Practical chess method enabling the player to understand real problems in the position, and to find correct path in the boundless ocean of chess. It covers chess topics of great importance for the improving player: complex tactical positions, rook endgames, the exchange of pieces, building an opening repertoire, defensive skill, unforcing play, and a separate lesson to test your chess skills. Throughout the whole course, special attention is dedicated to psychological aspects, like the player's relaxation and confidence enabling him/her to enjoy the game and achieve excellent results on tournaments.
Strong chess players just know their task: to improve the efficiency of their pieces with each subsequent move, and limiting the activity of the opponent's pieces. Chess is an extremely rich game that hides unimagined combinations. These tactical possibilities are either a logical consequence of positional advantage, or they arise due to opponent's blunder. In both cases, it is necessary to understand the needs of the position, and only then to start calculation of variations based on IDEAS, not some random consideration of various continuations. This course will greatly help student to discover ideas in the current position on the chessboard and precisely calculate variations leading to success of his/her plan.
Domination on the chessboard, against strong opponents, is very difficult to achieve by ordinary means, without use of a rich arsenal of tactics. Continuous tactical improvement, based on absorbing various combinational motifs, should be our primary task. At the same time, an effort we make during the game we'll significantly reduce, increasing our pleasure and decreasing unnecessary nervousness. Armed with a multitude of positional and tactical ideas, we'll play on the tournament with much more confidence, and it will be reflected in our better results. In this course, I advise student to approach the study of chess from point of view of the ideas that could be accomplished in the game.