Imagine you have come to a shop to purchase a mobile phone. The shopkeeper gives you a phone with 10 books on how it works and how to use it.

The same process is followed in chess learning. There’s a huge difference between knowledge and skill. For example, you can read thousands of books about martial arts, but it doesn’t mean that you’ll become a great fighter. Apart from information, you need to train and acquire necessary practical skills. This is true just as much for chess.

That is why, in these seminars, GM Smirnov provides you with a very small user’s manual that has several items you can follow, one by one, to understand chess clearly.


The seminar covers four major lectures with practical suggestion. In each lecture, GM Igor Smirnov answers all students’ questions and provides additional tips to implement in their games.

1. Time to Win

2. Right thinking in chess

3. Smirnov Gambit

4. Art of Planning

The course contains around 100 minutes of video lessons and a PDF summery for every seminar topic.


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

Time to Win
1. Introduction 00:00:49
2. Time to win – How to use your time effectively? 00:14:00
3. Time to win – How to use your time effectively? Continued 00:11:00
4. Time to win – Summary (Downloadable) 00:00:00
The Right Thinking
5. The Right Thinking – Discover right way of thinking in Chess 00:18:00
6. The Right Thinking – Discover right way of thinking in Chess continued 00:17:00
7. The Right Thinking – Summary (Downloadable) 00:00:00
Smirnov Gambit
8. Smirnov Gambit – Finish a game, even before it was started! 00:11:00
9. Smirnov Gambit – Black replies with 4…e6 00:12:00
10. Smirnov Gambit – Black replies with 4…g6 00:11:00
11. Smirnov Gambit Detailed Theory (Downloadable) 00:00:00
The Art of Planning
12. The Art of Planning – Basic of Planning Explained 00:09:00
13. The Art of Planning – Simplify your Planning Process 00:13:00
14. The Art of Planning – Conclusion and Summary 00:11:00

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