I will give you a few simple, but quite powerful tips. Most amateur players don’t understand these ideas really. So you’ll have an unpleasant surprise for your opponents!


GM 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.

Course Curriculum

Top 3 strategies on the pin
How to break the pin 00:10:00
Get benefits from the pin 00:07:00
Don’t waste time on the pin 00:09:00
Everything you need to know about double pawns
How to play with the double pawns 00:09:00
How to play in the dark squares 00:08:00
How to use the open “g” line 00:05:00
Target the “h” pawn 00:09:00
The basics of fianchetto (h7,g6,f7 and Bg7)
Attack on the “h” file 00:09:00
Counter attack in the center 00:08:00
Secret positional ideas regarding fianchetto
When to exchange the fianchetto Bishop 00:10:00
How to use your central pawns 00:07:00
Practical Part
Instruction 00:00:00
TASK 1 00:00:00
TASK 2 00:00:00
TASK 3 00:00:00
TASK 4 00:00:00
TASK 5 00:00:00
TASK 6 00:00:00
TASK 7 00:00:00
TASK 8 00:00:00
TASK 9 00:00:00
TASK 10 00:00:00
Special Bonus 00:00:00

Course Reviews


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  1. 5

    Very practical examples of the lesson topics!

  2. My first chess lesson


    I’m currently discovering chess and it seems as a huge journey to take :p

    Thanks for your work , I love it 🙂

  3. it helps improve a lot!


    it is great. I am currently about 1950. I now understand the pin much better!


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