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Igor smirnov courses


  • 4 months ago · Quote · #21

    bgianis

    What about "calculate till mate"? The title attracted my attention but how can I find someone who knows about it?

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #22

    bgianis

    I see no answers. Probably nobody knows a thing.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #23

    RonaldJosephCote

         http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/igor-smirnovs-quotgms-secretsquot                                                                                                       http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/gm-igor-smirnov-chess-courses

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #24

    bgianis

    RonaldJosephCote thank you for these 2 links. That is what I was looking for.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #25

    DrFrank124c

    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.  

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #26

    airantrobo

    for that money you can buy some good books instead

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #27

    bgianis

    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.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #28

    Warcry2012

    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

     

    See you

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #29

    kavanam

    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!Smile

    Now, its available in DVD which is convenient to keep lifelong!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #30

    kavanam

    @bigianis, Calculate Till Mate not necessary.

    Free lessons available in Chess World.net, or if you are premium member, in chess.com!Smile

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #31

    bgianis

    Thank you all for the info.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #32

    kamileon

    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 .

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #33

    kamileon

    DrFrank124c wrote:

    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.  

    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 .  

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #34

    leiph18

    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.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #35

    Aetheldred

    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.


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