A Decade of Benjamin – GM Joel Benjamin




A Decade of Benjamin – GM Joel Benjamin Chess Collection

A Decade of Benjamin - GM Joel Benjamin Chess Collection

Get ready to open a treasure chest of the very best games played over the last decade, all expertly analyzed and explained by one of the most highly rated coaches in the world, GM Joel Benjamin.

This enormous collection is the result of 10 years of GM Benjamin analyzing the best chess game played in the world that week: well over 400 individual games and 250 hours of footage!

All the games picked are chosen for both their brilliance and their instructive content and, as you can imagine, Joel Benjamin ends up covering everything from positional masterclasses from Carlsen and Kramnik to spectacular sacrificial attacks from Shirov and Morozevich.

While it’s the incredible amount of content in this pack that catches most people’s attention, the real focus should be on the presenter. GM Joel Benjamin is famous for his ability to teach concepts in a way that people just get.

This is, after all, the man who taught Deep Blue the secrets of positional chess – the missing ingredient that enabled the computer to sensationally beat Garry Kasparov.

About the Author:

Joel Benjamin is an American chess grandmaster. In 1998, he was voted “Grandmaster of the Year” by the U.S. Chess Federation. Benjamin is native of Brooklyn, New York City, and grew up in the Marine Park neighborhood, where he attended PS 207.

He graduated from Yale University with a major in history in 1985. He became the youngest-ever U.S. chess master at age 13, a record previously held by Bobby Fischer. This record was broken by Stuart Rachels and is now held by Samuel Sevian.

Other successes included the U.S. Junior Championship in 1980. In the same year, he earned the International Master title. He won the U.S. Junior Championship again in 1982, and the U.S. Open Chess Championship in 1985.

How do I benefit from this?

In each game, GM Joel Benjamin picks out the lessons to be learned, revealing why the GMs made the decisions they did, how we can spot the winning moves and chess truths we can use to become better players.

Expect the very best games from the very best players including Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Judit Polgar, Wesley So, Kramnik, Korchnoi, Radjabov, Giri,  Grischuk, Jobava, Morozevich, Karpov, Shirov and many more.

This is one decade of GM Joel Benjamin analyzing the best game every week, a monster 424 elite level games broken down and commented on by one of the greatest coaches in the world today. Essential for every chess lover.

Please note: A Decade of Benjamins is a 14.8 GB file so please make sure your connection can handle this (and that you have sufficient storage!)

Additional information

Running Time

250 hours



Type of Video

Production House

1 review for A Decade of Benjamin – GM Joel Benjamin

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    George Lundy

    Excellent presentation and detailed analysis of challenging games by the worlds strongest players!

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