Achieving GM: The Ultimate Goal 2 DVD set – GM Jesse Kraai, GM Bryan Smith and IM Bill Paschall

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Achieving GM: The Ultimate Goal 2 DVD set – GM Jesse Kraai, GM Bryan Smith and IM Bill Paschall
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GM Jesse Kraai shows us what was important in his self-preparation to achieve GM. Kraai then walks us through his GM norms game by game and how his knowledge was applied. GM Smith talks us through his GM norms and what he faced in every game. Our bonus lecture by IM Bill Paschall shows us a game where Bill shut down someone’s aspirations for GM and how that person's aspirations affected his play on the board.
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Achieving GM: The Ultimate Goal 2 DVD set

GM Jesse Kraai shows us what was important in his self-preparation to achieve GM. Kraai then walks us through his GM norms game by game and how his knowledge was applied. GM Smith talks us through his GM norms and what he faced in every game. Our bonus lecture by IM Bill Paschall shows us a game where Bill shut down someone’s aspirations for GM and how that person’s aspirations affected his play on the board.

Content: 356 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 11 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.

Users rated this series: 4.47 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Excellent example of fighting tournament chess. Nice insight on how your mental state at the time affects your decisions at the board. Well done sir!

GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.

GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001 and became a GM in 2013. Bryan is the first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!

IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, two-time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGMs in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.

Volume I

  • ChessLecture.com’s First GM Norm: Items That Helped Me
    Run Time: 00:21:06 GM Jesse Kraai
  • Part I
    Nakamura
    Run Time: 00:33:18 GM Jesse Kraai
  • Part II
    Shabalov
    Run Time: 00:29:38 GM Jesse Kraai
  • Part III
    Training
    Run Time: 00:30:28 GM Jesse Kraai
  • Another GM Norm for ChessLecture.com
    Run Time: 00:17:34 GM Jesse Kraai

Volume II

  • Part I
    Nimzo- Indian Defense
    Run Time: 00:50:02 GM Bryan Smith
  • Part II
    Run Time: 00:37:33 GM Bryan Smith
  • Part III
    Sicilian Defense
    Run Time: 00:35:31 GM Bryan Smith
  • Part IV
    Nimzo- Indian Defense
    Run Time: 00:34:35 GM Bryan Smith
  • Analysis of the Busted GM Norm
    Run Time: 00:42:27 IM Bill Paschall