Tips from a World Champion – GM Viswanathan Anand

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Tanya N.

10 out of 10! Imagine learning

10 out of 10! Imagine learning a variety of positional and tactical themes from a 5 time World Champion in your own home and it is affordable! GM Anand is a very good presenter as well as a former World Champion. He has a calm demeanor but his voice is not monotone and his lessons are presented at a good pace. I loved all the topics chosen from weak squares, misplaced pieces, raking bishops to mating nets and tactics. He uses his own games to share his insights with the viewer and each lesson left me feeling like I understood the point of what he was trying to say. The Chess 24 video features a split screen with the board on the left, the presenter on the right, and the moves in writing underneath which makes it easy for the viewer to follow along. Annotated PGN's of the games and puzzles to cement the knowledge are included. I also like the fact that the chapters are descriptive and not just numbered which makes it easy to find a particular topic fast.




Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand talks you through examples from his own games to illustrate a wide range of tactical and strategic themes in this 3h 46m course.

Learn how a GM attacks his opponent’s King, how to evaluate a position, when to exchange pieces and how to play Rook and pawn endings in this advanced chess primer for players rated 1400-2000 .

The fantastic instructive material is made even more memorable by being presented in the context of some of Anand’s most brilliant games, including wins over Magnus Carlsen and Teimour Radjabov.

If you want to make sure there are no gaps in your middlegame and endgame knowledge whilst learning from the very best, study “Tips from a World Champion” and get new insights into chess.


1. Introduction
2. Tactics: Common themes
3. Tactics: Combining themes
4. Tactics: Intermezzo 1
5. Tactics: Intermezzo 2
6. Tactics: King hunts
7. Tactics: Exploiting weak squares
8. Tactics: Trapped pieces
9. Tactics: More common themes
10. Evaluation: Complex middlegames
11. Evaluation: Anand vs. Carlsen (2010)
12. Evaluation: Anand vs. Radjabov (2009)
13. Strategy: Raking bishops
14. Strategy: Misplaced pieces 1
15. Strategy: Misplaced pieces 2
16. Strategy: Misplaced pieces 3
17. Strategy: Which piece to keep?
18. Positional play: Using all your pieces
19. Positional play: Counterattack!
20. Positional play: Mixed themes
21. Positional play: A rook manoeuvre
22. Positional play: Pawn breaks
23. Endgames: Passed pawns
24. Endgames: Rook and pawns
25. Endgames: Bishop vs. Knight
26. Endgames: Rook vs. Bishop
27. Endgames: Queen and pawns

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3 hours 46 minutes





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