The following is an overview of my first general interest seminar, which I started holding in September. All those who are unable to attend my events will have the opportunity to purchase the material or to learn the contents via online lessons.

An immense number of publications are devoted to chess purely on the level of content, often in very specific and detailed form. As a result, some people do not see the wood for the trees anymore. On the other hand, formats that have a philosophical approach and examine how chess functions on a fundamental level, are highly underrepresented.

In order to meet this demand, I offer two seminars. While “The Chess Universe – Part 2” deals with the variety of off-board skills, “Chess Universe – Part 1” looks at all elements that contribute to decision-making during the game. This includes, among other things, an examination of chess principles on several levels as well as an analysis of all processes of perception. The participant learns, which factors in my view make up the total playing strength at the board and which training measures can be derived from this.

The seminar consists of the following sections:

1. Introduction into the Chess Universe
2. The Value System
3. The highest Chess Principle
4. The Qualities of a Chess Piece
5. Perception
6. Chunks
7. Chunk Analysis
8. Super-abstract Chunks

9. The Chunk Matrix
10. The Pawn Structure
11. Opening Logic
12. The 5 Opening Principles
13. Barriers of Perception
14. The Interplay between Tactics and Strategy
15. The 3 Elements of Chess Tactics
16. Strategic Operations
17. Calculation
18. Principles of strategic Endgames
19. Important Technical Endgames
20. The Metagame

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