Daniel Naroditsky is an American chess prodigy and Grandmaster. He has been ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in his age category for the past eight years. He is also the youngest published chess author in history, having his first book published at age 14.
Naroditsky is currently rated at 2614 Elo and the highest rating of his career is 2649. He got his degree in History from Stanford University in 2019.
In May 2007, he won the Northern California K-12 Chess Championship, becoming the youngest player ever to do so. Later that year, Naroditsky won the Under-12 division of the World Youth Chess Championship with a score of 9½/11. In May 2008, he won the Northern California 9-12 Chess Championship.
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 a real improvement in each of these areas.
In each of the 18 chapters, GM Daniel 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
So many ambitious chess players never achieve anywhere near their potential, held back by some unseen force despite their hard work and dedication.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
GM Daniel Naroditsky (World Youth Chess Champion in 2007) draws on his experience as both a prodigy and a coach to identify and cure the 15 biggest weaknesses that hold chess players back – many of which you may have never realized were serious problems before.
By understanding why one mistake follows another, why we suddenly miss an obvious move and how we somehow get out pieces tangled up, we become aware of the potential for these mistakes before making them, enabling us to play better chess.
If you have hit a plateau in your chess results, it’s time to cure some of those deep-rooted problems and set your real ability free.
- What makes chess improvement so hard?
- Memorization and understanding
- Smoke and fire
- Not quite my tempo
- Calculation breakdown
- Time pressure
- Piece placement paradox
- Pawn structure
- Training intuition
- Tactical ignorance
- Tenacious defense
- iChess Blitz Battle of the Bay Area Beasts!