ChessBase DVDs

Since 2013 I have been a frequent visitor of the ChessBase headquarters in Hamburg, Germany for recording numerous DVDs on a variety of topics. An overview of all my DVDs can be found in the ChessBase Shop.


iChess DVDs

For I even recorded a 15-hour+ Master Method series with several topics as well as an opening series on mastering the tactical ideas of the Benkö Gambit.


In December 2017 my first chess book Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player Vol. 1 had been released by the Belgian company Thinkers Publishing. A year later Volume 2 was published. You can order my books here with a discount!


Opening Articles

Studying openings has been my favorite pastime and I have always enjoyed keeping on track with the latest developments. Moreover, my students have benefited from this time-consuming work as well, by building up a long-term repertoire according to their style and specifically designed home-preparation for crucial games. For more than 10 years I have regularly published my analysis in several magazines. A chronological order of these publications:

  • From January 2009 till end of November 2013 I have been part of the ChessVibes Openings (CVO) team, producing an online opening magazine (in PDF & PGN format), discussing the latest opening trends. In May 2011 we added another weekly magazine ChessVibes Training (CVT), for which I was responsible doing a tactics and endgame column. After, when ChessVibes was taken over by, I had a monthly column in The Master's Bulletin until Spring 2015 when it ceased to exist.

  • Since 2012 I have my own Fast & Furious show on the PlayChess server, in which I explain sharp opening lines for a wider audience. From 2014 onwards I started to write opening articles for ChessBase Magazine.

  • In 2017 I made my first appearance as an author for the New in Chess Yearbooks.

  • In May 2019 my first of three (until now) repertoire series for Modern Chess had been published.


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