Friday, 27 December 2013

Grab the courses with 20% DISCOUNT

Hello guys,

CELEBRATE the holidays and new year with HUGE OFFERS and BONUSES! 

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

There are thousands of standard greeting cards, but I thought it would be nice to have one especially for chess players. :)
P.S. If you have chess-playing friends, you may download this greeting card here –LINK – and send it to your friends.
Let me thank everyone who has sent me their holiday greetings! It’s a pleasure for me to have such great students! :)
Here’s one of the greeting cards you sent to me:
Even if it’s not the most professional design we’ve ever seen, I appreciate your creativity and desire to pass your greetings to me. Thank you!
I have other good news for you as well!
Over the last two months I’ve been preparing the answers to students’ questions about the openings. Those who studied the courses “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory 1 & 2″ sent me messages with their questions and opening troubles.
I’m glad to let you know that all your opening questions have been answered!The “BONUS Pack” with my answers is now available for everyone.
GOL2_bonus pack
This “Bonus Pack” will clarify your opening questions and will help you get the GREATEST benefit from the opening courses.
Since there are Holiday Discounts in operation now, until 31 December you can get this “Bonus Pack” with 20% discount.
Please indicate your discount coupon code HOLIDAY while placing the order and it will cut 20% off the price.
Note: You should NOT buy the Bonus Pack if you have not studied the main opening courses yet.
At the same time, if that’s the case with you, you can purchase the main opening courses and the bonus pack. You’ll get 20% discount on every purchase, which will give you a HUGE discount in total.
  • “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory”: LINK
  • “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory – 2″: LINK
  • Bonus Pack: LINK
Let me wish,once again,a very happy Holiday Season to you and yours! May victory be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year round!
P.S. If you plan to obtain my chess courses, please do not miss the deadline. The Special Offers will expire in several days, on 31 December.
You can read the details here: LINK

Smirnov’s Holiday Offer


Wanna see what GM Igor Smirnov says for this Christmas? Here you go....


Season’s Greetings to You!

Let me wish you a wonderful Holiday Season!

The end of a year is a pleasant time, when we can pass our best greetings to relatives and friends. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the best to you and your family!
Have wonderfulhappyhealthy days in these last weeks of December and during all the period ahead!
Dream BIG, be PERSISTENT and have FUN along the way :) Then everything will be great for sure!
CHRISTMAS & the NEW YEAR period is a common time for “PRESENTS” and “SPECIAL OFFERS”. So here we go!
During this Holiday Season, till December 31st, you can get any chess course with a


<< Get Your Course on a Special Price NOW! >>
Just indicate your discount coupon code HOLIDAY while placing the order and it will cut 20% off the price.
Note: you may see the instructions on a proper usage of a discount coupon here:LINK
These courses are really powerful and that’s why I rarely give discounts. If you miss this special offer, you might have to wait for one more year…
Some of those students who purchased the courses earlier might feel disappointment for missing out on this special offer. However, let me present an extremely wise quote:
“Life is like a chess game, where you play against time. If you hesitate and refrain from making a move – time will remove your pieces from the board. You are playing against an opponent that does not tolerate indecision”.
Those who act NOW always win, both in chess and in life. Although you paid a bit more, you have speed-ed up your progress and you’ll be the winner in the end.
I’m happy that modern technologies help us unite great people all around the globe. It’s always a pleasure to communicate with you and to see your successes.
Some time ago I stopped publishing info. about students’ successes because it became pretty routine :)
Nevertheless, today I’ll provide a few such messages to support our positive mood :)
Dear Mr. Smirnov,
I hope you are well.
Your courses have provided me with pretty good results, boosting my rating by 500 points to almost 2000 in just a few tournaments in a bit more than one year (when I had played chess for only a short while).
Sincerely and thanks, Alex
Dear Igor,
Just after studying your new opening course, I am able to play Internet games VERY FAST coz I know now I am doing the right opening moves! Gone is the everpresent doubt! I also scored some quick wins even with Black pieces.
Further, I now understand the Grandmasters’ games without any commentary and even find fault with some of their moves!! The game is more enjoyable for me now!
Dear GM Smirnov,
I am Claudio Oliveri and a few months ago I purchased your course “The Secrets of GM” and the Opening Course.
First of all, my rating on rose from an average of 1450 to an average of 1550 stable with a peak of 1620, and will not be much but the important thing being that I’m improving.
Then I won a tournament – under 145 Rapid ECF in London – with a performance of1900 ELO.
I hope to receive the next “success story” from you!
Let me send you my best greetings once again and to wish you joy and success in everything that you do!

So why are you waiting? Grab the courses now...!! HURRY UP..!! :) :) :) Select the page you want (on top) and choose your course!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Blitz Tournament of the year - RCA 2013

Hello friends,
In honour of the World Championship match – Anand-Carlsen – CHESSBASE and theREMOTE CHESS ACADEMY have joined forces to let you have fun, practise your chess and fight for great prizes!

