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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

Discussion with Celebrated Chess Coaches: Part 1
13.53

Discussion with Celebrated Chess Coaches: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Discussions around coaching methods with some celebrated chess coaches.

Episode:
135
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Endgame Techniques: Karpov & Zvaginsev Games
18.49

Endgame Techniques: Karpov & Zvaginsev Games

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Endgames techniques - how do we press our advantage to force a win!

Episode:
116
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Solving Studies
10:33

Solving Studies

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Guide to solving chess studies productively.

Episode:
88
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Celebrated Chess Coaches : Part 5
8.39

Discussions with Celebrated Chess Coaches : Part 5

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Strategies to adopt while playing tournaments.

Episode:
164
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Forcing Moves: Part 1
17.00

Forcing Moves: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Detailed explanation of forcing moves with examples.

Episode:
39
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
Active Defence (Advanced)
27.43

Active Defence (Advanced)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Blindfolded active defence session with young GMs Karthikeyan Murali and Aravindh Chithambaram.

Episode:
153
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Endgame(Rook & Pawn Ending): Part 3 (Spielman)
37.22

Endgame(Rook & Pawn Ending): Part 3 (Spielman)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Illustrative rook and pawn endgame (Spielman vs Rubinstein, 1909).

Episode:
172
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Basic Endgames
15.00

Basic Endgames

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Basics of the endgame theory.

Episode:
38
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Rook and Pawn Endings:Part 5
14.29

Rook and Pawn Endings:Part 5

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Some basic rook and pawn endings that we should know of.

Episode:
114
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Simple Tactics
14:00

Simple Tactics

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Some basic tactics in chess that one should know.

Episode:
82
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Understanding the Weak Squares: Part 2
21.59

Understanding the Weak Squares: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Understanding the weak squares (continued...)

Episode:
73
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Preparing for Tournament
15.34

Preparing for Tournament

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Strategies for preparing for tournament.

Episode:
61
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Preparing for the game at home (before and after)
18:16

Preparing for the game at home (before and after)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How to prepare for an important game?

Episode:
86
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
Calculation Studies: Common Mistakes
16.20

Calculation Studies: Common Mistakes

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Some of the most common mistakes made during calculation.

Episode:
69
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Accelerators: Part 1
9.46

Accelerators: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What are accelerators in chess?

Episode:
66
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 3
18.51

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 3

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

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

Episode:
65
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Common Mistakes by Young Players
12.54

Common Mistakes by Young Players

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Some common mistakes that chess players make.

Episode:
128
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Playing on Colors: Part 2
14.17

Playing on Colors: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Playing with colours in chess (continued...).

Episode:
100
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
The Check
7.35

The Check

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What's check?

Episode:
8
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Celebrated Chess Coach: Part 1
12:15

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Celebrated Chess Coach: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Chess coach discusses key psychological issues faced by chess players.

Episode:
91
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Evaluation of Position
12.49

Evaluation of Position

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Episode:
127
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Endgame (Knight vs Bishop): Part 1
20.05

Endgame (Knight vs Bishop): Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Some complex examples of Knight vs Bishop endgames.

Episode:
134
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Improving Pieces (Advanced)
10.27

Improving Pieces (Advanced)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Improving pieces in more complex scenarios.

Episode:
137
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Exchanging Pieces: Part 2
19:49

Exchanging Pieces: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

The art of exchanging pieces, continued...

Episode:
98
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Initiative: Part 2 (Examples)
19.51

Initiative: Part 2 (Examples)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Gary Kasparov illustrating the concept of initiative through his game from 1980.

Episode:
156
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Parents : Part 1
13.39

Discussions with Parents : Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Common issues being faced by chess players and their parents.

Episode:
5
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Passed Pawn: Part 2
14.31

Passed Pawn: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Passing on the passed pawn?

Episode:
148
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Castling & Illegal Moves
4.48

Castling & Illegal Moves

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How does Castling work? Which moves are deemed illegal.

Episode:
3
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

How to Play against Accelerated Dragons
61.58

How to Play against Accelerated Dragons

Krisztian	Szabo
Krisztian Szabo

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

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 1
59.21

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 1

Abhijeet Gupta
Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

To Trade Or Not To Trade
92.56

To Trade Or Not To Trade

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How to decide whether to exchange or not?

Complex Endgames- Queen Against Rook and a Piece
53.34

Complex Endgames- Queen Against Rook and a Piece

Davor Rogic
Davor Rogic

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

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 2
118.28

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 2

Abhijeet Gupta
Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess through illustrative game play of Akiba Rubinstein

Playing with Bishop Pair
53.16

Playing with Bishop Pair

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

How do we maximise our bishop pair advantage?

