We all love to win our games. But are we doing everything it takes to achieve this goal? It is very easy to improve your chances by preparing your games with a GM. Thus, you will save a huge amount of time. Here is what it could look like:

  1. We meet online, using a screen sharing software.
  2. I search for the games of your opponent in ChessBase’s online database.
  3. The games are merged into one big variation tree.
  4. Now, this tree is cleaned of all ballast (opponent’s games which don’t match your own repertoire). It’s like creating a sculpture.
  5. Finally, we can mark soft spots in your opponent’s repertoire.
  6. I suggest where the biggest amount of value can be found.
  7. Now you know which lines to learn. Of course, I could also help you with this final step.