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The Smirnov courses are quite expensive for what they are. This isn't to say that they don't contain valuable information, because they do, including a few ideas that were quite new to me. But as the previous poster says, there are plenty of good chess books at a fraction of the price.
To be fair, people are all different, and they can have very different learning styles. It's possible that some people learn more easily and retain information better by repeatedly viewing a video instead of reading a book. For people like that, the video course may be worthwhile
I listened to one of his free videos once, and his voice made my ears bleed. Not safe at any speed (or price).
@ rdecredico, That's just not true. I printed out the entire course: The Grandmasters Secrets, and it would easily make four $30 USD books.
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.
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