The Grandmaster’s Secrets

This contains the MOST essential principles of chess. Showing you how to think like a strong player step-by-step.


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“Do you want to know how Grandmasters think during a game of chess?”

“Do you want to know the secrets of the professional players’ success?”

Then you are welcome to the Remote Chess Academy, which will help you to improve your skills at least to the International Master’s level (proven by practice!)

Let me introduce the chess course: “The Grandmaster’s secrets”

Every chess player wants to improve himself and make progress, however, one of the biggest problems is to understand how to do it.

The usual ways of training give very slow progress and even sometimes these are completely ineffective. Did your RESULTS become better after reading a chess book? The usual (and very sad) answer is “No”.

Finding a GOOD chess coach is also a huge problem. How many chess teachers do you know who can say: “I know exactly how to get progress in chess and I can guarantee it to you.”? The most popular answer is “Zero”. “Pointless knowledge”, which doesn’t give you any concrete results, is the biggest problem for all the chess players!

During my chess career as a player and as a coach I have thought about an effective way of learning all the time (you can read more about it here: About me). That’s why I decided to develop a chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets”. With pride I can say that this course will give you only the concrete skills (no more pointless knowledge!).

I have created my special system of chess education, based on the psychological principles of effective learning and extensive chess practice.

The course contains not only my experience but also experiences from a lot of my friends: Grandmasters, trainers and other chess players, who helped me perfect the course! Many thanks to you guys! Now the course contains a lot of recommendations, which were taken only from SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE.

The effectiveness of my teaching system was proven by my own practice and the results of a lot of my pupils.

What will you get from the chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets”?

The correct thinking method that should be used during games, which will allow you to find the best moves in any position.

A concrete guide on what and how exactly you should study to become a strong player.

You will know how to use all the knowledge which you already have to finally get concrete results.

An account of experiences and practical recommendations from a lot of successful players (Grandmasters).

Not only the chess recommendations, but also the secrets of the professional players (Grandmasters) about how to prepare for tournaments, how to prepare for the game and so on…

You will know how to learn chess effectively.

You will stop making blunders.

You will be able to calculate variations quickly and precisely.

You will know how to create an opening repertoire properly.

You will save years of effort and get fast progress.

You will fully understand the psychological factors necessary for success in chess.

You will avoid the typical mistakes in chess development, which nearly all chess players make.

You will get a great advantage over your opponents.

You will know many Grandmasters’ secrets.

And many other things…

Chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets” contains video lessons:

Introduction: “The biggest mistakes”.

This lesson discovers the biggest mistakes and biggest problems which most chess players make. It is very important to realize them early so that you won’t continue making them during your chess development.

It will help you save years of training and help you reach your goals quickly rather that waste your time on futile efforts.

Lesson-1.1: “How to play the game (strategy)”.

Lesson-1.2: “How to play the game (tactics)”.

It is much more important to improve one’s thinking process rather than get new pointless knowledge all the time. Improving of your thinking system allows you to find the best move in any position.

In these lessons, I will be telling you exactly how Grandmasters think during a game of chess. You will get a clear system of thinking containing several easy steps. Following this tutorial will bring you Grandmaster results!

“How to prepare for the game”.

In this lesson, we will discuss preparation for the next round in a tournament when the next opponent is known. During this lesson, I will tell you the grandmaster’s secrets of preparation.

Using these ideas, you will be able to neutralize your opponent’s preparation and win many games by having a theoretical and psychological advantage before the game even begins!

Lesson-4: “How to Learn Chess”.

All chess players learn chess, but some players play much better than others. What does this mean? It means that many players’ learning is ineffective. In this lesson I will tell you the secrets of the Grandmaster’s training.

“It took around 15 years for me to realize these things. Now you can receive the secrets of a chess success in several hours!”

Chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets” also contains a practical part.

After studying the video lessons in the course “The Grandmaster’s secrets” you will receive certain knowledge with which you will be able to achieve real progress. But it is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. This practical addition to the course will help you with this!

The practical part of the course contains 200 special games and tasks, which will help you put course’s ideas into practice. You will also get the program for self-trainings. This detailed guide explains what and how you should do to increase your chess power.

What will the practical part give you?

You will get the detailed program for your independent training, which contains concrete tasks and instructions.

You will understand the ideas of the course better.

You will remember the ideas of the course better.

You will start to calculate variations quickly and precisely.

You will stop making blunders.

