017 How to Study Annotated Game Books w/ IM Kostya KavutskiyMay 10, 2022
Today’s episode has been in high demand for 2 reasons: the guest and the topic!
First, many have asked for an episode that covers how to study annotated game books...
And while no episode has time to answer every question under the sun…
I believe we delivered one of the most complete online resources for studying annotated game books.
Second, after many requests to feature IM Kostya Kavutskiy...he’s here today!
Kostya is one of the founders of the incredible Chess Dojo. It's a channel and business designed to help chess improvers (most of whom are adults.)
You could hardly ask for a better guest on this podcast than Kostya, right? :)
Haven’t heard of him yet?
Well, in addition to being an IM and running Chess Dojo…
He's co-authored the book Modernized: The Open Sicilian. And he's created the Chessable course, Endgame Studies 101.
In this episode:
- Why you should bother reading annotated game books.
- An answer to the age-old question: how many of the endless variations should you go over?
- Should you read an annotated game book more than once?
- A rarely talked about benefit to playing classical games that can make a huge impact on your improvement.
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