional sacrifice and tactical play

64.31

Lessons from Magnus Carlsen - Part 2

Krasimir Rusev

Key learnings from the way Magnus plays

118.28

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 2

Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess through illustrative game play of Akiba Rubinstein

119.08

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 1

Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess from the games of brilliant Akiba Rubinstein

75.54

Botvinnik: The Chess Engineer

R B Ramesh

Mikhail Botvinnik: World Chess Champion, Electrical Engineer, Computer Pioneer.

60.10

Lessons from Magnus Carlsen - Part 3

Krasimir Rusev

Learnings from the games Magnus plays!

92.03

The Unsung Pawns

R B Ramesh

How do we create a good pawn structure?

89.20

The Almighty Pawns

R B Ramesh

Pawn structure shapes chessboard battles, hiding strategic masterstrokes and vulnerabilities

53.16

Playing with Bishop Pair

Boris Avrukh

How do we maximise our bishop pair advantage?

92.56

To Trade Or Not To Trade

R B Ramesh

How to decide whether to exchange or not?

60.51

Decision Making in Rapid & Blitz: Part 2

Alex Yermolinsky

Making informed choices under time constraints!

58.19

Opposite Color Bishops

Boris Avrukh

Is position everything? Does material advantage count?

59.10

Mastering Classical Games - Part 1

Farrukh Amonatov

Learning through insights and techniques of the greats

57.20

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 2

Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

19.58

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 1

Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame key concepts using illustrative examples

61.26

Initiative - GM Thinking (Part 1)

Boris Avrukh

Control the tempo and style of the game!

21.28

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 2

Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame through illustrative games

61.58

How to Play against Accelerated Dragons

Krisztian Szabo

Unleash the power of the Accelerated Dragon - embark on a thrilling journey into the heart of chess warfare!

62.35

Understanding Prophylaxis

Michal Krasenkow

Figure out what your opponent is thinking, and take action

22.13

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 3

Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop vs rook endgame through games greats played

62.55

Decision Making in Rapid & Blitz: Part 1

Alex Yermolinsky

Taking good decisions when time is precious!

59.35

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 2

Maxim Turov

Hone the craft of strategic choices in chess

53.34

Complex Endgames- Queen Against Rook and a Piece

Davor Rogic

Queen against Rook and a piece in a Complex Endgame Situation.

52.52

Playing against Bishop Pair

Boris Avrukh

How best do we counter the bishop pair advantage?

88.56

The Annexation Plan

R B Ramesh

Strategy through examples

52.04

Complex Endgames- Rook and Bishop Coordination

Davor Rogic

Rook and Bishop Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

66.57

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 2

Boris Avrukh

Queen's Gambit Accepted, explained (continued...)

66.15

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 1

Boris Avrukh

Queen's Gambit Accepted, explained

58.46

Complex Endgames- Queen and Rook Coordination

Davor Rogic

Rook and Queen Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

54.51

Understanding Isolated Pawn - Part 2

Konstantin Landa

A pawn without support can be a weakness.

59.04

Understanding Prophylaxis - Puzzles

Michal Krasenkow

Puzzles illustrating the art of prophylaxis

59.21

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 1

Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

86.24

Understanding Weaknesses

R B Ramesh

How to identify and exploit opponent's weaknesses?

58.20

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 3

Maxim Turov

Sharpen your strategy and choice-making in chess

Live Camps

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List of Live Camps

Comprehensive Classical Sicilian for Black
Duration: 12 Hours

Comprehensive Classical Sicilian for Black

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

We dive into the intricacies of the Sicilian Defense in this comprehensive Live course spread over 12 sessions. This is a unique opportunity to learn from GM Boris Avrukh, an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.

Date & Time (IST):
Aug 22, 2023 7:00 PM
Neo (International Chess Day)

Neo (International Chess Day)

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One membership which grants access to regular live camps, premium video on demand and bestselling chess learning program for all skill levels, the Chess Dream Room. Special subscription plan for International Chess Day.

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Chess in School

Chess in School

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Live sessions, video on demand courses from top coaches, including the Chess Dream Room - a structured course designed in collaboration with GM R.B. Ramesh, coach and mentor of GM Praggnandaa and many other chess prodigies. What is included: 1. 5 Neo licenses (for a year)‍ 2. Ability to rotate licenses (fair use) 3. Certificate of Completion for students who pass the post-course test

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Neo in Chess Academy

Neo in Chess Academy

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Live sessions, video on demand courses from top coaches, including the Chess Dream Room - a structured course designed in collaboration with GM R.B. Ramesh, coach and mentor of GM Praggnandaa and many other chess prodigies. What is included: 1. 4 Neo licenses (for a year)‍ 2. Ability to broadcast Live Sessions within Club 3. 10% OFF for club members (10% referral fee for the Club)

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Endgame Techniques
Duration: 6 Hours

Endgame Techniques

Krisztian	Szabo
Krisztian Szabo

The camp encompasses six sessions, each an hour-long, focusing on endgame strategies from basic studies to complex bishop and queen vs. rook scenarios.

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Bootcamp: Mastering Material Imbalance
20 hours

Bootcamp: Mastering Material Imbalance

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

Master imbalances, unlock chess mastery

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Bootcamps

Our Bootcamps strives to create enablers to ensure our trainees become the best chess player that they can be!

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Bootcamp Benefits

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Intense cohort based training

Our trainers are some of the most sought after coaches in the world.

02

Mental trainer and other expert support

Sessions with top mental trainers with experience of coaching national teams

03

Homework and Periodic Tests

Our Bootcamps subscribers would get regular homework, tests and feedback

04

Past recordings

Access to recordings of the sessions for the duration of the subscription

05

Doubt resolution

Doubt resolution from the coach and 2000+ rated teaching assistants

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Certificate

Certificate after successful completion of coursework

Cohort based live course

A few of our mentors from the past

Boris Avrukh


Boris Avrukh is a chess grandmaster and author of several books on chess openings. He is known for his expertise in the Grunfeld Defense and has written several books on the subject, including "1.d4 - A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player" and "Grandmaster Repertoire 16: The Grunfeld Defense."

He has won World Under-12 Championship, the Israeli Chess Championship (twice) and participated in Chess Olympiads 6 times. He has trained some of the best players in the world like GM Radjabov, GM Kramnik, GM Caruana, GM Wesley So, and many more. He was also one of the team members assisting GM Boris Gelfand during the World Championship against GM Viswanathan Anand.

Boris is known for his deep understanding of chess theory and his ability to find creative and original solutions to complex chess positions.

Farrukh Amonatov

Farrukh Amonatov is a chess grandmaster from Tajikistan. Farrukh began playing chess at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming an International Master in 2002 and a Grandmaster in 2005. He has competed in numerous national and international chess tournaments, including the World Chess Championship and the Chess Olympiad. Farrukh has also worked as a chess coach and trainer, helping to develop the skills of aspiring chess players.

Considered one of the top trainers in the world today, Farrukh was the Asian Under-16 champion in 1992. Farrukh was also the coach of the Youth Russian team and is currently training many exciting young talents from Russia, India, Kazakhstan and the USA.

R. B. Ramesh

R. B. Ramesh is an Indian chess grandmaster and coach.

Known as the Super Coach of India, Grand Master R.B. Ramesh is one of the most successful chess coaches in the world today. He won the British Chess Championship in 2002 and the Commonwealth Games in 2007. He also served as the coach of the Indian Olympiad team in the years 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

GM Ramesh has trained more than 10 Grand Masters and has produced multiple global champions in different age categories, this includes Praggnanandhaa - till recently the youngest International Master in the history of the game.

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