You will train the right way of thinking, which will allow you to find the best moves in any position.

And the main thing: you will train this knowledge in practice – so you will really get these practical skills.

The program is designed for several months of training (2-4 depending on how much time you spend on chess per day) After the completion of all the tasks in the practical part of the course you will really get the practical skills necessary to become a Grandmaster!


Time is money… Having spent a little money now, you will start to get prizes much faster!

Now the time of boring books goes by. Most likely you have noticed that 80% from them are a collection of a considerable quantity of theoretical information, which does not provide real progress.

Besides, it’s been proven a long time ago that text information is digested much worse than the same information in video-format since people remember only 10% of what they have read, 20% of what they have heard and 70% of what they participated in. Thus, the video-format involves all channels of perception and provides peak efficiency of training.

So when you start to study the course, you will see the following graphic menu:

The graphic menu of the course (screenshot).

While studying the course, besides a chessboard, you will see text presentations which will help you to systematize and learn the course’s materials better.

Fragment of lesson 1.2: “How to play the game”(screenshot).

Fragment of lesson 4: “How to learn chess”(screenshot).

Chess is becoming more and more popular. Accordingly, the quantity of strong players has recently increased considerably. The weak opponent can be beaten, using well-known chess knowledge. For a victory over a strong opponent it is necessary to possess unique and effective skills in addition.

The chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets” contains a unique system of an effective game and training, which will give you a great advantage over the opponents (proven by practice!).

Technical information:

  • You will get all the programs, necessary for using of the course. So you will definitely be able to open the course and use it properly.
  • The course works under Windows platform, and on Mac computers.
  • The duration of the video lessons is 120 minutes. Why not 12000 minutes? :) Because I am not going to give you another portion of pointless knowledge. One philosopher said: “If something is too complicated it should be wrong”. My course contains only the concrete practical recommendations and gives you the concrete guide for successful training and play. It is simple and effective!
  • You will get the text version of every video lesson and *.pgn file (chess games file) also. If you like to read more than watch the video – you can do it easily.
  • Even if English is not your native language, you will understand everything clearly. You will hear my voice, watch the video presentation, read the text and you can simply use a dictionary if needed.
  • You will get your special link for downloading the course after purchasing. So you DON’T need to pay an extra shipping fee and wait for several weeks to get the course. That’s why the customers receive the course immediately after the purchase.
  • The size of the whole course is approximately 50Mb, so you can download it quite quickly (it depends on your internet connection, but it should be less than 15 minutes).
  • If you have any sudden technical problems – contact me and I will help.

“I am ready to secure my promise by 31 days money back guarantee!”



Buy the course “The Grandmaster’s Secrets” now and study it seriously. Learn the video lessons and complete all of the practical part tasks (following the corresponding instructions). Then apply these skills in your practical games.

If you do not realize (after the study of the course) how to apply the course’s skills, which I explained and if you do not make any progress – then I will refund you 100% of the price. Just contact me via the “contacts” section of this website, and you will receive the money back.

Unfortunately, if our teaching methods are not suitable for you, you might not be allowed to purchase any of our products in the future. You may read more details in our refund policy.

There is no risk for you at all. I am giving you the full guarantee of your success. If you don’t get a chess progress, I will refund you the whole amount.

Probably you are wondering why I am so presuming? Well, I have a good reasons, because I receive a lot of e-mails (and other feedback) from my customers daily. So I don’t suppose something, I KNOW that “The Grandmaster’s secrets” will provide your good progress.

“The Grandmaster’s Secrets”is a Remote Chess Academy!

“The Grandmaster’s secrets” is more than a simple course. You will get the full guide of what and how exactly you should train to become a strong player and receive all the materials necessary for your trainings and detailed instructions on how to do them. So really it is a remote chess academy!

“The Grandmaster’s Secrets” contains these materials:

The video lessons.

The text versions of video lessons (for printing).

200 special games and tasks (a practical part).

These 200 special games are presented in *.pgn format (for chess programs) and in the text format also (for printing).

The complete and clear program for several months of your independent training, which will bring you great progress.

THE NOTE: If you wish to reach big goals – you should train hard. I offer you the detailed instruction, which needs to be carried out to bring you the guaranteed progress. But it needs to be carried out! If you expect to receive progress by simply having familiarized with course’s materials – I do not advise you to buy it!

What is the price?

The course “The Grandmaster’s secrets” gives you the program for independent training for 2-3 months, and all the materials necessary to perform it. I have spent several months to prepare all these materials for you. What price of such chess course should be appropriate?