Endgame Technique
54.46

Endgame Technique

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

Endgame strategies explained.

Petrosian - The Iron Man
90.57

Petrosian - The Iron Man

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Chess lessons from the famed defense of "Iron Tigran"

Complex Endgames- Rook and Bishop Coordination
52.04

Complex Endgames- Rook and Bishop Coordination

Davor Rogic
Davor Rogic

Rook and Bishop Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 1
66.15

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 1

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

Queen's Gambit Accepted, explained

Understanding Weaknesses
86.24

Understanding Weaknesses

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How to identify and exploit opponent's weaknesses?

The Unsung Pawns
92.03

The Unsung Pawns

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How do we create a good pawn structure?

The Almighty Pawns
89.20

The Almighty Pawns

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Pawn structure shapes chessboard battles, hiding strategic masterstrokes and vulnerabilities

Understanding Isolated Pawn - Part 2
54.51

Understanding Isolated Pawn - Part 2

Konstantin Landa
Konstantin Landa

A pawn without support can be a weakness.

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 2
59.35

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 2

Maxim Turov
Maxim Turov

Hone the craft of strategic choices in chess

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 2
21.28

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 2

Krisztian	Szabo
Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame through illustrative games

Complex Rook Endgames- King Activity
53.34

Complex Rook Endgames- King Activity

Davor Rogic
Davor Rogic

How to activate king to support passed pawns?

Complex Endgames- Queen and Rook Coordination
58.46

Complex Endgames- Queen and Rook Coordination

Davor Rogic
Davor Rogic

Rook and Queen Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

Decision Making in Rapid & Blitz: Part 1
62.55

Decision Making in Rapid & Blitz: Part 1

Alex Yermolinsky
Alex Yermolinsky

Taking good decisions when time is precious!

Understanding Prophylaxis
62.35

Understanding Prophylaxis

Michal Krasenkow
Michal Krasenkow

Figure out what your opponent is thinking, and take action

Understanding Prophylaxis - Puzzles
59.04

Understanding Prophylaxis - Puzzles

Michal Krasenkow
Michal Krasenkow

Puzzles illustrating the art of prophylaxis

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 1
119.08

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 1

Abhijeet Gupta
Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess from the games of brilliant Akiba Rubinstein

Mastering Classical Games - Part 1
59.10

Mastering Classical Games - Part 1

Farrukh Amonatov
Farrukh Amonatov

Learning through insights and techniques of the greats

Decision Making in Rapid & Blitz: Part 2
60.51

Decision Making in Rapid & Blitz: Part 2

Alex Yermolinsky
Alex Yermolinsky

Making informed choices under time constraints!

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 3
22.13

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 3

Krisztian	Szabo
Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop vs rook endgame through games greats played

Lessons from Magnus Carlsen - Part 2
64.31

Lessons from Magnus Carlsen - Part 2

Krasimir Rusev
Krasimir Rusev

Key learnings from the way Magnus plays

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods
61.06

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods

Michal Krasenkow
Michal Krasenkow

a masterclass in positional sacrifice and tactical play

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 1
19.58

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 1

Krisztian	Szabo
Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame key concepts using illustrative examples

The Annexation Plan
88.56

The Annexation Plan

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Strategy through examples

Playing against Bishop Pair
52.52

Playing against Bishop Pair

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

How best do we counter the bishop pair advantage?

Initiative - GM Thinking (Part 1)
61.26

Initiative - GM Thinking (Part 1)

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

Control the tempo and style of the game!

Opposite Color Bishops
58.19

Opposite Color Bishops

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

Is position everything? Does material advantage count?

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 2
57.20

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 2

Abhijeet Gupta
Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods (Puzzles)
57.44

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods (Puzzles)

Michal Krasenkow
Michal Krasenkow

Puzzles in positional sacrifice and tactical play

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 3
58.20

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 3

Maxim Turov
Maxim Turov

Sharpen your strategy and choice-making in chess

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 3
58.09

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 3

Abhijeet Gupta
Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

The Drawback Destruction
89.11

The Drawback Destruction

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Every move reveals hidden weaknesses

Lessons from Magnus Carlsen - Part 3
60.10

Lessons from Magnus Carlsen - Part 3

Krasimir Rusev
Krasimir Rusev

Learnings from the games Magnus plays!

Botvinnik: The Chess Engineer
75.54

Botvinnik: The Chess Engineer

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

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

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 2
66.57

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 2

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

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

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

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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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