Defending Champion
$119$159

COURSE FORMAT
Download + streaming 
COURSE LENGTH
5.1 hours 
PRACTICE
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About This Course
What Will I Learn?
 How to think and defend your positions in the opening?
 When to defend and when to ignore opponent’s attack/idea?
 How to stop losing initiative/material?
 How to create a solid repertoire against an attacking player?
 Do you always have something ‘better’ not to resign?
 How to make counterattack (instead of just defense)?
Defense is a very important chess skill. At least in about 50% of a chess game, we need to defend. In some games, we play with Black pieces and White makes the first move, and for that reason, White has the opportunity to start the attack/initiative.
In some other occasions, one will make a mistake and he or she is forced to defend. Thus, defense is as important as attack.
Many players struggle to get out of hard positions, and crumble under pressure. If you carefully study the course, then you will be able to defend correctly against all level of players
Is this course right for me?
The course is suitable for beginners and intermediate level players, but it will be helpful for advanced level players, too. Even if your ELO is 1900+, this course will help you improve your defending skills and you’ll learn some new things.
If you want to strengthen your defending skills and stop losing games under pressure, then this course is for you.
Defend the right way
White has an advantage of moving first, thus Black needs to defend right from the first move.
This course is not about the openings but it will teach you how to think and defend your positions in the opening. Learn different approaches for playing opening stage properly.
Break unfavourable course of the play
With the accumulation of practical experience, we will learn to determine the measure of the acceptable risk, which indecently strongly depends on the initial position.
On the end, it is also very important to tell you something about the mindset in the hard situations.
Eliminate 90% of your errors
Yes, it is possible to eliminate 90% of your errors. In this course GM Igor Smirnov will show you exactly how you can do it.
Learn about very common psychological problems of the chess players due to that, players make terrible mistakes that costs them a lot of games.
About the Author
FM Marko Makaj
Marko Makaj is from Croatia. He is a FIDE Master with an ELO of around 2350 and a chess trainer.
He has held this title since 2008. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have time to play in tournaments in order to achieve the title of IM or GM.
He has been working as a coach for over 15 years and many of his students have achieved great results.
GM Igor Smirnov
Igor Smirnov is a chess Grandmaster, Chess Coach, and holder of a Master’s degree in Psychology.
He founded the “Remote Chess Academy”, a company that has helped thousands of students worldwide to improve their chess results.
He 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”.
This course includes:
Learn Anywhere, Anytime and on Any Device
The courses can be accessed on ANY device (even nonWindows devices).
Video lessons, chess games, exercises, documents, all are there for you.
You can study RCA courses online or download them.
Curriculum
Video Lesson
1. Introduction00:08:00
2. Direct approach00:16:00
3. Other approaches00:26:00
4. Stop losing material00:28:00
5. Evaluate the position00:35:00
6. Simplification00:26:00
7. Economic defense00:22:00
8. Consolidation00:14:00
9. Active defense00:24:00
10. Fortress – NEW00:16:00
11. Psychology of defense00:25:00
12. Gambits00:26:00
13. Three main methods00:10:00
14. Eliminate your errors00:14:00
15. Your practical guide00:18:00
Practical Part
INSTRUCTIONS
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Reviews (2)
Declan
the content is comprehensive and informative
the production quality meet my expectations
the instructor’s Delivery is interesting and engaging
Clare
The two best courses on defense are here. “10 Keys to Defense” is the other one if you didn’t know it.