The usual cost of a training with a professional coach (and GM) is 40-100$ per hour. Even if you take only 2 lessons weekly during 3 months – you will pay 960-2400$.The majority of books, unfortunately, gives another portion of useless knowledge which does not give REAL progress even though each book costs 15-150$.

The price for the full course “The Grandmaster’s secrets” is only: 57 dollars It is the price for 60-90 days of a train under the direction of an experienced Grandmaster and a chess coach. In fact it costs only 57usd/75days (average)=70 cents per day.

How to Get The Course Now

Chess course: “The Grandmaster’s Secrets”.

Price: 57usd.

Requirements: Windows platform, Mac computers.

License: For your personal education.

Delivery: Instant download after the payment.

First, click the order button below. Then choose the method of payment on the next web-page.

Grab it now and start your new way forward!


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    (verified owner):

    “… I look with new eyes at games of GMs. What previously seemed like magic to me is now clear.”

    Werner Poets (Belgium), owner of the chess course “The GM’s secrets”:

    I’m Poets Werner, 39 years old.
    There is an abundance of books, CD’s and DVD’s on chess. The problem is this: most of this material is not adapted to your own level, most of the offered knowledge can rarely be applied and covers only one aspect of chess game so it is not clear how this should be connected with the other phases of the game.

    The course of GM Smirnov gives clear guidelines to manage complexity of chess. Not by using infinitely many rules but by a method that allows you to channel your thought process. In clear and simple way is explained how you should systematically analyze a position and how to prepare a plan.

    In the practical part you can practice this. The difficulty of the exercises gradually increase. It is great to, by applying the reflection method proposed by GM Smirnov, to look with new eyes at games of grand masters. What previously seemed like magic to me is now clear.

    The course “The Grand Master’s secrets” with many practical exercises allows to optimize your thought process. This not only saves money but also time so you can make faster a significant progress. I wish I had during my childhood already know the clear directives GM Smirnov.

    And there is the difference between my level before practising the guidelines proposed in the course “The Grand Master’s Secrets” and my current game level. This made a difference in a few months from 200 ELO.”

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    (verified owner):

    “This course contains the most important rules and ideas for every chess player.”

    TARRAF Tarraf (Lebanon), owner of the chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets”:


    I am TARRAF Tarraf from Lebanon, 36 years old.

    I started to play chess at 23. After reading many books and watching many chess videos, I didn’t achieve too much progress.

    After watching the chess course “The Grandmaster’s Secrets” by GM Igor Smirnov I start to know better what is chess and how to think and how to play.This course contains the most important rules and ideas for every chess player. My performance get better so quickly.

    GM Smirnov will guide you in this course and teach you how to begin and how to progress, with his own system from the beginning to the end.

    After all it’s a very recommendable chess course and I consider it very essential and a base for every chess player.”

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    (verified owner):

    “The most important thing is HOW TO THINK… It’s like giving me the Key to Win.”

    Mohammad Naji (Egypt), owner of the chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets” (and owner of a nice car: Mercedes Bens Cool):

    “My dear Teacher IGOR SMIRNOV,

    I would like to thank you first!

    Secondly, to be honest, that Video is amazing. I watched the introduction and lesson 1 the 2 parts.

    Wow, i didnt imagine you people think like that :)
    And the most important thing is HOW TO THINK… it’s like giving me the Key to Win. When i played with one of my strongest Collegues at work, he won me easily! I really felt badly, and i said, maybe Chess is not for me… But after watching the First Video, i won him Twice, with a Quality Game.

    Then after watching, reading and practicing the Practical Part (not yet finished with them), i can feel the improvement, so did my friends.. They even call me in the Company Grand Master :))

    And the 2nd Video (about the blunders).. it’s a really Golden Advice… and i will practice on it…

    And in my opinion i do recommend the both Videos and the Excersices provided with the Grand Master’s Secrets to Beginners, Average, and Experts. You will not Regret it!”

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    (verified owner):

    “When you start thinking in a correct direction, progress in understanding of a game occurs quickly and effectively.”

    Grygoriev Alexey (UKR), owner of the chess course “The GM’s secrets”:

    “I wish to write that studying of a video course «The GM’s secrets» by Igor Smirnov has changed my chess outlook to a considerable degree.

    First of all, the course learns to think correctly during the chess game. When you start thinking in a correct direction, progress in understanding of a game occurs quickly and effectively.

