Shirov Teaching in the Prodigy Program

Shirov Teaching in the Prodigy Program

Dec 4, 2015, 10:23 PM |
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 With the highest quality of live lessons, detailed study guides, useful homework, and unlimited guidance from world-class coaches, the Prodigy Program is any serious chess player's dream come true. Registration for the December 2015 month of the Prodigy Program is now open and is better than ever. Legendary grandmaster Alexei Shirov is back as an instructor and to celebrate the Prodigy Program's first anniversary, the quantity of live instruction has been increased. Plus, the Prodigy Program is on SALE! While Shirov's seminar is part of the  Prodigy Program, even those who are not Prodigy Program students may attend by purchasing an entry. Information about that is provided below after a brief description of the Prodigy Program.


Important Prodigy Program Information:

  • The December 2015 Prodigy Program is taught by Kairav Joshi, FM Dalton Perrine, FM Arne Jochens, FM Kostya Kavutskiy, GM Alex Yermolinsky, and GM Alexei Shirov.
  • This month's program offers 14 hours of live lessons (including 90 minutes with Shirov) that also get recorded so students can review, three 7-page study guides, class homework, simuls with masters, online correspondence tournaments, and full email support for students.
  • The tuition for December is $150 but the promo code TENOFFPLEASE discounts it to just $140.
  • We offer three rating sections: 900+, 1200+, and 1500+ Elo.
  • Program begins on December 6th, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST and the live lessons will be taught on the 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of December to finish before Christmas.

Prodigy Program Registration:

  1. Sign up for the Prodigy Program with this link:
  2. Then select your section, click add to cart, and click on the cart icon on the top-right. Click on "Checkout" and enter promo code TENOFFPLEASE (valid until December 6th) to reduce the tuition and then complete checkout.
  3. After completing payment, fill out the student form:

For details regarding University's flagship chess learning program, refer to the official announcement:


Alexei Shirov Seminar Information and Registration:

  • Topic: Attacking Plans with Opposite Colored Bishops
  • Schedule: Saturday, December 19th, 2015 from 12:05-1:35 PM PST (Pacific Time).
  • Format: 75 minutes of lecture then 15 minutes general question/answer.
  • Level: Aimed at intermediate and advanced players of all ages.
  • Tuition: Just $30 per student for this opportunity to learn and interact with a former world #4 ranked chess player. Also included is online access to the video recording so students can review. For Prodigy Program students, the $30 is waived as this seminar is included in the 14 hours of live lessons Prodigy Program students will receive in December.
  • Registration: Follow the link below and add the seminar to your cart on our online shop:
  • Fill out the student form below to finish registration after completing payment:

If you have any questions, contact us at