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October 22, 2016
COMMENTS 9

Unknown stories about ‘Viktor the Terrible!’ (Part-2)

This is the second part of the article about the four-time USSR chess champion, Viktor Korchnoi! If you missed the first part of this interesting feature, you can read it here. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Learn
    October 19, 2016
    COMMENTS 18

    Unknown stories about ‘Viktor the Terrible!’

    Viktor Korchnoi: if he won a game, he was very polite with you and would analyze it happily. If he lost, then … he would pull back his chair with venom and leave the room very angrily! He was a four-time USSR chess champion, 10 times candidate for the World Championship and played in two World Championship matches. He was in the top 100 best players at the age of 75 and beat Fabiano Caruana a

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Learn
    September 2, 2016
    COMMENTS 15

    Highlights of GM Igor Smirnov’s “Ask Me Anything Event”

    First, let me remind you of the “RCA Crossword Contest” – we’re conducting a crossword contest that will run till 8 September. By solving it, you will reinforce your knowledge of chess terms and hopefully have fun along the way. :) (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • August 27, 2016
    COMMENTS 12

    GM Igor Smirnov answers students’ questions

    As you may already know, I conducted a live “Ask Me Anything (AMA) event” on the RCA Facebook page on 15 August. I conducted this event to celebrate the release of our new course “Winning the Middlegame” (released on the 17th). If you missed it, you can check the Facebook post here and go through the questions asked by our students. (more…)

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