Master Method Series #02
This superb 15 hour course from prodigy GM Naroditsky reveals his method for getting better at chess.
Broken down into sections on the opening, tactics, calculation, positional play and endgames, Daniel explains what you need to do to get real improvement in each of these areas.
In each of the 18 chapters, GM Naroditsky selects his favorite examples and talks you through his chess philosophy and thought process, guiding you around all the common mistakes players make and delivering you to the perfect solution.
In addition, Daniel reveals his method for training and improving in each area: how to build an opening repertoire that suits you; the best ways to improve your tactical ability and how to learn the endgame.
As someone who has experienced phenomenal success and rapid improvement, Daniel’s advice on how to apply what he teaches is invaluable and his focus on principles makes this advanced material accessible to any determined improver.
Includes a 1 hour bonus of Daniel playing online blitz, voicing his thoughts and analysis in real time!
- Laying the Groundwork
- How to Select an Opening Repertoire
- Punishing Opening Rebels
- How to Study the Opening
- Opening Preparation
- Becoming a Tactical Beast
- Introduction to Positional Chess
- Unspoken Rules of Positional Chess
- Understanding Piece Placement
- Introduction to the Endgame
- Theoretical Endgames
- Practical Endgames
- Endgame Tactics
- Common Themes and Concepts in the Endgame
Bonus: Live Blitz with GM Daniel Naroditsky
Master Method Series #06
This incredible 16 hour course from Super GM Sam Shankland (2674 Elo) reveals his approach to becoming a master calculator and finding the most forcing, powerful moves at the board.
In each of the 55 chapters, GM Shankland examines an instructive, dynamic game, revealing why and how the winner was able to create chances and convert them into victory.
Sam asks us to consider one question: if we have a strategic or tactical aim but our opponent seems to be preventing it, what happens if we play it anyway?
It’s this consideration that allows us to put maximum pressure on our opponents and opens up a new world of creative possibilities at the board.
Sam has carefully selected the games so that most of them should be new to you, even though they feature some of the biggest names in the game, including Carlsen, Anand, Topalov, Kasparov and Aronian. Of course, Sam includes plenty of his own games too – losses as well as wins – revealing the secrets he has found in his analysis.
Sam teaches at a fast pace and demands the interaction necessary for you to make real improvement. For any ambitious player looking to take their calculation, attacking play and dynamism to a very high level, there is simply no other course like this.
Includes a 1 hour bonus of GM Shankland playing online blitz, voicing his thoughts and analysis in real time plus a fascinating insight into his personal philosophy and best advice for improving players in a Q and A session!
- Carlsen-Wang Yue
- Wang Hao-Shankland
- Ali Marandi-Moiseenko
- Van Wely-Topalov
Bonus: Blitz Session
Bonus: Q and A Session