How do Grandmasters actually think during a chess game?

Have you noticed, when a Grandmaster or a top player is commenting on their games during a press conference or in any video lesson, usually they show you tons of variations that could happen in various lines? The variations they show you might not relate to the actual thinking process. Some of those variations are their own preparations while some variations they will simply never show you – because it is their secret weapon which they hope to use in their next games.

Even if you have observed a couple of very interesting variations in the games of top players, still it doesn’t exactly clarify how can you find such moves in your own game within a short amount of time.

Next, you may be wondering about this question. It’s hard to calculate long lines, but what about knowing the strategic and tactical motives but not knowing typical plans in different openings; what if you study them and apply them – shouldn’t this clarify everything for you?

From one perspective, of course, it could definitely help. But from another perspective, there are so many things you need to keep in mind while playing – about centres, about planning, open lines, weak squares, tactical motives, calculating and evaluating positions, etc. But the practical question is: how you can do that within just the one or two minutes you have for one move?

What will you get from the chess course?

bulletpoint Limitations of Grandmasters
bulletpoint Extraordinary skills a Grandmaster possesses
bulletpoint Ability often to win games against weaker opponents
bulletpoint How a Grandmaster survives bad positions


What is the target audience?

bulletpoint Beginners to Intermediate level chess players
bulletpoint Want to get that MASSIVE increase in rating points.
bulletpoint For students who studied lot of chess tutorials but their chess results are unstable


What are the requirements?

Bulletpoint_Bullet PGN viewer required for the practical part
Bulletpoint_Bullet Desire to become a better chess player



Buy the course “Unlocking the Grandmaster’s Mind” now and study it seriously. If you do not realize (after the study of the course) how to apply the course’s skills, which I explained and if you do not make any progress – then I will refund you 100% of the price.

If you find our product offered at a cheaper price within 48 hours of your purchase, just contact us so that we can refund you the difference and give you an additional discount for your next purchase. We guarantee the lowest price for our courses worldwide.





Igor Smirnov

International Grandmaster, Chess Psychologist and Author

Igor Smirnov is a chess Grandmaster, Chess 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 chess 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”.


GM Maxim Dlugy

Maxim Dlugy is chess Grandmaster who immigrated to the U.S. in 1984. Dlugy is known for his great attacking skills and very strong blitz, rated over 2650 FIDE. Maxim Dlugy runs his own chess school in New York City and produced many strong and very strong chess players.

Course Curriculum

Video Lesson
Lesson 1 00:00:00
Lesson 2 00:00:00
Lesson 3 00:00:00
Lesson 4 00:00:00
Lesson 5 00:00:00
Practical Part
Task 1 part 1 00:00:00
Task 1 part 1 answer 00:00:00
Task 1 part 2 00:00:00
Task 1 part 2 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 part 1 00:00:00
task 4 part 1 answer 00:00:00
Task 4 part 2 00:00:00
task 4 part 2 answer 00:00:00
Task 5 part 1 00:00:00
task 5 part 1 answer 00:00:00
Task 5 part 2 00:00:00
task 5 part 2 answer 00:00:00
Task 6 00:00:00
task 6 answer 00:00:00

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