The Trompowsky Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 is very popular among the white players. It leads to interesting imbalanced positions and the amount of theory is considerably smaller compared to the main lines with 2.c4.

As the majority of black players challenge 1.d4 with some kind of Indian Defense, starting with 1..Nf6, a reliable variation against the “Tromp” is in high demand. My favored weapon is 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 and I would be glad to share it with you.

After 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 Black has already defined his two fundamental winning ideas:

  1. Achieving a dominating advantage on the dark squares
  2. Opening up the position for the bishops

The advantage of having the bishop pair is considered to be worth 0.5 pawns. Hence, Black already has a substantial or static advantage. That’s why they say: “He, who owns the bishop pair owns the future.”

White on the other hand possesses more space and a slight lead in development, which can be translated into having a dynamic advantage. Basically, I prefer to play with the substance, as the dynamic advantage can be elusive. The burden of proof is on White to convert his dynamic advantage into something tangible. Otherwise, the future will be ours!

The webinar deals with the following lines:

a) 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.Nc3 (intending 6.Qd2 and 7.0-0-0)

b) 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.c3 (intending 6.Bd3, 7.Ne2, 8.0-0 and 9.f4)

c) 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.Nf3

d) 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.Nf3

By transposition we have reached the Torre-Attack. Hence, this webinar also deals with the Torre-Attack en passant!

e) 1.d4 Ng5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nd2

That’s a relatively new attempt in order to circumvent the disadvantages of the other lines.


Private Webinar, either for individuals or groups such as chess clubs


  • Basic version: 6 hours (3 double hours)
  • Extended version: 10 hours (5 double hours)


The schedule depends on the client’s preference, e.g.

  • 1 double hour per week
  • 2 double hours per week
  • in one go (interrupted by breaks)

Additional Data

  • High-quality and verbally annotated pgn/cbv files
  • Session videos, if desired

Price for individuals (basic version)

EUR 240

Price for groups (basic version)

EUR 600