RCA-Open 2013

3,500 USD in prizes
30 prizes &
18 “lucky winners”
FREE entry

RCA-Open 2013

This will be a 13-round Swiss tournament, played with 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move. It is open to anyone – no serial number for playchess is required (free entry).
All you have to do is download the client on to your machine, create an account and play in the event. For details, see Here you will find instructions on how to download the software and create an account.
The event is a human-only tournament. It is forbidden to use a computer, especially an engine, as help for finding your moves. All games will be controlled for engine use.
In order to improve your competitive mood, we are offering some attractive PRIZES, worth approximately 3,500 USD.
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And its always better to have a good preparation for a big tournament! Enjoy the free lessons for blitz chess by clicking below
Good Luck for your tournament! And you can also learn chess from GM Igor Smirnov – RCA!
Courses from GM Igor Smirnov – RCA : LINK

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

GM's Opening Lab - 2


Its GM Igor Smirnov's birthday on Oct 28th! Another great thing is the release of the NEW opening course, “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory – 2

As he promised earlier, there will be “special offers” during the first days of release. Thus his long-term students will get the best conditions. The special offers will expire on November the 2nd.

You can get a 10 USD discount for the new course: “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory – 2“. Indicate the discount coupon GOL2 while placing your order and it will reduce the price for you.
The new course complements his previous opening course “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory” (LINK). You should not buy the 2nd course if you don’t possess the 1st one.
At the same time, he do understand that buying 2 courses simultaneously can be expensive. That’s why he’ll give you 10 USD discount for the 1st opening course as well. You can use the same discount coupon GOL2 while purchasing “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory” course and it will reduce its price.

The first 50 buyers will get a free BONUS of his personal support while studying the course. You’ll be able to send him your questions and get them answered. This will ensure that you digest the course’s material well.
The next 100 buyers will get his answers as well, but will not be able to ask their questions.
Please note that 150 is not so much when compared to 20,000+ of his on-line students. However, he can’t serve too many people personally and that’s why the amount is limited.
Initially he had doubts if he should provide any other bonuses. But today he is in a good mood, so here we go. :)
Perhaps he’ve never made so many “special offers”. This will be the last one.
Most of his long-term students have already studied his previous courses. However, there are some new people here as well. If you happen to be in this group, let me give you a piece of advice.
BEFORE studying specific opening lines, you should learn the fundamental chess principles. Otherwise you’ll have to memorize variations mechanically, which is a dull and less productive work.
That’s why before studying the opening course; he would recommend that you learn one of the base courses:
  • The Grandmaster’s SecretsLINK or
  • The Grandmaster’s Positional UnderstandingLINK
Again, he understand that buying a few courses together may be expensive. That’s why he’ll provide 15% discount for the above 2 courses (you may pick the one you like better).
While placing your order, please indicate the discount coupon BASE15. This will automatically cut 15% off the price.
Time for Action
Let me remind you that all of these special offers will only last until the 2nd of November.


Saturday, 26 October 2013

GM Igor Smirnov's NEW COURSE - GrandMasters Opening Lab - 2


GM Igor has revealed the date of release of his new courses. It is releasing on 28th Oct 2013. Read what GM Igor said now....

