Prophylaxis with Petrosian

Learn how the 9th world champion stopped his opponents' threats!

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Prophylaxis with Petrosian by USCF Expert Ryan Murphy is a follow-up to the course Defensive Technique for Beginners. The course uses games by the late GM Tigran Petrosian as a model for how to prevent your opponent's threats and restrict their pieces.

In this course, the author covers prophylactic thinking in positions where one's king is under attack, using restriction in advantageous middlegames to prevent counterplay from the opponent, and how to apply prophylactic thinking when converting a better endgame.

This course has 4 video lessons with a total run time of 1 hour and 35 minutes and 4 PGN files covering all the instructive examples. This course is intended for players in the 1200-1600 Elo rating range, though players slightly stronger will still benefit from going through all the examples.

Enroll today to learn from the examples of one of the best active defenders in chess history and take your understanding of prophylaxis to the next level!


Your Instructor


Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy

USCF Expert Ryan Murphy is a chess coach from Wisconsin who joined Chess University in 2016. He works behind the scenes as the Operations Manager and has also helped teach live lessons in the Prodigy Program and analyzed hundreds of student games.

Ryan started playing tournament chess at the age of 17 and is currently working towards the goal reaching the USCF title of National Master. Ryan teaches many private students online and works for a chess academy in Wisconsin, teaching chess in after-school programs.


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