The Anna Rudolf Method – Smash the Barriers to your Chess Success!



Basic Chess Strategy: Smash The Barriers with The Anna Rudolf Method – Master Method Series #20

The Anna Rudolf Method – Smash The Barriers To Your Chess Success!

Basic Chess Strategy Lessons – The Anna Rudolf Method

Have you already succeeded at mastering all the aspects of basic chess strategy?

Many 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.

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.

The Anna Rudolf Method – Smash The Barriers To Your Chess Success!

IM Anna Rudolf

About the Author

Anna Rudolf is an Olympic Chess-Player 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.

Anna 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 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 in case that 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 has put a TON of work and research into discovering the 5 biggest barriers stopping most players 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 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 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 compsure to become the ultimate competitor.

Enjoy your course!

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 7 x 2 in
Running Time

15 hours



Type of Video

Production House

3 reviews for The Anna Rudolf Method – Smash the Barriers to your Chess Success!

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    rick (verified owner)

    This course is fantastic. The content and presentation are top notch, as are the production values. I’ve purchased a number of courses from iChess; hands down, Ms. Rudolf’s course offers more value than the other courses I’ve purchased. Most of the iChess courses I have experienced take the form of annotated games. While I find annotated games instructive, it is generally an ineffective format to introduce new, unrelated concepts. Playing thru an opening with multiple variations and part of a middle game to finally arrive at the topic at hand creates too much cognitive overhead. Plus the approach takes so much time that the key concepts seldom see sufficient repetition or variety.

    In contrast, Ms. Rudolf’s course follows a more instructionally sound approach. She breaks important concepts into basic elements, then combines these elements into more and more complex themes. Important positions from actual games are repeated to help the viewer contextualize the important factors in the position. The course also employs active learning; each module contains many problems for the viewer to solve. And the supplemental materials (checklists, etc.) are valuable. I hope this course serves as a model for future iChess offerings.

    Her voice is clear with an endearing accent. And her passion and enthusiasm for chess make the course enjoyable to watch.

    A few minor nits. Many of the modules are in the 60 to 90 minute range. I wish these were broken into smaller (30 min) segments. When I have to pick up a module at a later date, it’s hard to find where I left off. Sometimes she gets so excited that she speaks very rapidly – too quickly for me to understand. Slowing down the playback speed in my viewer helps. Finally, I think the endgame modules are not as strong, nor deep as the rest of the course.

    Highly recommended.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I agree totally with Rick’s review of Anna’s Course. I watch in 30 min segments at a time which helps. I look forward to more courses from her in the near future.
    I highly recommemend this course

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just finished chapter 3, and I can say Anna has taken the fear out of chess study. She make’s you feel as though you can improve your game, and not be intimidated with study. Thank you Anna for the Master Method.

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