A modern guide to checkmating patterns – Vladimir Barsky New in Chess 2020

Often it is said one should learn chess first by learning the endgames. Unfortunately those who repeat such phrase like parrots don’t really understand there is another phase of the game which should be taught first, and which is as well as important: the checkmates! Learning checkmates should be fundamental, because it will introduce the

The Grunfeld Formula!

I strive to make reviews which are not advertisement for the product, but instructional tools for those who are on the road to chess mastery. Within the article I’ll make a comparison with different DVDs or Books published on the topic, or which are related, to make aware the reader of how to deepen one’s own understanding, and in which direction to turn our attention. There will also be games and positions one must try to understand without using an engine, because in real tournaments we don’t have someone to tell us how to play. Then once one gets the DVD he/she can check the different understanding gained through studying previous games, and how Martin deals with the topic.