19162 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
What about "calculate till mate"? The title attracted my attention but how can I find someone who knows about it?
I see no answers. Probably nobody knows a thing.
RonaldJosephCote thank you for these 2 links. That is what I was looking for.
Smirnov's courses are good and so is his vodka, I've tried both. And both are overpriced. I like Dan Heisman's videos on ICC, the ones where he goes over amateur games and points out their mistakes. To watch Heisman's videos you need to pay for ICC membership but its a lot less expensive than Smirnov's and for an intermediate player I think Heisman's vids are a much better value. Of course, if you have lots of do re mi to throw around you are free to do what you like. I've always wanted to make paper airplanes out of thousand dollar bills but have never actually had a thousand dollar bill.
for that money you can buy some good books instead
As I can see on their homepage today they have a 20% discount in all products. The discount will decrease every day to 19%, 18% and so on.
Hi i have calculate till mate and its better learn form the videos of chess.com. Also i have positional undertanding and secrets of grandmaster
I dont like this courses and i have spend with them more than 20 hours
I tell you, The Winning Plan is his best course and a must see.
You seemed to have selected wrong courses, although there is a detailed Chapter list of each course!
Now, its available in DVD which is convenient to keep lifelong!
@bigianis, Calculate Till Mate not necessary.
Free lessons available in Chess World.net, or if you are premium member, in chess.com!
Thank you all for the info.
i have studied half of Smirnovs courses GM secrets and Positional understanding which is part of his beginner course and I have found it very useful so far. I believe my play is a little better than before studying his course. I still make mistakes due to opening , but I will study opening lab once i have completed 1st two courses, Positional understanding and GM secrets . Igor states that if you truly study his courses he can take you to master level. i believe him. His beginner course is a lot of work but it does build a strong foundation for future courses. i have beaten 1500 rated players using his simple and easy to learn strategies . His beginner course cost $200 AUD. You receive GM secrets, Positional understanding and Opening lab part 1. There is intermediate course and advanced course. Try watching his free courses on youtube for a taste. As for his voice...try and concerntrate on his message rather than his accent .
if you study Smirnovs course GM secrets or Positional understanding you will understand the mistakes and understand why these are mistakes. In one lesson Smirnov analyses a game by 2 GMs and after my study of his main guiding principles lesson it opened my eyes that even some GMs dont always make the best move. The game was between Alekhine and Lasker. Throughout most of the game both players however used main guiding principle strategies that Smirnov touches upon in his course GM secrets and delves deeper in Positional understanding .
Quality items (chess or otherwise) sell because of their quality.
Everything else needs good marketing to sell.
This isn't to say that quality products never have gimmicky advertising... but just to beware when it's gimmicky. Tell me specifics about the product (has 500 positions, specific students who have made progress) and less about its superlatives (it's awesome and amazing, and just listen to this guy: "this course is awesome!")
One naughty word they love to throw around is "secret." The only secret is there is no secret... except maybe that bad products need good advertising.
I must agree with pfren, they are a bit of a rip off. I've got all the courses, and I learnt a few things, but as DrFrank stated, I prefer Dan Heisman.
FM Todd Andrews is also a very good educator/communicator, check out his videos on chess.com. Unfortunately for me, he makes most of his videos for chesskid.com.
+1 to kamileon and leiph18.
"Gibraltar Chess Festival! Round 3 - Hosts IM Elisabeth Paehtz & GM Simon Williams"
Why I Like ICC
by Chess_Troller a few minutes ago
Admins: Spam alert, you may wish to check this
by LesuhAn a few minutes ago
Chess Game Chain!
by knightedmagi a few minutes ago
What is this called? Family fork windmill?
by JamieKowalski 4 minutes ago
Choise of opening: Spanish or Italian-Spanish
by Jenium 5 minutes ago
My recent game. I want it analyzed. please help.
by I_Am_Second 6 minutes ago
Hou Yifan about to become strongest female player in the world
by watcha 9 minutes ago
Controlling the Center ?
by CountvonGorski 12 minutes ago
Petition for a poll to reopen Main Hall
by FireAndLightz 14 minutes ago
top 3 chess websites
by FireAndLightz 16 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!