Effective Training
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.
  • May 7, 2016
    COMMENTS 11

    Three ways to improve in chess

    Nowadays, there are lots of chess tutorials out there, including books, video lessons, courses, DVDs and the list goes on. But it is hard to remember them all; it’s merely an impossible task. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • February 8, 2016
    COMMENTS 9

    Chess, Life and Happiness – Summary

    About two months ago, we published an article prepared by an RCA student, Luca Valsecchi, and it was called “Chess, Life and Happiness”. If you missed this article, I’d definitely recommend you to read it – you will enjoy the well-thought-out ideas about the interconnection of chess and life. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • January 7, 2016
    COMMENTS 1

    Useful story of an RCA student – Part-2

    A few days ago, I shared with you the story of my friend and student, Ram S. Krishnan. If you missed it, you can read it here. It’s not the end of the story though. We need to approach the ‘happy end’ and draw some useful conclusions from it. Then you’ll be able to apply it in your chess battles. (more…)

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