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Igor Smirnov

Igor Smirnov

I started to play chess at the age 8. After a year of training, I attained the First category and became champion of Sevastopol (my native town) among schoolboys. I enjoyed the game and my rating increased quite quickly. At the age 13 after winning several international tournaments, I achieved the title of International Master.

Then I started to play mainly in the adult tournaments and realised that it wasn't so simple to win there. I trained hard for about 6-8 hours a day, had many coaches and read a lot of chess books. But then it came to me that a lot of new information wasn't making my game stronger!

The coaches offered me loads of different training systems, but they didn't know the answer to this simple question. "How to make real progress and start to play chess better?" No one said to me: "I know exactly what to do and I can guarantee your progress."

From that time onward, I began to think about the right way of training and improving myself. That's why I took an interest in psychology: it explains how the human brain works. After understanding some principles of a human's thinking process, I grasped why the usual way of training is so ineffective.

Combining my chess experience and psychological knowledge, I started to create my own system of chess education. My chess results then became much better – I increased my rating to 2505, and at the young age of 20 became an International Grandmaster. My chess educational system corroborated its effectiveness in practice!

I was very happy that after a long period of hard work, everyday training and huge efforts, I had learnt the right way to train. Based on my experiences, I've decided to share this important knowledge and skills with other people, who want to get better in their own chess development. I believe it will help other people to save the significant time and a lot of expenditure on futile efforts, and enjoy fast progress.

I have now obtained a Master's degree in psychology and made some more improvements in my chess educational system.

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Calculate Till Mate: Middlegame Chess Technique

Igor Smirnov

Calculate Till Mate: Middlegame Chess Technique by Igor SmirnovThis is a COMPLETE 3-in-1 training system that will sharpen your tactics, calculation and visualization skills.

Modern chess = DYNAMIC chess

Modern chess, thanks to our 'silicon friends' Fritz, Houdini, and company, have advanced to a level that is never seen before. Just have a look at today's GM games - full of tactical twists and turns, intense fight for the initiative, sacrifices for dynamic compensation, and mind-boggling complications in ALL phases of the game.

Gone Are The Days When You Can Single-Mindedly Follow An Abstract Plan And Win Games!

True, positional play and strategic...

2014 / 10 / 23
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The Grandmaster's Positional Understanding

Igor Smirnov

The Grandmaster's Positional Understanding by Igor SmirnovHere I reveal EVERYTHING about Chess Strategy. Allowing you to take your play to the NEXT level.

Why do STRONGER players play better than the average club player?

Why is it that they WIN games and tournaments almost ALL the time...and some players can't even keep a positive score? The answer obviously is this:

Stronger players UNDERSTAND chess better!

No, they don't just calculate variations. Strong players don't just memorize opening lines. They don't just look for tactics every move. What set really strong players ahead of the pack is their DEEP and CLEAR UNDERSTANDING of the game....

2014 / 10 / 23
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Self-Taught Grandmaster: Chess Training Course

Igor Smirnov

Self-Taught Grandmaster: Chess Training Course by Igor SmirnovThis is your guide towards high chess achievements! You'll know WHAT and HOW you should train (+ the best training materials).

Why do Some Players Play BETTER Than Others?

Really, why? A lot of people play and study chess. However, only 1-3% of players have really good achievements (titles, prizes...). What is different about this successful minority from the rest? It is NOT a matter of talent. I have observed thousands of different players, and I can state it with confidence. Yes, you need to have chess talent for the highest chess achievements (over 2600-2700 rating). However, anyone...

2014 / 10 / 23
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An Endgame Expert: Endgame Chess Course

Igor Smirnov

An Endgame Expert: Endgame Chess Course by Igor SmirnovPlay an endgame stage like Capablanca, Smyslov, or Karpov and develop a really deep understanding for the game.

Do you want chess books to publish your games as examples of outstanding endgame play with a crystal clear style of playing? (somewhere between Capablanca and Karpov will be cool) With the course An Endgame Expert this will definitely become your reality!

How to win in modern chess?

Today everyone has access to huge chess databases. Everyone can learn plenty of opening lines and numerous 'typical' middlegame positions. Any chess player can prepare something against you using...

