The Naroditsky Method 01 and 02 – GM Daniel Naroditsky



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 a 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!


  1. Laying the Groundwork
  2. How to Select an Opening Repertoire
  3. Punishing Opening Rebels
  4. How to Study the Opening
  5. Opening Preparation
  6. Initiative
  7. Intuition
  8. Imbalances
  9. Becoming a Tactical Beast
  10. Calculation
  11. Introduction to Positional Chess
  12. Unspoken Rules of Positional Chess
  13. Understanding Piece Placement
  14. Introduction to the Endgame
  15. Theoretical Endgames
  16. Practical Endgames
  17. Endgame Tactics
  18. Common Themes and Concepts in the Endgame

Bonus: Live Blitz with GM Daniel Naroditsky


Master Method Series #17

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 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.


  1. What makes chess improvement so hard?
  2. Storytelling 
  3. Memorization and understanding
  4. Smoke and fire
  5. Not quite my tempo
  6. Calculation breakdown
  7. Time pressure
  8. Piece placement paradox
  9. Pawn structure
  10. Training intuition 
  11. Tactical ignorance
  12. Tenacious defense
  13. Psychology
  14. Conclusion


  • iChess Blitz Battle of the Bay Area Beasts!

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2 reviews for The Naroditsky Method 01 and 02 – GM Daniel Naroditsky

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    John Manning

    Daniel’s personality really shines through in this series with his unique style. He seems to live and breathe for Chess! His METHOD will give the viewer a complete overview of all of the important concepts leading to chess improvement. A really enjoyable course from a real chess professional!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    For someone so young, GM Naroditsky first DVDs are a crown jewel in the Master Method series. His knowledge and enthusiasm shine through as he teaches you how to become a complete chess player from the opening through the endgame. The examples he chooses are highly instructive and many are from his own game library. One minor quibble is that when he gets excited, he tends to talk quickly and I had to replay the video a few times to make sure I was able to understand his explanations. I would take away one-half star for this but since that is not possible, I will leave my rating at 5 stars. You can tell he put an extraordinary amount of work in these lectures and I’m hoping he will come out with a 3rd course in the near future. Highly recommended.

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