Saturday, 27 September 2014

How to convert “a better position” into a WIN?

While playing a chess game, quite often you can obtain a SUPERIOR position.
  • It could happen thanks to your good opening preparation.
  • Sometimes your opponent plays badly.
After that you face the famous question in chess: “How to win a won game?”question-mark-300x300
This is not as simple as it seems. An opponent gets tricky and tries to mix the things up. Often you have to play precise moves under time pressure. Then you can spoil a good game, not getting a well-deserved win.
Of course you can blame “that lucky guy” (your opponent) for that, or grieve for“an oversight in time trouble”. That’s what most players do in such cases :)
However, obviously there’s a better option. You can learn appropriate techniques and always finish your opponents off! Look at “chess killers” like Topalov, Carlsen, Adams etc. In a worse position, nobody can escape from them.
If your wish to acquire those skills of “a chess killer” – you are welcome to join my webinar on Saturday 27 September (4p.m., BST). You can get all the details and sign up for the webinar here:


Live Webinar

How to Win a Won Game?

by IGM Igor Smirnov


Live webinar “How to Win a Won Game?”


GM Igor Smirnov

Date:Saturday, 27th  September at 4p.m. (16:00) BST – London time.

90 minutes.


limited to 100.


Premium ticket = $20. Special offer = FREE (spread the word about RCA and get your ticket for free)

*The registration will be closed 2 hours before the webinar.

Webinar’s host and content

The webinar will be conducted personally by me – GM Igor Smirnov. Most likely you know me pretty well, but if not – check this LINK
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<< Great news >>

You can join the webinar FOR FREE

You can get a FREE ticket for GM Smirnov’s webinar by spreading the word about it:
1.         Invite your 3 friends to join the webinar.
2.         “Like and share” it on Facebook or Google+.
You may send 1-3 of your games related to the webinar’s topic. We guarantee that at least 1 your game will be analysed:
During the webinar;
You will receive a pgn file with comments for your game after the webinar.
Please, note that your games Unrelated to the webinar’s topic, may be ignored.
You are welcome to submit your ANY questions. You may send your questions related to the webinar’s topic, or any other questions you have.
Please, note that the time of the webinar is limited. We can’t answer all students’ questions. Hence, we will select the questions based on:
  • First come, first served basis
  • Additionally, we’ll pick the most popular questions amongst the students.
After you have registered for the webinar, you’ll be given the chance to submit your games and questions.


Special Offer

Premium ticket

  • Attend the webinar



  • Submit your games


  • Submit your questions




$20 USD

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P.S.Please note that seats are limited to 100 students. Registrants from 101 onwards will get a recording of the webinar. However, it’s much more exciting to join the LIVE webinar, so hurry up!

Good News: join the webinar for FREE!

The webinar’s price is really small compared to the skills and results you’ll obtain. However, I know that some of the students live in developing countries and can’t afford any additional expenses.
I’ve thought about what I can do for such students and have come up with a good idea! Help us spread the word about Remote Chess Academy, and you’ll get your ticket FOR FREE.
That’s really easy, and I hope that this time everyone will be happy! :)

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Now let’s check how you should NOT play in won positions :)

Caruana – NakamuraCaruana-NakamuraWhite’s turn
White is a pawn up and is pressuring Black’s position hardly. It’s almost winning.How to turn that “almost winning” into a real full score? What would you play as White?
Actually there are even a few ways for a quick win. You might be surprised to know that Caruana (rated 2801!) – managed to drew it!
After you came up with your own solution, please, check the actual game here:LINK
P.S. This time I allow FREE entry for my webinar, while there are only 100 seats available. It’s not that much compared to around 25,000 of my subscribers :) Hurry up!

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