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The Method in Chess Iossif Dorfman and Jan Gustafsson

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Legendary coach GM Iossif Dorfman presents his method! He was a trainer to 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov and French star Etienne Bacrot, and as a player is also a former Soviet and French Champion. His long experience as a coach and high-level player gave him the idea of creating a method to streamline his thinking during games. In this series, Iossif shares his method with you.


To identify the best moves using Iossif's method of evaluating the elements relevant to any position. We can also learn a lot about general chess middlegame play along the way.

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Grandmasters Iossif Dorfman and Jan Gustafsson introduce their new video series on Iossif's Method in Chess.


  • Intro

    01:37 min
  • Part 1: The elements

    50:39 min
  • Part 2: King safety

    51:14 min
  • Part 3: Material correlation I

    01:12:06 h
  • Part 4: Material correlation II

    40:31 min
  • Part 5: Outposts

    50:14 min
  • Part 6: The static balance

    56:34 min
  • Part 7: Playing according to the balance

    01:04:32 h
  • Part 8: Which pawn structure to play for?

    01:14:27 h
  • Part 9: Static vs. dynamic play

    01:06:07 h
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