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




Master Method Series #20

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. It doesn’t have to be this way.

IM Anna Rudolf (aka Miss Strategy) has found the solution. Instead of cramming our brains with endless amounts of new knowledge, we need to fix the 5 holes through which valuable rating points leak.

Blunders, missing winning opportunities, missing 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.

Smash the barriers to your chess success with Anna’s intensive training on self-mastery.


  • Welcome to the Anna Rudolf Method
    1. How to choose an opening that fits you
    2. How to learn openings effectively
    3. How to build your opening repertoire
    4. What to do in unknown positions


    1. Become a master of planning
    2. Perfect your strategic thinking
    3. Piece play: Improve yours, worsen the opponent’s
    4. Pawn play: ‘I want to break free’
    5. Attack like a beast
    6. What makes an attack successful
    7. Typical attacking plans
    8. How to spot tactical motifs
    9. How to stop blundering 
    10. Defend like a pro
    11. Prophylactic thinking


    1. How to be a better endgame player
    2. Endgame principles and concepts


  • BONUS:
    1. Calculation: Thought process


  • The mindset of a champion

Additional information

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

15 hours



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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