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hello i have bought the course the endgame strategy and it is a good one.Also i have bought a grandmaster secrets and for me has been a waste of money.its very easy and after see it i dont learn anything.I was thinking about buying other course because the first one was very good, but i dont want waste my money.Someone has studied other courses fgrom him and know if are good
I don't have any, but to my knowledge (from people who have purchased some) his courses are quite decent, but ridiculously highly priced.
I thought the more expensive course was the one that i have but not, are other of 149$.Maybe we are in the 2080 and now everybody in his work earn 7000$. otherwise maybe someone can tell me that its the best of the best and i must buy it.
I was thinking in buy how to beat tilted players for 79$ thats its too expensive also but maybe its so good, bit i want to know opinion first, because one of the two that i bought are not so good,,,,
I checked out the grandmaster secrets course after I saw it on a torrent site. Maybe it was just a bad example, but my impression now is that Smirnov is selling an hour long power point presentations for >$100. The whole video really just amounted to 'play attacking moves, calculate forcing lines'. He's only an infomercial away from full on scam, imo.
What's sold is never the best.
In my humble opinion the best value for your money is to invest in chess.com and then you can view a new video each day by a different master, by hearing a diversity of opinions and seeing a lot of different ideas one can learn better than buying dvd's from such as Smirnov, however I do like his vodka.
are his course worth for player rated around 1800-2000?
I agree with frank and also think that for the price of one Smirnov video you could buy a few to several really good chess books instead.
One way to judge would be to watch those who endorse his efforts, and see how much and how fast they improve. For premium-priced material, there should be measurable progress from at least most of the customers, right?
Smirnoff's Vodka rarely disappoints, and regularly beats the higher-priced entries in competitions.
There's already at least one thread on Smirnov's lessons here:
Well, sometimes people start new threads on old subjects around here.
Igor was Dr. Frankenstein's assistant before he took up chess. So if you purchase one of those DVDs and you hear loud moans and screams while listening, you will know their source.
Here's to Igor and his monster lesson prices but cheap vodka!
I love igor smirnov he is the best coach ever , I bought all his courses :)
i bought some of his courses and are awfull. boring, really slow, and very little good things...
also i see some videos of chess. com and are the best of the best
Yes.It worth for player rated around 1800-2000. For this group of player I recommend The Grandmaster's positonal understanding :http://chess-teacher.com/understanding#oid=1493_11 and The Grandmaster's secret http://chess-teacher.com/course#oid=1493_1. His courses are highly effective if you put it to good use.
Buy videos of chess.com.I bought the positional undertandind , spend a lot of time doing this course, and after all i dont learn more than i was learn with only see a video os chess.com
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