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 counter-attack (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 the very common psychological problems of the chess players due to that, players make terrible mistakes that costs them a lot of games.


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

Video Lesson
1. Introduction 00:08:00
2. Direct approach 00:16:00
3. Other approaches 00:26:00
4. Stop losing material 00:28:00
5. Evaluate the position 00:35:00
6. Simplification 00:26:00
7. Economic defense 00:22:00
8. Consolidation 00:14:00
9. Active defense 00:24:00
10. Fortress – NEW 00:16:00
11. Psychology of defense 00:25:00
12. Gambits 00:26:00
13. Three main methods 00:10:00
14. Eliminate your errors 00:14:00
15. Your practical guide 00:18:00
Practical Part
Practical Part Instructions and Download 00:00:00
Task 00:00:00
Task 1 00:00:00
Task 1 answer 00:00:00
Task 2 00:00:00
Task 2 answer 00:00:00
Task 3 00:00:00
Task 3 answer 00:00:00
Task 4 00:00:00
Task 4 answer 00:00:00
Task 5 00:00:00
Task 5 answer 00:00:00
Task 6 00:00:00
Task 6 answer 00:00:00
Task 7 00:00:00
Task 7 answer 00:00:00
Task 8 00:00:00
Task 8 answer 00:00:00
Task 9 00:00:00
Task 9 answer 00:00:00

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