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Igor smirnov courses

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #21


    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

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #22


    I listened to one of his free videos once, and his voice made my ears bleed. Not safe at any speed (or price).

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #23


    @ rdecredico, That's just not true. I printed out the entire course: The Grandmasters Secrets, and it would easily make four $30 USD books.

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #24


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

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #25


    I see no answers. Probably nobody knows a thing.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #26


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

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #27


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

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #28


    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.  

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #29


    for that money you can buy some good books instead

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