2014 / 10 / 23
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Your Winning Plan: Middlegame Chess Course

Igor Smirnov

Your Winning Plan: Middlegame Chess Course by Igor SmirnovPlanning is one of the MOST important skills in chess! Learn how to read the chess board and plan like the PROs.

Do you want to reach the HIGHEST chess goals? Do you want to become not just a strong player, but an EXTREMELY strong one? Then use Your Winning Plan - the most direct way for a chess success!

What is the main factor of success in chess?

Chess is inherently a strategic game. That's why strategic skills are the most important thing in chess. They allow you to understand what you should do in any position. Chess players usually call it "a chess understanding". In fact it is...

2014 / 10 / 23
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How To Beat Titled Players: Middlegame Chess Course

Igor Smirnov

How To Beat Titled Players: Middlegame Chess Course by Igor SmirnovMaster the 5 Chess Weapons and learn how to defeat opponents that are 200 or even 300 rating points ahead of you.

Nowadays, you need to have some unique skills if you want to beat an experienced opponent. You need to have special knowledge which is not presented in chess books. Some strong players know these weapons, however they will never tell them to you. Nevertheless, now you can get this knowledge from the course How to Beat Titled Players.

This course should not have been created.

Actually, I wasn't going to share this information with a huge audience. I've had doubts about whether...

2014 / 10 / 23
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The Grandmaster's Secrets: Beginner Chess Course

Igor Smirnov

The Grandmaster's Secrets: Beginner Chess Course by Igor SmirnovThis contains the MOST essential principles of chess. Showing you how to think like a strong player step-by-step.
  • Do you want to get the concrete guide on what and how exactly you should train to become a Grandmaster?
  • Do you want to know how Grandmasters think during a game of chess?
  • Do you want to know the secrets of the professional players' success?
Then you are welcome to the Remote Chess Academy, which will help you to improve your skills at least to the International Master's level (proven by practice!)

Introduction

Every chess player wants to improve himself and make progress,...

2014 / 10 / 23
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Grandmaster's Opening Laboratory 2: Advanced Chess Openings Course - Bonus Pack

Igor Smirnov

Grandmaster's Opening Laboratory 2: Advanced Chess Openings Course - Bonus Pack by Igor SmirnovWhile studying the opening courses, The GM's Openings Laboratory and The GM's Openings Laboratory 2, students sent me their questions. I've prepared a detailed answer to every query.
  • In reply to questions about general opening rules, I've recorded a couple of video lessons (with additional rules and explanations).
  • As for specific opening questions, I've added more *.pgn files (chess databases) with specific lines, analyses, instructive games, etc.
All these materials were united and integrated into the Bonus Pack. What will it give you?
  • You will get answers to most of your opening questions.
  • It will help you to digest fully the opening rules...
2014 / 10 / 9
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Grandmaster's Opening Laboratory 2: Advanced Chess Openings Course

Igor Smirnov

Grandmaster's Opening Laboratory 2: Advanced Chess Openings Course by Igor SmirnovAdvance your opening play to the level of Masters and Grandmasters! Learn the general principles of opening play. Get a powerful opening repertoire.

What determines your WIN/LOSS in a chess game? Whether or not you win or lose is determined by your opening preparation, your middlegame skills, and your endgame technique. At the same time, the opening phase is MORE important because if you don't play it well, you will lose sooner than you can demonstrate your middlegame/endgame skills.

How do you play an opening properly? In order to play the opening properly, a lot of people believe that...

2014 / 10 / 9
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Grandmaster's Opening Laboratory: Chess Openings Course

Igor Smirnov

Grandmaster's Opening Laboratory: Chess Openings Course by Igor SmirnovDo you want to win chess games before they even begin? Then this chess course was designed for you.

It will give you a complete opening repertoire on the GM's level and will make your pre-game preparation extremely effective. There is no guarantee that you will always win, but with this course your chances are guaranteed higher.

In modern chess, computers have made opening preparation a very powerful and even decisive factor. Strong players spend most of their training time on opening analysis. There are serious reasons for doing that. Every chess player can recollect the following situation: ...

2014 / 10 / 5
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