Today I’ll provide more details about the new opening course (which will be released on October 28th). Also we’ll discuss opening preparation in general.
The opening stage is quite important, because if you don’t play it well, you will lose sooner than you can demonstrate your middlegame/endgame skills. :)
There are a lot of opening tutorials that show what moves you should play. However, that’s only a part of opening preparation.
The opening stage lasts for 15-20 moves and on every move both opponents can play around 10 different logical moves. Ultimately this generates many thousands (perhaps millions) of variations. Of course there’s no way for us to analyze and remember them all.
1)    If your opening preparation is excellent, it may work for you maybe in 50% of your opening moves.
2)    However, very often you’ll face unknown positions, where you need to find correct moves by yourself. That’s another 50% of opening moves you’ll need to play.
That’s why I developed the new opening course that will help you master BOTH of these components.
In comments for the previous lesson (LINK) 1 person described the difference between the new opening course and my previous course “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory”. He did it excellently, so let me just re-publish that comment.
Since I’m an owner of The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory, let me see if I can answer this for you.
The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory is designed to provide you with a complete opening repertoire on the Grandmaster’s level and make your pre-game preparation extremely effective.
This new companion course, The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory 2 (which complements the first course), addresses the question, “How do Grandmaster’s detect the best opening moves and variations?”
As opposed to “openings knowledge,” which entails vast amounts of study and memorization of theory, this course is more about developing your “openings understanding.”
Thus instead of being a mere fleshy robot that plays its moves unthinkingly, this course gives us the opportunity to think more “independently,” or perhaps more precisely, to think more like a Grandmaster during the opening.
Take Kamsky for instance. USA Champion, a 2700+ player who almost completely ignores opening theory. Nevertheless, he plays very strongly because he knows how to find correct opening moves. I’d like to help you share the same level of chess understanding. That’s 1 HUGE thing that you will learn in the new opening course.
The 2nd thing is a powerful opening repertoire.
The new course complements the openings from “GM’s Openings Laboratory”; it contains:
1)    New openings which were not included in the previous course (for instance the English opening).
2)    Alternative openings/variations that will widen your opening repertoire. For example, in the previous course I provided the Ruy Lopez. It’s a very good opening indeed, but sometimes you may prefer to play in more aggressive style. That’s why in the new course I’ve provided a powerful alternative for the Ruy Lopez.
3)    For some of the openings from the previous opening course I’ve provided more analysis and explanations. Thus you’ll become a big expert in them.
Now we come to the sweetest part. When I release a new course, I’ll make “special offers” during the first few days. Thus my long-term students will be able to get the best conditions.
This time the “special offers” will last from 28 October till 2 November.
1)    There will be a special discounted price.
 2)   There’s a BONUS of my personal support during the course’s study for the first 50 buyers.
Normally when I make private lessons, it costs 100usd / per hour, and I do it very exceptionally (only for my friends and very long-term students). The quickest 50 guys will get it for free! I like fast and competitive people. :)
While studying the new course, they will send me their questions, and I’ll answer them (via e-mail or by recording a video – depending on the question).
The next 100 buyers will also get these materials, but will not be able to send me their questions.
Thus, in total, the first 150 buyers will get a BONUS. It’s not too much compared to 20,000+ of my subscribers, but “the winners take it all”, right? :)
Victory is mine!
Maybe there will be some other special bonuses as well, but I’m not sure about it yet.
New opening course will be released on 28 October (Monday) at 5pmUkrainian time.
Note: you can see Ukrainian time here: LINK
So, don't miss this great OFFERS, Checkout this blog to get the coures :)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Professional Opening Preparation

Hello chess friends,
“By the time a player becomes a Grandmaster, almost all of his training time is dedicated to work on this first phase. The opening is the only phase that holds out the potential for true creativity and doing something entirely new.”
                      –  Garry Kasparov

As you all know, the opening stage in a chess game is the basic and the important stage too. When a player plays strong opening moves, and follows the basic opening principles, he will be having a pleasant middlegame and will be in a comfortable position to make plan in middlegame and go ahead.
Even sometimes, the moves which you make in the opening stage – for example some pawn moves, in endgame, that maybe advantageous for you if it is converted to a passed pawn or controlling good square and sometimes maybe disadvantageous for you if it is isolated.
So we can conclude that everything we play in the opening stage is important. So if we prepare for the opening stage well, then our chess game will automatically be better and easy.
So let us see this video from GM Igor Smirnov about “Professional Opening Preparation”.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Become an Endgame Expert

How to win in modern chess?
In a chess game you should attack an opponent’s weakest square. Likewise in a preparation you should “attack” an opponent’s weakest side.
Hit in the WEAKEST point!
The majority of modern chess players do NOT have a real (deep) strategic understanding. They can attack and use tactics. However, even titled players are often weak in strategic positions.
Computer engines can show you the move, but they cannot EXPLAIN it. That’s why players know how to play, but don’t UNDERSTAND it! Smile
So, how do we use our opponents’ low level of chess understanding to our advantage?You should go into an endgame!
An Endgame Is A Clear Strategy!
In the opening and middlegame stage concrete (sudden) tactical variations often determine the situation. In an endgame you should use only your strategic understanding.
That is why a majority of players do NOT know what to do in an endgame at all! 
Even modern Grandmasters have tremendous problems here.
An Endgame Improvement
Amplifies Your Positional Play Automatically.
This all has to do with a strategic understanding.
Remember the famous endgame masters: Capablanca, Flohr, Smyslov, Karpov, Kramnik…They all have a crystal-clear caliber of playing.They all almost never make mistakes. They all almost never lose games in the opening.
Their deep strategic understanding prevents them from making mistakes! They attained this understanding while perfecting the endgame skills!
That is whyCapablanca recommended to start learning chess from the endgame phase!Endgame expertise bears positive influence on all other parts of your game as well.

Win Easily - 1

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Self-Taught Grandmaster

Get the course:


“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 can become a titled player and get +200-300 rating points.
It depends on your TRAINING.
At the same time I know a lot of players who study chess 8 hours a day (more than many GMs), but don’t have any real progress. Thus, the major factor here is not how much you train, but HOW you train.
Here we come to one of my favourite topics – an effective training.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Chess Courses


So now to start getting his courses, you can see the pages on top of the page.

You can click the page for which you want to buy the course!

Good Luck for your Success! :)


Hello chess friends,

Welcome to this blog - This is the perfect place for your chess improvement! Here you can get all the chess courses from International Grandmaster and chess coach Igor Smirnov.


You can know about GM Igor Smirnov by clicking here

So, why are you waiting? Don't miss this golden opportunity to get the chess courses from a GrandMaster and learn from him!

Good Luck :)