The Grandmaster's Secrets

Your guide to think and calculate during each stage of a chess game


Grandmaster Igor Smirnov

PRICE: 57 42.7 USD

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Why we created this course?

The biggest problem chessplayers have, is the accumulation of pointless knowledge which doesn't help them to play better.

Lots of chess players study chess for five or even eight hours but still struggling to improve their ratings.

Knowledge is not the only thing which needs to become a strong player but also a System of thinking but how?

By the end of this course, you will be able to apply your knowledge in practice and improve your system of thinking.


Is this course right for me?

This course is designed mainly for beginner chess players. However, it will still be useful for higher rated students as well. This course contains very strong ideas which even a high level players might not be knowing.


We would highly recommend this course if you are a beginner chess player who has been struggling to improve your ratings even after reading several books. If you prefer quality over quantity, then this course is for you.

Key topics covered in this course

How to play the game? (Strategy and Tactics)

In these lessons, GM Smirnov will reveal exactly how Grandmasters think during a game of chess. You will get a clear system of thinking containing several easy steps. Following this tutorial will bring you Grandmaster results!

How to Learn Chess effectively?

All chess players learn chess, but some players play much better than others. What does this mean? It means that many players’ learning is ineffective. In this lesson GM Smirnov will tell you the secrets of the Grandmaster’s training.

The Biggest mistake:

This lesson discovers the biggest mistakes and biggest problems which most chess players make. It is very important to realize them early so that you won’t continue making them during your chess development.




How to prepare for the game?

In this lesson, we will discuss preparation for the next round in a tournament when the next opponent is known. During this lesson, GM Smirnov will tell you the grandmaster’s secrets of preparation.

free preview video - The biggest mistake

Improve your system of thinking

There is a big difference between knowing something and being able to apply it in practice. If you want to use really your knowledge during the game, you need to have a clear system of thinking.

That's why you should focus mostly on the system of thinking, not on getting the new knowledge.

The course will help you to build a good system of thinking.

Prepare like a Grandmaster

Pre-tournament training should be focused on bringing you to your peak of chess condition so that you are able to do your very best in competition.


During the tournament, you should prepare using concrete games and this course will teach you how to do it effectively. After taking this course you will realize what is the different between your and GM's method of preparation.

Powerful Practical tasks

It is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. There are 11 (eleven) practical tasks in this course which will help you to understand and remember the ideas of the course better.


The training program have a detailed explanation on what and exactly how you should do the practical tasks.

About the author

Grandmaster Igor Smirnov

     Igor Smirnov is a chess Grandmaster, coach, and holder of a Master’s degree in psychology.


      He’s the founder of the “Remote Chess Academy” company that has helped thousands of students worldwide to improve their results.


     GM Smirnov has developed lots of chess video lessons, articles, webinars and training courses, including the famous courses “The Grandmaster’s Secrets”, “The Grandmaster’s Positional Understanding”, and “Calculate Till Mate”.


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