Personal Training

There are some key areas you might want to target.


Games Analyses – Your games are your most important material for training! Many people tend to underestimate the amount of strategic/positional ideas which underlie a game of chess and also the quantity of mistakes which are being made.

Big Picture – There is a huge number of factors constituting playing strength you should be aware of. I am providing an overview in my seminars The Chess Universe 1 and The Chess Universe 2. If you have no opportunity to attend these seminars, the content can be conveyed via online sessions.

Positional Understanding – Your general chess understanding is the main factor of playing strength and can be subdivided into many different categories. In the coming years I plan to address the most important ones in seminars. But it is also possible to target every strategic topic earlier, based on my collection of model games. Here is an overview of potential topics.

Opening Repertoire – Your aim should be to build a sound repertoire on the basis of high quality digital data. I am available for online sessions on topics such as the Nimzoindian, the Anti-Sicilians or the Caro-Kann from a black perspective or the English Opening from White’s point of view. Other topics might also be possible.


All topics can be delivered within live sessions and per email. Live sessions have a high impact through interactivity and information density. By means of screen sharing, I work with my students directly within ChessBase, using its abundant functionality. Here is why I consider online-training much more effective than face-to-face-training.