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Exchange pieces like a Pro

IM Asaf Givon

14 Video Lessons

3:22 Hours

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9 Tasks and 50+ games

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Why this course was created?

Which pieces to keep and which to exchange is one of the most important questions in chess. Less experienced players often think exchanging means to swap pieces of equal value and fail to take strategic factors into account.

Of course, you have to keep the material balance in mind but it is crucial to realize how exchanges affect the position.

In this course, IM Asaf explains how to make decisions in exchanging the pieces, how to isolate the opponent’s bad pieces and how to create weaknesses.

Key topics covered in this course

In this course, we’re going to discuss a lot of different types of strategic exchanges that occur in chess.

In this course, we’re going to learn basic ideas which will help you understand better the remaining lessons on how to exchange chess pieces

This lesson shows the combination of chess pieces or chess couples.

This lesson shows how to Evaluate the Chess Pieces Like a Pro.

In this lesson, Asaf explains how and when to trade the pieces.

In this lesson, you’ll learn all of the basic rules on how to exchange your pieces with your opponent’s counterparts.

In this video, we’re going to talk about piece exchanges in order to isolate a bad enemy piece.

In this lesson, we’re going to discuss some defensive exchanges.

In this video lesson, we will continue discussing some piece exchanging, manoeuvres and ideas. This video will be a complement to the one which talked about exchanging pieces in order to simplify going to a good endgame, where you have a material advantage.

In this video, We continue to discuss this topic in chess which we call “Piece Exchanges”.

In this lesson, we’re going to discuss another aspect of the piece exchange, we will talk about cases where we exchange a certain piece for an enemy piece in order to create some weaknesses in his position.

In this video, I’m going to talk about piece exchanges, but not just piece exchanges; we’re going to take a look at scenarios where we are ready to exchange pieces but only under our conditions.

In this video, we’re going to talk about how to exchanging pieces in order to realize an advantage or to simplify the position.

In this video, we’re going to talk about piece exchanges in a cramped position, or you might also call this topic how to use piece exchanges to use space disadvantage or a cramped position

Powerful Practical tasks

It is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. There are 9 practical tasks (50+ games) in this course which will help you to understand and remember the ideas of the course better.

The training program has a detailed explanation on what and exactly how you should do the practical tasks.

Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device

The course can be accessed in ANY device (even in non-windows device).

We’re providing you with the course in e-book format (PDF) and you can study the video lessons separately as well.

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About the author


IM Asaf Givon

Asaf givon is an International Master who has played for the Kfar Saba team in the first Israeli chess league.

He got his IM title at 2013, and he currently have 2 norms. He started teaching chess since he was 16.


Aggelos Kesaris

Aggelos Kesaris, an active chess coach.

He teaches Greek students from 2003. He worked in different chess clubs. At current times, he is taking lessons on Dias Petroupolis, the biggest club in Greece with more than 500 members.

In 2017, he created a chess club, Pyrros Ioanninon; he holds the president position.

He works on RCA from 2011 in different positions. Currently, he is working on the Academy Department, helping other titled authors to create quality chess courses.

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