Positional Sacrifices Bundle
Positional Sacrifices Volumes 1 & 2 with Kostya!
This Positional Sacrifices Bundle includes both volumes of IM Kostya Kavutskiy's popular courses: Positional Sacrifices, Volumes I and II. With over 11 hours of video lectures, plus additional instructive examples and training exercises, this is a fully comprehensive and systematic overview of positional sacrifices for advanced through expert players (1500-2000 Elo).
Special Offering: If 15 students purchase this bundle by June 1st, IM Kostya Kavutskiy will teach a FREE live lesson on Positional Sacrifices for all students who have purchased either PSV I or PSV II, so even if you have purchased the course already, make sure to spread the word! This live lesson will most likely be held towards the end of June.
Positional Sacrifices Volume I: Pawns
In Volume I IM Kavutskiy explores the vast topic of positional pawn sacrifices, where one side sacrifices a pawn (or two) in exchange for certain strategic advantages, such as: control of key squares/files/diagonals, the restriction of enemy pieces, damaging the opponent's structure, and more.
6 hours of video lectures
18 additional instructive examples
18 training exercises
Positional Sacrifices Volume II: Pieces
In Volume II, IM Kavutskiy covers positional piece sacrifices, where one side sacrifices large amounts of material (everything from sacrificing an exchange to sacrificing a queen!) in order to establish key strategic advantages. The focus of this course is to show the most thematic and typical examples of positional sacrifices, as well as discussing the many different types of compensation that a player can look for when sacrificing material.
5 hours of video lectures
15 additional instructive examples
20 training exercises
This Chess University bundle includes both volumes of IM Kostya Kavutskiy's video courses: Positional Sacrifices, Volumes I and II. With over 11 hours of video lectures, plus additional instructive examples and training exercises, this is a fully comprehensive and systematic overview of positional sacrifices suitable for advanced thru expert players (1500-2000).
IM Kostya Kavutskiy is a widely recognized chess coach, author, and a Director of Operations at Chess University, Inc. Kostya joined the Chess University team three years ago and has taught students around the world through the Prodigy Program and through his spectacular video courses.
Kostya was born in Kiev, Ukraine but raised in Los Angeles, California. He first learned chess from his grandfather when he was 5. By the time he was 16, Kostya had reached 2200 Elo becoming a National Master. Kostya’s main highlight is winning the 2014 Southern California Championship.
Around 2012, he started working full-time as a chess professional. This included writing for US Chess and Chess Life Magazine, as well as recording videos lessons.
Currently, Kostya's also a member of the San Jose Hackers team in the PRO Chess League and is actively training and playing tournaments to earn the GM title. He primarily teaches at Bay Area Chess and Chess University.