Trompowsky Attack – Opening Lab with IM Milovan Ratkovic
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- CHAPTER 1 Levitsky Attack I
- CHAPTER 2 Levitsky Attack II
- CHAPTER 3 Raptor Variation I
- CHAPTER 4 Raptor Variation II
- CHAPTER 5 Raptor Variation III
- CHAPTER 6 Raptor Variation IV
- CHAPTER 7 Raptor Variation V
- CHAPTER 8 Classical Defense I
- CHAPTER 9 Classical Defense II
- CHAPTER 10 Classical Defense III
- CHAPTER 11 Classical Defense IV
- CHAPTER 12 Classical Defense V
- CHAPTER 13 2…g6 Variation I
- CHAPTER 14 2…g6 Variation II
- CHAPTER 15 2…d5 Variation I
- CHAPTER 16 2…d5 Variation II
- CHAPTER 17 2…c5 Variation I
- CHAPTER 18 2…c5 Variation II
- CHAPTER 19 2…c5 Variation III
- CHAPTER 20 Other Lines I
- CHAPTER 21 Other Lines II
- CHAPTER 22 Other Lines III
- CHAPTER 23 Other Lines IV
- CHAPTER 24 Other Lines V
IM Milovan Ratkovic Reveals…
A Comprehensive Repertoire, with Killer Lines Against all Black’s Ideas
You sit down to play your game. You’ve got the White pieces. Now what?
You know your opponent plays the Sicilian against 1.e4 and the Grunfeld against 1.d4. You’ve been down this route many times… and haven’t loved the positions that followed.
If you want more from your openings, it’s time to step off the beaten track.
After all, when you get White, it should be you calling the shots.
Enter… the Trompowsky Attack.
The Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5!) is an aggressive opening that leaves Black playing catch-up for the rest of the game.
Magnus Carlsen turned to the Trompowsky in his first game against Karjakin in the 2016 World Championship. Now it’s your turn.
Serbian IM Milovan Ratkovic (2416 Elo) has put together a 10-hour comprehensive training on the Trompowsky as part of our Opening Lab series.
So, what’s so great about the Trompowsky?
- You sidestep your opponent’s prep. Imagine taking your rival out of the book on move 2. The pressure they’re under when they have to think for themselves – and soon find out you have many tricks up your sleeve.
- Rule-based moves. IM Ratkovic presents the entire repertoire with easy-to-remember rules like “only play c4 after an early …Bf5. Moving the c-pawn will allow us to attack the weakened b7 pawn with Qb3.”
- Serious attacking potential. Openings like the London System allow White to dictate their setup – but they tend to be restrictive and positional in nature. The Trompowsky gives you natural, developing moves that lead to overwhelming attacks like the one in this diagram.
- Long-term positional advantages. In two-thirds of the games, Black is going to be saddled with doubled pawns by move 5. Milovan gives you a ton of ways to exploit this in the opening, middlegame, and endgame.
This is a systematic approach to learning an opening that:
- Let’s you call the shots.
- Gives you killer attacks.
- Prepares you for all positions with simple but powerful rules.
Don’t give your next opponent a chance – hit them with the Trompowsky Attack and watch them suffer from move 2.
Trompowsky Attack – Opening Lab with IM Ratkovic [10 hours 9 minutes]
IM Milovan Ratkovic has just completed his brilliant 10-hour Opening Lab on the Trompowsky Attack (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5), an opening that takes Black out of their comfort zone and gives White an easy-to-play attack.
About the Author:
IM Milovan Ratkovic (FIDE 2411) is a Serbian International Master and chess coach. Some of his top students were able to reach 2400 and 2300 Elo respectively. IM Ratkovic is an active tournament player and one of his near-future goals is obtaining the Grandmaster title.