GM Daniel Naroditsky
Daniel's latest book, Mastering Complex Endgames: Practical Lessons on Critical Ideas & Plans, is available for purchase!

Order it on New In Chess or
 on Amazon.

 About the Book: 

According to New In Chess, Daniel Naroditsky has done it again. Following Mastering Positional Chess, the American chess prodigy has written an instructional book that is at least as ambitious as his acclaimed debut. Daniel has compiled a rich collection of practical endgame examples whose assessments require more than just standard theory.

In his fresh, yet surprisingly mature style, Naroditsky presents:

  • lively and entertaining lessons
  • crystal clear explanations of ideas and plans
  • useful insights into the minds of chess masters
  • great practical advice throughout the book
  • instructive exercises at the end of each chapter

Naroditsky draws heavily on his own experience as a player and has no problem pointing out his own mistakes. His systematic approach and didactic skills help you to understand rather than just memorize these endings.

Rarely if ever before have the ideas that decide endings been explained so clearly. This book will take your endgame technique to the next level.

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Mastering Complex Endgames
 and Mastering Positional Chess

Dana Mackenzie:
“If you feel lost at sea in the endgame (and who doesn’t?), you owe it to yourself to buy this book. Or put it on your wish list for Christmas. I recommend it for anybody who has a working knowledge of basic endgames and wants to know what is the next step.”  

Karsten Müller, author of 'Fundamental Chess Endings':
"An excellent book (..) Daniel Naroditsky is really a mature author for his young age!"

Martin Rieger, Rochade Europa Magazine:
"It is amazing that Naroditsky writes with the routine of an old and experienced grandmaster. I cannot remember when I last saw so much text in an endgame book. The examples are well-chosen (..) The book does what it promises and that is quite a lot."

Harald Keilhack, Magazine Schach:
"It is about practical endgame play, not about mainly theoretical endgames (..) Naroditsky & co's comments are verbally and analytically perfect, with tips on tournament tactic and thinking techniques. In these areas the book is almost unique."

C. Oseledets, Amazon Review:
"There are very few books out there on complex endgames and for a good reason. Even for a professional player it is very difficult to provide correct analysis of such endgames. It is even more surprising when it is done by a sixteen year old player (I believe Daniel was 16 years old when he begin to write it). This book definitely fill a certain gap in this area."

Panu Laine, Amazon Review:
"A good work on difficult subject, which has not been much studied in other works, Personal touch is visible, which makes it enjoyable to read. Mostly new and fresh material, only some "oldies" involved, but with good taste."

Ian Marks for
"In short, the book's a winner — excellent material and excellent prose well written and well explained in enthusiastic and infectious fashion. Production is up to NIC's usual high standards — clear text and diagrams in double-column format, easy on the eye. Pure gold."



If you would like your copy of either book signed, e-mail 
Daniel to coordinate after purchasing.





Pete Tamburro, Chess Life Magazine:
“It's a very good book — exceptionally instructive, full of practical advice that every chess player needs to pay attention to in order to get better.”

Arne Moll, ChessVibes:
“It may well be one of the best books ever written on positional chess (..) Extremely well written, carefully selected examples showing the whole range of positional aspects of a particular theme.”

E.Carl, Europa Rochade Magazine:
"Not only does he analyse deeply, but he also finds the right mix between verbal explanations and variations. Also helpful are the various tips and rules Daniel offers the reader for memorization."

Read Daniel's first book, Mastering Positional Chess: Practical Lessons of a Junior World Champion, currently available for purchase!

Order it on New In Chess or
 on Amazon.

 About the Book: 

ChessCafe 2010 Book of the Year Award Finalist!

According to New In Chess, Mastering Positional Chess is a serious, but entertaining chess instruction book. Daniel started writing it when he realized that his lack of positional understanding was causing him to lose many games.

Despite his young age, Daniel’s mature style and systematic method of working stand out. He gives crystal-clear, verbal explanations on the essence of positional chess, thus showing himself to be a born writer and instructor.

This refreshingly original book contains six chapters on the important positional aspects of chess, with many attractive games and fragments from Daniel’s own games, but also from games by top players like Kasparov, Karpov, Topalov, and Petrosian.

Naroditsky's course covers the following subjects:

  • Prophylaxis
  • Defense in worse positions
  • Building and breaking fortresses

  • Positional sacrifice

  • Paralysis in the middlegame

  • Maneuvering

There are many exercises and summaries throughout the book.

In a special preface Daniel’s parents tell the story behind this book, which teaches chess skills every club player needs in order to win more games.

 More Reviews: 

Edward Scimia for
“The subtitle of this book is quite accurate; much of the advice given throughout its six chapters is practical in nature, exactly the kind of help I find most useful. I suspect this is the case for most club players; playing a more theoretically perfect game is great, but practical answers that will help us win more games certainly show a more immediate payoff in our results.” 

IM John Donaldson:
"In some ways, a book from earlier times in that it offers the reader a significant amount of explanatory prose. Yes, analysis is given, but only what is needed, not more. The author repeatedly reinforces the points he wishes to make not only through the illustrative games he offers, but also in the summaries and the exercises."

Steve Goldberg for
"Surely, in five or ten or twenty years, with further experience and practice, Daniel would write a different Mastering Positional Chess than we have today. But Naroditsky writes in a mature manner beyond his years, and this text should prove helpful to virtually all class players."  

London Chess Club:
“Despite his young age, Daniel’s mature style and systematic method of working stand out. He gives crystal-clear, verbal explanations on the essence of positional chess, thus showing himself to be a born writer and instructor.”    

ChessBooks Review:
“Conclusion: A very easy to understand strategy book!”

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