Chess Openings
October 11, 2016
COMMENTS 6

How to play the Scandinavian Defense (for Black)

Today, I’d like to share with you an opening system, the Scandinavian Defense. For many years, GM Sergey Kasparov has been practicing it. For that reason, in this 20-minute video lesson, he has created an introduction to this opening. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • October 4, 2016
    COMMENTS 9

    Everything you need to know about openings!

    Let me share with you a few interesting quotes:   “I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals” – Julius Erving   “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals” – Jim Rohn   “What people don't realize is that professional

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Openings
    July 12, 2016
    COMMENTS 11

    Best chess openings and how to pick one for you [Infographic]

    Picking the good chess opening is important if you want to be successful in your chess career. Due to the vast amount of openings and defences out there, choosing the right opening may seem very difficult. Studying an opening is a major commitment, which is why it is important to look at all different openings and find which one suits you best. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Openings
    April 16, 2016
    COMMENTS 11

    New E-book: Chess Opening Fundamentals

    When you come to play a chess game, it's important to start it properly. Otherwise, you risk falling into an 'opening disaster' and lose your game quickly. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
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