The Naiditsch Method - Naiditsch’s Tournament Preparation Guide

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The Naiditsch Method - Naiditsch’s Tournament Preparation Guide
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The Naiditsch Method

Join Super GM Arkadij Naiditsch (peak rating 2737) in a new iChess course as he takes on 4 of the world’s top 10 players in the Grenke Chess Classic.

In a unique format, GM Naiditsch shares his thoughts, feelings, and plans before and after each round, giving incredible insight into the world of a competitive player.

Learn how a chess pro prepares for specific opponents, how he manages his emotions after good and disappointing results plus get inside a Super GM’s thought process as Arkadij analyzes each of his games right after finishing playing.

Not only that, but GM Naiditsch also analyzes each of the other 3 games played every round, revealing the secrets of elite level chess.

If you want to be a more successful competitive chess player, arm yourself with a pro’s best tips and tricks with Naiditsch’s Tournament Preparation Guide.

What’s Inside?

  • Preparing for Positional Players: GM Naiditsch finds the weakness in GM Bloebaum’s solid Catalan and reveals exactly how he’s going to exploit it (Wow! He predicted the opening perfectly and gives a powerful lesson in opening preparation!)
  • Preparing for Tactical Players: Playing black against Hou Yifan is scary! Witness GM Naiditsch using a mixture of psychology and smart chess sense to get the PERFECT opening against her (A master class in neutralizing aggressive opponents!)
  • Dealing with Defeat: Watch the disappointment in GM Naiditsch’s face and pay close attention to his disciplined thinking and plan moving forward. Only a brilliant GM would react in this way (You learn to quickly shake off a loss and CRUSH the very next opponent!)

The 13.5 hours of lectures alone will give you the ultimate edge in your future tournament preparation, but in addition to this – you also get the following bonuses:

What you will learn:

  • The concrete Grandmaster’s calculation technique that you can start using immediately
  • “Quick scanning” of the position [very powerful, yet rarely used on club level]
  • #1 Most important idea to keep in mind when playing against a positional player
  • 3 key elements of calculation – when and how to use it
  • When and how Grandmasters analyze and evaluate critical positions?
  • How strong GMs find and exploit vulnerabilities in their opponent’s positions and you can too
  • And much more!

Video Course

The Naiditsch Method – Comprehensive Video Training

Video course covering everything from opening preparation to over-the-board decision making, analysis and psychological aspects of competition [13.5 hours].

Course Summary

The detailed summary in PDF format makes navigation a breeze, assuring that every lesson is easily accessible!

Challenging Puzzles

Practical tests are designed to test your knowledge to the limit!

Complete PGN File

PGNs are included so you can print or browse the ideas on your favorite chess software.

FREE BONUS: Exclusive Q&A Video with Naiditsch

Where we ask him vital questions such as how to evaluate strengths and weaknesses, time management tactics, how to truly understand your openings (rather than merely memorizing) and why checking your games with the engine is a big mistake!


ROUND 1 Before the tournament begins

  • (Pairings+Before1Round)
  • Vachier-Lagrave-Naiditsch (Round1-Full )
  • Caruana is checkmated – R1 report (Round1-Full )

ROUND 2 Preparing for Caruana (Round2-Preparation)

  • Naiditsch-Caruana (Round2-MyGame)
  • Hou Yifan wins again – R2 report (Round2-Report)

ROUND 3 Preparing for GM Bluebaum

  • (Round3-Preparation)
  • Bluebaum-Naiditsch (Round3-My Game)
  • Caruana’s killer sac – R3 report (Round3-Report)

ROUND 4 Preparing for GM Meier

  • (Round4-Preparation)
  • Naiditsch-Meier (Round4-My Game)
  • Carlsen vs. Caruana – R4 report (Round4-Report)

ROUND 5 Preparing for Levon Aronian

  • (Game5-Preparation)
  • Aronian-Naiditsch (Round5-My Game)
  • Carlsen gets his first win – R5 report (Round5-Report)

ROUND 6 Preparing for Magnus Carlsen

  • (Game6-Preparation)
  • Naiditsch-Carlsen (Round6-My Game)
  • Aronian takes control (Round6-Report)


  • Preparing for Hou Yifan (Game7-Preparation)
  • Hou Yifan-Naiditsch (Round7-My Game)
  • Fighting chess – R7 report (Round7-Report)

GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2737 FIDE)

Arkadij Naiditsch is s German and Azerbaijani super grandmaster who has won many elite tournaments such as Dortmund Sparkassen, Tata Steel, and Grenke Chess Classic. He outplayed the strongest chess players including Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Vaselin Topalov, and many more.