Sagar Shah teaches chess

by Arne Kaehler
3/31/2020 – The coronavirus forces the whole world to stay at home. Despite all the disadvantages this has, it is a good time to play chess online and to improve your chess online. International Master Sagar Shah helps you to do so. The lockdown in India is expected to last at least three weeks and every day of these three weeks Sagar Shah offers 60 to 90 minutes chess knowledge online. Enjoy!

Learn from the Classics Learn from the Classics

Sagar Shah shows you on this DVD how you can use typical patterns used by the Master of the past in your own games. From opening play to middlegame themes.


Improve your chess

Sagar Shah started his 21-day series of lessons March 25. Here are his first six lessons to whet your appetite.

Day 1/21

On day 1 Sagar Shah analyses live games, shows tactics and explains some of the many useful things you can do with ChessBase 15, e.g. with the powerful reference tab.

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Day 2/21

Day two offers valuable opening advice – and more.

Day 3/21

This video focuses on the minor pieces, their strengths and their weaknesses and how you can use this in your game.

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Day 4/21

In this video Sagar Shah takes a close look at a classical encounter between Bobby Fischer and Mark Taimanov and shows what you can do with the Fritz online engine.

Master Class Vol.1: Bobby Fischer

No other World Champion was more infamous both inside and outside the chess world than Bobby Fischer. On this DVD, a team of experts shows you the winning techniques and strategies employed by the 11th World Champion.

Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco delves into Fischer’s openings, and retraces the development of his repertoire. What variations did Fischer play, and what sources did he use to arm himself against the best Soviet players? Mihail Marin explains Fischer’s particular style and his special strategic talent in annotated games against Spassky, Taimanov and other greats. Karsten Müller is not just a leading international endgame expert, but also a true Fischer connoisseur.

Day 5/21

More opening advice.

Day 6/21

In this video Sagar Shah analyses games sent in by his viewers.

Each day of the three weeks Sagar Shah will put up another video. Tune in! His live sessions start every day at 9 a.m. Indian time (5:30 am CEST, 3:30 am UTC) on the ChessBase India YouTube channel .

Of course, you can also let YouTube remind you when a new video by Sagar is online – just click the bell on the YouTube channel, you will be notified.

Have fun!


Arne Kaehler, a creative mind who is passionate about board games in general, was born in Hamburg and learned to play chess at a young age. By teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess-related videos on YouTube, Arne was able to expand this passion and has even created an online course for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess. Arne writes for the English and German news sites, but focuses mainly on content for the ChessBase media channels.


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