March 13, 2017

Crushing the King – an attacking chess course

In recent times, we discussed a lot about one of the most important and basic strategies in chess – attack. We learnt about the most important attacking principlesbiggest problems in attack and the basic conditions for a successful attack.
However, some of you might not be able to understand the art of attack completely. Maybe these three lessons might not be enough for you to crush your opponent’s king. Indeed, it’s not impossible to teach everything about attack in a couple of lessons.
For instance, one of the RCA students, Joshua, made the following comment in one of those lessons:
RCA student
What’s about “Crushing the King?

As you may already know, attack is an art that every chess player should master. Without an attack, you cannot win a single chess game. We’ve put our best foot forward in order to create a comprehensive attacking course. After the study of this course, you will have all the necessary abilities and understanding in order to start a successful attack against your opponent of any level!
You can watch the teaser video of the course below to know more about the course and how it will help YOU master the art of attack:

August 19, 2016

Review by a former world number 5 chess player

First, let me remind you of the amazing special offers we’ve provided you with to celebrate the launch of the course “Winning the Middlegame”.

There is a huge 30% discount on the course, which will be valid until Sunday, 21 August. Just use the coupon “middlegame” and that will save you about 36 USD! If you don’t know how to use a discount code, please see here.
Winning the Middlegame

Another great offer is that the first 150 buyers of the course will get my premium video “How to win a won game?” completely FREE! :) We’ve already made more than 100 sales and we’re about to hit the 150 mark and there are only a few more spots left – therefore, hurry up and purchase the course now to be among the first 150 buyers.
You can purchase the course by going to our launch page here.

Moreover, you can purchase the “combo offer” – get “Winning the Middlegame” and “Your Winning Plan” together for just $149 instead of the normal total price of $178 – you will save a huge 29 USD!

Enhance your winning skills and improve your overall strategic understanding with these two courses.
Visit the launch page here and you will see this offer after clicking “Order now”.

If you are wondering about the quality of my courses and might have any ’trust issues’, I’d say that’s very common. :) Indeed, there are lots of tutorials and courses out there but not all of them are of sufficient quality to help you IMPROVE YOUR game.

Some of our students have shared their feedback about our courses with us (and you can find a lot of this here), which is really helpful for chess players who have never heard of us or those who are not sure about the quality of our paid products, as I said above. That’s why, today, I’d like to share a review by someone special, GM Jaan Ehlvest! :)

About GM Jaan Ehlvest:
GM Jaan Ehlvest
Jaan Ehlvest is an Estonian chess player who was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1987 and named Estonian sportsman of the year in 1987 and 1989.
Since 2006, he has represented the United States. He was briefly a world top-10 player when, in 1991, he ascended to the number 5 slot on FIDE’s official list with an ELO rating of 2650.

Recently, he studied my premium video “My Thinking System“, then wrote a review of it and also spoke about my teaching methods. I’m overwhelmed by his message and am very happy to share it with you. :)

Dear chess friend,
My name is Jaan Ehlvest. I was one of the top tournament players during 1988 till 1991 when I finished the World Cup tournament series only behind Kasparov, Karpov and Salov.
Nowadays I am a devoted chess coach. I am one of a very few former elite or todays GMs who have a degree from college. I studied psychology and because of that I was very keen to listen to Igor Smirnov’s webinar about how to think in chess.
Igor is not the first who has tried to find a simple algorithm for novice players to help them think like a Grandmaster. Soviet GM Kotov wrote a book a long time ago “Think like a grandmaster”. Other authors like Silman are also trying to cover this subject. Usually they have too serious a theoretical background which is difficult to apply in practice.
Talking about Smirnov’s concept – it is more practical. I like that he has a lot of examples from practical games. You must follow the best brains, if you are talking about the decision making process in chess. Igor gives good examples using unconsciously the induction and deduction method in chess. The material is presented in a logical hierarchy and must be easy to understand for both the very beginners and the advanced players. Igor however is warning the audience that this is only the beginning. Which is the case in chess, as you need long hours to study even a simple concept.
I myself used some of the materials presented by Igor on Youtube and I was a very satisfied costumer. He covers the subject thoroughly from start to finish. This is probably his only weakness, because I think the webinar should be shorter, like one hour. I would recommend this webinar to serious chess aficionados and I am waiting the follow up of this subject.
Jaan Ehlvest

Thank you very much, Jaan, for your warm words and detailed review! :)

I believe that this review by a former world number 5 player about my courses and teaching methods is very useful for everyone and specially for students who haven’t bought any of my courses yet and still have many doubts about them. 

Therefore, I strongly recommend you to study my course “Winning the Middlegame”, which contains a single system of how you should play the middlegame – and lots more. You can go to the launch page here and grab the course with amazing offers!

August 12, 2015

New chess opening course: Bogo-indian defense

Some time ago, we released the course “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory – 2” (LINK). It received mixed feedback from our students. Those who studied the course appreciated good analysis of the openings. Some of the students were even able to defeat IMs/GMs using the lines provided. However, the other group of students wasn’t particularly happy.
They complained that:
  • they would want to have the video reviews of the openings
  • they were interested in some of the openings presented in the course but not in all of them (as they don’t play some of the openings presented).
In order to address these requests, we are considering splitting “The GM’s Openings Laboratory – 2” course into separate openings, thereby making it possible for you to purchase any particular opening for a relatively small price.priceIn order to improve it further, we’ll record the additional video lessons explaining each opening. Feel free to let me know if you like this idea (you may write your comments below).
We’ve already prepared the dedicated opening course about the “Bogo-Indian Defense“. If you like this type of opening course, I’ll keep producing new ones. :) Of course, I’ll take into account all the additional requests you submitted during the recent survey (LINK) and via comments.
Therefore, our new opening course “Bogo-Indian Defense” is being released today! The author of this course is our guest coach GM Levan Aroshidze:)levanThe Bogo-Indian is a solid and positionally sound opening. It can be used against both weaker opponents (whose positional understanding is lacking) and against strong rivals (because it gives you a very solid position). Hence, you can be ready to go in for the fight! :)fight
Note: you can find all details and the technical information about the course here: LINK
Now comes the important part – special offers:)
Special offer – 1:
I’m going to provide everyone with a 30% discount on this course. This offer will be valid from today (12 August) to Friday, 14 August (inclusive).bogo30Use the discount code “bogo30” when making your purchase. If you don’t know how to use a discount code, please see here: LINK
Special offer – 2:
As you can see above, I wrote that the practical part is taken from the course “GM’s Opening Lab – 2” (LINK). We value those loyal students who have already bought and studied the course “GM’s Opening Lab – 2” and we’re going to treat them in a ‘special’ way! :)
If you are among them, accept my congratulations because you’ll get a massive 50% discount on the course the “Bogo-Indian Defense”! :)loyalWe’ll contact the students who already bought the course “GM’s Opening Lab – 2″, shortly and provide them with the 50% discount!
So, just grab the course now and enjoy learning! :)
designAdditionally, we had a discussion on our Facebook page (LINK) on the topic: “What should the best chess opening course contain?”; and remember that the person who gets the maximum number of ‘likes’ for his/her comment would get the course the “Bogo-Indian Defense” for FREE.
And the winner is Radja, who has got 10 ‘likes’. Congratulations Radja – thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, and enjoy studying the course! :)
likesAlso, I thank everyone who participated in the discussion – you can still get this course with some special offers (that are mentioned above).
P.S. After studying the course, please feel free to write your feedback below in the comments. Also, let us know your thoughts and suggestions on our existing and future opening courses by taking part in the survey here: LINK