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Most GMs dumb it down.
Or tell people what they expect to hear.
Or they know what’s going on but can’t put it into words.
And so the secrets of grandmaster chess stay secret.
Arkadij Naiditsch is changing that.
Get ready to pour fuel on the fire that is your passion for chess!
iChess favorite Arkadij Naiditsch has just completed his extraordinary new Intuition Navigates Chaos course, SuperGM Chess Revelations.
About the author:
Arkadij Naiditsch (born 25 October 1985) is a chess grandmaster currently representing Azerbaijan (since 2015).
In 1995 he won the European Under-10 championship in Verdun.
Naiditsch was the winner of the Dortmund Sparkassen 2005 Tournament, ahead of well-known players such as Loek van Wely, Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler, Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams, and Peter Leko. In 2007, he won the German national championship based in Bad Königshofen.
Naiditsch won the Grandmaster Group B of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2013 in Wijk aan Zee on tiebreak over Richárd Rapport after both finished on 9/13. This victory qualified him for the Tata Steel Group A of 2014 (later renamed ‘Tata Steel Masters’). In August 2014 he won with the black pieces against World Champion Magnus Carlsen, playing first board for the German team in the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. The following month Naiditsch won the 2nd Grenke Chess Classic tournament in Baden-Baden. In December of the same year, he finished first in the 38th Zurich Christmas Open.
What will I learn from this course?
Master Skills Like These…
- SuperGM Tactics. Top-level tactics can be tough to understand. Why didn’t the GM make that seemingly obvious defense? And watching engine evaluations doesn’t really help you improve your ability.
- Arkadij takes you through a 2700 slugfest between Dubov and Mamedyarov. Sacrifices, counter-sacrifices, and mysterious moves… who do you think is winning here? (Diagram)
- Total Domination. In the first lesson, Naiditsch explains the finer points of evaluation and strategy using an Aronian masterclass. You understand the value of space and activity… now get the insights that let you see the long-reaching consequences of every move and plan for success.
Profit from every exchange, use tactics to make strategy work, and discover how to put your opponent in virtual zugzwang!
This is the training that’s going to open your eyes and broaden your understanding of what’s really going on
Chapter 1 – Evaluation & Strategy
- Game 1: Aronian – Keymer
- Game 2: Carlsen – Aronian
- Game 3: Caruana — Giri
- Game 4: Dominguez – So
- Game 5: Esipenko – Giri
- Game 6: Nakamura – Giri
Chapter 2 – Sacrifices & Navigating Chaos
- Game 7: Dubov – Mamedyarov
- Game 8: Dubov – Vidit
- Game 9: Grandelius – Duda
- Game 10: Oparin – Rapport
- Game 11: Shevchenko – Saric
- Game 12: Shirov – Dominguez
Chapter 3 – Pattern Recognition Creates Intuition
- Game 13: Alekseenko – Ragger
- Game 14: Carlsen – Giri
- Game 15: Carlsen – Van Foreest
- Game 16: Duda – Rapport
- Game 17: Esipenko – Bacrot
- Game 18: Van Foreest – Giri
Chapter 4 – Prophylaxis = Control
- Game 19: Caruana – Karjakin
- Game 20: Donchenko – Firouzja
- Game 21: Firouzja – Mamedyarov
- Game 22: Harikrishna – Svidler
- Game 23: Nepomniachtchi – Duda
- Game 24: Giri – Vitiugov
Chapter 5 – The Squeeze – Converting Advantages
- Game 25: Aronian – Vidit
- Game 26: Caruana – Carlsen
- Game 27: Praggnanandhaa – Grandelius
- Game 28: Rapport – Fedoseev
- Game 29: Rapport -Wojtaszek
- Game 30: Van Foreest – Shankland