    Otherwise, the player at some instant understands that as though he tried to continue to accumulate further knowledge – the effect from it will be very small. It was happened with me. One day I realized that my training brings no progress at all.

    Course studying has allowed me to systematise the thought process appreciably. I have understood about what it is necessary to think during the game first of all; on what to concentrate the attention during the game.

    Besides improvement of system of thinking, the course also has opened my eyes on the basic ideas and principles by which it is necessary to be guided in an opening, middlegame and an endgame. Also I have learnt how to find the concrete moves properly. For example, formerly I tried to avoid the complicated positions – now I feel comfortable in these situations.

    Though I am not an Englishman, I understood everything clearly. Besides, the course contains the text version of lectures also. It is very convenient.”

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    (verified owner):

    “After applying your methods of principled play, my chess skill has improved dramatically.”

    Robert Kent (USA), owner of the chess course “The GM’s secrets”:

    “GM Smirnov,

    These video and text presentations are oustanding! I have been studying chess books and materials for many hours a day but have not been able to make any significant headway in my playing skill–until now!

    Finally, a GM who can explain the ways and means of improving chess ability in terms that even a fish (no longer!) like me can understand Smile After applying your methods of principled play, my chess skill has improved dramatically. I can actually “see” the board and the game much differently!! My rating on the ICC improved from 1400 to 1780 in several months!!

    I highly recommend anyone who wishes to improve their playing skill to watch these highly instructional videos!

    Thank you soo much!
    Robert Kent
    Major, U.S. Army”

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    (verified owner):

    “Recently, I won a qualification tournament for a GM round robin (first in my life)…”

    Keith MacKinnon (Canada), owner of the chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets”:

    “GM Igor Smirnov has developed an effective system of chess improvement. If you follow his advice, you will become a stronger player. To back up my claim, I have evidence that following Igor’s system will get you good results.

    Recently, I won a qualification tournament for a GM round robin (first in my life) with GM norm chances! I am really happy!”

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    (verified owner):

    “…chess course: “The Grandmaster’s Secrets” offers a crystal clear approach to self-improvement on a practical level.”

    Konstantin Fedoseev (USA), owner of the chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets”:

    “Igor Smirnov’s chess course: “The Grandmaster’s Secrets” offers a crystal clear approach to self-improvement on a practical level.

    He explains, in easy to understand language, the necessary way of thinking that one must use throughout the Opening, Middlegame, and Endgame to achieve high level results. Igor also explains many typical mistakes that beginners make when trying to study by themselves without a trainer.

    I highly recommend this course to anyone above 1200 ELO and truly believe that it can take you to the FM level and beyond.”

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    (verified owner):

    “In the next few months, he was gaining 200 ICC points in rating per month…”

    Mujun Yu (China), owner of the chess course “The GM’s secrets”:

    “My son Justin started chess at the age of five and soon began bringing home trophies from local children’s chess tournaments.

    Elated, I began to ask coaches to give him private lessons and bought several chess books. But the books were too dry for an eight-year-old. His progress was slow and bumpy. In many a game, he could not find a single tactics to employ.

    Sometimes, he simply did not know how to proceed. The games became lifeless.I did not know how to help him improve other than switching coaches. That is how I stumbled into Igor.

    From the first lesson, I became instantly fascinated by his simple clear teaching. He focuses on a few cardinal principles of the chess games that makes sense to the students and who can apply in the games. He supplements the principles with a systemic way of thinking to find the best moves in every turn.

    Justin’s game took off immediately. In the next few months, he was gaining 200 ICC points in rating per month until 2000. He excitedly reported that when he followed the principles learned from the lessons, the positions on the board became so favorable that tactics just came to him.

    I can honestly say this: as far as my boy is concerned, Igor is the best chess coach in the world!”

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    (verified owner):

    “GM Igor Smirnov is not scared to be honest telling you what the professional chess player actually does today.”

    Chris Right Christopher Wright (New Zealand) owner of the chess course “The Grandmaster’s secrets”:

    “We live in an age where there is a lot information in the form of chess books and videos. The problem is they are copies from a database without explanation, or they are moves that provide a superficial explanation of the position with the view to meet the level of the average club player.

    Knowledge is provided, but omit the needs of the progressive student. No IM or GM wishes to give their own secret analysis because they want to keep it to themselves for their own use. Hence, why club players don’t improve because the source information is concealed.

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