Basic Chess Strategy: Smash The Barriers with The Anna Rudolf Method – Master Method Series #20
Have you already succeeded at mastering all the aspects of basic chess strategy?
Many chess players seem to get stuck at a certain level, no matter how hard they train.
It’s like there’s an invisible barrier preventing them from reaching 1600, 1800 or 2000 Elo.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
IM Anna Rudolf (aka Miss Strategy) has found the solution. Instead of cramming your brain with endless amounts of new knowledge, we need to fix the 5 holes through which valuable rating points are always leaking when you play your chess games.
Blunders, missing winning opportunities, failing to identify the strongest plan, underestimating your opponent’s strategy and fear/complacency. These are the real barriers holding you back.
The 15 hour Anna Rudolf Method teaches you how to solve these problems and achieve your potential by becoming a master of awareness, emotions and targeting weaknesses.
About the Author
Anna Rudolf is an Olympic Chess Player (she played in 3 Chess Olympiads) and three-time Hungarian Champion currently rated 2325 Elo. She has been able to accomplish the titles of International Master and Woman Grand Master.
She recorded her first video series in 2013 and since then, she has established herself as an acclaimed chess commentator, events streamer, and chess reporter.
International Master Anna Rudolf has participated as a commenter in many world-class events including the World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships in Doha, the Paris and Leuven legs of the Grand Chess Tour, the 2016 Candidates Tournament and the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku.
Is this course for me?
If you are a beginner chess player:
These basic chess strategy lessons by Anna Rudolf will help you learn how to choose opening systems that fit your style and build an effective opening repertoire. You’ll also learn what to do in case you have to play a position that’s completely unknown to you.
You’ll also be able to learn what’s needed for you to become a master of planning and also improve your strategic thinking process when playing chess.
These lessons will teach you how to always look to improve your pieces and worsen the opponent’s pieces with every move.
Anna Rudolf has put a TON of work and research into discovering the 5 biggest barriers stopping most chess players from reaching 2000 Elo and beyond. The Anna Rudolf Method then tells you how to turn these often undiagnosed weaknesses into game-winning strengths.
1. Banish blunders:
Blunders are the #1 rating killers. Whether you’re dropping pieces or overlooking positional mistakes, the root cause of blunders is the same. Anna Rudolf reveals her technique for keeping total awareness at all times!
2. Take your chances:
Finding winning moves is much tougher in a real game than when solving tactics. Any would-be helper standing by your board shouting “Mate in 3!” would get kicked out! Discover how to search and destroy your target at the first opportunity.
3. Proven winning plans:
When you’re thinking what to play, the moves you see are affected by your plan. If you’re thinking about how to attack the kingside, you’ll probably miss the winning pawn break on the queenside.
Anna Rudolf explains the ideas behind the most powerful attacking formations, positional strategies and endgame plans to make sure you’re always focused on the strongest moves.
4. One step ahead:
If you’re thinking about what you’re trying to achieve and ignoring your opponent’s plans, you’re going to get a nasty shock. Instead, learn how to read your rival’s plans and use it against them!
5. Competitive success:
It’s no good being a great chess player if you fall apart when it counts. A huge percentage of games are lost due to either complacency or irrational fear. Learn how to combine a burning desire to win with ice-cool composure to become the ultimate competitor.
6. How to Spot Tactical Motifs:
Pin, double attack, skewer, deflection – known tactical motifs that you surely have trained a lot with puzzles books or apps. But… you still miss them in your own games, don’t you?
It happens to all of us. You go back home after an exhausting game, switch on your chess engine, and it quickly discovers that you have an easy combination to win a piece. “How on earth can I miss this combination, if I’ve solved a lot of more difficult puzzles!?”
The problem is that during a game nobody says to you “you can win in this position”. But, IM Anna Rudolf has a secret to tell you. The position tells you when there is a winning combination. You just need to listen to it!
Enjoy your course and play better chess!